Paul Simon at the Greek, 6.3.16

The theme of this past week: epic, once-in-a-lifetime shows at the Greek Theater by legendary American singer-songwriters. FIRST INSTALLMENT: PAUL SIMON It’s very appropriate that my first concert at the Greek would be Paul Simon (one of my very favorite musicians ever) with Alex and Lauren (two of my very favorite people ever). And fortunately forContinue reading “Paul Simon at the Greek, 6.3.16”

George Harrison Week is my favorite week

A hearty salute to Conan for introducing George Harrison Week to the people (how wasn’t this a thing before?). It’s basically been a whole week of musical tributes to George, in celebration of the new Apple Years box set. I can’t believe that this is one of the few times I’ve had access to cable and I didn’t watchContinue reading “George Harrison Week is my favorite week”

It was late in the evening…

I meant to write this immediately after seeing the Paul Simon and Sting concert, but as per usual I procrastinated and then an entire week passed before I had the time to sit down again and blog. Soooo, jumping back a week…on Presidents’ Day I saw Paul Simon in concert for the 3rd time, butContinue reading “It was late in the evening…”

when evening falls so hard

This song is prone to parody, and easy to exaggerate for sure. One time Alex and I blasted it out the car windows as we drove slowly down frat row at UCLA, just to be ironic. But tonight I’m listening to the words. Reading them, actually, from my Paul Simon lyrics book [/nerd]. Because theyContinue reading “when evening falls so hard”

These songs are true, these days are ours

Last week I was lucky enough to see Paul Simon at the Music Box in Hollywood. Being five feet away from one of my greatest musical heroes for 2 hours was a dream come true! Paul was amazing and his band was incredible! Each guy had his own little station of assorted instruments, from bongosContinue reading “These songs are true, these days are ours”

trepidation, speculation

So I’m in the Brazilian drum ensemble at UCLA, also called BatUCLAda, and for the spring concert we are doing a cover of this: The drummers in this video are a part of the Brazilian bloco afro Olodum (who also played on Paul Simon’s album Rhythm of the Saints, including my favorite The Obvious Child!).Continue reading “trepidation, speculation”