Despite the fact that we all live in the U.S., and write mostly about U.S. sorts of things1, we seem to have picked up a healthy readership in Canada and the British Isles, somewhere out there over the cold, dark Atlantic. Who knew the internet could reach so far? All of this provides ample support for the old truism that you can take the boy out of the Commonwealth, but you can’t keep the Commonwealth away from his blog. (For those just joining, some of us, myself included, are Canucks on a secret mission to infiltrate American society).
Anyway, apologies to any readers for whom postings about NYC jazz or baseball (for those more into cricket, whatever that is, exactly) are an irrelevant jumble of words to be quickly scrolled past, on the way to True Enlightenment About Matters Political.
All this by way of announcing that everyone’s favourite band they never heard of, 4inobjects, is playing this coming Tuesday at the 55 Bar in Greenwich Village:
Yoon Sun Choi – voice
Jacob Sacks – piano/rhodes
David Ambrosio – bass
Jacob Garchik – Trombone
Dan Weiss – drums
Tuesday April 20
No Cover (two drink min)
It’s hard to describe the band. They’re all jazz musicians, but they play pop covers and originals, as well as the odd standard. I’ve been nagging Choi (me loovely wife) to give me a sample or something to throw up on her website, but the band is procrastinating on the ugly business of mixing the CD they recently recorded. Anyway, there’s nothing like checking it out to see if it’s your thing.
1. Yes, Iraq is primarily an “Iraq sort of thing”, and so on. I don’t mean to make the same mistake that many Americans make when they speak of what a terrible tragedy Vietnam was for the U.S. (which it undoubtedly was) without remembering to mention, you know, the other people who got hurt there. But I tend to write about international affairs from the point of view of what Americans ought to urge their government to do. It’s worth noting that lately I’ve been making a conscious effort to correct for some of the distortions that inevitably accompany that sort of focus.