There is an underlying familiarity to Ian Fitzgerald‘s music. The elements of Fitzgerald’s style and the manner in which he works – utilizing the individual threads of traditional folk as a cornerstone on which his immense creativity builds – generates an intensely wondrous and engaging tapestry, thick with interwoven allegory and symbolism yet grounded in the subtleness […]
It was my inaugural trip to The Burren in Somerville’s Davis Square – the brisk afternoon had consisted mainly of eating guacamole and drinking exceptional margaritas in tribute to “France V. Mexico: The Battle of Puebla“ and the last time America was invaded by a European power – but now, as night was quickly reclaiming possession of our […]
Act One, Scene One (Duke Orsino’s Palace): Enter Duke Orsino, Curio, and other Lords (Musicians Attending): Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love.. play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
Local hero, Dan Blakeslee, has released two holiday albums over the years: The Holiday Fair in 2008 and Your Christmas Companion in 2006. Naturally, these albums are distributed quite local to the blustery Northeast and therefore it is up to the PaisleyBlog to introduce them to the West & Southwest. When I picked these albums […]
I’m about to walk out the door, Gershwin‘s Summertime is on the stereo. Stabarific and I are leaving the mainland for a weekend PaisleyTunes fact finding mission on Nantucket Island (remember our last Nantucket post?). But before I go, because I love you, I am going to remind you about a great Boston musician, Dan […]