Not too long ago, I blogged about my experience of presenting a couple of guest lectures at the University of Richmond, prompted by Dr. LP, my fiancée, who is currently teaching there. (For the record, she detested the title of that post.) One of the things that's been keeping the good doctor busy down south is "Music Scenes," a tech-happy course she's been team-teaching with new-music rock stars eighth blackbird.
I mention this because I've noticed this evening that flutist Tim Munro, the group's gregarious and shockingly talented Aussie newbie, recently posted about that course on thirteen ways, eighth blackbird's group blog.
Tim even mentions my presence during one class meeting, which was actually the session depicted in the first two photos of his post. Happily, I eluded the camera that day. But you can spot Dr. LP in the center of the third shot in Tim's post -- reproduced above without permission. (Tim's the wavy haired fellow behind pianist Lisa Kaplan's shoulder at the left end of the photo.)
Black Sabbath - The Dio Years (Warner Bros./Rhino; due April 3) and Boston 1992 (Live Storm bootleg)
Rush - "Far Cry" (from Snakes & Arrows: Atlantic; due May 1)
George Frideric Handel - Concerti Grossi, Op. 3; Sonata a 5 - Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Eggar (Harmonia Mundi)
Nass el Ghiwane - Sawt el Atlas, Vol. 1 (label unknown)
Mohamed el Guerssifi - title unknown (Raissi Phone)
Lahbitri - title unknown (Manouiphone)
Hadj Mohammed Bajedoub - Tarab Andalousi - Mawaouile (Fassiphone)
Napalm Death - Utopia Banished (Earache)