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Friday 04 February 2011
According to singer/guitarist Dave Heumann, this fourth album by Baltimore quartet Arbouretum is inspired by C G Jung's The Red Book, and the psychologist's fascination with the numinous – hardly the best advertising tagline to maximise those downloads, but deserving of approval for that reason alone.
Thursday 20 January 2011
A mysterious visitor to Edgar Allan Poe's grave has failed to show up for the second year in a row.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Flyers encouraging people not to hand over information to police have been posted on an estate where a teenager was shot dead.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Old age is apparently more feared than terrorist attacks. But philosophical schoolteacher Liam Pennywell knows better than to submit to over-reactions something that is natural and inevitable. So when he is made to retire, he decides to downsize and move from his house into a tiny flat in another part of Baltimore.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Thursday 09 September 2010
The University of Baltimore is offering the opportunity to study zombies as part of ‘English 333’.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
"No one is retiring from the rock'n'roll business anymore," quips Randy Newman. "Rock'n'roll is like chess but stupider. You've done all your best work at 14," he adds before launching into his typically arch "I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)" where he encourages us to call out "he's dead, he's dead". We gamely do. The US satirist has never fitted the rock-god bill, he's always been a tad too portly around the gills – resembling an avuncular turtle with a sly, wry smile – but he's always attracted a loyal, similarly shaped, following. And as a lyricist he's right up there with Cohen, Lennon and Dylan.
Monday 12 April 2010
Friday 09 April 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
The reputation of George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue has been transformed in recent years as, starting with Michael Tilson Thomas in the 1970s, arrangers have rediscovered its jazz origins beneath decades of orchestral polish. Working with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Martin Alsop, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the latest to return to the original jazz-band version orchestrated by Ferde Grofé for Gershwin and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra back in the 1920s, and hearing this ebullient interpretation is akin to returning a piece of folk art to the masses after years in a museum.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Friday 19 February 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
Sunday 24 January 2010
The first two BH albums fitted neatly into the dream-pop bracket and came on a little too woozy for these ears.
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