Tag Archives: Jean-Michel Jarre

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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Classical Music Month

The past several weeks, a couple of Dutch organists have captured my ear. The YouTube algorithm, “knows” that I frequently watch classical music videos. Nearly every variety of the genre shows up in my feed. Notably absent were pieces played … Continue reading

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Listening To Music

While engaging in the never-ending habit of perusing my archives, I stumbled upon an old copy of “Love Devotion Surrender” by Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. It’s a record I haven’t picked up in decades. Suddenly I was overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Frustrated Desires

The daydream took place in Egypt. I had projected my mind back to New Years Eve 1999 and was in a sea of hundreds of thousands of people. The event was one I had wanted to attend but the realities … 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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Joyeux Anniversaire Jean Michel Jarre

At those times when the conversation turns to music and I’m asked who my all time favorite artist is, I quickly mention Jean Michel Jarre.  I think he stands head and shoulders above anyone else I’ve ever heard.  Frequently, in response, … Continue reading

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