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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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Opening Paragraphs. . . Ghost Rider

Outside the house by the lake, the heavy rain seemed to hold down the darkness, grudging the slow fade from black, to blue to gray. As I prepared that last breakfast at home, squeezing the oranges, boiling the eggs, smelling … Continue reading

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334 /500

I came across this image on Instagram while I was in Texas. It is a piece of musical history.   The story behind Wild Horses. Rolling Stone Magazine lists it as #334 out of the 500 greatest songs of all … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes, #41 ( Special Edition)

One of the blogs that I have been following for years is Charleston Daily Photo and an occasional feature is Joan’s “Church Photo In Lieu of Attendance” where she provides a photo of one of the beautiful churches an and … Continue reading

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I Know This To Be True

I’ll eventually get to my point of the title. I’m back from the road trip from South Carolina New Jersey for my dad’s funeral. It was a sad trip, but he was ready and while my mom might not agree, … Continue reading

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Just Listen . . . Or Dance

Most of us would agree that music, in its many different forms, fill in many of the blanks and spaces of our lives. Whether it be songs from our childhood, teenage years, happy or sad, music anchors powerful emotions and … Continue reading

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“Peace & Tranquility, Sh*t”

The title is a quote found at 7:40  of the video. This may be for a limited audience, but those in that group you will really enjoy this. One of the defining albums of my generation is 2112 by Rush.  The story … Continue reading

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Jumped The Gun, As Usual

. . . but not the “Love Gun” One day last week, I was reading an article about the 16th, final  KISS tour.  (OK, 16th is a slight exaggeration, but not by much). They had a good run, but all … Continue reading

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Rain, And Lots Of It.

Lot’s of Rain. . .Left coast floods are changing some landscapes and some forecasts have it raining in the Southeast for almost the next two weeks. It is predicted to start with a half inch overnight. I do suppose, however, … Continue reading

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A Discovery

Yesterday, I discovered Spotify.   Ten years since it was founded, but I’ve rarely been accused of being an early adapter, except for one company we started, but that’s another story. Today, after church, I will spend my day getting … Continue reading

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