Other Voices, Other Rooms

From The New York Times’ Campaign Stops: College of St. Rose professor, author and all-around Nippertonian philosopher-humorist Daniel Nester explores the political ramifications and the left wing-right wing, Brian Wilson-Mike Love dichotomy of the Beach Boys… without ever mentioning James Watt. Curious…

From PhanArt: If you’re headed to SPAC for any/all of the Phish shows this weekend, you should check in for Pete Mason’s list of do’s & don’ts, as well as a round-up of auxiliary Phish-related activities around Saratoga Springs.

From All Over Albany: An interview with Elizabeth Zunon (and wonderful work-in-progress photos), one of the “clog” artists of downtown Albany’s Sculpture in the Streets wooden shoe installation…

From Words and Music: As Albany’s Capital Repertory Company gears up for its production of “Ella” – a portrait of Ella Fitzgerald starring Tina Fabrique, which runs from July 24-August 12, B.A. Nilsson reminisces about his experience working on the sound crew for Fitzgerald’s concert at Proctors back in 1984.

From Bershire On Stage: Larry Murray interviews sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer about Mark St. Germain’s play based on her life, “Dr. Ruth, All the Way,” which is currently running at the Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage through Saturday, July 21.

From Pitchfork: A round-up of 20 Albums of 2012 that you may have missed. And I’ve got to admit that I’d only listened to one of ’em – Anais Mitchell’s marvelous “Young Man in America.”

From Chuck Miller: A defense of Tom Cruise

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