Harry Partch, Gustavo Romero, Diamanda Galas, Pacific Strings, inside the opera, best organs, best pianos, the composer, the concertmaster, the piano tuner, the tenor, the symphony player’s wife
Various Authors 6:22 p.m., Sept. 24
Allen Ginsberg commented: "August Kleinzahler's verse line is always precise, concrete, intelligent and rare...."
Kleinzahler wrote a music column in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
A self interview
When you see a poem in The New Yorker, it’s there: (1) to break up the page; and (2) as a gesture, a sop to those who associate the idea of poetry with highbrow culture and class.
Who was real father of country western?
How did this curious hybrid of jazz, blues, hillbilly, and Vaudeville come to pass?
My mother didn’t think much of all the “crap” he brought home.
He is old, now, my father. If he were a Toyota Corolla he would have well over 200,000 miles on him and you’d be wondering just how soon the old heap was going to seize ...
The year Edgar Varèse died, Frank Zappa joined a band called the Soul Giants and appended to it “The Mothers of Invention.”
In the mid-1950s a high school kid from El Cajon named Frank Zappa read an article in Look magazine that said Sam Goody was so good at selling records, he could unload a copy of ...