Archive for the 'Music' Category

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

“O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go,” George Matheson, Scotland 1882. Of this hymn, Matheson says, “My hymn was com­posed…when I was 40 years of age. I was alone in the manse at that time. It was the night of my sister’s mar­ri­age, and the rest of the fam­i­ly were stay­ing over­night in Glas­gow. Some­thing hap­pened to me, which
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Why I Like Miley Cyrus, the Anti-Celebrity (Part II)

If you missed part one, it’s here. I’ve had a tough job defending my defense of Miley Cyrus against the VMA reaction. I’ve kept having to check myself and not get defensive. Am I sure about this? Seems I don’t get to defend her easily. Some people think she’s trying to gain approval pellets. And some people really don’t want her
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On Quality and Excellence and What Does It Really Matter?

I think it’s about time for another of my old fashioned diatribes on high quality. It's been a while since I picked up the old saw, and I found this today on my local classical music station and couldn't wait to share it.    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was a contemporary of Bach’s who has nearly disappeared for even classical
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