This is the Dolomites

January 3, 2020

The Dolomites are their name

Baby Shark ate DaTuna

December 9, 2019

Baby Shark ate Datuna … DaTuna ate DaBanana

Name that DaTuna

December 9, 2019

DaFishernan ate Datuna … Datuna ate DaBanana

Datuna Beach, Florida

December 9, 2019

Datuna Beach, Florida
The Datuna 500

DaTuna DaBanana

December 8, 2019

Donatella Mozzarella

October 24, 2019

Sliza Pizza

October 7, 2019


It was a tavern

August 16, 2019

I went an Irish Bar on a winding road Corkscrew

It was a tavern.

Richter in the Sky with Diamonds: Reich Richter Part At The Shed by Lee Michael Klein by Lee Klein

July 28, 2019

“Reich Richter Part” at “The Shed”, Hudson Yards

On view thru June 6 within the shifting shapes of the new Hudson Yards architecturally telescoping multi-genre venue on wheels “The shed”, is a two part two composer collaboration with the German artist Gerhard Richter, the new interdiciplinary work “Reich, Richter Part”.

In the first section in an initial ad hoc chamber the simulacra meister who has blurred so many moments of a burning exiatance has hung long paintings which read like tapestries as elongated geometric pattetns ensue in legnthy form. The musical partnering to the canvases is by the Estonian compiser Avro Part. Therein suddenly what seemed to be audience members begin circling and singing hallelujah. The chorus is all around you ala a flash mob and arises so unxepectedly and welcomingly that it further spurs one on to orbit with those performing and those gathered and examine the works and in the meantime join an intimate immediate miniature kinetic universe

Soon the audience is prompted to move to the next chamber where facing the musical ensemble on fold out chairs the assemblef soon realize it is time to turn atound towards the screen. As the screen shot is at first a static Richter which next begins to morph still within a grid but then lo and behold the arist unwinds his well known compositional structure and so commences a series of pictorial variations which can indeeed induce hallucinations. Much of the amazing techicolor dreamcoat palette’s rosarch like imagedery invokes Bhuddist and Hindu art amongst much else. This writer and his co-concet goer, architect Fanyu Lin, surmised that this was the artist embracing the God force towards the end of his physical life. Finally the picture upon the screen returns to the linear Richter format we know so well. All along Steve Reich”s musical phraeseology lifts you aloft on this jouney and you are gone.

Richter in The Sky with Diamonds.

Lee Klein
April, 2019


The Orchid on Viale Tunisia in Milan

May 16, 2019

It has been a long long time since this writer has written up a massage or a place of massage.  Therein as he is the one and only author of the infamous post “The Massage Behind the Sombrero” ( a story mostly placed firmly between southern North Carolina and northern South Carolina; he has tried follow it up over the years with newer posts such as the message is the massage ( and so forth.  Now though he realizes that a spot he found in 2006 while commuting from Milan to Torino to attend the Winter Olympics in Torino or perhaps two or three years later on a subsequent stopover is worthy of sequel status (though his first massage there occurred he thinks before he ever got his one and only in Hamer).20190512_203734 (2)

(The orchid on Viale Tunisia in Milano)

Having been to Bangkok twice he knows how deep the Thai’s go and each time it is a long no noise session and well priced and boy does the tension  leave the body (which is especially great before a long intercontinental airline flight).  You get oiled up and the masseuse might use their legs to kick your back which then cracks,  They might put like a pine or eucalyptus oil on you which has a healing medicinal feel. You might pair up the massage with a visit to the all you can eat Japanese sushi place next door or the excellent Italian pizzeria and restaurant around the corner, Casati 19 on Via Buenos Aires (had one of my favorite meals ever in life there: salome e crostini followed by Risotto Frutti di Mare and then a pear partially covered in chocolate icing in a sea of custard or vanilla pudding exactly which of the two I do forget).20190512_204311 (3).jpg  The whole neighborhood has an exciting unique  feel, one new entrant being a Sicilian place called Gattopardo (Italian for Ocelot).20190512_204641