There is a Velasquez exhibit in Paris that I want to go to. You don’t have to go anywhere to see the Rijksmuseum. A play written in 16th-century English, is being performed in mixed Albanian and Serbian. On April 23, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is hosting a number of book fairs around the world. I’m not sure why… but will probably go anyways Sa Chen is playing Rachmaninov at the San Francisco Symphony on the same day.
Spirits of the Red City played San Jose last night (8/14/2012), and are playing San Francisco tomorrow (8/16/2012). Then Berkeley on Saturday (8/18/2012). The band sits somewhere between the music playing in the hotel at the end of the world, and the angry shouting of a schizophrenic lost in the wilderness of Montana. They are almost certainly the soundtrack to a Denis Johnson book. Needless to say, it’s very good. .