Felsenmusick - The Weblog of Daniel Felsenfeld
The Web Log of a Certain Daniel Felsenfeld: Composer, critic, avid reader, aspiring
bon vivant, capricorn, shadowy figure, advice for the lovelorn

Monday, September 29, 2008

Lest We Believe

I've often had trouble with the way the Times spins things, but I about fell out of my chair when I read this (please, it is the wording that troubles me, not the sentiment. In a article about the bailout not working, "The vote against the measure was 228 to 205, with 133 Republicans joining 95 Democrats in opposition. The bill was backed by 140 Democrats and 65 Republicans." Now my objection is subtle, but important, as this is the lead paragraph of the lead story: if 133 Republicans and 95 Democrats stand opposed, is it really fair to say that the majority joined the minority?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Alright, Come On...!

Second Holocaust?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The World is So Much Lighter, Too Often

I was shocked to come to my computer and find the news that David Foster Wallace had been found dead in his home. It looks like suicide. There is a too-short article in the New York Times, but i am sure there will be more later.

You might say I was a rabid fan, reading everything he ever wrote. I even lobbied hard to be part of a project in which he was involved (to no avail, but that's showbiz). Infinite Jest is a masterpiece plain and simple, as are his journalistic pieces collected in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. But it is his Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, a work I recently reread, that will remain.

I did not know him, but I admired him, revered him. Words fail. The world is lighter tonight,

Even More Reviews

Fantastic reviews keep coming in for Insomnimania. You can read the review from Buffalo News here and from Time Out New York here. I like that my work was called "wandering..." It is.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

More Reviews are In!

This from the Detroit Free Press on Jenny Lin's record Insomnimania. Click here to buy it!

There's also a very nice interview with Jenny on a blog called New York Pianist in which she has some kind words about me.

Monday, September 08, 2008


"Everybody says they hate ABBA. How come everybody goes to (the musical) 'Mamma Mia?'" -- John McCain