Archive for the 'Music' Category

Get to know Kate Redgate

Excluding the monthly wedding receptions I’ve attended lately, it’s been a long time since I’ve heard live music. I’m not sure the reason for the long hiatus, but it ended with a recent concert by Kate Redgate at the Firehouse Center in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In all honesty, I didn’t know anything about Kate or her […]

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Footloose In Upstate New York

I am not a worldly man. Save for a few Caribbean islands, I’ve not been outside of the U.S. But, I have seen most of this great country and I consider myself well-read. So it was with amazement, serious amazement, that I discovered a sub-culture this past weekend that I never knew existed. At a […]

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The Stories

In the last post, I mentioned I’d found a cool site when researching Bob Seger’s “Like A Rock” song. The site is Songfacts.  I’ve written before about how I like to listen to lyrics of songs and try to get meaning out of the words. Songfacts helps you by explaining why the singer or band […]

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You Pick Your Age

I read Mrs. 4444 blog entry about injuries and what age you would choose to return to if you could. The entry and the comments are good. My comment was that I would be 18. I don’t usually get into the whole “If I was this age again” (at least not openly :)) jazz and […]

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Built to Please

Nothing earth-shattering here (as if you were expecting it ), but the other night as I was using my Ipod, I realized what a great gadget the Ipod is. A longtime lover of music, I used to make mixes on tapes like so many of us did. However, I was very particular about mine. I […]

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Listening Back at St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve a fair amount of Irish heritage. Growing up, St. Patrick’s Day was the typical American celebration. My dad would give my mom, sister, and me green boutonnières to wear throughout the day. Come dinnertime, we’d have corned beef and cabbage and soda bread. The only part I liked about the soda bread was the […]

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More Music. Arizona.

A recent post talked about my love of music and particularly my study of song lyrics. Here’s an example that goes beyond music. If marketers could learn to do this, they’d be a lot richer. Let’s say you hear a new word and understand its meaning because of a unique situation. Maybe it was in […]

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Listening to the music

Listening to music has always been important to me. I have a photo of me at age four, silly hat atop my head, rocking in my chair, listening to a record player that also played movies. (If you comment, maybe I’ll post the picture :)) It’s there (updated 12/13). People have always asked me if […]

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