Archive for August, 2012

NASSR 2012 in Neuchatel, Switzerland August 29th, 2012

I’ve just returned from Neuchatel, Switzerland, the site of this year’s annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism.  As usual, the conference was excellent, featuring many fine papers and plenary talks, and even better after-hours conversations on the outdoor terraces at the city’s many bars and cafes.  At the conference I […]

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Scott Cook Trio in concert August 11th, 2012

Last Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of seeing traveling hobo-minstrel Scott Cook in concert.  His latest CD, Moonlit Rambles, is the best new album I’ve heard in ages, and the live show at Nancy O’s, a cosy venue in Prince George, did it righteous justice.  A songwriter’s songwriter, Scott is a consummate lyricist and a fine finger-style guitarist whose rich, […]

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