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Something for Thursday

The other day I saw this joke on Facebook and shared it: That’s a funny bit about how easy it is to disappear oneself into a rabbit hole…plus, for an 80s kid like me, it’s a fun reference to one … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

What do you do when you’re a prestigious university and you award an honorary doctorate to one of the greatest composers of your time, and the composer deems to respond with a nice “Thank You” letter? Why, you tell him … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Listening to SiriusXM last week, I was struck by a song I’d never heard before…or rather, a performance of a song I’d never heard before. “Mr. Bojangles” is most famous as Sammy Davis Jr.’s “signature” song, I suppose; until the … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

Somewhere in my online life, I saw someone recently mention Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu. I don’t remember who or where, though! This is what happens when you scroll too quickly: some things make enough dent that you remember them, but … Continue reading

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Random Music….

OK, it’s the 26th, which means I’m out of scheduled posts. I want to post something but I’m still too jetlagged, two days after arriving home, to really come up with something coherent (the reason why will be a post … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

It’s Christmas! May the day bring light and joy to you, whoever you are, wherever you are! (I personally tend to associate Handel’s Messiah more with Easter than Christmas, but I’ve noticed the great oratorio making more of a Christmas presence … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

One day more! Oh, sorry…that has nothing at all to do with Christmas, does it? Sorry! Another grab-bag post: I went to college with this guy! Jim McDonough was obviously talented “way back when”, but he’s really made good on his … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

Let’s see what’s in the Christmas music (and whatnot) grab-bag today, shall we? I just happened to be watching this when they did it on the air, sometime in the 90s. It lodged in my brain forever. I love this: … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

There’s no theme here…just songs and music and maybe something that’s not music at all. This will be the way of it for the balance of the season. EDIT: One video has been removed because the uploader removed it. I’m … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

OK, I hope this works…I’ve never tried embedding a playlist on WordPress before! If it does work, here is the score to the film The Nativity Story, with music my Mychael Danna. I have not seen the film, but the score is … Continue reading

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