Category Archives: Music

Western Stars

I went out to Emeryville and bought a ticket to see “Western Stars.” Any movie that begins with a shot of horses running across a plain is going to remind me of “The Misfits.” The film is a performance of … Continue reading

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Le Nozze di Figaro

I took the day off from work because I thought the A’s might have a home playoff game yesterday, but then I found I had to make other plans. I took the F bus and walked over to the opera … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2019, Day 3

I watched CBS Sunday Morning and got ready to take the F bus into San Francisco for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. I saw the inside of the new transit center for the first time. I took the Fulton bus … Continue reading

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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

After I spent the morning watching the news and grocery shopping, I walked on to the theatre that was showing “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.” I had missed the Q&A with the filmmakers on Friday. The movie was … Continue reading

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Ringo Starr at the Paramount Theatre

I took a nap and awoke a bit tired with a headache. I went over to the record store and bought a copy of volume two of The Lost Lennon Tapes. I look the 6 bus over to the Paramount … Continue reading

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Elvis Costello and Blondie at the Concord Pavilion

I went into the record store and found a Russian CD with the “Get Back” album on it.  I bought it, another Beatles CD, and a Curtis Mayfield album, and then I headed for the BART station.  I hardly ever … Continue reading

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Gender-Neutral Beatles Songs

Thinking about the Berkeley City Council vote on gender neutral language for municipal codes, I starting singing Beatles songs in gender neutral language: “Why they had to go I don’t know, they wouldn’t say…” I looked at the Beatles albums … Continue reading

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