Archive for the 'Music' Category

THERE IS BEAUTY, THERE IS JOY IN THE WORLD…

December 16th, 2014

I tear up every time I listen to the glorious 9th…

JOHNNY WINTER: 1944-2014…

July 18th, 2014

INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION…

June 25th, 2014

There has been some noise of late concerning the reported disappearnace of Chris Hadfield’s cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The Ottawa Citizen has formally apologized for spreading the rumor. And for good measure… Previously…

June 23rd, 2014

Sting has revealed his children will not inherit his £180m fortune, fearing that his riches are “albatrosses round their necks”. The former frontman of The Police grew up in a working-class family in Wallsend, North Tyneside, and has gone on to become one of Britain’s wealthiest musicians. But in an interview with the Mail on […]

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS DIES IRAE

June 8th, 2014

And Dies Irae begat and begat and begat and begat…

GIBBS’ BOATS EXPLAINED…

May 14th, 2014

From Honor Thy Father… Ann Gibbs: You know what your grandpa used to say? Water never forgets; anyone with a boat named after them, will live forever. Jackson Gibbs: Don’t let go of it now, son. Don’t let go.

MY “SAIL AWAY” SOUNDSCAPE…

June 17th, 2013

WHEN THE NOISE IS JUST TOO MUCH…

June 16th, 2013

You Tube is a treasure trove of environmental sounds…

WHILE READING, AND THINKING, THIS MORNING…

June 14th, 2013

DAVE BRUBECK, 1920-2012…

December 5th, 2012

From Have Coffee Will Write, 23 February 2007…

DISCOVERED GATHERING DUST IN MY ARCHIVES…

November 25th, 2012

The two subject areas I get called upon most to tutor in are Mathematics and Science. In my own public school education I loved Science for two reasons: I had great teachers (thank you Mr. Max Smith and Mr. Barry Guinn) and I got to discover the way the world worked. I also loved Geometry […]

SPUNKY MUSINGS…? I HAVE SPUNKY MUSINGS…?

August 21st, 2012

From Blogger Rana: Hey Jeff, I really enjoy following your blog, especially for its often spunky musings! Please check out mine, As Ohio goes, when you have a chance. I think you’ll enjoy it. Keep up the spunk! Rana Who knew? [Update at 0332 on 22 August: With all the spunky musings bouncing around in […]

AND NOW FOR SOME REAL FIREWORKS…

July 4th, 2012

BERT WRITES GUD…!

February 15th, 2012

Or so Ralphy tells me, and I agree: Bert does write gud. Plus, Ralphy’s illustrations don’t hurt.

DON CORNELIUS, 1936-2012…

February 1st, 2012

YES, FECKIN’ MOTHER OF GAWD, YES…!

January 11th, 2012

From Superconductor: Tuesday night’s New York Philharmonic performance of the Mahler Ninth was stopped dead by an unusual instrument–the iPhone. An iPhone (using the marimba ring-tone) went off repeatedly in the fourth movement of Mahler’s final completed symphony. According to an eyewitness, the offending phone owner was in the front rows of Avery Fisher Hall […]

JAYBER CROW LIVES…

December 17th, 2011

Pickin’ & Trimmin’ from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.

WHEN I WAS A BAND GEEK…

November 19th, 2011

Between 8th grade and my freshman year at Warren High School I attended my first band camp. What a nightmare that was. One of the people I remember there was an über band geek from Ohio University who was there to assist the high school band director. His name was Marshall Kimball. It seems he’s […]

NO, WE DIDN’T FORGET THE WORDS…

September 29th, 2011

0703: History of lyrics that aren’t lyrics

PLACE EVOLVES THE MUSIC…

August 26th, 2011

As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

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