Today’s Practice: What I miss most?

Today’s practice comes in combination with Today’s Jam.  (I’ve been trying to include what I’m listening to that’s of significance lately, because there are so many times in your life that words come with music and connections come from the ether even when you’re doing your best to be grounded.) There are methods to creating…

What I’m Listening To?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and it’s been a while since I’ve posted the songs that I’m currently in love with. So, here’s what’s rockin my socks. This song is hotter than wearing nylons in a south Floridian summer. I love the simplicity of the song, and this video. Hello Mackelmore If you…

Bonus Video – Linkin Park – Burn It Down.

Wow. Linkin Park shaped my mid-twenties. I had some serious angst that was only filled by playing their music at extreme levels. I’ve grown apart from them in recent years, but heard this song and I’m hooked. Give it a spin, will ya?

Photo of the Day – Over and Over…

I have no idea why the fields are colored this way. Something they’re growing I guess. Sure, I did a little soft processing of this, but the color is true. Over and Over…. Crimson and Clover. Or something. 🙂

Quote of the Day – Gustav Mahler on Music

I’m listening to great music today. Well, I think it’s great. I finally was able to purchase Not Your Kind of People. The new album by Garbage. Those who know me would know that I’m a HUGE Garbage fan. Their music has spoken to many parts of my life and if ever there was “Schnik”…

Quote of the Day – Duke Ellington on Freedom of Expression

Today is Duke Ellington’s birthday. He’s got a couple of really great quotes and some great song lyrics, but this one really struck me as something which captured who he was and what he meant to the world of music. Enjoy. 🙂 Jazz is a good barometer of freedom. In its beginnings, the United States…

Quote of the Day – Peter Yarrow on Music

Yes, I get a lot of my quote inspiration from those who have birthdays on the specific day that I’m posting/finding the quote of the day. Today is Mozart’s birthday. Of all the incredible things that Mozart gave to the world, the biggest is beautiful music. Today’s quote reflects how much we, and I, appreciate…

Top 11 Songs To Get You In the Spirit of Christmas.

I had the great fortune to win tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller last night thanks to the Oregon Symphony. Sitting in the front row, hearing their versions of music for Christmas, I got to thinking; I love Christmas music. I also love various versions of some of the more traditional. Here are the top 11…