To sing is to love and affirm,
to fly and to soar,
to coast into the hearts of the people
to tell them that life is to live,
that love is there,
that nothing is a promise,
but that beauty exists,
and must be hunted for and found.
-Joan Baez (Daybreak 1968)
The past is gone and the future might not even be, the only thing we ever experience is the now, I try to enjoy the minute. -George Harrison
Born: April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974
Born: January 25, 1938 – Died: January 20, 2012
Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound. -Kabir
Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
’Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heartstrings that play soft and low…
~Van Morrison, “Moondance,” recorded 1969
The unicyclist, loves to entertain the folks while playing the fiddle.
Born: February 25, 1943 – Died: November 29, 2001 (aged 58)
Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry, music without the idea is
simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.
Edgar Allan Poe, Letter to Mr. B-
The blues are what I turned
to, what has given me inspiration
and relief in all the trials of
Greg Allman, along with his late brother Duane, that founded The Allman Brothers Band, passed away. He was 69 years old.
Music is a safe kind of high.
and the body
Born: April 9, 1932 – Died: January 19, 1998
On a beautiful warm day, he decides to go outside, and sits himself down on the stoop. He takes out his blues harp, and plays some down home blues. Some of the passersby stop to watch him, and love what they are hearing. That makes him a very happy guy.
Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)
The air outside is hot
The air is stifling
The dogs are laying in the shade
The old man is sitting on the stoop
Playing the blues with his harmonic
The people who pass by are smiling
The old man knows it all good
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She was one of the great rock and rollers that passed away at the age of 27.
Haircuts and fanclubs: backstage with the Rolling Stones – in pictures
I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.
– Buddy Guy
I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.
– Carlos Santana
American Pie singer Don Mclean arrested on domestic violence charge
Natalie Cole, singer and daughter of jazz great Nat ‘King’ Cole, dies at 65
Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton
Photographs of John Lennon’s final interview to be auctioned
Today is Ringo Starr’s birthday. He is now a young 75 years old.
Paul McCartney’s birthday
is today, (June 18, 1942).
He is now 73 years young.
It just seems like it was
only yesterday, that The
Beatles landed in New York.
And that was in February
of 1964. Then he was
a 21 year older, and
a start of a successful
BB King: chairman of the blues – a life in pictures
Sadly, one of the great icons of music,
King of t he Blues, B.B. King passed away, on May 14, 2015. He was 89.
“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”
BB King – a picture from the past
“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that … I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”
– John Lennon
I miss his witty remarks, views on life, and most of all, the music he wrote and sung.
“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.”
– Jimi Hendrix
“I love rock-n-roll. I think it’s an exciting art form. It’s revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music.”
– Nick Cave
I do agree with what he is saying.
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
“I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.”
– Woody Allen
John Symon Asher Bruce
May 14, 1943 – October 25, 2014
“I just couldn’t take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that’s about all I did at school.”
– Alvin Lee
Talk about ‘how time flies.’
Just heard a song
on the radio.
“Can I Get a Witness”
by Marvin Gaye.
The song goes
back to the ’60s.
It brought back memories,
some good, so bad, and so-so.
Yes, ‘how time flies.’
A Pondering Mind 10/12/2014
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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Let us read, and let us dance; these
two amusements will never do any harm
to the world.
Music is spiritual.
The music business is not.
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