I remember it as just a short time ago

The Tragedy, Pablo Picasso One of the things that I happily now spend less time explaining when I describe this blog to someone for the first time, is that our primary purpose is to discuss the creation of meaning through music, not to discuss murder.  That the music draws from … → read more

Why on earth did I ever let him go?

Mary Magdalene in the Grotto, by Jules-Joseph Lefebvre The Ballad of Mary Magdalene This one is perhaps the biggest stretch, but as you may have noticed before, I’m interested in how artists tell stories around a central, more well-known story.  Richard Shindell’s brilliant “Ballad of Mary Magdalen” is just such … → read more