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Thoughts on seeing David Bowie’s Lazarus

Posted on 30 November 2015 (0)



David Bowie’s latest artistic foray, Lazarus, a musical inspired by The Man Who Fell To Earth, is playing off-off-broadway at the New York Theater Workshop. There was a release of tickets for this weekend so I grabbed one for the Sunday evening performance.

~~SPOILER ALERT. I’m not going to spoil the plot but I will spoil the music. You’ve been warned. Yes, it’s a limited run, but there are posters all over the subways for a limited run that’s already sold out so they’re clearly looking to make it an unlimited run.~~

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Dylan’s Best NYC Shows

Posted on 27 November 2015 (0)

The next installment in my series for the Voice of best NYC shows is Mr. Dylan: HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT BOB DYLAN’S BEST NYC CONCERTS.

Review of “The Ties That Bind” Documentary

Posted on 25 November 2015 (0)

I wrote about the new Springsteen documentary for Salon: Springsteen’s “Ties That Bind”: The new documentary goes deep into the “adult concerns” that fueled “The River”

Patti Smith’s Journey to “Horses”

Posted on 16 November 2015 (0)

Rounding out the Patti Smith 2015 beat, I wrote this piece for Vulture on Patti’s road to rock and roll.

Patti Smith’s Most Memorable NYC Gigs

Posted on 09 November 2015 (0)

My latest for the Village Voice: PATTI SMITH’S MOST NOTABLE NEW YORK CITY GIGS. This was quite the research project / rabbit hole, but a very enjoyable one.

World Series Report

Posted on 04 November 2015 (0)

My story on going to the World Series is up at Bitter Empire.

Patti Smith & Horses Turns 40

Posted on 22 October 2015 (0)

I went to Paris for the opening show of the tour, on Arthur Rimbaud’s birthday. I will write a longer more personal piece on it soon (like tomorrow) but here’s my report for the Village Voice. Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 7.09.47 PM

New Writing In The Village Voice

Posted on 09 October 2015 (0)

Two pieces in the Voice today: a review of the Television show in Brooklyn last night, and the one I’m particularly proud of, a guide to the (mostly vanished) landmarks mentioned in Patti Smith’s Just Kids.

Two Nights With U2 In Berlin, 9-24 & 9-25-15

Posted on 04 October 2015 (0)

Everything you know is wrong, auf deutsch #u2ietour #u2berlin

Wanting to see U2 in an arena in Europe managed to connect nicely with wanting to spend time in Berlin, so we traveled to see two of the four shows at the Mercedes-Benz Arena at the end of September. The queue outside was very international, with Poles, Finns and Russians (and their vodka bottles) heavily dominating the line.

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I Am A Donut: Berlin 2015

Posted on 04 October 2015 (0)


It all started in the spring of 2013, when we flew Air Berlin as a low-cost option to Scandinavia (recommended, btw). This meant changing plans at Tegel, not a big deal, except that the plane was late arriving and we missed our connection. Air Berlin put us on another flight, but it did make me check to see how often this happened, and if we might run into problems on the way back that could necessitate an overnight in Berlin. So, just in case, we sat down to write a quick list of things we wanted to see in Berlin. By the time we were done, we realized that we needed to go to Berlin some day. (Some context: I did visit the city for a few days back in the Fall of 1989. More later.)

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