All Blog Posts Tagged 'Music' (191)

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

Ad Infinitum!

Artwork by Copernicus…


Added by fred hallman on December 10, 2012 at 9:58pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Blues Moment #1 Joe Bonamassa

 Joe Bonamassa, American blues rock guitarist and singer; began his career with Bloodline.…


Added by M. C. Sears on December 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments


I lived in a boarding house, The Chalet, in Berkeley, in 1961. There were 30 girls crammed into an old three story house with one bathroom!  I didn't have all that much in common with my roommates; one was a bible thumper and the other a girl from a small town who had been a big fish in a small pond, and was having trouble adjusting to a large pond.  I was a freshman, the term first year student, not having been invented yet.

And then I got lucky.  A very sophisticated sophomore from…


Added by Pam Malone on December 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

RIP Dave Brubeck

When my wife heard a snippet of Take Five on the news today, she knew. They don't play music on the news for nothing. (When I heard Imagine on the news the morning after I heard that John Lennon had been shot and wounded outside his apartment building, I knew for certain the worst was true.) She called me immediately.

I saw the man two or three times over the years. A…


Added by koshersalaami on December 5, 2012 at 8:12pm — 11 Comments

Sleepless Nights, Early Mornings

As happens more and more often these days, I find myself rattleing around a dark and quiet house at three in the morning. Plagued by a brain that refuses to shut down coupled with various aches and pains from the day before, I surrender any thought of sleep and crawl out of my warm bed to shuffle off to the kitchen and put the coffee on to cook.

On mornings such as this what saves my spirit, what gives me a smile, is the simple act of listening to music. My entire life music has been…


Added by David McClain on December 3, 2012 at 5:03am — 18 Comments

New Santa Christmas Song

Here is an out line of my new song called "Santa's Gifts"

Like a very little dog with a very big bite in life........

Like delivering 1,000 packages at work before you can go home....

Like an unhappy kid that does not get the toy they really wanted.....

In life someone only hide all of santa's gifts from you........

Hear full song FOR FREE @

scroll down to just…


Added by Melvin G Fromm Jr on December 2, 2012 at 4:59am — No Comments

6 More Songs Asked To Be Pitched To Major Stars

Nov. 29 2012,  I just got an email from someone in Nashville that knows my music and they want to pitch 6 of my songs to 53 major country stars, pop stars , top 40 stars and more to see if anyone will record them and let me know who they are pitching them to. Wow some times God really surprizes me as he got me in the palm of his hand and leaves me speachless. I gotta step back and kinda take it in and talk to my music team as I'm kinda stunned right now to be honest. I also gotta get my wits…


Added by Melvin G Fromm Jr on November 29, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments

Musical Questions


If we begin the music of love making
Will the language we share be harmonic?
Who arranges the pulse of the piece?
Decides which beats are accented
Which beats are not?
Will they…

Added by Romantic Poetess on November 28, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

New Christmas Songs Added

If you like Christmas songs this could be to your liking.

I wrote these songs this week and have released them to overseas radio and getting airplay.

Hear songs @

Thanks & Happy Holidays!

Added by Melvin G Fromm Jr on November 28, 2012 at 12:35pm — 5 Comments

Open Call: sexiest musician(s) of the last twenty years. Liz Phair~

Can't say that I remember just how I discovered Liz Phair, but after purchasing "White Chocolate Space Egg" by some random chance or twist of fate, she became one of my favorite artists. It was sometime after, that the crush began. At first it was the sparse "indie" sound"- her voice, her guitar. The lyrics though, are what really grabbed me, being interested in writing songs and, cough, other things...…


Added by tr ig on November 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — 27 Comments

Psychedelic Saturday #10- Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Welcome to Psychedelic Saturday. 


A weekly post dedicated to all things psychedelic. Post your reflections on psychedelic  happenings via your stories, photos, art, or poetry.  

Psychedelic Pill. 

It's not what you think. It's not LSD or  DMT or cannabis. It's the newest album by rocker Neil Young.…


Added by Schmoopie on November 17, 2012 at 7:30am — 16 Comments

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