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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Posts filed under Music

I Got Them Dancing

Back in my high school days in the 1980s, despite my mullet I listened to a variety of music. My hairstyle just happened to fit one of those types–cranked out by what many call “black t-shirt” bands. A friend of my brother once called it “that long-haired shit.” A friend who was into the modern… (read more)

Caress of Steel – Rush

Recently, a friend of mine was tagged when one of his friends asked a few to name 1970’s albums that are good for a full listen, end-to-end. I was a child in the 1970’s, but in the 1980’s I was exposed to much of the previous decade’s music. Many of those bands, of course, still… (read more)

Letter to a Jazz Man

Dear Jack, This morning my iPod chose an instrumental track from one of your albums, and at first I admit I didn’t realize who it was. Jack Mitchell and His Big Band. What a talented group of geezers. I took my iPod out of shuffle mode so that I could hear the rest of your… (read more)

Waiting for Maroon

I sit waiting to leave for a concert. The show features Train and Maroon 5, playing a venue with three walls, a ceiling, and a sloped seating area that leads to a grassy knoll with nothing but the sky overhead. Not the grassy knoll, even though it’s in Dallas. Family from Tulsa and Little Rock… (read more)

Digging Deep Elm

There’s a small record label called Deep Elm Records, with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company easily hooked my ears with its Deep Elm Samplers, available for free download in various file formats and compression levels. I can’t describe the musical styles because they vary widely, and my eclectic taste finds something to like… (read more)