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music and meaning  

Hi there -- somehow, I see you've landed on my home page. Hope you'll find something of interest! The topics aren't limited to music and meaning... (One of these days I'll update the site...)

Musings    Head over to my blog, where I talk about most of the following subjects more often (but with a more current perspective, of course). It does sort of help to read the below sections, to get a better idea of my range of interests. The blog also links to my friends and acquaintances and blogs/sites I read regularly, if not daily.
  The site is currently undergoing some reorganization, so the following sections are temporarily offline. Most of the content will return later -- in the meantime you can check out the weblog, which covers all of the main themes listed below, from music to radio.
Music    Find out about my irrefutable love for music: the many styles, artists and composers I like (they range from Beethoven to Richard Buckner to Antonio Carlos Jobim to Gillian Welch to David Gray...and on).
Literature    I'm basically prone to Victorian- and Edwardian-era novels (mostly British, some American), but I like other examples as well. Some authors whose works fit the bill: Katherine Mansfield, George Eliot, Kazuo Ishiguro, P. G. Wodehouse, and my absolute favorite, E. M. Forster. Check out this section for more authors I like and recommend.
Film    The movies I particularly like range mostly from the 1930s to early 1960s (e.g. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and film noir), or are recently produced period dramas (e.g. Howards End). Current actors I've enjoyed watching include Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup. Also in this section, learn more about my love particularly for adaptations of writings for film.
Television    My favorites include old seasons of Gilmore Girls, The West Wing and Sports Night -- and much of the past and current content presented by PBS' long-running Mystery! and Masterpiece Theatre. In this section, I promote the shows I like, and even confess to some guilty TV watching.
Radio    Here, I discuss my OTR (old-time radio) fandom (e.g. faves include The Jack Benny Program, The Stan Freberg Show and Our Miss Brooks). I also promote current radio shows (mostly public radio) like Says You!, Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know?, NPR news magazines and the music programming of KCRW (I thrive on Weekend Becomes Eclectic/The A Track).

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