Archive for the 'Music' Category

In conversation with Dame Janet Baker

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Click Here to View:  In conversation with Dame Janet Baker : the full interview on YouTube.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on President Trump

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Lin-Manuel Miranda on President Trump: ‘I Know What I’m Going to Fight for in the Years to Come’: The lyrical genius reflects on his huge year, including his Oscar-worthy tunes in ‘Moana,’ the otherworldly success of ‘Hamilton,’ and his show’s message to VP-elect Mike Pence by Marlow Stern on the Daily Beast website on December 27, 2016.

Happy Hannukah!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to View: Naftali Herstik, Alberto Mizrachi, Benzion Miller with the Neimah Singers – Tumbalalaika on YouTube.

How Does it Feel

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Does it Feel By Patti Smith in The New Yorker on December 14, 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY PHILIP MONTGOMERY / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX

John Lennon Died on December 8, 2015

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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Click Here to View:  John Lennon Playing Give Peace a Chance on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Imagine by John Lennon on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Jealous Guy by John Lennon on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) on YouTube. (more…)

In Honor of Jim Hall’s Birthday on December 4th: 12 Jazz Guitar Albums You Should Hear

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: On The Corner: 12 Jazz Guitar Albums You Should Hear By Rusty Aceves on the SF Jazz website on August 9, 2016.

Window at Music School Mentioning Music Greats including Jim Hall

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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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]