variations on glenn gould

posted in: montreal | 0

oh yeah, I forgot to mention I went to the variations on glenn gould concert at radio-canada yesterday.

it was kinda lame. I was expecting to be able to see the montreal pianist perform–but when we arrived there was nary a piano in sight. we watched a video montage of the 6-pianists-in-their-6-cities with crappy video and cheesy landscape shots fading into the video feed for the whole two hours. (oh yeah, and TWO HOURS? they played all the repeats.)

interesting idea. just not well executed.

blues bar

posted in: bangkok | 0

it’s ridiculous how easy it is to find cute bars, cafes, and good music around bangkok. on samsen road five minutes from my place, there’s this tiny blues bar–small enough that it’s amazing the band can fit in there. the bar is usually packed (spilling out to the street), but I managed to take a pic on a fairly empty Sunday…

blues on samsen road
blues on samsen road

but even on slow nights the band is great (and I’m not really a blues person). the first time I came by there was this 13-year old bassist that was just phenomenal. anyone staying in the khao san/banglamphu area must check out this place!

“The Blues Bar”, west side of Samsen road, just across the klong bridge north of Phra Sumen. Shows start nightly at 21.30.

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