Tag Archives: music

The Beatles

The Beatles enjoy the reputation of being one of the most popular bands in the world. They are absolutely one of my favorites and have provided me with many years of enjoyment. That’s why I was excited when I heard about the new release of their songs that have been digitally remastered. There are 12 albums total and all will be released. I hope that you are as ready to rediscover their music as I am!

Guitar Center In The Big Apple

I am seeing more and more Guitar Center stores in some of the towns that I shop in as well as more T.V. ads, which I am sure will become more abundant as the Christmas holidays approach.

I have heard so many good things about guitar center in new york, so it’s cool to know that they are popular in other parts of the country as well as the Big Apple. I miss New York City, but I am glad to have relocated to a climate a tad less intense come the winter months.

Crazy Heart

While visiting at my folks the other evening, I found a copy of the book, Crazy Heart, on the bookshelf in my brother’s room. I asked if I could borrow it and he said to take it and pass it on.

I watched the movie with the same title when it came out last year. I thought the movie was outstanding and Jeff Bridges made the main character totally believable.I know a little about the music business, as my dad was a musician and we always had a house full of band members, singers and other entertainers coming into the house carrying their instruments in their nice utility case and boxes of all shapes and sizes.

It will be hard to read the book without picturing Jeff Bridges as the main character. But maybe that’s a good thing. I think it helps to vividly picture the characters while you read.

So far the book seems to be following the movie pretty closely. I just got into it last night for a couple of chapters. I plan to read the book and then re-watch the movie to compare the two.

The Internet is Truly International

I never thought that I would need an online translation service for anything in my life, but the more I am on the internet, the more I realize just how international we really are. Even with something like Facebook, I have added new friends from a variety of countries. I have a musician friend who lives in the Czech Republic and also know a photographer there who has a wonderful photoblog.

He suggested another photoblog that is run by a French photographer, and I needed service de traduction to navigate her site. Everything on her blog is in French and if I want to make a comment on her work, I need to be able to write in French without sounding like an idiot.

These photoblogs are really interesting. Most of the photographers take a picture of something in their every day life and post it on their site. They take photos all year around, with people walking in the rain, shoveling snow, picking flowers or riding the commuter train. The German photoblog shows street scenes in Berlin and I needed Übersetzungsdienst to read his comments and respond back.

These people do amazing work and put it on the internet to share with the world for free. I admire them and look forward to learning more about life in other parts of the world through their photographs as well as a great place to find all types of music instruments for sale.

The Flute

Most of the time when I think of the flute, I think of Native American music. Those are songs that are haunting and very spiritual, usually accompanied by drums and chanting.

This morning I was poking around YouTube and came across two songs, by accident, that featured the flute Celine Dion’s theme song from “Titanic,” and a song by Celtic Woman called, “Scarborough Fair.” The odd thing is that I don’t remember the flute from the first version I ever heard of that song, by Simon and Garfunkel.

So I clicked over to the Simon and Garfunkel version and listened to that one. Their version feature generated acoustic guitar and harpsichord – not the flute. Until the very end – and then there is a flute or possibly clarinet? I can’t really tell and I listened to it twice. Anybody know which woodwind brasswinds like what are offered online is featured on the Simon and Garfunkel version of Scarborough Fair?

That put me in the mindset for some old folk rock and I listened to some other Simon  and Garfunkel songs for about 30 minutes, then I had to get out of the house and head off to work.