Saturday, September 29, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I saw Devendra Barnhart play last night at the Roxy in Boston. Unlike Spangley, I don't get to see much live music these days.
I enjoyed the show overall. Devendra's music is very beautiful at times and has been labeled "freak folk". To me it was somewhat like putting Bob Dylan and The Doors in a blender. His voice has such character I only wish that the acoustics had been different to make it easier to hear his lyrics. More acoustic and less of the high energy, loud guitars would have suited my tastes better.
His lyrics tend towards the poetic . . . there was an interview with a poet on TV tonight who said he was teaching a class and a student asked:
"What is the purpose of poetry?" A young woman in the front raised her hand and when called on responded simply . . .
"To remind us of our humanity . . . "
Sunday, September 16, 2007
From a recent trip to the Boston Harbor Islands.
Boston/Cambridge in the summertime is really fantastic . . . I'm starting to dread the approaching winter while simultaneously trying to enjoy the fall and start of a new semester where I get to focus on my research rather than spending a lot of time on coursework.