Category Archives: music

March Experiments …Floral Friday

“The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.”–Igor Stravinsky The stereo speakers were putting out some Stravinsky. Stravinsky’s music is anything but conventional; so … Continue reading

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank

“I don’t like greed, I don’t like ignorance. I really don’t like anger. But I love love.”–David Crosby Upon seeing that I had purchased “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, dad expressed his dislike of the Beatles by derisivly claiming … Continue reading

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That Constant Ringing

Why do concert venues promote high-volume, applified noise? At least that’s what over-amped loudspeakers at dance clubs, bars, and auditoriums cause us to ask, as people who want to preserve our hearing. In 1971, I attended a Led Zeppelin concert … Continue reading

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Use Your Own Words To Sing Your Song

Singer, songwriter, and friend Dan took pride improvising guitar riffs and piecing together music. The songs were inspired by romantic crushes, personal milestones, and sometimes just goofy thoughts that went through his mind. He could play other artists’ tunes quite … Continue reading

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In Pursuit Of Silence

Parker made a cringe-face then dramatically threw up his hands in mock disgust upon hearing the first bars of “A Holly Jolly Chrismas”. In a serious tone of voice my friend exclaimed that if he heard one more Christmas song, … Continue reading

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On Music

The love of nature and the arts transcend political and social boundaries. There seems to be a nearly universal love of music. The music varies from culture to culture and each of us has a favorite genre. We have favorite … Continue reading

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On Radio Day

One day, long ago, a fellow media arts student once quipped that I had a good face for radio. I didn’t know if I’d been complimented or broadsided, so I responded with a smile. My chosen profession did not require … Continue reading

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