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  RISK is the very last song I wrote for the planned album, THE FACTS OF LIFE. It was the 15th song in the album, and I completed writing, arranging, recording and mixing the demo in New York City, rather … Continue reading

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Shanghai, or The Consolations of Travel and Family

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I have found that when one is at a turning point – floating in that uncertain space between what has come and what will be – the best consolation, indeed the best panacea, is travel. Particularly if it is travel … Continue reading

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Between Clowns and a Power Station, or Art for Art’s Sake

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I’ve just been in Shanghai over the weekend, visiting a city I consider home, and my family living there. I thought it convenient – since I was there – to also check out some of the contemporary art on offer … Continue reading

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The Cathay Hotel, Shanghai… today’s Fairmont Peace Hotel

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The Cathay Hotel is a dream of a hotel. An art deco mirage in concrete and cast iron, floating impossibly on the once-swampy banks of the Shanghai Bund – Britain’s city-monument to Imperial Might. The grande dame de jure of … Continue reading

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The Old City of Shanghai, 上海古城

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The city of Shanghai – as mentioned in my earlier post – consisted, actually, of three different municipalities with their own legal systems: the International Settlement, the French Concession, and the Chinese Old City. The Old City is ancient, having … Continue reading

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The French Concession, Shanghai

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The French Concession in Shanghai was established in 1849 – the final concession to be established in the city – and it lasted till 1946, one year after the surrender of the Japanese in the aftermath of World War II. … Continue reading

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A Tour of the Shanghai Bund (上海外灘)

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The Shanghai Bund is the centerpiece of its namesake city, Shanghai – that most quintessential of all Treaty Ports in China, and one of the greatest city’s in recent history. It takes pride of place in the International Settlement, jointly … Continue reading

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