Friday, August 26, 2011

A Republican Speaks Out Against the Crazies

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is known for speaking bluntly and forcefully.  A lot of Republicans have been urging him to throw his hat in the race for president.  Wisely, he has not, because he could never be nominated while the party is so dominated by the Tea Party Crazies.  I'm glad he's not running, because I think he could pull enough Democratic and Independent votes to beat Barack Obama.  Here, he defends in the strongest terms possible, his appointment of a Muslim-American as a judge.

Monday, August 01, 2011

40th Anniversary Report: Home Again, Home Again

The 40th Anniversary Tour is over.  We got into Chicago, right on schedule about 5:30 last night.  Another hour to collect our luggage, pick up our car and we were headed home.  We got really tired driving home.  It felt like the 1:00 a.m. or so that it was back in London, and I got so sleepy, I drove through a red light back in Champaign.  But our luck held up, there was no traffic and we are recuperating from jet lag today.

The JACK concert at the Wigmore was a big success (in our unbiased opinion.)  Also in the unbiased opinion of Jack Clements, The Guardian critic who called JACK's Xenakis piece "an epic tour de force."