Music

My Audible Change

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Life can be complicated. You know it. I know it. Complications can create obstacles and obstacles can get in the way of fixing what needs fixing, achieving what we want or reaching the heights we dream of. I know that the power to achieve your goals and make positive changes in your life can seem […]

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People I’ve Met Along The Way: Stan Kenton

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Some the earliest recollections of my childhood are of watching my dad play the banjo, saxophone and drums. He and my mother were children of the 1920’s Flapper Era but, both being musicians, they adapted to swing and the syncopated jazz big band sounds of the early thirties and forties. My dad settled on drums […]

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The Music of Trees

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From Michelle Werts for American Forests As covered in the autumn issue of American Forests, tree rings tell compelling stories. Far from just revealing a tree’s age, they record natural events like volcano eruptions, the history of civilizations like the Roman and Aztec Empires and other moments in time. And, now, they make music. Yes, […]

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The Glass Harp

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Whether you know it by its 18th century name, Angelic Harp, or its modern name, Glass Harp, the magical music of The Glass Duo (Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec) playing Bach’s most famous organ piece played on an “angelic organ” will transport you to another space.  Glass Duo’s instrument is the biggest one in the world. […]

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Reasons why we sing

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It’s been one of those summers. You think things are going one way, then suddenly life throws a curve, and then a curve back, and all of the sudden you feel like you are on an endless slalom. The ride can be fun, but when you find yourself passing very big trees at a very […]

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A Night At Mickey’s Monkey With Etta James

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From the JWSIII series: People I’ve Met Along the Way Author’s prologue: The year 1965 was wrought with political upheaval and dissention, President Lyndon Johnson was ramping up the Viet Nam war, it was  the year of war protests and the Watt’s Riots. It was also the year an underworld character, a bookie who was […]

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Music and Lyrics

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Editor’s Note:  This is the debut offering from an extraordinary find:  Alexandra Wallace.  To label her a photographer doesn’t begin to do justice to her creative talents. To listen to the songs that inspired these Music and Lyrics pieces click below: For It Haunts Me by Chris Lambert I know some amazing people. And the […]

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BEWARE Those Looney Toons!

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This is how it begins. You’re driving down the road, sunroof open, most alluring sunglasses in place, and it’s a beautiful summer day! The only thing missing is music…so, you reach to turn on the radio. It’s already set to your favorite music station…you know…the one that plays such a great variety of songs from […]

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Teardrops on the City

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White man with a guitar leans on black man playing a saxophone. Both are dressed in black and white clothes. White album cover. Everything about the Born to Run album cover is black and white. Very little about Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons was. They didn’t make an issue over a black man playing in […]

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He Who Can, Does: He Who Can Not, Teaches?

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“He Who Can, Does: He Who Can Not, Teaches”– George Bernard Shaw, 1903. Really? But I thought, “It takes a village to raise a child”– Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1996. Teaching is certainly part of raising a human being. 93 transformative years and the opposite sex separate these quotes. Followed by “No Child Left Behind”– George […]

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