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Get your praise on!

On our way to Father’s Day breakfast, my son called to tell us to put our car radio on V103. It was Sonya Blakey’s Sunday Gospel Show. Playing was a rendition of the Mississippi Children’s Choir’s “His Eye is on the Sparrow” (see … Continue reading

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Patti Smith

I saw Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music Saturday night. How awesome to have seen her in such an intimate setting. The piano player, her daughter Jesse Smith, and the guitarist, her son Jackson Smith, accompanied … Continue reading

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Gato Barbieri (1932-2016) RIP

The Argentinian saxophone player and composer, Gato Barbieri, has passed on. I remember seeing him in a blues/jazz venue in Chicago in the Lincoln Park neighborhood sometime in the mid 70s. The venue was small and intimate. It seemed almost … Continue reading

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Wintergatan- Marble Machine

The musical band/group Wintergatan (Swedish for “Milky Way”) is a creative group of musicians who utilize unexpected objects and mechanical devices to create their sound. They call their style of music — folktronica. This Marble Machine was created and built … Continue reading

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Roberta Flack

Today is Roberta Flack’s birthday (1939). I remember listening to this album, Chapter Two, all through the second half of my sophomore year in college through graduation and beyond. Many years later, sometime in the late 1980s, I ran into … Continue reading

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Always time for a little Mozart

I have always loved Mozart. His vitality, joy, cleverness, and unmitigated exuberance attract and hold me. In fact, I have found myself trying to impart this love for Mozart to my students who often raise their eyebrows and look blankly … Continue reading

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Let’s do the Time Warp Again

Every year at Halloween, our middle school has a costume parade and contest and the morning is culminated by each grade level doing an all-grade dance off. This year the 8th graders had the song, “Let’s do the Time Warp … Continue reading

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