An Ode to Peace

An Ode to Peace

Someone posted this clip today. Just imagine a few places stopping to share in this song. I learned how to play this song many years ago and I was in an orchestra for 5 years. The song itself (the Beethoven version) dates from 1824 but had actually been around as a...
Confessions of a Music Tragic

Confessions of a Music Tragic

Until recently I thought everyone had the same experience of music just different tastes and that explains why some music hits and some just doesn’t. Turns out some of us have more intense responses to music and I’m one of those so called music tragics. To...
Songs of Redemption

Songs of Redemption

All of the music I have aspired to and liked on a long term basis has been from singer / songwriters .That probably says more about me than it does about them but I still have a life long curiosity about creating and making sense of the worlds that we all live in.The...
Return of the Jokerman

Return of the Jokerman

This week in lockdown viewing I wanted to take in some music films and I had another shot at watching the Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)  I had started watching it when it showed up on my Netflix recommendations list but given up...
Music as a circus or a place of revelation

Music as a circus or a place of revelation

I was listening to some live music last night* and one of the performers said something like here is a song about some of the monkeys in my circus. Your circus will be different but we all have monkeys. He had me at monkeys. That is a great way to make a connection...
What is your growing edge?

What is your growing edge?

Ever had that feeling that when times are challenging you learn more. No one actively likes having a tough time but if everything was easy / peasy I suspect we’d be in cruise mode and oblivious. Many years ago a wise friend referred to some of this as the...