Category Archives: music

On Music

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” -Plato, (424-347 BC, give or take a year) Below is a brilliant … Continue reading

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It Got Me Thinking

On Thursday, I posted a brief tribute to Gordon Lightfoot. As part of that tribute, I included a video of Lightfoot playing in front of a small audience, probably in the late 1960s. Those assembled were dressed nicely, quiet and … Continue reading

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Freddie Saw It Coming

We are in the golden age of music. There will be a time when technology becomes so advanced that we’ll rely on it to make music rather than raw talent. Music will lose its soul. -Freddie Mercury

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Post #1,500, On Music

Welcome to the 1,500th post on this blog. Not surprisingly, it is about music.  Is there a time of the year when music is more important than during the Christmas Holidays? I picked the piece below as it reminds me … Continue reading

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On The Blues

“You can have the blues one day because your woman leaves you. You can have the blues the next day because she came back.” -Willie Dixon Blues singer, Beth Hart, tells the story of just such a woman. And to … Continue reading

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On Truth & Music

Music isn’t extra. Music isn’t additional. Music isn’t discretionary. Music isn’t an add on. Music isn’t disposable Music education is core. It’s fundamental It’s necessary. It’s an irreplacable component of a holistic and meaningful education. That’s what music is. Vaughan … Continue reading

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End Of October . . .

“Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of your life” -Thomas Jefferson This song,  released on The Captured Angel album in 1975, has been a frequent companion in my life for 44  … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m Almost That Old

I’ve reached the age where artists I’ve never heard of are covering songs of other artists I’ve never heard of. @thelenaness Additionally, when I hear award shows being reported on the radio news,  rarely do I recognize the name of … Continue reading

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Giving In

Since giving up television six weeks ago, I have spent some of my down time watching  YouTube videos… some full length movies and some shorter video clips.  Many of those videos are musical and range from Gregorian Chant to Buxtehude … Continue reading

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In Search Of Equanimity

Three minutes with the Accentus Insula Orchestra as they perform a little ditty by Dieterich Buxtehude, (1639-1707)  entitled Alleluia. While most of us will recognize some of the works of JS Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and lest we forget, Tchaikovsky, the … Continue reading

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