Rameau

This morning I was checking my YouTube video of my DIY Italian style harpsichord to see how often it’s been viewed.  A Deremigis  search usually brings it up along with an increasing number of  files containing De Remigis’s I didn’t know existed before the invasion of  mass marketing computer search engines. But today as I … More Rameau

Black History?America

Today media’s bombardment of well paid pop acoustical-movie celebrities has all but obliterated consciousness of the great musical innovators: Oscar Peterson Art Tatum Earl Hines Charlie Parker Miles Davis John Coltrane Mcoy Tyner Elvin Jones Louis Armstrong Dizzie Gilesppie Duke Ellington Nancy Wilson Sarah Vaughn Nina Simone Ella Fitzgerald Billy Holliday Dakota Staton Joe Williams … More Black History?America

The muse has departed.

Popular music has been changing significantly over the years,………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….anger, disgust, fear, sadness, and conscientiousness have increased significantly, while joy, confidence, and openness expressed in pop song lyrics have declined.

Judi

Last Toronto municipal election day: October 27, 2018,  I got a surprise telephone call from Judi Jansen asking about Scott Cushnie and Gene MacLellan;  whose name has never shown up in online searches but whose presence has been central to Canada’s early Rock and Blues, who comes to mind whenever I hear Jan Haust’s historical … More Judi