November 10, 2008

Don't quit your day job

Music news from the multiply-employed:

Physicist/composer Paul Sutton hears a particularly important song newly recorded.

A nice profile of Israeli organist/composer/trash collector Roman Krasnovsky.

Over the weekend, musician/trainer Enzo Calzaghe saw his best pupil, his son Joe, win quite possibly his last fight, a unanimous decision against Roy Jones Jr. to retain the Ring Light Heavyweight title and improve to 46-0 as a professional boxer.

And R.I.P. to the legendary singer/activist Miriam Makeba, who passed away yesterday after suffering a heart attack at the end of a concert performance. Here she is in Stockholm in 1966, singing "When I've Passed On." (With the incomparable Sivuca on accordion.)

2 comments:

sfmike said...

That's the best Miriam Makeba clip I've seen in the last week. Thanks. She really was a goddess.

Kimberly said...

Roman Krasnovsky is quite inspirational.