Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Shine on music

Why do I love the music I love?

Tonight at 7 p.m. in Santa Monica, I’ll be one of the five storytellers addressing this question.¬†(Most specifically in my case the music of Pere Ubu.) It’s my second appearance in a program of live storytelling called Shine. Here are the details, if you’d like to come join us.

The other night, my wife said, “Why are you doing this?” (Somehow neglecting the fact that I’ve been doing readings, speeches, talks, and what have you pretty much my entire life.) ¬†Before I could respond, one of my kids said, “So he can get people to listen to Pere Ubu for 10 minutes.”

Precisely right. It’s missionary work.


2 Responses to “Shine on music”

  1. Dan Says:

    At my age I tend to listen to the music that was popular in the 1950s and 60s: the years of my childhood and young adultery. When I hear a tune from that era, even if I didn’t like it at the time, it takes me back to where I was, what I was thinking, and which girl was telling me to get out of her life.

    At your next talk, do you think you could play something by Dion and the Belmonts?

  2. Jim Markley Says:

    Do you have any other clients other than Pere Ubu? Will you in the credits on their next album? Just asking…

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