We’re all as mad as hatters here

In my past three days of fervent Tom Waits research, I’ve come across several sources, including Tom himself, describing some of his repertoire as “Halloween music”…so what better time for an introductory post than All Hallows’ Eve, eh? I mean, seriously….. How is his voice even possible?? I am fascinated by Mr. Waits. He seemsContinue reading “We’re all as mad as hatters here”

A night with Neil and the gang

So, here we are again with another Bridge School “not-quite-review”(I correctly predicted last year that I’d be back for more) and let me first get this out of the way: HOW HAVE I GONE THIS LONG WITHOUT BEING A TOM WAITS FAN? I’m so disappointed in myself! He was there in my dad’s record collectionContinue reading “A night with Neil and the gang”

Hardly Strictly: A Sampling

Last weekend was the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, which we used as a way to gauge how crowded our new neighborhood can get (a lot of buses overflowing with concert-goers, but the HSB crowd is generally more mellow than, say, the Outside Lands crowd, so it wasn’t bad at all!). .Continue reading “Hardly Strictly: A Sampling”

Another instant obsession

I’ve had some seriously stressful weeks lately—the kind that involve skipping lunch and sleepless nights and life evaluation—but just as everything was coming to a head, I stumbled upon an amazing artist whose music that instantly made me feel better about…everything. Crazy how something as simple as a song can do that: just make youContinue reading “Another instant obsession”