Category Archives: music

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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Filler. But Dam Good Filler

Realizing that I haven’t posted much lately, I thought it wise to let you all know I was still out here, with lots of things on my  mind, but lacking the energy to write about them. I found this earlier … Continue reading

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Occasionally, FB Is Useful

Not too long I ago, I attended a workshop for funeral directors who used FB for their businesses.   The presenter talked about the Good ‘ol Days when funeral homes (and many other businesses)  advertised in the town paper and in … Continue reading

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Thanks, I Needed That

It’s been a tough few weeks for a lot of us and I needed a little dose of patriotism. I first heard this version of the 1812 Overture 20-30 years ago and it was one of the first CDs I … Continue reading

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Heavy Anchors

Today was a fun day as I drove just over 300 miles.  Those that know me will understand that 300 miles is not all that much for me. Typically when I drive I listen to talk radio and occasionally podcasts, … Continue reading

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Never Too Old To Listen

It has been said that the music you listen to during your teens and early 20’s will be the music you will love and listen to for the rest of your life. That certainly has been true for me…The Outlaws, … Continue reading

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I Almost Forget

Today, we celebrate the birthday of one Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, born 180 years ago today He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the … Continue reading

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Ol’ Black Eyes Nails It

It was the Summer of 1972 and having just a few dollars saved up, I went shopping with my grandparents at the Two Guys Department Store on Rt. 22 in Union, NJ. At the age of 12, my goal that … Continue reading

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And Now . . .

As the guys over at Monty Python’s Flying Circus would say, “And now for something completely different” I’ve been a little serious lately and decided to lighten things up a bit. Below is Sophie Lloyd shredding a version of Bon … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

As I get older, I haven’t kept up with new music and tend to listen to what I loved in High School and College. . . an exclectic mix of Southern/Classic/Progressive Rock (the only time you see me use the … Continue reading

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