Archive for the 'Music' Category

My Life with Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: My Life with Leonard Cohen: Friends, but never close, our paths intersected and then diverged, until this past September, when I connected with Leonard for the last time Ruth Wisse on the Mosaic website on November 30, 2016.

Leonard Cohen walking on a street near his vacation home in Hydra, Greece, October 1960. James Burke/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

Click Here to Read: Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) dies at 82 By Hiram Lee on the World Socialist Web Site on November 23, 2016. (more…)

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) dies at 82

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) dies at 82 By Hiram Lee on the World Socialist Web Site on November 23, 2016. (more…)

Jim Hall and Red Mitchell – Valse Hot – Live at Sweet Basil 1978

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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Click Here to View: Remembering jim hall on the Artist Share website.

This previously unreleased Jim Hall/Red Mitchell material from the famed 1978 performances at Sweet Basil is now available! Included in the package is an audiophile DVD containing high resolution 24bit/96kHz audio files. (more…)

Leonard Cohen’s Theories on Life, Democracy & The Future

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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Click Here to View:  Leonard Cohen’s Theories on Life, Democracy & The Future | MTV Full 1993 Interview on YouTube.

My Friend Leonard Cohen: Darkness and Praise

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: My Friend Leonard Cohen: Darkness and Praise By Leon Wieseltier in The New York Times on November 14, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter of love, death and philosophical longing, dies at 82 on this website.

Click Here to Read and View: A Day in the Life of Zen Monk Leonard Cohen: A 1996 Documentary in Life, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Religion on the Open Culture.con website on July 3rd, 2015.

Leonard Cohen Credit:Dominique Issermann

A Day in the Life of Zen Monk Leonard Cohen

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and View: A Day in the Life of Zen Monk Leonard Cohen: A 1996 Documentary in Life, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Religion on the Open Culture.con website on July 3rd, 2015.

Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter of love, death and philosophical longing, dies at 82

Friday, November 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and View:  Leonard Cohen, singer-songwriter of love, death and philosophical longing, dies at 82 By Matt Schudel in The Washington Post on November 11, 2016.

 Rock music’s poetic visionary Leonard Cohen died Nov. 7, aged 82. (Reuters)
Being Liberal shared the (W) RIP Leonard Cohen… if there is God, he/she/it couldn’t prove better their dark sense of humor by taking away the author of THIS:
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
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‘The darkness interferes with the music in my head’: Lady Gaga says trauma blocks her creative process in new interview

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: ‘The darkness interferes with the music in my head’: Lady Gaga says trauma blocks her creative process in new interview By Daily Mail.com Reporter in the Daily Mail on October 17, 2016.

Bob Dylan’s 126th Dream

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Bob Dylan’s 126th Dream by Colin Burrow on the London Review of Books Blog on October 14, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Other Posts on Bob Dylan on this website.

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Bob Dylan speaks onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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Bob Dylan in 2015. Lester Cohen / WireImage

Click Here to Read: Why Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan Has a Yiddish Soul by Marc Caplan in The Forward on nOctober 15, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Why Bob Dylan’s Songs Are Literature by Craig Morgan Teicher in The New Republic on October 14, 2016/

Click Here to Read:  Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature by Emma Margolin on the NBC News website on October 13, 2016. (more…)

Darkness and Light: Leonard Cohen and the New Cantors—A Playlist for the High Holidays

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Darkness and Light: Leonard Cohen and the New Cantors—A Playlist for the High Holidays By Allan Nadler in the Jewish Review of Books on September 29, 2016.

Fred Hellerman, 89, the last of the Weavers

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Fred Hellerman, 89, the last of the Weavers by John Burgeson on the CT Post website on September 2, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Pete Seeger – Union Maid @ The Rose Parade on YouTube.

Click Here to Read:  Strumming along with Dylan and Seeger By Robert E. Cohen on the Paint the Culture Rad Website. (more…)

Toots Thielemans: 1922-2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Toots Thielemans: 1922-2016 “That little space between a smile and a tear” By James Brewer on the World Socialist Web Site on August 25, 2016.

Toots Thielemans [PHOTOS: Jos Knaepen from tootsthielemans.com]

A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  A tribute to German Sinto musician Häns’che Weiss By Bernd Reinhardt onn the World Socialist Web Site on July 16, 2016.

Click Here to View: Bimini – Power of Three Michel Petrucciani – Wayne Shorter – Jim Hall on YouTube

Click Here to View: Jim Hall “My Funny Valentine” on YouTube. (more…)

Woody Guthrie’s Music Lives On

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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Click Here To Read:  Woody Guthrie’s Music Lives On: More than 40 years after the celebrated folk singer’s death, a trove of 3,000 unrecorded songs is inspiring musicians to lay new tracks By Jim Morrison on the smithsonian.com website on January 5, 2010.

Woody Guthrie was never known as a lyrical provocateur but he wrote about everything from A to Z. (Bettmann / Corbis)

 

Donald Meltzer and the Music of the Inner World with Pamela Sorensen at CFS

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Duet – Donald Meltzer and the Music of the Inner World
One-Session Program (4 Contact Hours)
Presenter:       Pamela Sorensen, PhD
Date:               Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time:               10:00am-3:00pm (One Hour Lunch Break)
Location:         Mt. Sinai, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 100th St., NYC

This paper uses the film “The Story of the Weeping Camel” to explore Donald Meltzer’s thinking about the links between analytic listening and musical listening. The paper uses detail in the film to bring to imaginative life Meltzer’s ideas about the relation between phantasies about the (more…)

Psychoanalyst Dr. Martin Nass on Music, Interpretation & the Creative Mind

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Stephanie Chase Conversations: Psychoanalyst Dr. Martin Nass on Music, Interpretation & the Creative Mind By Stephanie Chase on the Thirsy Media.com website.

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Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dead at 89 By Hiram Lee on nTHe World Socialist Websit eon July 6, 2016.

Ralph Stanley in 2006 (Photo credit: Larry Miller)

Neuroscientists probe link between music pleasure responses, dopamine and cravings

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Neuroscientists probe link between music pleasure responses, dopamine and cravings by Jane Gardner on the Medical Xpress website on June 29, 2016.

Is there a connection between dance music and cravings? Credit: University of Melbourne

Hear Melissa Etheridge’s Chilling ‘Pulse’ Dedicated to Orlando Victims

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

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Click Here to Read and Listen To: Hear Melissa Etheridge’s Chilling ‘Pulse’ Dedicated to Orlando Victims “How can I hate them, when everybody’s got a pulse?” singer-songwriter asks in new song By Jerry Portwood IN Rolling Stone on June 15, 2016.

Melissa Etheridge has penned a song titled “Pulse” dedicated to the Orlando shooting victims. Brian Rasic/Rex/Shutterstock/Zuma