Category Archives: music

Spring Cleaning Treasure

As is the case for many posts on this blog, the inspiration came from housecleaning or upkeep of some sort. This time spring cleaning the basement is the culprit. While moving stacks of storage totes so the broom could reach between … Continue reading

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The Bright Side Of Life

An earworm crept into my mind today and I can’t seem to shake it. It’s not too annoying, though. It’s the refrain from the Monty Python song, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”. Although the song presents some … Continue reading

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Isolation

“We’re afraid to be alone, everybody got to have a home. Isolation.” —John Lennon Side one of “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was on the turntable with the stylus tracking the fifth song, “Isolation”. I’m not sure why I had decided … Continue reading

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International Strange Music Day

After buying “Live Peace in Toronto” by the Plastic Ono Band I learned to only play part of the album whenever my friends were present. They liked to ridicule my enjoyment of Yoko Ono’s, shall I say it, screeching style. … Continue reading

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Create Something

I dreamt that I had invented and marketed a portable solar window adapter. It was a two part device so that it could be used on two windows at once. It terminated with an electrical outlet so the user could … Continue reading

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Bliss

A full C major chord blast from a cathedral-size pipe organ is an arresting sound. In the right context, my inner, mental dialogue screeches to a halt and a chill races up my spine. Most music is pleasant ear-candy. Camile Saint-Saëns’ … Continue reading

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I Fell In Love With Electronica

An email about an early electronic music pioneer inspired a longer than usual response from me. John, who lives in San Jose, alerted me to some information about Delia Derbyshire. She was employed by the BBC and performed many early … Continue reading

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