It is now Thanksgiving 2009 and it has awhile since I have written. Beside doing hard and long work on education reform at the office and at home after hours, and wathcing an exciting World Series between the two clearly best teams, I attended, in early November, a few great musical events within an extended week. The events were led by the great Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Verizon Center (energetic and interactive hard driving songs working well with a lively audience) performing the Born To Run album and other bread and butter anthems of working class America; the 15 or so-members of the Arlington Symphony, performing wondrous waltzes and other danceable "pop" hits from the late 19th and early 20th Century composed by various Strausses and friends; and lastly, the topping dose of Bob Dylan performing his sly reworkings of his American songbook.
We also danced to the neotraditionalist zydeco stylings of Feufollet from Lafayette LA at Glen Echo on a beautiful November fall Sunday. Now, on to the Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, and a visit to family in NJ. There is plenty to be thankful for.
Happy Thankgiving 2009.