Category Archives: music

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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1970 All Over Again

Tuesday in this blog, I submitted some thoughts about nostalgia. I noted a love/hate relationship about it. As fate determined, nostalgic thoughts have bubbled into my mind since then. This is frustrating because I want to live in the present as much … Continue reading

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With Passion

“Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.”–Alexander Hamilton I happened upon the above quote while scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed. It was instantly relate-able not only to social media culture, … Continue reading

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