Carpe Musicorum!

Carpe Musicorum!

Singer/songwriter Rob Anthony posted this thought yesterday: "Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside us." Perhaps because I've been driving around with a temporarily disabled sound system, this comment hit me hard. I miss music in my car and I crave it in my life. I appreciate all the brave [...]

Five reasons “all I wanna do” is listen to Sheryl Crow

Five reasons “all I wanna do” is listen to Sheryl Crow

Friday night, I fought through a wicked cellphone scrum to take my own series of blurry Sheryl Crow concert pics. I joined the crowd in belting out the chorus to several of her Grammy-winning songs. I held my own phone aloft (horizontally, of course, for Pete’s sakes, have we learned nothing?), to record a lovely [...]

Civil dissonance

I have been thinking, lately, about music and how each note relies on the other. Even the first simple songs we teach our babies -- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for instance -- require at least six notes, some whole, some half, with several quarters and eighths as well. Add a couple of chords and, depending [...]