Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hubbard is Gone

Jazz trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard passed away. 

There is an article from NPR about it HERE, with an audio interview with him from 2001. 

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Here is a cool video of Miles Davis playing All Blues on the Steve Allen show back in 1964:

Let's Play With Sticks

This is Greg Howard. He plays the Chapman Stick. I have known about this guy for a really long time, and I am not sure why I have not posted on him before, but here it goes. Better late than never I suppose. Anyhow, if you have never heard a Chapman Stick before check it out. I think it is a pretty cool instrument.

Here are a couple of cool videos:

(Goya's Dream)

(All Blues)

He has a bunch of stuff on YouTube - as well as other players playing the stick.

Tony Levin (the bass player for Peter Gabriel, among others) has taken to this instrument in the last few years, but Greg, I think was one of the first, and in my opinion the best.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas & and Have A Happy New Site

Christmas time is here again, and as a gift from me to you I wanted to share this site with people. 

it is a wonderful (and addicting) site full of interviews, analyzations, comments on current trends, perspectives on those composers who have passed, links to historical articles and so on and so on. But be warned, the addicting part is absolutely true, it is a procrastinators paradise. 

Enjoy! and have a Merry Christmas


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Lately this gem of saved music history has been floating around the email and blog world. Other people have posted it, but I thought I would as well, just in case someone misses it, and happens upon this blog. I think it is not only poignant for musicians, but perhaps there is some life advice in the words as well.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

here is a really interesting interview John Stewart had with Mike Huckabee.
I think Stewart brings up some very poignant arguments.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Music of Art & Robots

Here are some interesting tidbits of musicality.

Even Robots can play moody 80's guitar riffs!!

Cage lives on!!

And this is just cool. I want to put this in the floor in my house! It's like tap dancing on a marimba!

Prop 8 - The Musical

Oh man, this is hilarious. No matter your side, it is hilarious!
See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

But on a more serious note, here is a very poignant commentary by Keith Olbermann