Last night at Disney Hall, Gustavo Dudamel lead the L.A. Philharmonic and opened with Beethoven’s Coriolan overture. Dudamel is very physical and electrifying in his approach. It was followed by Creative Chair John Adams’ Absolute jest, a piece for string quartet and orchestra,
Like most of us one time or another, they are trapped by an uncaring world and by their own shortcomings. It’s a condition familiar to anyone who has ever felt defeated and estranged — rich, poor, loved and unloved, and it’s what gives Grey Gardens its emotional resonance.
Is anyone as happy as I am that autumn is making it’s way here? It causes me to be in a celebratory mood. We begun last night with an instant uplift of music.
Isn’t one of the joys of writing to be able to spend time with your younger self again, and with the people who you knew and loved in the past?
He was born Joseph Levitch but the world knows him as actor and comedian Jerry Lewis. He was one of my childhood favorites and I laughed hysterically at his mania.
Is anybody out there as happy as I am that it’s October. The desert is most beautiful this time of year; if fall ever arrives. Today it’s 100 degrees. Even so, I am hopeful. The lantanas are in full bloom, and the color orange is everywhere. Soon a vibrant red will hit overtaking flat shades of brown. It’s my birthday in two and a half weeks and I celebrate the entire month.