Monthly Archives: June 2021

“I’d rather die living”

 I suspect these little controversies have been erupting all over the United States over the last few months, as the COVID-19 vaccines have rolled out. My local version had a prominent member of the Buffalo Bills, a wide receiver named … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 Returning to the work of Black American composer William Grant Still today, and yet another work by a Black composer that makes me think, “Why have I never heard that before?” It’s a work of American Impressionism called Kaintuck, and … Continue reading

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Recent Reading!

 It’s been a while since I posted an update on books I’ve been reading, so here’s a bit of catch-up! ::  Edge of Sundown is a noir-mystery set in Chicago, by indie writer Jennifer Worrell. A writer who was once a … Continue reading

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Behold THE SAVIOR WORLDS

Check out my page for The Song of Forgotten Stars, because…THE SAVIOR WORLDS is at long, long last available! As of this writing it’s paperback only, but I’m working on the ebooks and will update accordingly. Huzzah! Share This Post

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For Nettl

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Something for Thursday

 Two selections from the vocal group VOCES8: One is “May It Be”, from the score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and the other is a setting of a piece called “Nyepi” by Icelandic musician … Continue reading

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“Well I’ll tell you this and I’ll tell you that, I’m very very scared of a very big hat!”

 I’ve recently made an important decision regarding my wardrobe. It’s time to make a change. No, I’m not ditching overalls. I’m adding something. Yup: I’m starting to wear a hat. For me, this is kind of big, because I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

 Here’s a curiosity: a film music tone poem that’s actually a tone poem, and not a group of film music cues arranged into one. Composer Michael Kamen (much missed, he died too young and vibrant in 2003) scored the movie … Continue reading

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“I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go!” Forty Years of Indiana Jones

 Last week was the 40th anniversary of the initial theatrical release of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders arrived in the summer that my family uprooted from Hillsboro, OR, for Allegany, NY, all the way across the country. I was still … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

 Here’s Judy Garland, because…Judy Garland. Share This Post

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