My wife, Angela, studied music for the first couple of years at college. She plays the flute and still performs a few times a year (mostly at our church). However, in all the years we’ve been together, we’ve never actually played any music together. In fact, we haven’t really created many projects together (aside from… Continue reading Creating Music (Notation) Together
My kids love the Moana soundtrack and who can blame them? Lin-Manuel Miranda is amazing. So back in February I introduced them to the Hamilton soundtrack. Turns out, there are a lot of kids who love Hamilton (despite the not-at-all-age-appropriate material in many of the songs). So, given that music linking success (I’m getting burned out… Continue reading Shiny Bowie
Out of nowhere, I got into the mood to listen some Amy Winehouse this afternoon. It struck me as a real shame she never got to record a Bond theme, among the many disappointments of losing her. Winehouse just had the perfect sultry, throwback voice for a Bond film intro. I realize that it was ‘attempted’ and, honestly, having a duet by Alishia Keys & Jack White is a pretty good consolation. “Another Way to Die” is a great song, but I can’t help but wonder what could have been…
I always though the only things the Beatles and Led Zepplin had in common was that they were both genius, English rock bands who had a penchant for misspelling. While that is probably still true, what would it have sound like had The Beatles written “Stairway to Heaven?” Well, it might have sound like this: That’s… Continue reading Beatles Versus Led Zepplin
Rock God by Jason Coleman â€“ Dave playing with his band, The Coal Men, at Ashland Coffee & Tea on July 12th, 2007.
My co-worker Ronnie has a friend who has a friend who made a very nice recording of the Son Volt concert I attended a few weeks ago. I have to say, there’s something cool about listening to a live recording knowing you’re one of the people shouting in the audience on it.
Okay, so this is turning out to be more of a bi-weekly thing than anything else. I don’t recall ever promising anything â€” as who would I promise it to? Five things that have been on my radar ‘o fun over the past couple of weeks: This is a great music video by a formerly-not-known-to-me Brit indie… Continue reading Five Fun Things Friday — Mid-June Edition
I’m trying to make this a weekly thing, but who knows how long it’ll last. Another week flew by me and I’m not sure where it went. That’s more the norm than not I suppose. Here’s a few things, in no particular order that have been interesting and enjoyable this week: Getting to see inside me by… Continue reading Five Fun Things: May 18th Edition
The Coal Men were supposed to be playing in Ashland tomorrow night (the fourth), but as things happened, that show fell through. However, Tuesday before last, Dave called me up to let me know he’d be in town with Stephen Simmons to play a show on the 27th. I really enjoyed Stephen’s show last time… Continue reading Stephen Simmons Show
This is blog meme from a long time ago and I’m just now getting around to posting it, even though it was old even before I did it, as at least one of the songs indicates. In keeping with the idea of the meme as I first read it, I one day just put my… Continue reading Five Random Songs