Category Archives: music

Improvised Simplicity …Floral Friday

Some jazz improv was playing on the radio as I gathered the materials for today’s projects. There was no announcing of who the artists were or when and where the music was recorded. It was an uptempo blend of electric … Continue reading

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The Long And Winding Road

Once in a blue moon I slip my old vinyl copy of The Beatles album “Let It Be” onto the turntable. I don’t listen to the songs of my youth very often anymore, but when I do, it’s usually Beatle’s … Continue reading

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Summertime

This morning, a glance at the calendar verified that today is the First Day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s also when a verse from George Gershwin’s “Summertime” started repeating in my head. “Summertime, And the livin’ is easy … Continue reading

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Hearing Noises

Just a few moments ago the furnace cycled off then a second later there was a “boom” noise. It was the sound of the sheet metal ductwork returning to its resting shape. Over the past few years, the combination of … Continue reading

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Danke Schön

Short song fragments of “Danke Schoen” are going through my mind at this moment. In fact, these same fragments have been looping through my mental jukebox for at least the past couple of weeks. “Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen Thank … Continue reading

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Private Dancer

When some catchy music comes on the radio or your device, do you tap your toes? Do you sway your body or nod your head? If you’re all alone, do you actually dance? Well, I do. I’m a private dancer. … Continue reading

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Inspired By Igor …Floral Friday

Igor Stravinsky’s “Жар-птица” (The Firebird) was playing on the stereo as I gathered materials and inspiration for this week’s floral experiments. It’s a beautifully dramatic ballet score that is a go-to piece of music I love. As the hour progressed, … Continue reading

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