Category Archives: Music

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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Deconstructing Abbey Road: Side One

The staff meeting didn’t teach us very much.  I was glad that we were given a pretty good lunch.  After we left, I hung around the area to go to the theatre to see “Deconstructing Abbey Road: Side One.”  It … Continue reading

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Faust

After taking a nap, I walked over to the theatre to see “Faust,” a Royal Opera House production of the Gounod opera. I couldn’t help thinking of Randy Newman as I got ready to watch this program. The performance didn’t … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

I prepared for my lecture and got something accomplished, and then I headed over to the theatre to catch “Deconstructing the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour.”  It was a lecture in which Scott Freiman, noted Beatles expert, discussed the Beatles’ music … Continue reading

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