Get Further Back

I’ve received several emails from readers taking me to task for my review of “The Beatles: Get Back,” which I only gave an 8 out of 10. Here are some samples.

TV Review: “Get Back”

My review of a three-part miniseries (now streaming on Disney+) of The Beatles in the studio writing, rehearsing, and performing the songs that would make up their 1969 album, “Let It Be.” Is it worth 8 hours of your time? Read on.

As I Tweeted

I just finished part one of the Beatles documentary “Get Back.” What a cliffhanger! I don’t have time to binge-watch the rest tonight, but sure hope the boys patch things up with George and get him back in the band.

Tony & Gaga

Some thoughts about the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga special that aired on CBS last night, a worthy finale to his eight-decade career, and quite a testament to the power of music to (temporarily) overcome the ravages of dementia.

My Triple Show Week

Since I know I’ve done what’s right to protect myself and others against COVID, I refuse to give up the ability to continue enjoying my life whenever and wherever I like. That’s why last week, I went to three different venues to take in live performances. Here’s the story.

Tony Bennett’s Final Act

Anderson Cooper had a wonderful piece on “60 Minutes” about Tony Bennett, now 95 years old and suffering from dementia. Yet, despite severe memory problems, the old crooner can still remember the tunes he has sung for 70 years. Just watch.

Saturday At The Symphony

My wife and I were very happy to be back in Powell Symphony Hall on Saturday night for our first chance since before COVID to see and hear the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in person. Here’s what it was like.

Movie Review: “Count Me In”

My review of a new documentary about drummers, including some of the biggest names in the business — past and present. It’s fun to watch them explain how they do what they do, and give credit to those who preceded and inspired them.

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