From the category archives:

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus on tour

April 29, 2007

Rufus Wainwright will be zipping through with his band, featuring the music from his new album, “Release the Stars.” This concert is sold out, and sadly I don’t have tickets. His website has all the touring information for this spring and summer. Rufus is terrific live if you have never seen him. Otherwise, the album […]


I guess Rufus is tired of America. Hmm, well I say people act like people no matter where you go. Rufus Wainwright debuts his new single “Going To A Town” from his new CD “Release The Stars” at the launch of Robert Redford’s environmental awareness project “The Green” (on the Sundance Channel) at ABC Home, […]


I’ve installed Google Analytics on this blog to see a variety of statistics. Rest assured I never know who is reading this unless you post, and only then if you’ve given my your real name. 85% of my readers go right to or (the latter forwards to the former). Following that majority, here […]


Composer William Kraft (Bill) and I were having lunch one day at the UCLA Faculty Center. Half way through a bite of his sandwich (teachers and composers ALWAYS talk with their mouths full) he bolted and said “Roger, I have a new mode I’ve been working with. It’s terrific, it has so many great qualities. […]


. Rufus is writing words for a new aria at his desk in a chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. He looks up and out the window at the amazing view. So far away from New York, and London and Paris. Deep breath. But he’s stuck on a word. “What rhymes with ‘choose it’? lose it, moose […]

{ 1 comment }

Rufus meets Maurice Ravel

March 20, 2007

[Rufus, takes a break from composing his opera, and watching Fellini’s SATYRICON the screen freezes on the face of the young, brown hair, big-eyed gay boy, whose face slowly grows and fills the entire 50 inch flat screen display. Rufus bolts, knowing this is not in the movie. “Hello?” The face on the screen slowly […]


Rufus Wainwright website.


Rufus fires Charles Ives

March 15, 2007

[Ides of March, 2007; Rufus writes to Hector Berlioz begging for a different teacher.] Cher Hector, Please make that mongoose Charles Ives go away. He’s a jerk and really not that good of a teacher. He’s constantly popping up on my computer screen, my television, and even the GPS in my car. I can’t take […]


. [Rufus turns on his computer, opens his instant messaging program, and BLAMO! Charles Ives’ face appears on his screen.] CI: Hey Ralph! (Ives puts his nose up against the camera, and then squashes his face against the screen, looking rather silly.) Ain’t this new fangled technology somethin’? RW: (Laughs in his machine gun giggle.)Yeah, […]


Charlie emails Rufus

February 27, 2007

Ralph, I’ve been watching and listening to your recent scena and before Harmony and I go off to dinner, I need to point something out that will help it. Too much of the scene is the same dynamic. Give us a section that is breathtakingly quiet, and a section with a ear-blasting volume ol’ Berlioz […]