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11-19-2007, 05:35 AM
"Put another nickel in, in the Nickelodeon, all I want is loving you and music, music, music" -- From the 1950 hit song -- sung by Teresa Brewer
Just for fun ... since there are so many musicians (and music lovers) here ... how about some music stories? Any kind you'd like to tell ... your musical experiences, preferences, anecdotes, whatever ...
As I type this, I'm sitting here listening to the Classical Arts Showcase on a local access cable channel ... I love classical music, but most other kinds of music too. Especially percussive music. I did a bit of drumming in the past ... also went on several tours with my college concert choir back in the day ...
Please tell us your music stories! Thanks! : )
11-20-2007, 03:36 AM
My musical taste vary, I've been exposed to different types of music through my own education. I like some classical and have learned some classical music when I learned to play the guitar, I have actually used the style to improvise my own style and have alot of flexibility in my own playing and experiment alot with different sounds..I have had people compliment quite a bit on my playing. I actually have a limited ability to read music, but have joined online guitar lessons site to advance my learning. But I tend to like music from U2, Alanis Morrisette, Sarah Mclachlan, Jewel, the Pretenders, some alternative rock, the beach boys, Bobby Vinton, Burt Bacharach, some oldies, music of the 70's (Byrds) Chicago,Seal. Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder, some country, folk, my music tastes just widely vary, but have changed over the years..
11-20-2007, 10:21 AM
I can't play anything... but I LOVE good live music. My brother learned how to play the guitar when he was 13, so I guess I was five, and he would play quickly in his room when my sister and I were going to bed... I guess he and my parents thought that we couldn't hear him, but it became a lullaby. I always loved his music, partly because he was just my brother, but also because he was really good. When he moved out, I had a hard time sleeping, suddenly the house was quiet and it felt empty.
He's good, but he doesn't even know just how good he is. What I love best, isn't even usually him actually playing his songs through, but listening to him work through them, singing under his breath, just trying to find the perfect sound to make the next song perfect.
(Now I'm REALLY ready for him to come home)
11-20-2007, 10:28 AM
For every music lover... I'd think you know this one..
11-20-2007, 11:43 AM
Over the weekend, Scott and I visited our friends, Gretchen and Celeste who got married last a few months ago. Saturday night we had dinner with a few other gay couples and one of the men is the music director for their church. We went to church Sunday morning, and Trace met us at the door, literally came outside to find me. His pianist for the choir had not shown up. I ended up accompanying the choir after playing through it once with the director. During the service, as I sat down to play the choir number, he sat the hymnal in front of me and said "play this one after the choir is done singing." It was the offertory response. :lol:
upside: it was easy to do and I had no reason to turn down someone who needed my help.
downside: I had taken a vacation day from playing at my church to visit there, and ended up playing anyway!
11-20-2007, 09:43 PM
Here's is another one I like by Don Mclean:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5-kMXwkmPk
11-20-2007, 09:45 PM
I was also a big fan of Janis Ian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmHXRJMxYCQ
Tea and sympathy
Light a light
11-21-2007, 01:14 PM
This week I've had so much fun - I was asked to come in to some conducting classes in the mornings this week because the conducting students are learning how to conduct operatic recitative (really hard stuff to learn to conduct, btw.) So, I was asked to sing several accompanied recitatives from Mozart operas, regardless of voice type. That meant this week I got to sing several things I will in "real life" NEVER get to sing: Donna Elvira, The Countess, Susanna (the only thing close to my actual voice type), Dorabella, Fiordiligi, and The Count. :lol::lol::lol: :weee::weee::weee: I made sure to make baritone claw gestures during the Count's aria. :p :p:p
11-23-2007, 05:10 PM
does anyone remeber this one? You all I'm such a music fan.LOL
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