New Whisperado Album ‘Out the Door’ Released!

January 3rd, 2020

It’s been a long time coming. But the new full-length album is out, available in CD and digital formats. Click for details, and happy listening!

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The new Whisperado EP is out!

February 6th, 2019

Jump to WHISPERADO.COM to hear the four-song Bang One Out EP, or visit us on Facebook.

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“Bang One Out” – New Lyric Video from Whisperado

January 4th, 2019

Presenting: “Bang One Out,” Whisperado‘s new lyric video, which premiered yesterday at Blogcritics.

New Lyric Video from Whisperado Premieres Today

January 3rd, 2019

“Bang One Out,” Whisperado‘s new lyric video, premieres today at Blogcritics!

Soundview Park

October 13th, 2016

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soundview park bronx river nyc

The Return of Whisperado

April 14th, 2016

Big news: My band, Whisperado, is back in action. After a hiatus, we’ve been booked to play a set of our NEW songs at a NEW venue, Goldsounds in Brooklyn, on June 8 at 7:30 PM. See the Whisperado website for details.

Meanwhile, I’m covering all four of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings” productions at BAM, beginning with Richard II starring David Tennant. In between, I’ve reviewed a concert featuring the great Ute Lemper singing songs from the Holocaust and the Jewish ghettoes of World War II; a wonderful production of Nathan the Wise starring F. Murray Abraham at Classic Stage; a great CD recording of a jazz-band version of Porgy and Bess; and more.

And I’m working, slowly, on my book based on my Park Odyssey blog. Tentative title: PARK ODYSSEY: AN URBAN EXPLORER’S QUEST TO VISIT EVERY PARK IN NEW YORK CITY. I’m up to well over 200 parks, if anyone’s counting. On the blog, not the book. Onward!

The Park Odyssey Rolls On

June 12th, 2015

My blog Park Odyssey documents my quest to visit every park in New York City. There are over 1,700 park properties in the city’s five boroughs. Some – but an unknown number – are playgrounds, sports facilities, or undeveloped properties that don’t count for my purposes. That leaves an uncertain number of hundreds of parks to visit, with new ones being planned or opened all the time too. I’m up to about 180.

First Installment of My Chile Travelogue Posted at Blogcritics

January 23rd, 2015

Check it out here. Lots about Santiago, Chile.

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Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago, Chile


March 28th, 2014

In today’s business news:

My co-editor Barbara Barnett and I have incorporated as Critical Lens Media Ltd. and acquired the web magazine Blogcritics, for which we have been freelance editors for some years.

Congratulations and/or sympathy gladly accepted.

At the Dingli Cliffs, Malta

November 20th, 2013

October 1st, 2013

At the Living Room at Meg Braun’s Fred’s Team cancer research fundraiser. I told you I knew how to play a D chord!


August 22nd, 2013

Conjoined twins, an artist’s model, Sojourner Truth, strangers on a train, and “manual cinema” via overhead projector – some of the theater I’ve covered so far at this year’s New York International Fringe Festival.

from ‘Human Fruit Bowl” – photo by Andrea Kuchlewska

August 17th, 2013

Check out my review of Lula Del Ray, a dreamy, compelling period-piece “movie” presented live via overhead projector, cardboard puppets, live actors and music. (Photo by Katherine Greenleaf)

And follow me on a trip to Staten Island’s Snug Harbor, complete with wetlands.

Adventures in Queens

May 13th, 2013

A busy day in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens Botanical Garden, and Flushing’s Chinatown on Cinco de Mayo.

Park Odyssey Visits Staten Island

March 12th, 2013

Finally touched base with Staten Island on my Park Odyssey blog. It was only a matter of time.

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History

November 9th, 2012

Full travelogue at Blogcritics. Enjoy!

Nine Days in Wales

April 14th, 2012

Full travelogue at Blogcritics. Enjoy!

Music Video for Whisperado’s “Teenage Popstar Girl”

April 14th, 2012

From our new CD I’m Not the Road. Video directed by Daniel Azarian.

CD Release Party!

March 8th, 2012

Well, it’s finally done. The new CD from Whisperado, I’m Not the Road, is here, and we’re celebrating Friday March 9 with a big show at Parkside Lounge. I hope to see everyone there.

Meanwhile, visit and check out the video for “Teenage Popstar Girl” directed by Daniel Azarian, starring Mary O’Rourke, Tara Langella, and of course, Whisperado.

Whisperado…The Sexiest Band in the World?

June 28th, 2011

Here’s a photo, taken by cinematographer Milton Kam, of Whisperado at our video shoot the other day. The upcoming video, for “Teenage Popstar Girl,” is being directed by Dan Azarian. From left: Jeff Lampert (pedal steel), Jon Sobel (bass), David Mills (drums), Patrick Nielsen Hayden (guitar)