Baby I Need Your Loving: The Four Tops


” ‘Cause lately I’ve been losing sleep”

Monday morning, Levi Stubbs and the Four Tops in a TV performance of one of their classics. I thought it was fun to see them so uncharacteristically casually dressed, quite unusual for Motown performers of the period.

Thanks to YouTuber Irma0815007


What’s Important?




Mary Murphy performs my piece, What’s Important? broadcast yesterday on WBAI’s Arts Express radio program.

You can listen by clicking on the triangle above.

Procedural Matters: Jim Gaffigan


I once heard someone describe Shakespeare’s lead actor, Richard Burbage, as the powerful impetus for Will’s complex characters. “Okay, Richard, you think you did well acting the jealous Moorish general, and the evil humpbacked King, and the young moon-y swashbuckler Prince?  Well how about a senile old King who goes insane in the middle of a thunderstorm? Take that!”

While not Shakespeare, I think the very funny Jim Gaffigan  must constantly challenge himself to come up with comedy about the most unlikely comedic subjects: horses, brain surgery, hiking, glasses. In this clip, he talks about… his colonoscopy. No, it’s hilarious.

Thanks to YouTuber Comedy Central Stand-Up