Category Archives: music

Some Personal Recollections About Classical Music

A couple of record albums were the seeds for my appreciation of classical music. The soundtrack for “2001: A Space Odyssey” (a movie I still enjoy) and “Switched On Bach” by Walter (Wendy) Carlos. As far as spine-chilling music goes, … Continue reading

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Being Creative

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not a shrinking violet nor a wallflower. Although he wore a powdered wig and the fussy clothing of his era, Mozart was not a conservative stuffed shirt. Much of his creativity came about from him having … Continue reading

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Thinking About Pirates

I heard the adlib by the sports announcer as he read the baseball scores earlier this week. After mentioning the result of the Pittsburgh Pirates game, he said, “Arrr, don’t forget it’s pirate month!” I laughed at the remark and … Continue reading

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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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