January 25, 2013

Rampant self promotion


Composer John Halle writes to say that a new musical version of your editor's Apology to Younger Americans  is to be included in a CD tentatively called "Seven Lessons in Radical History." The older musical version, performed at a number of locales, can be found here.

While I have never won a Pulitzer Prize, I can claim to be one of the few journalists in America to have one of his articles transformed into such impressive classical sound.The CD will also include a 1948 policy paper on the Cold War by George Kennan.

Not bad for a stride piano player. - Sam Smith

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