What’s going on here?

I’m a retired 35-year public radio classical music professional, a classical music presenter (plug, plug), a former Uber and Lyft driver (almost ten thousand rides!) and lifelong lover of music of many kinds, especially the good kinds.  I live contentedly in Shutesbury (not Shrewsbury) Massachusetts with my wife, composer and music teacher Karen Tarlow, two cats and many CDs.

4 thoughts on “What’s going on here?

  1. Dear John,
    I so wish you were still on the air. Every time I listen to the music of Nino Rota- which is often- I thank you for playing his scores on the radio. The present morning program is too full of Renaissance pipes and drums for my taste, and I tend to wait until the afternoon comes around with your former colleague Walter Carroll.
    It’s nice to know you live just up the road in Shutesbury.

    • Hi Alice! Thanks for the nice words. A shout-out for Nino Rota is always welcome. Goodness, it’s been almost seven years since my retirement. I don’t comment on the current programming on NEPM, or whatever it’s called nowadays, but I’m glad you still enjoy Walter’s programming. Take care!

  2. Hello John,
    I didn’t find your blog yesterday with a DuckDuckGo search. I tried Google this am and it came up #1. As we have listened mainly to jazz on NEPR/M, your name didn’t immediately register in my 75 ear old brain. Sorry to have stirred the pot more than most area residents may be comfortable with, but it’s done now. As I dislike DJT far more than Biden, I’d personally have left that out of your blog post. Otherwise I agree with you as you can surmise from my comments. BTW, our son is head of the Sound Recording Dept at Hartt School of Music:
    https://www.hartford.edu/directory/hartt/kurtz-justin.aspx

    • Stir the pot? I’ll hand you the spoon, and grab one myself. The Valley, or a large subset of it, needs a good stirring up once in a while. That’s life in a political monoculture, where seldom is heard a dissenting word. Take care!

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