Like many seniors, I am no stranger to the act of entering a room and forgetting why I'm there; PIN codes and passsords sometimes vanish from my memory; I have on occasion been unsure of the spelling of a word that I have spelled correctly my whole life.
If all artists got up on their hind legs and started saying they won't perform unless everything is perfect, there would be very few concerts indeed. What do you think? Valiant protest against bad music, or vain posturing?
American pianist André Watts returned to Lincoln Center last week to play four concerts with the New York Philharmonic, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 with Slovakian conductor Juraj Valcuha.
Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.