Monday, July 27, 2009

Play that Funky Music

Where I can ask a question.

Artists have begun to tour with the idea of playing an entire album as the basis of their show.  Van Morrison is touring with Astral Weeks.  This week Steely Dan is playing in Boston with Can't Buy a Thrill and Aja.  As I understand it the artists will play other songs as well but the whole concept got me thinking which albums I would like to see performed live.  Jules and I were talking about it the other night and came up with a couple.  Talking Book by Stevie Wonder was my leader in the clubhouse.  Coming up behind were Hotel California by the Eagles and The Joshua Tree by U2. Jules offered up Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens.

My question is:  Which albums would you like to see performed live?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Raison D'Etre

There should be a place...

Where I can write about things that are not connected to the job or to the Lighthouse.  This will be that place for anyone who cares to follow along.  

I took a look at Facebook this weekend to see if that would do the trick and ran into the issue of the students requesting connections.  Not at all what I want to do.  It also seemed like a ton of work to manage all the information that kept popping up on the page.

Here is where I can put down the sports stuff, the music stuff, the movie stuff, the book stuff and anything else that occurs to me without the overwhelming side of so many voices and so much happening simultaneously.  This format suits me  and will let me separate out the cultural ideas from the domestic events of the Point.  

There should be a place.  And now there is.