Apologies–I spent most of yesterday either sitting in cabs (the traffic in New York was insane all day long) or waiting for other people who were sitting in cabs. Hence I spent very little time sitting at my desk, which means that today’s edition of “About Last Night” lacks that discursive generosity to which you’ve become accustomed. Nevertheless, I’m here, and so are you, so let’s get going. Today’s topics, from crisp to concise: (1) Music from a charnel house. (2) Paul Desmond’s ghost. (3) Middle-aisling it with Felix Salmon. (2) Murder at the Corcoran Museum. (4) The latest almanac entry.
Say, where were you yesterday? The ratings were way down. Am I the only person in the blogosphere who didn’t take Monday off?