One of the themes of this blog is the necessity for good music criticism and I started that off with this post.
Here is a post about the function of rules in music.
Here's a fun post: my patented catty micro-reviews in which I bring up random clips from YouTube and do one-sentence reviews. Here is an example of one: "Phil Glass is trying to cross the street, but gets hit by a semi-trailer loaded to the roof with Pachelbel CDs." Now you just have to go see what music that could possibly be the review of, right?
Here is a post that talks about how music history tends to alternate between two basic ideas: "make it more complex" and "make it simpler".
Last July really had a lot of good posts and since they aren't topical, you can go read them anytime...
One post was devoted to the great Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov:
That was recorded live from a concert in Switzerland given last July, around when I was writing the post.