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  • Nota Bene (On the Title)

    October 15, 2019 by

    In which I introduce myself and explain the forthcoming venture This blog will not begin with me. That honor belongs to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte follows two sisters’ madcap scheme to–what else?–marry their men of choice. The Italian libretto, written by longtime collaborator Lorenzo da Ponte (who *FUN FACT* lived… Read more

  • A Far-Too-Close Reading of “Your Song”

    October 16, 2020 by

    In which I, well, never mind This week we arrive at something that has been on my mind all year: the half-century of the release of one of the most special songs in popular music. I’ll execute a smooth transition out of last week by introducing it as the song that prompted Lennon to say,… Read more

  • 80 Years

    October 9, 2020 by

    In which I renew my vows I fell in love with John Lennon a few months after turning thirteen. This might not sound like much to people who grew up in an era when everyone and their cat classified themselves by their favorite Beatle, a question that echoes through subsequent generations. But it was pivotal… Read more

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