“Without music, life would be a mistake” said Nietzsche. Well, at least he got something right – though even then he never said what kind of mistake. Still, this is the music that helps me keep mistakes to a healthy minimum:


Mozart Mahler Janacek Wagner


Used to hate it. Then I saw the light. Now I obsess. If you too are need of conversion try:

The Marriage of Figaro, The Cunning Little Vixen, Der Ring Des Nibelungen

…and for singing alone the incomparable Cecilia Bartoli. For an introduction try this on CD or this on DVD.

Contemporary (hmm…)

Bruce Springsteen

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People.jpgVan Morrison

Tom Waits

Kathryn Williams


Chango Spasiuk – Argentinian Accordian? Yeah, I thought so too till I heard him

Warsaw Village Band

Moishes Bagel (featuring the amazing Phil Alexander)


Keith Jarrett

Royal Festival Hall Concert December 1st, 2008 ( I was there!)

Royal Festival Hall February, 2012