The knight on white steed hasn’t shown up, but we didn’t expect him or her to.
Samuel Johnson had a patron but that didn’t work out so well.
Made progress on unemployment.
National coverage on lay off from Slipped Disc and Musical America.
Rich Capparela mentioned me on KUSC. Thanks, Rich!
A well regarded tweeter is bringing attention to the situation.
I’m very grateful for the outpouring of support. But how do we get music criticism going again in Orange County?
I’m on Twitter now, for what it’s worth. My first follower is the best music critic in the country.
Just as a lark, let’s everyone click on my last review at the newspaper I used to work for. Then click again. We could make it the “most read” item on the website and freak everyone out.
One guesses that Lord Chesterfield did not reply.
Apparently he so admired the letter he showed it to friends.
If one good thing comes out of this, it will be that you finally got me to read Samuel Johnson. Thanks!
Also required reading of course is Boswell’s “Life of Johnson.” If the whole thing is too much, Penguin has a nice abridged version that captures the flavor and essence of the complete very well.
Do a google search on Boston music intelligencer. If you build it, they will come.