#ThrowbackThursday: A Tribute to International Pepper Day

In which I reflect on a gathering in Central Park to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper With the “Beatles 50” decade (that is, a series of Beatles-related 50th anniversaries) fast coming to a close, I sit listening to the special remaster of Abbey Road, which is everything I could wantContinue reading “#ThrowbackThursday: A Tribute to International Pepper Day”

Nota Bene (On the Title)

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* livedContinue reading “Nota Bene (On the Title)”