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The magic of music

Posted: April 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

Exactly how I feel this week, evoked from one guitar.

 

From the liner notes of the second Soft Machine album

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This is something I wrote a while ago, but I still like it  🙂

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This week, 40 years ago, Dark Side of the Moon was released.  There is so much that could be written (and will be written, and has been written) about this album that the thought of adding to the cacophony of prose regarding the meaning, importance, influence, and amount of drugs consumed while listening to this album is daunting.  Not to minimize all of that (this was the first album I ever owned; my brother gave it to me for my 11th birthday), but I figured I’d focus on one groundbreaking aspect of the album.

The cleanliness of the music. (more…)

Choral at it’s best.

Posted: February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

While I’m not a huge opera fan, this is one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever heard.  I could listen to Tannhauser forever.

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The Babe Ruths of pop music

Posted: February 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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In 1920, Babe Ruth changed baseball permanently.

In 1964, the Beatles changed popular music permanently.

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Protest without words.

Posted: February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I was going to do a post (and still will) about the 10 greatest protest songs of the 60’s era.  In doing some research, I came across a song that I knew about, but hadn’t truly experienced.

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