Al’s Records

If I lived here, I’d start gunning for a radio show on the local station. I’d call it Al’s Records, and I’d spend an hour or two every week playing the albums that occupy this house. I’d have years of material—a whole three months on Soviet orchestras alone, for example. The musical tastes contained in the A-Frame … Continue reading Al’s Records

The Day After

The photo below was taken 130 years ago today (May 16). This is Louis Riel in the foreground, the day after he gave himself over to the Canadian government’s army at (or near) the Métis settlement of Batoche, in what is now Saskatchewan. Riel’s surrender brought to a halt (in whole or in part) a … Continue reading The Day After