Category Archives: music

Jumpstart Your Creativity

Imagine what the world would lack if Paul McCartney had grown up in an overly critical home.  What if all Meryl Streep’s parents said to her was, “When will you settle down and get a real job?” The Beatles, if … Continue reading

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The Beatles And India

Yesterday, the clerk at the thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska was testing an old boom box stereo unit to make sure the thing worked before putting it up for sale. He placed “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” into the … Continue reading

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Silent Records

In my search for obscure commemorations, I think I’ve found the best one.  This is Silent Record Week.  Now is when we honor the anniversary of the development of the silent recording.  No, this is not about the record company … Continue reading

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John Lennon vs The USA (Review)

To be honest, I probably would never have picked up the book if it dealt with someone other than John Lennon.  However, like any other fan of The Beatles, I couldn’t resist at least checking out Leon Wildes’ new book. … Continue reading

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Thinking About Legacy

The other day I watched an interview, on the Web, from a music conference of my favorite composer/musician.  Jean-Michel Jarre was asked why he decided to include whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s image and voice on his latest album and in concert … Continue reading

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Ringo

It’s automatic.  We see the name “Ringo” and we think of The Beatles.  Ringo Starr’s bio has been told numerous times.  Richard Starkey (Junior) was born on July 7, 1940 to confectioners Richard and Elsie Starkey. The youngster grew up … Continue reading

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Love Yourself Some Jazz

I’ve written before, that I deeply enjoy music of various genres.  Much of the expansion of my musical tastes has come about out of professional necessity. The last AM radio station I worked for used to broadcast “Block Programming”.  That … Continue reading

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