Thursday, January 10, 2008

If you listen too long you might start breathing heavy...

It's "study period" at John Harvard's University again, which can mean only one thing- the resident radio station WHRB will play orgies, unbelievably long stretches of a single artist or idea. I'm a little late to jump on it this year, but that's OK, it seems, because they're kicking off with eight days of Beethoven. If that's your cup of tea, you're in heaven. Me, not so much. But, I'll take the opportunity to try to finally really check out some of the late string quartets.

Of more interest to jazz nerds may be:

Tuesday 1/15- Klezmer Jazz Orgy
Wednesday 1/16- Django Reinhardt orgy
Friday 1/18- "Women in Jazz" orgy (will comment later)
Monday 1/21- Max Roach Orgy
Monday 1/28- "third stream" orgy
Wednesday 1/30- the bass clarinet in jazz orgy (this should be fun)

Other orgies of note:
Tuesday 1/15- "Adventures of Superman" orgy
Thursday 1/17- BB King orgy
Saturday 1/19- "27 club" orgy (rock stars who died at 27. What's the current over/under that Britney lands on that list. sigh...)
Wednesday 1/23- Debussey orgy
Friday 1/25- Gorecki orgy
Tuesday 1/29- Anthology of American Folk Music orgy

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