Years from now, music historians will look back at these recorded moments with the same reverence they hold for tales of Mozart and Haydn “jamming” together in the 1700’s, and for the original “Schubertiads” of the early 1800’s. Continue reading “Yeah, man… you got a lot to say in there!”
The moment at 6:52 (repeated at about 7:10) is perfect. It’s one of the most exquisite moments in music history. One of these fabulous guitarists is not me. I’ll leave it up to you to guess which one.
The name of the song is kind of silly, even cringe-worthy, but that doesn’t change the fact that what this guy does with a guitar is really good. Continue reading Love This Song!
There are a million million chord sequences in life. Some of them need to be changed out for new ones. Some need to go away entirely. Some need to be improved, some reduced, some simply modified. Some need components replaced entirely. That’s always true. In everyone’s life there are chords that just don’t work. They don’t change the fact that your life can have beauty, excitement, fun, thrills… growth. Continue reading Play A Different Chord
Christmas is a holiday whose principal themes are perfect love, redemption, hope, salvation, eternal life and joy. So, as I listened to NPR on the way home from a delightful family Christmas with my daughter and son, I marveled as they had a feature about, of course… “dark Christmas music.” Continue reading NPR Watch (I couldn’t help myself) (12/25/17) — Grim Christmas
I wonder what NPR would have thought of, say, someone who hypothetically became a Conservative legend after having financed his magazine with counterfeit money. What if NPR found out, for example, that William F. Buckley had used a million bucks in counterfeit cash to launch National Review? Do you think NPR would have thought that was just a clever bunch of people finding a clever way to launch their Conservative media empire? Or, do you think rather that NPR might have been in scornful high dudgeon, insisting that the right-winger was really nothing more than a criminal, and a fraud?
Yeah… that last is a lot more likely. Continue reading NPR Watch (4/20/17) – NPR Speaks Approvingly of Grand Theft
It’s probably only because three of the finest guitarists who ever lived(1) are playing in it. Plus, I love that … Continue reading I DO Love This Song!