Category Archives: music

Playlist #2: Motown Classics

The music we play at work generally, to put it kindly, sucks.  Especially during the middle part of the day, when I am either not-quite-close-enough to the end of my shift to look forward to leaving or when I’m right … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: Rolling Stone’s Playlist Issue

The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine is titled “The Playlist Issue”.  As the name suggests, it is full of playlists submitted by several of the movers and shakers in the music industry.  Artists from Ozzy to Tom Petty to Drake … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson

If a picture says a thousand words, then the words “Michael Jackson” say a thousand pictures. Whether it’s the young Michael, performing with his brothers as the Jackson Five, to his breakout solo performances like “Billie Jean” and “Thriller”, to … Continue reading

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Addendum to an Earlier Post

Following the Titans game this afternoon, I stayed at the neighbors’ for several hours watching some of those in attendance play Rock Band. After a long while of refusals, they finally wore me down enough for me to attempt the … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on My Complete Lack of Musical Ability

I was very dubious when I saw the advent of such games as Rock Band and Guitar Hero. My thinking was, “Here is a way for people with no talent or discipline to indulge their fantasies of being rock stars.” … Continue reading

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Writing Music

There have been a lot of blog posts from writerly types discussing the idea of putting playlists with their novels so that readers could listen to the music that inspired the author during the act of composition. Some authors have … Continue reading

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