Jeremy Goldstein

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  • Rodriguez concert

    The old, nearly blind shaman slowly crossed the stage, holding his daughter’s supportive hand to enter the dimmed spotlight. After taking his seat center stage, the almost mythic singer-songwriter Rodriguez immediately looked more at home when he put on a white straw hat and took his guitar in hand, and the show was off.

    Pillbox | September 18, 2017
  • Tales from Abroad: Iceland

    The terrain in the southern central Highlands of Iceland appeared both terrifyingly remote and otherworldly beautiful in all directions. The green and blue bodies of water glistened in the sun in hues unimaginable to the Monongahelan sensibilities of Pittsburghers like yours truly. Spread over the mountainous red, brown, and grey desolation, such watery pools and rivers provided a calm reminder of...

    Pillbox | September 11, 2017
  • Marc Jonson's Years

    The Real Gone Music label has just rereleased the out-of-print 1972 cult album Years by Marc Jonson. Real Gone touted the work as one of the most obscure cult albums ever as its initial vinyl release was quite limited. The newly remastered edition was sourced from original tapes dug out of the Vanguard label vaults. Years is difficult to classify by genre, roughly fitting into the category of ...

    Pillbox | May 1, 2017
  • Meg Whitman is out of touch with ideals CMU should value

    Meg Whitman, the president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and former president and CEO of eBay, was just announced as the 2017 Carnegie Mellon University commencement speaker. Although she has had an impressive career, the selection of Whitman, described in the announcement as “a pathbreaking leader in industry and politics,” goes to show that the university is living up to its namesake by ...

    Forum | April 24, 2017
  • East Goes West: Lovin' Mighty Fire

    Rhythm and Blues and music by black artists have taken on various contingents throughout the years, including the still familiar styles of smooth soul ballads and energetic funk and disco produced by artists like Teddy Pendergrass, P-Funk, and Donna Summer in the 1970s and early '80s. Such sounds, so familiar to Western audiences, also happened to make their way to Japan, where they were distille...

    Pillbox | March 27, 2017

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