Category Archives: music

Free

“You’re Free To Go” I heard the old song on the radio while standing in a queue to pay for a few items at the Dollar General store. One of those weekend country music countdown shows had featured the Jim … Continue reading

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It’s Beatles Day

On June 25th, 52 years ago, “All You Need Is Love” debuted on BBC’s “Our World” program. The Beatles performed their then new song to an audience of some 400,000,000 viewers in 26 countries. Aside from being popular, the song … Continue reading

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Three Swung Trios …Floral Friday

I’ll admit that the inspiration for today’s projects came about while listening to the swing jazz trio of Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, and Max Roach on a track called “Very Special”. The old jam has that dated, yet fetching early … Continue reading

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Discovering Consolation

When I get tired of the critics’ condemnations of the flaws of our civilization I need to close down the Internet and take a slow, leisurely stroll outdoors. The weather doesn’t necessarily need to be calm and sunny to provide … Continue reading

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Listening To The Radio Again

As I write this sentence, I’m hearing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dubinushka, Opus 62” as it fades in and out, interspersed with crystal clarity and near absence with static. The station is broadcasting at the shortwave frequency of approximately 17560 KHz. I have … Continue reading

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Sweet Silence

As I waited for my favorite stray to approach for his kibble, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of noise.¬†Even the mysterious, ever-present outdoors hum was gone. My tinnitus was absent. I looked down at the sidewalk and noticed … Continue reading

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Harmonious

“Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo” supposedly composed by Tomaso Albinoni has made a come-back into my frequently played personal playlist. Reappearances of this piece happen every ten-years or so. “Albinoni’s Adagio” is one of the … Continue reading

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