Man, I love Bill Murray.
Yo-Yo Ma heads a dream team of string players featuring double-bass master Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile (of Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers) and veteran bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan in this performance at the NPR Music office.
Hear a lot of jokes and laughs, a broken mandolin string, a little retuning, and some terrific music that’s fun, intricately built and — thankfully — impossible to pigeonhole.
The Disney compilation that I discussed earlier (featuring talents like Jeff Pianki, Caleb Groh and JT Royster) is finally available for download. Go snatch it! I make an appearance on the last track with “When You Wish Upon a Star”
“A man with a book goes to the light. A library begins that way. He will not go fifty feet away to an electric light.” - Louis Kahn
”no it wasn’t maiden-up, the falling or the faded luck
hung up in the ivory, both were climbing for a finer cause
love can hardly leave the room
with your heart”