Tag: Music

How About Some Amateur Rock Drumming? Say Yes, Please!

How About Some Amateur Rock Drumming? Say Yes, Please!

| April 4, 2013 | Reply

If you have a couple hours to kill one evening, click over to YouTube and search for song covers made my amateur musicians. Sure, you’ll see a lot of junk, but if you’re patient and your search-fu is strong, you’ll find some amazing performances. I went YouTube prospecting a few weeks ago and found a […]

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The Music of Christmas — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Worthy is the Lamb / Amen"

The Music of Christmas — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Worthy is the Lamb / Amen"

| December 24, 2012 | Reply

One of my Christmas traditions is to listen to my favorite parts of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” as close to Christmas Eve night as possible. I have a terrific rendition, by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis, that brings majesty and reverence to the piece in ways the traditional chamber orchestra recordings do […]

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The Music of Christmas — Celtic Woman's "Ding Dong Merrily on High"

The Music of Christmas — Celtic Woman's "Ding Dong Merrily on High"

| December 24, 2012 | Reply

Ever hear a song on the radio and say to yourself, “Oh, hey! I haven’t heard that song in ages. I really liked it!”. Well, “Ding Dong Merrily on High” is that Christmas song for me. The tune is delightful (but a bear to sing well because the chorus is two long phrases and you […]

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The Music of Christmas — Nat King Cole's "A Cradle in Bethlehem"

The Music of Christmas — Nat King Cole's "A Cradle in Bethlehem"

| December 23, 2012 | 1 Reply

If you know me even a little bit, you know I love Christmas music, especially the classics done by old-school musicians who know the value of a simple melody sung well. Nat King Cole, who for my money is one of the three finest male pop singers ever (along with Sam Cooke and Frank Sinatra), […]

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The Delivery Presents – Tunes and Terror and Not a Hint of Politics (with @RealityBlurs and @mark_scudder)

The Delivery Presents – Tunes and Terror and Not a Hint of Politics (with @RealityBlurs and @mark_scudder)

| September 4, 2012 | Reply

I believe Episode 162 is the first show in which I didn’t hit on politics at all, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Quite honestly, I’ve had my fill of politics for a while (not a good sign since we’re still two months from Election Day). Never fear, though, faithful listeners, for […]

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A Little Saturday Afternoon Workout

A Little Saturday Afternoon Workout

| August 11, 2012 | Reply

David Byrne is a maniac. There’s no other way to explain why he’d put himself and his entire band through a high-impact cardio routine during a seven minute live performance of “Life During Wartime”. But on the off-chance you successfully Jog Along with David, try a different challenge. Strap on a bass guitar and do […]

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It's Time for a Music Break. Live Rush with a Killer Introduction

It's Time for a Music Break. Live Rush with a Killer Introduction

| July 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

I did not think I could admire the members of Rush any more than I did before I watched this video, but I was wrong. Oh, how I was wrong. Not only is this perhaps the best introduction to a song I have ever seen, but it’s also a killer live performance of one of […]

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The Delivery Presents – What Rocks Harder than a Piece of Wood? A Duck!

The Delivery Presents – What Rocks Harder than a Piece of Wood? A Duck!

| May 22, 2012 | Reply

Episode 147 is all about the ego. Not mine, mind you. I’m still an up-and-coming podcaster. I can’t afford an ego. Our President, on the other hand? Well, he’s playing with our money, so he can afford all the ego he can cram into the nightly news. And believe me, he’s stuffing those newscasts just […]

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The Delivery Presents – MSM Muddles and Music with Mark

The Delivery Presents – MSM Muddles and Music with Mark

| April 23, 2012 | Reply

The big lie most often told by the MSM is that they know better than you what is and is not news. Every day, though, you can find an example of just how untrue that assertion really is. I kick off Episode 143 with a tale of funny Obamacare math, a newspaper article that got […]

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The Delivery Presents – Robert Davi on Music and Why the Good Stuff is Important

The Delivery Presents – Robert Davi on Music and Why the Good Stuff is Important

| February 2, 2012 | 3 Replies

If you want to know why I love social media, look no farther than Episode 132. Without Twitter, it could not have happened and here’s why. A couple of months ago, I had a brief exchange with actor, director, and musician Robert Davi about his new album Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance. […]

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