The Sound Of My Voice

Linda Ronstadt as honorary doctor at Hardly Strictly 2009

A friend recommended this documentary to me recently. I finally got a ’round tuit’ and thoroughly enjoyed this movie based on the memoir by Linda Rondstadt, Simple Dreams, A Musical Memoir. I hadn’t realized the amazing voice Rondstadt had until…

Keys to the Universe

This morning, Beloved reminded me of a wonderful quote by Swami Beyondananda: “The bad news: There is no key to the universe. The good news: It was never locked.”  Not familiar with Swami Beyondananda? Check out his website

More of the Best Quotes About Music

Jerry Garcia By Carl Lender CC BY 2.0

When I wrote 21 of the Best Quotes about Music last month, you responded with some of your own wonderful quotes about music. Thanks for your input. There’s such diversity in your responses, too. This one, for example, came from a…

30 Day Music Day 7 Bebop!

Day 7 of the 30 Day Music Challenge is Bebop! Every saxophonist alive today owes some debt to Charlie Parker, one of the original bebop artists and arguably one of the most innovative. I was attending Indiana State University when…