It’s A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present

I was raised on great music. Music we listened to in our "den" - usually on vinyl or cassette (once my older brother became a teenager and got a "Boom Box") but still mostly on Vinyl.  My parent's collection of Jazz and 70's rock and Folk was a university course in music appreciation. I was … Continue reading It’s A Revolution! The Resurgence of Vinyl and Being Present

Office Acculturation – Rewind – Art Immitates Life?

As put by one of my "Cultural Creative" respondents in this week in  a research project I am working on: "This video about sums up that cubicle world we all too are familiar with at times"... Avicii vs Nicky Romero - I Could Be The One (Official Music Video)

Composer Or Ethnomusicologist? Maria Schneider: An Example of the Human Experience Captured Through Music

As I sat at the kitchen table reading the article below aloud to my wife, over last night's leftover guava pastries and a couple of  home-made cafe con leches, it struck me that I wasn't just reading an article about music.  The way the story takes us through prominent contemporary Jazz composer Maria Schneider's trip … Continue reading Composer Or Ethnomusicologist? Maria Schneider: An Example of the Human Experience Captured Through Music

A Reluctant Fan: The Myth Of Commonality By Way Of Music Affinity

When it comes to music, I am a reluctant fan. Mind you, it's not because I don't enjoy music. Quite the contrary. Music is an essential part of my human experience, as it is for many. However, while I had hoped to hang on to the conception that those who share an affinity towards a … Continue reading A Reluctant Fan: The Myth Of Commonality By Way Of Music Affinity

“R Kelly Is Today’s Marvin Gaye” And Other Questionable Music Comparisons

Last Sunday we were hosting a couple of friends for dinner: the type of friends who like to drink Manhattans, talk about philosophy and pose random questions for us all to get silly about before eating, drinking more and hopping on the piano for singalongs that range from Broadway to Elton John to Journey.  We … Continue reading “R Kelly Is Today’s Marvin Gaye” And Other Questionable Music Comparisons