…in this crazy back-to-school week, no less.
1) Paul Simon, “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”; its jangliness suits my schedule right about now.
2) Bill Ricchini, a local singer-songwriter on whose upcoming album I’ve been laying down the violin and viola tracks. This track, “A cold wind will blow through your door,” was on Grey’s Anatomy last year!
3) Balkan Beat Box, “Bulgarian Chicks.” All the cool young Jews are doing it. Plus, being of Albanian descent I get happy when “Balkan” is used in a neutral or positive manner, instead of “look at how crazy that place is!”
4) Gregorian chant. This one in particular is the famous “Dies irae.” Can you tell I’m taking a class on medieval and Renaissance music?