Skip to content

“What Did You Do In The Pandemic, Daddy?” I Read, Mostly About Music

It has taken two months but my daily life is now organized and moves effortlessly through 24 hour spurts

430am – Wake Up and write

9am – Go to my job online

1130am – Watch Governor Cuomo’s update on the virus, a rock star turn for an hour  day.

530pm – Log off and read

730p – Watch TV

9pm -Go to sleep

From 430am to 730pm I have music playing.

So what do I read?

New York Times
New York Post
Brooklynvegan
New York
The Guardian
Pitchfork
Rolling Stone
Billboard

Those are the biggies.

And also books.

But I am a slow reader, and I tend to read numerous books simultaneously, and since except for my Nick Lowe bio review (here), it takes me forever to finish a book, I figured I’d round em up…

So… here is what I am reading at the moment

Girl To City: A Memoir – Amy Rigby – indie country rocker with a clear eyed vision of her past

Boogie Man: The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century – Charles Shaar Murray – The author of the definitive Jimi Hendrix bio on a blues almost great that Murray adds to the pantheon

Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze – Chris Difford – as English as Sunday Roast with all the trimmings

Cosy Reading For A Cosy Day – Kiranda-Lu Psmith – Psmith is my niece and she writes nonsense rhyme, sweet emotional short stories, trouble in the world side long glances, and all through a very English garden Carroll-Lear axis.

A Field Guide To Getting Lost – Rebecca Solnit – I was listening to Katie Von Schleicher’s new song “Brutality” which was inspired in part by Solnit (the woman who invented mansplaining as a description) writing about “Vertigo”. I haven’t read it yet, but I will…

Apropos Of Nothing – Woody Allen – I was very close to reviewing this (I reviewed all his movies instead), the truth of Woody is that everything from “Take The Money And Run” To “Annie Hall” are masterpieces and everything else skates to a lesser or greater degree

 

2 Comments

  1. Cathy Dupuis on May 14, 2020 at 6:53 am

    What is “Brooklynvegan” ?

    • admin on May 14, 2020 at 7:04 am

      It’s a New York City biased what’s on for music

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 10-29-21 – 11-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2021 |

into rock god land

Adele Performed In Front Of A Crowd Of Celebrities At Griffith Observatory On Sunday

By Alyson Camus | October 26, 2021 |

The venue is deeply symbolic

Rock Star Review – ARO Rose “Tarrant”

By Meredith Grant | October 25, 2021 |

Rock Star Review – ARO Rose “Tarrant”

The Monkees Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith’s Farewell Tour At The Town Hall, Sunday, October 24th, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2021 |

Micky carried Mike for two hours, paid tribute to the Country Americana pop song writers skills, and made certain Nez looked swell

US Top 10 Albums Dated October 30th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2021 |

a lame 94K EAUs

Matt Whipkey’s New Album, “Hard,” Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 25, 2021 |

“Hard” begs for a live show

Meek Mill At Madison Square Garden, Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2021 |

he had something to prove and didn’t

Elton John’s “The Lockdown Sessions” Reviewed

By Jack Phillips | October 24, 2021 |

“Elton in the house!” 

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks October 25th To 31st

By Alyson Camus | October 24, 2021 |

Moses Sumney plays two shows at the Ford

UK Top 10 Albums: 10-22-21 – 10-28-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2021 |

craptacular

Scroll To Top