Category: Music

More Musical Musings

More Musical Musings

| December 14, 2004 | 3 Replies

Have you noticed that “Please Mr. Postman” and “The Mashed Potato” are pretty much the same song with different words, down to the background vocals? Are you as unable to resist singing along to Neil Diamond’s “Cherry, Cherry” as I am? I swear there is some sort of subliminal, backmasked mojo in that tune. Has […]

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Another Choral Weekend.

Another Choral Weekend.

| December 13, 2004 | 4 Replies

We finished our second weekend on concerts Sunday with two interesting performances. Why interesting? The answer is acoustics! Wait! Where are you going? No, really, come back. This will be interesting. Maybe even heartwarming! One of the big things I’ve learned about choral music is that where you sing is every bit as important as […]

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A Musical Musing

A Musical Musing

| December 8, 2004 | Reply

Is there a more fun guitar rock song than “Godzilla” by BOC? I don’t think so. Maybe “Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo”, but I’m not convinced. “Ohhhhhh NO! They say he’s got to go. Go, Go Godzilla!” How can you not love lyrics like that?

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Hey! Where've You Been?

Hey! Where've You Been?

| December 5, 2004 | 3 Replies

I’ll bet you noticed today’s was pretty blog-light. Well, that would be an understatement. Today was blog-free! But I have a good reason. Loyal readers of The Shack will know that I sing in two choruses (a Concert Choir and a Chamber Choir). We do mostly a cappella music – mostly sacred (because, hey, that’s […]

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My Top 500?

My Top 500?

| November 26, 2004 | 2 Replies

Michele, of ASV, is putting together a list of her Top 500 Songs. Check in once in a while to see how she’s doing. But since I’m a shameless idea-stealer and think the idea is neat, I’m considering putting together my own list of 500. What do you all think? Care to read what songs […]

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One! Two! Three! Some Number!

One! Two! Three! Some Number!

| November 19, 2004 | 2 Replies

There’s a commercial out there that’s bugging the hell out of me. You’ve seen it – the iPod commercial with Bono and U2 and the silhouette chick that does all the dancing. That one. It’s bugging the hell out of me, and what bugs me has nothing to do with U2 trying to do guitar […]

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No More Handel.

No More Handel.

| November 19, 2004 | 6 Replies

Here’s a pretty good editorial in the New York Post (not a bad daily read if you want a little righty balance in your editorials) about the “Grinchification” of our public schools this holiday season. A school district in New Jersey has removed Handel’s Messiah and other such religious-based songs from its Christmas programs and […]

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RIP ODB

RIP ODB

| November 14, 2004 | Reply

Rapper Russell Jones, known to hip hop fans as Ol’ Dirty Bastard died yesterday after collapsing at his studio. He was an absolute reprobate, and perhaps the worst example for young fans of rap music you could pick. But his music made a definite impact on the world of hip hop and the genre is […]

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My Musical Conversation

My Musical Conversation

| November 13, 2004 | 2 Replies

Willy, dude, you can’t crash on my couch again tonight. I know I can’t push you around, and we’re tight and all, but I’m not beyond knocking you out with a ball peen hammer and pushing you out my car onto your front lawn, dig? (apologies to Jeff Goldstein)

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A Music Lyric Bleg

A Music Lyric Bleg

| October 5, 2004 | 2 Replies

I need some help from my bilingual readers out there. Does anyone have the original German lyrics to the Christmas Carol “As With Gladness, Men of Old”? The German version of the tune is “Treuer Heiland”. I’d greatly appreciate anyone who can help me out with this. You’ll get the credit and my eternal thanks […]

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