Ne plus ultra Ne plus ultra

When LaCieca asked me to choose my favorite live recording, I had to think… and think.

on August 07, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The best is yet to come The best is yet to come

The CD explosion coincided with an enormous increase in interest in HIP (historically informed performance) so now there were lots of commercial recordings of the sort of operas I had turned to pirates to find.

on August 06, 2015 at 9:00 AM
A passel of pirates A passel of pirates

Many live treasures (and some duds) began to take up more and more space—first in my dorm room, then in my first little studio apartment thanks to a group of quite special men, none of whom I ever met face to face.

on August 05, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The reel world The reel world

It never occurred to me that each tape had to be individually dubbed or that others, maybe many, many others, might also be ordering tapes at the same time.

on August 04, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Chris and the pirates Chris and the pirates

Back when I was a good boy, I told my parents that my goal in getting my first job was to earn money for college; however, my real motive was to make my secret wish come true—to be able to consort with “pirates.”

on August 03, 2015 at 10:00 AM