Category Archives: autobiography

This weekend — the Phillies or ‘The Loser’


From the late Austrian Thomas Bernhard’s novel The Loser, in which a fictional version of Glenn Gould has studied piano with two would-be virtuosos, Wertheimer and the narrator, who have both quit playing because they were psychologically damaged by the … Continue reading

Posted in arts, autobiography, fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sympathy for Aunt Gert


Mick Jagger… prances inexhaustibly through a two-hour set, at his best evoking the spawn of James Brown and Gumby, at his worst coming off like someone’s liquored-up Aunt Gert, determined to trash her prettier sister’s wedding with a gruesome performance … Continue reading

Posted in autobiography, mainstream media, pop music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment