Category: Music

Frankenstein!

Frankenstein!

| July 28, 2006 | 1 Reply

This is, bar none, the best rock instrumental song ever written. There can be no question about this, no dispute. And since it’s a nine-minute live performance, you get some bonus stuff right in the middle, like a segue into some Mission Impossible goodness, a fantastic guitar solo, and Edgar on key-tar, standup keyboard, and […]

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Cashing In, Grizzled Angry Man-Style

Cashing In, Grizzled Angry Man-Style

| May 3, 2006 | 5 Replies

So Neil Young has a protest song out. Big honking deal. When hasn’t Neil Young has a protest song out? If he’s not protesting George Bush, he’s protesting mass marketing, or the South in general, or, quite honestly, anything that’ll make him a buck. Still, there are the yahoos who swallow Neil’s Outrage of the […]

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Mmm…that's Good Music!

Mmm…that's Good Music!

| February 23, 2006 | Reply

You know, The Anchoress’ son Buster has a pretty darned good ear for music. Go on over and check out his recommendations. As it happens, I do, too. I don’t get to buy many CDs these days due to budgetary restraints. But I’m not above accepting new CDs from folks who want me to review […]

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Oooo…Lookit the Controversial Rock Star.

Oooo…Lookit the Controversial Rock Star.

| January 25, 2006 | Reply

Some will say Kanye West is courageous for posing as Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. I say the one-hit wonder has jumped the shark. The biggest problem I have with the magazine cover is that it’s chickenshit. It takes absolutely no courage at all to portray yourself as Jesus. Christians won’t do […]

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RIP Wilson Pickett

RIP Wilson Pickett

| January 20, 2006 | Reply

“Wicked” Wilson Pickett, one of the finest soul and R&B singers the world has ever heard has passed away at the age of 69. Pickett is, far and away, one of my favorite singers and his songs are legendary. He recorded with some of the finest musicians of his time, notably with Booker T and […]

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Making Music, the Way It Should Be Made

Making Music, the Way It Should Be Made

| December 22, 2005 | 3 Replies

I’ve said for a long time that music isn’t about words and notes. It’s about evoking a feeling or a memory or a mood. Music is about sharing something inside you that can only be described through music with others so that they can feel what you feel or hear what you hear. This guy, […]

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Look! A Good NPR Show!

Look! A Good NPR Show!

| December 21, 2005 | Reply

Hooray!! WASHINGTON — National Public Radio will offer three hours of choral music to all its 815 stations every Sunday, beginning with a sample program Christmas morning. “Sacred Classics” will explore music for choirs and choruses through the centuries, from medieval chants through 21st century gospel singing. Well, it appears there’s something worthwhile on NPR […]

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Best. Medley. Ever.

Best. Medley. Ever.

| November 16, 2005 | 2 Replies

This is something that any child of the 1980s really must see. Be patient when you click. It’s a video file (about 8 MB) of an a cappella choir doing a medley of songs I’m sure most of us will recognize. Oh, and they act out most of the songs, too. If anyone knows what […]

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Singing in Pennsylvania

Singing in Pennsylvania

| April 13, 2005 | 2 Replies

I was involved in something really good over the last two days, which is why I wasn’t here faithfully blogging away. For those of you who read regularly, you know that I sing in a couple choruses out of the College of Southern Maryland. We have a phenominal Music Director/Chair of Fine Arts, John Maerhofer, […]

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Random Musical Blurt

Random Musical Blurt

| February 11, 2005 | Reply

Want a cure for the stresses of a busy day? Air-guitaring around your office singing “I Need A Lover Who Won’t Drive Me Crazy”. God’s own de-stresser.

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