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Also, this.

Here’s something in the “You learn something new every day!” Department: there is a Chinese reed instrument called the Sheng, which involves several upright pipes in a nifty kind of cross between an oboe and a calliope. Here a sheng … Continue reading

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And now, this.

I know you don’t think you need to watch a foul-mouthed Australian guy do a tutorial and how to make a burger with pineapple on it, but really, how good are you at assessing your needs, actually? That’s what I thought. Here’s … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

A break from the “Conversation Songs” series, in honor of actor Ray Liotta, who died today. Share This Post

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“The Force will be with you. Always.”

Forty-five years ago today, Star Wars opened in theaters. Here is a post I wrote in 2017 for the movie’s 40th anniversary. I didn’t see Star Wars on opening day. In truth I don’t even remember exactly when I saw … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

Here’s something that I’m not sure if I’ve done in this space: shared a work I was literally listening to for the first time, all the way through, as I’m writing the post. I was on the way home from … Continue reading

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“Think classy, and you’ll BE classy!”

Speaking of Bull Durham, here’s something I saw last week on The Athletic: Bull Durham has been my favorite baseball movie for pretty much forever (receipts!), so this particular promotion just makes me incredibly happy. It refers to one of the movie’s many … Continue reading

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Keeping the pump primed….

A bit of dialogue from Bull Durham: Crash Davis: I never told him to stay out of your bed. Annie Savoy: You most certainly did. Crash Davis: I never told him to stay out of your bed. Annie Savoy: Yes you … Continue reading

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No orchestra? No problem

Franz Liszt, one of the first virtuoso superstars of the music world, didn’t stop at composing his own showpieces to display his own incredible talent at the piano keyboard. He also transcribed for piano many of the great symphonic works … Continue reading

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Light posting continues….

…but I don’t want to post nothing at all, which is where CBS Sunday Morning‘s trove of show-closing nature segments comes in! Turns out there’s a ton of these on YouTube. I’ve chosen this one, pretty much at random. Share This … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Continuing my little series on “One-way Conversation Songs”, when the lyrics are literally one side of a conversation, we take an infrequent trip into Country music this week. In this song, Jo Dee Messina is catching up with a friend … Continue reading

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