Music From a Tree

Thanks for sharing this one, Jay. You should just be called the Inspiration Station.

For those that love rhythm, strings, recording, or musical creativity – check out Diego Stocco’s Experibass!

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Glassical Music

We’re back! After 2 weeks in California I am ready to get back into the groove of our life at home. While I prep the photos of the patio garden, take a look at this musician Carrie shared with me. It made me laugh because we spent one evening ardently arranging my wine glasses into a glass harp — just to play the theme song from Doctor Zhivago, “Somewhere My Love” (or “Lara’s Song”)! We had another piece that we started but I can’t think of what it was… All I know is that we were SO excited when someone came home so that we could share our magnificent musical feat. It is a LOT of fun, so if you’re looking for something to pass the time or to entertain your guests, try a glass harp challenge.

By the way, the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is the video I first saw. It is over 7 minutes long so you can leave it playing, or just check out the first few minutes to understand the brilliant musicality of Robert Tiso (search “roberttiso” on YouTube). He has other familiar pieces uploaded so you can listen to your heart’s delight.

For Once In My Life

I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m a fan of PBS, Independent Lens, documentaries, and the like. It’s difficult to describe the “boring adult” phase of life that creeps up on you (well, in my case it was slow), when suddenly you realize that you prefer to watch public television instead of crime dramas, sitcoms or scandalous reality shows. I have been noticing a desire to be indulged by another culture… a need to be inspired by other people’s challenges… or simply LEARN something, gain knowledge, absorb history, fire up my brain cells with exciting facts… You get the picture.

Last night’s feature on Independent Lens was inspirational, to say the least. Again, we see music as a force stronger than we give it credit. The ability to play an instrument, or just be a part of a band, gives life meaning to these people – life we assume to be lower than the rest of us. We should never underestimate the power of a music program. After I saw this film I firmly declared it is yet another reason that music should be taught to all children, in all schools, of all mental and physical capacities. Amen.

For Once in My Life | Documentary on Spirit of Goodwill Band | Independent Lens | PBS


Music Underground

I haven’t posted much in the realm of music, which is so odd since I was raised in, by, and all around it. I’m reminded by this video that music is so important because of how a message can be told, who can hear it, and how it makes a person feel. Thanks, Miss J for sharing your gift (and to Tia & Linda for sharing on fb).


Boombox Series // Jessie J from Arcade44.tv on Vimeo.