Category Archives: music

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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Determined

“Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.”–popular actor and singer, Ricky Martin The Carlo Wostry painting of Ludwig van Beethoven is my favorite depiction of a classical music … Continue reading

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Offensive

One of the new employees at the thrift store sported a tee-shirt that was emblazzoned with “Warning Offensive”. I was not offended at all by the shirt nor the young man wearing it. I did a double-take and could only … Continue reading

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Upon Hearing HAL’s Song

For the umpteenth time, I watched Stanley Kubrik’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. This occured during a lull in activity this past weekend. The scene in which HAL the computer is being shut down became the prompt for today’s short post. … Continue reading

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