Tag Archives: Passages

“I have come to conquer you!” A repost in honor of the great Roger Corman

Filmmaker Roger Corman died the other day. It was always easy to poke fun at Corman’s films, but he strove to make them as good as he could, and on his own terms. Corman’s studio was not only prolific but … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

First of all, a bit of administrativia: the post immediately below this one was supposed to run yesterday and I screwed up the publishing. Oops. Now: not music, but a scene from a teevee show today: the closing scene from … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday (Farewell, Seiji Ozawa)

Maestro Seiji Ozawa died last week, aged 88. Ozawa was best known for his long tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, all twenty-nine years of that tenure–the longest of any of that great orchestra’s many amazing conductors. … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday (PDQ Bach edition)

Peter Schickele died on January 16 of this year. He was a composer and a comedian who was best known as the self-styled musicologist responsible for “unearthing” the music of “P.D.Q. Bach”, the “21st of J.S. Bach’s 20 children”. Over … Continue reading

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Mom, at Stonehenge

At one point Mom was talking about taking us to London to celebrate her 85th birthday. Alas…. I don’t know what I believe about death, but I hope there’s something of Mom that can now go wherever she damned well … Continue reading

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Theresa Sedinger, 1941-2023

This is what I posted to Facebook a bit ago: A memory of my mother: I was 8 years old when we lived in Elkins, WV. That’s when I saw teevee ads for a new movie coming out called “Moonraker”. … Continue reading

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“All spiders are named ‘Phil'”: On Matthew Perry

This is one of my favorite little scenes from Friends. I’ve always loved this little exchange, and in tribute to it, I have ever since referred to all spiders as “Phil”. (In this case I now assume that Phil can be … Continue reading

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Wake

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the 1992 season as two-time defending National League East champions. Back then, both the AL and NL had just two divisions, East and West, and the playoffs consisted of a single Championship Series pitting the division … Continue reading

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Robert John Guttke, 1952-2023

My newest Substack newsletter is a sad one…but when one knows someone like Robert, one must bear witness on their passing.  

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Remembrance

Taken November, 2015.

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