Well, I had my last day of regular class today, an Ethics lecture with the legendary, highly knowledgeable, and ever-so-sweet Thomas Nagel, who is sans hyperbole perhaps the greatest living philosopher. I’m still a little star-struck in his class. This being the last lecture, wrapping things up as neatly as possible for an undergrad philosophy course, it ran a little long and his last words to the class were, simply, “Well, looks like there’s no time for discussion. So long.”
The class applauded thunderously.
I’m not sure why but as I was leaving NYU’s Silver Center this song from Pal Joey started boppin’ around my brain, and I began humming it, then singing it outright to myself, and felt compelled to find a piano and hammer out the tune as best as I could remember.
And so begins, with the last scheduled lecture of the semester as two weeks of finals loom ahead, the second installment of my impromptu-iPhone-piano-covers-to-avoid-work series, Procrasti-Covers.
#music #livemusic #brooklyn #nyc #goodbye #blue #piano #monday #nyc #openmic #ny #newyork (at Goodbye Blue Monday)
Practicing my keyboard & synth parts for the Solid Goold show tonight at Webster Hall (from several days ago — I’ve got it down now!)
The Sidewalk offered me a gig, my ‘secret’ recording project is getting off the ground, and I just played a grand piano in the middle of Washington Square Park, drawing a crowd of what not-exaggeratedly seemed over a hundred people
Found a snowy spinnet piano on the street. Friends helped us rescue it. This is what New York is about. (at 243 E. 18th Street)
ladies and gentlemen
bill evans is singing
bILL EVANS IS SINGING “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
This is the greatest.
For The Spinto Band’s upcoming 2013 release “Cool Cocoon.”
Their first single from the album is up for streaming on SoundCloud today:
My New Sounds:
Obnoxious Dissonant Minimalist Piece Called “Obnoxious Atonal Minimalist Piece Called Let X=X”
in which I recite words while playing notes