All Blog Posts Tagged 'Music' (182)

Sunday Blues Moment #9 Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen is the pride of New Brunswick, this Canadian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter is signed to Busted Flat Records.  He’s from Perth-Andover and started his career in 2002 with the band Flat Top, where they played the East Coast Music Awards.

Matt has headlined major…


Added by M. C. Sears on February 3, 2013 at 10:02am — 2 Comments

Connections and Degrees of Separation

The other day, I heard the opening notes to a song and thought, Joe Walsh.  It was a song off of the album, But Seriously Folks, from the late 70s.  And that memory set me thinking along lines that will eventually become clear.

In the play, Six Degrees of Separation, Ouisa Kittredge delivers the famous monologue, “

I read somewhere that everybody on this…


Added by Rodney Roe on January 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments



John (Jack) Kerry and Hillary (Hill) Clinton



Added by mary gravitt on January 28, 2013 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Blues Moment #8 Rita Chiarelli

Rita Chiarelli is a Canadian blues singer. She has been dubbed "the goddess of Canadian blues"…


Added by M. C. Sears on January 27, 2013 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

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Driving west on Diversey Parkway in Chicago just as it begins to snow and those guitar chords come speaking over the radio just as they did exactly thirty eight years ago when the gun went off by accident and he left me the song that has never,…


Added by Chicago Guy on January 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Quick Thoughts on Lip Syncing

My goodness, there has been such an uproar over the "news" that Beyonce was lip syncing the national anthem during the Presidential Inauguration earlier this week. Many cried foul, and many cried "who cares?" It's true that a lot of entertainers sing along to pre-recorded music during their live performances -- Whitney Houston did it during her famous Super Bowl appearance. At a concert, if a lot of choreography is involved, it's sort of expected so that the vocals don't sound horrendous.…


Added by Nick Leshi on January 25, 2013 at 9:11am — 6 Comments

Sunday Blues Moment #7 Johnny Max Band

These Canadian boys are one of the best blues/R&B/soul show bands on the circuit today, Johnny always delivers a fun, entertaining show. Johnny and the band were nominated for the best blues album “It’s a long road,” artist and group of the year in 2011. This is his second Juno nomination - they had one for their last CD "A lesson I've learned" in 2008.  Won the international songwriting…


Added by M. C. Sears on January 20, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

It’s all gonna be okay...the music says so...

It has been very...very...busy and big around here. You may have guessed as much through my radio silence. I’ll share at some point, or if you know me, you know what’s going on. Not to worry, it’s all good. 

So the main thing is the soundtrack to today’s post. I beg you: watch/listen to this. This is Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna”, which was commissioned by the very folks performing it in the video below. Well, the video itself is actually an inspired series of breathtaking…


Added by sarah brennan on January 13, 2013 at 7:32pm — 3 Comments

Sunday Blues Moment #6 Paul Reddick

Paul Reddick is a Canadian singer, songwriter and harmonica player he’s been nominated for five Maple Blues awards including recording of the year for Wishbone.  His songs explore the beauties and mysteries of the blues, country and folk music; he walks us through the roads less travelled exploring the landscapes of longing, love and loss. A music career spanning 20 years and seven albums of…


Added by M. C. Sears on January 13, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments


I do not like the concept of predetermination in theology, however, after having lived a pretty long time, I'm convinced we can't escape our innate personalities.  We seem to be born with our dispositions.

Some people have hot tempers, some are emotional, some want to be caretakers and some want to be taken care of.  It doesn't even matter what happened to you, good or bad. 

Collette had a very nurturing and loving mother.  Collette was the apple of her mother's eye.  Yet,…


Added by Pam Malone on January 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Sunday Blues Moment #5 Robben Ford

Robben Ford is an American blues, jazz and rock guitarist. He was a member of the L.A. Express and has collaborated with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison to name a few…


Added by M. C. Sears on January 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sunday Blues Moment #4 Shakura S’ Aida

Shakura S'Aida is a Canadian blues and jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress. She is sometimes credited as simply Shakura, and should therefore not be confused with the Colombian pop star Shakira.

She was born in Brooklyn and lived in Switzerland before moving to…


Added by M. C. Sears on December 30, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments


Whitney Houston sang like an angel.  She suddenly appeared at the Grammy's and the world held its breath.  She was larger than life. She sang with passion.  She was beautiful.  And then she fell out of the cosmos like a shooting star.

Why does this happen, over and over to our stars, who are large than life in their charisma, they appear, they dazzle us, and then they die young:  Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Di (not an entertainer, but had the…


Added by Pam Malone on December 29, 2012 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Sunday Blues Moment #3 Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang was born in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. Started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen, the band's guitar player. Several months after Lang began, he joined the band, which was then renamed Kid…


Added by M. C. Sears on December 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Alice Herz-Sommer BBC Interview

Here is the link of the first video of a BBC reportage.

"Alice Sommer Herz (New Video) - Everything is A Present"

(This is a DVD)

Alice Sommer Herz - Everything is A Present (    BBC Radio: Alice Herz Sommer Interview (Part I)    Choose to be optimistic! - Alice Herz-Sommer  

On Nov 26 2012, Alice Herz-Sommer turned 109 years…


Added by Heidi Banerjee on December 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Blues Moment #2 Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer is a British born Canadian blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer.  He’s twice won the Juno award Canada’s highest musical honour the winner of seven Maple Blues awards and been name Guitarist of the year.  He’s worked with Etta James, Otis Rush, John Hammond Jr., Duke Robillard to name a few.…


Added by M. C. Sears on December 16, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Ode to Joy German/English

Schiller's 'Ode to Joy'

in its original, 1785 version

An die Freude


To Joy


1 Freude, schoener Goetterfunken, 1 Joy, beautiful spark of Gods,

2 Tochter aus Elysium, 2 Daughter of Elysium,

3 Wir betreten feuertrunken, 3 We enter, fire-imbibed,

4 Himmlische, dein Heiligtum. 4 Heavenly,…


Added by Heidi Banerjee on December 15, 2012 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

Musical Response to Newtown, Columbine and the Too Many Others - An Expression of Hope

Frank Ticheli wrote this piece for the Columbine High School Band.  To commemorate all that these kids had to live through.

From the music publisher;

"The work received its premiere performance by the Columbine High School Band,…


Added by Steve S on December 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

"How Does It Feel?"

A few days ago, a woman I had just met surprised me by asking a question that caught me completely off guard.  As I told Linda when she asked why I kept laughing at her questions, it somehow struck me as funny that she kept asking me questions to which I had no immediate answers, or even any immediate reaction. Unlike some people I've known,  I don't have a problem with not having answers to every question, but it's not often that someone asks me a question I don't at least have an…


Added by LizG on December 13, 2012 at 10:50pm — 3 Comments

David McClain's Choice for a Wednesday Matinee

I've been polling some of the men in our little enclave here of late for ideas for coed movie fun. David McClain's first choice was a very lucky one in that I found a free copy online worth watching.

His choice? Here's a peek:

Starring the dynamic and versatile…


Added by Poor Woman on December 11, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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