Jazz And Everyday Aesthetics

I’m getting ready to return to the US after nearly six weeks in various European cultural centers and about a dozen jam sessions with musicians  from at least that many cultures. The last three weeks, I spent in Reading with several trips to London including two...

Back to the Future

It’s the day after the US elections, which I witnessed from the UK and we’re all in shock. We have a country polarized into two opposite population groups, a sign of the times that we also see in other parts of the world – Turkey, Russia, Austria,...

Crowdfunding Again – And The Players Pub

Last week an outcry went through Bloomington’s music community. Players Pub, one or the few all ages venues and home for many local and touring artists over the last decade, had posted a sign that it was closed due to financial problems. Since many had bookings...