— My Blog, 18 May 2010 — We’re on a train going from Glasgow to London. The shows have gone well I think and I’ve learned an enormous amount about each country we visited. For instance, Spain, apparently, had a civil war just like our own. This is not a joke. In their civil war other […]
— We Also Saw Leo Sayer, 14 May 2010 — I once had a friend who had leg troubles. One leg, I think, was shorter than the other. I too have that problem but it hasn’t stopped me from making something of myself. Anyway, this friend of mine sent out a Christmas card with a […]
— Bunny Rabbit! 30 April 2010 — We (Cathy, Bo Jacob, and I) are on the road. It’s nice to be out here making music with my friends. Bo hasn’t toured with us for 25 years. He lives in Virginia. He’s about 5’9”. He looks good to me now. He took a government job and for some years was in […]
Randy conducts the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra as suites of his movie music are projected on screens. Photo by Doug Mazell
“Mr. Newman has transformed our nation’s deepest anxieties into great American song.”—The New York Times “One of the most venerated songwriters of his generation.”—USA Today Nonesuch Records will release Randy Newman’s first album of new material in nine years August 5, entitled Harps and Angels. The recipient of the 2002 Academy Award for Best […]
Pixar’s “Cars” finally brought home the precious metal for Randy on October 10, 2007.
— GLOBAL WARMING, 24 July 2006 — We’re in Nice on a day off. Ahead are two more shows, one in Stuttgart and one in Lörrach. My fellow geography bores will be interested to learn that Lörrach is just barely in Germany. It’s right on the Swiss border so I expect it to be strict […]
— LA DOLCE VITA, 16 July 2006 — We are in Rimini in northern Italy. We have a day off tomorrow due to too few Slovenians being interested enough to pay a week’s salary to see me perform for seventy-five minutes. My feelings aren’t hurt. Personally, I’m unaffected by this Balkan dis. But, I must […]
Randy tests the Tower of London sound while the lights man checks his blues. Randy seeks the ghost of Schubert at a 2006 Vienna soundcheck. Randy enchants a Viennese audience in 2006. Fans in Vienna display their shirt fronts for Randy. The flip side. Randy savors the Italian scenery in 2006.
— THE HILLS ARE ALIVE AND SO AM I, 7 July 2006 — I’m dictating this so it may not be any good. The last Journal From Europe is justly famous for it’s wit and insight. No, actually it isn’t. I’m beginning to forget things. We played Vienna two nights ago in the Opera House. […]