Category Archives: music

Consumer culture is dead. Long live creators | Aeon Essays

This is a fascinating and useful essay which I read in “A Culture Reader for Writers.  Ed. John Mark.  2014).  I found the Aeon version later after I had written notes. The question is why does creative work help so … Continue reading

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Laura Mvula warns school cuts will leave music as preserve of the wealthy

This is a thoughtful piece from the Guardian by Laura Mvula on the need to continue supporting and encouraging a broad base of subjects in school.  Especially music. Those of you who know me will know, I play the guitar, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music | TED Talk | TED.com

Music transforms lives.  Certainly music changed and is changing my life.  What about yours?  What ever age you are, begin. And humour, and fun!  

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Why Do the Blues Feel So Good?

I am spending much more time with music and although my musical friends play all types I find myself drawn to the blues.  This is a short comment on why the blues resonates so strongly.  But, not only that, blues … Continue reading

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Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul | TED Talk | TED.com

When I am tired and feeling down one thing I do is listen and play music.  Folk club is good too.  This TED talk is hopeful and beautiful. Please enjoy.

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Language of Leadership

These are thoughts I have been pondering for some time.  The link below shows I am not the only one. I am fascinated by language; If you are a business person and you seek to lead change, you are a … Continue reading

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7 Undeniable Benefits Of Listening To Music | Huffington Post

Please turn off your computer and listen to music. Play or sing yourself if you want to. (You can). Listen if you must.  Just enjoy. Get out those headphones. Source: 7 Undeniable Benefits Of Listening To Music | Huffington Post … Continue reading

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Are Scientific Truths Better Than Other Truths?

My answer is a qualified yes.  Certainly our quality of life has improved since the enlightenment and application of physical science is an important part of this.  And I don’t think that “truths” promulgated by religious elites millennia ago are … Continue reading

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Kaka King: A musical escape into a world of light and color TED

This is a wonderful fusion of guitar, finger picking style, with an awesome light performance.  I’m so amazed at the creativity and skill of Kaka King.  Please watch and enjoy.

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Forgotten Guitar: Les Paul and Mary Ford’s 1954 Guitar Duel

The video this links to is just fun.  Please enjoy. “With your wife’s cold feet in the middle of your back.  There’s no place like home.”  That is familiar.  In the first half of the 1950s, though, the musical team … Continue reading

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