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music, Winter

A moment

by Christine Herrin

Bath — I remember standing in the middle of the freezing plaza, absolutely mesmerized by the lone street musician. Gah, this guitar. This music, this cold, this crowd. A perfect little moment. Almost felt like a movie — that part where everything freezes, and the love of my life steps out from the shadows to find me. … Or something like that. Then, my mom calls out for me to catch up with the r...

artist Dates, Music Halls, music


by Christine Herrin

San francisco — Two nights ago, I stumbled upon this orchestra flash mob video on Facebook and ended up in tears. (WHYYYY!) Such a sucker for violins. Damn violins! I made a mental note in between sniffles to check o...

artist Dates, music, Live

Because Tschaikovsky

by Christine Herrin

San francisco — “I gotta go,” I said, cutting the party short. Well, sorta party — it was my boss’ birthday and we were all on our third (fourth?) bottle of prosecco: celebrating that, and our co-worker Kelly’s last ...

tokyo, music, friendship

I am the worst.

by Mona Nomura

Tokyo — Lucky me. One of my favorite people in Tokyo, also cultures me. He knows everything there is to know about furniture, art, music, and photography. He also critiques my photographs. A lot. Most of the ...

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