Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Coolest Band in the World (part III)

[In my previous blog post, I took a close look at the London Symphony Orchestra, a cooperative ensemble notable not only for the excellence of its playing but also its deep involvement in the community and its eminently sustainable organization. … Continue reading

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How to miss the Titanic (part II)

[This is the second in a series of posts in which I will talk about the current, troubled, state of professional musicmaking and offer some glimpses of possible solutions for the future.] The first time I heard the London Symphony … Continue reading

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Special Forces Commando Unit (part I)

[This is the first in a series of posts in which I will talk about the current, troubled, state of professional musicmaking and offer some glimpses of possible solutions for the future.] The other night I attended one of the … Continue reading

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The National Anthem

This is a story I have been planning to tell for a long time. A tale of romance, passion, and great expectation and how this all crashed upon the rocks of government bureaucracy. But let’s start at the beginning. In … Continue reading

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