Tag Archives: Music

Special Deliveries

Two fun things came in the mail today. First, my father’s photo album arrived, and it looks great. I think he’s going to like it. Second, I got some new sheet music. I’ve been trying to learn “Des Abends,” which … Continue reading

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Piano Lessons

Just a few days ago Marshall announced, “I want to learn how to play the piano.” This was music to my ears! Being able to play a musical instrument is a blessing that I want to share with both of … Continue reading

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Snippets

I’ve been listening to CDs instead of MP3s lately. While I may be going backward technologically, there’s something so nice about a fully-loaded 5-disc CD player. I’m about to shift around the discs, but before I do, I want to … Continue reading

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Favorite Composer: Ryuichi Sakamoto

I was once so in love with a piano piece that I tried to learn it by ear. It was a tune called “Sonatine” from one of my favorite albums, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s BTTB. The letters BTTB stand for “Back to … Continue reading

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Musical Memoir

Broken Music: A Memoir by Sting Grade: B- I am a big fan of Sting’s music. As a child I was entranced by the song “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” During college I listened to his early solo … Continue reading

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Parallels

I like the music of both John Mayer and Coldplay, so I found this quote by JM interesting. When I started to get down to the music that really moved me, I realized that it wasn’t about putting your pinky … Continue reading

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Something’s Missing

Today is April 18th, and had all gone according to plan I would have seen John Mayer performing in Providence tonight. I had tickets, and I was looking forward to the show. But just days after I bought the tickets, … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: “3×5”

Ever since my friend posted a photo of a sunrise on her blog, I’ve had a John Mayer song stuck in my head. The song, from Mayer’s first studio album, Room for Squares, is called “3×5.” Ironically, the lyrics are … Continue reading

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Pressure

Dear Kids, I never realized how inappropriate most music is for kids, not until I had kids and wanted to give them music to which to listen. I’m surprised at how many of my favorites songs contain swears and references … Continue reading

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Obstacles

Is it any wonder that I don’t play my piano often? There are so many obstacles in my way. First, the situation has to be just right. The children must be either out of the house or soundly asleep, and … Continue reading

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