Music! and Movies! in the Month of August, 2016

17 09 2016

Hadn’t put my musical and movie events from August together yet due to writing about Iceland and Singapore. ┬áHere I go first with music!

And the films.

And my favorite film of the month.





The View of and from Harpa

29 08 2016

This modern building on the waterfront of Reykjavik, Iceland, while now being one of the signature buildings and the cultural center of the city known as Harpa, has apparently been the subject of controversy while being built because of its massive size, the serious financial crisis, etc.

The concert hall and conference center

The concert hall and conference center

It was the meeting point for an eating tour I had joined.

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It provided a good view of the port from the inside that was quite special.

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Fringe Club!

23 04 2016

After dinner at the Ship Tavern, my friends, their daughter and myself went to check out the “Fringe Club!“, an a cappella performance event in Covent Garden.

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The featured performers of the evening were two non-professional a cappella vocal ensembles, one all-female, an older bunch and the other a college student group, both of which required audience participation that was, to my surprise, rather fun.





Music! in the Month of February, 2016

4 03 2016

Have been back a couple of days from my trip to Luang Prabang, Laos and there are lots more to write about that but for my record, taking a moment to review my music activities from last month.

noon at Motion Blue Yokohama

noon at Motion Blue Yokohama

David Bowie Is

David Bowie Is, a documentary film of the artist’s exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Victor Rock Festival 2016 @ Makuhari Messe

Hit the Road, a soul bar in Asakusa I happened to stumble upon

A. J. Croce @ Cotton Club

A. J. Croce @ Cotton Club

Adam at in-store event at Tower Records Shibuya

Adam at in-store event at Tower Records Shibuya

Schroeder-Headz in-store event at Tower Records Shinjuku

Schroeder-Headz in-store event at Tower Records Shinjuku

Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! at Tokyo Dome Hall

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! at the Tokyo Dome Hall

Around the World in 50 Concerts, a documentary about the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Around the World in 50 Concerts, a documentary about the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Wrecking Crew, a documentary about a group of LA studio musicians that played on tons of hit records by some of the biggest names in music

Sarah Maeda at Motion Blue Yokohama

Here is the trailer for the David Bowie film which does not really do justice to the film which I thought was more interesting than the trailer seems to suggest.

 





Movies! in the Month of February, 2016!

26 02 2016

Last night was it for movies this month so here I go…

I wouldn’t say it was the best film of the month but it was certainly the scariest not just for the violence but also because I lived in Boston in the ’70s and to think that this was happening gave me chills.








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