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Music for cats.

The other day I received my copy of The Humane Society‘s magazine (All Animals), and read an article about a cellist, David Teie, who joined up with a team of animal psychologists to create a new form of music just … Continue reading

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Hey Mickey (Toni Basil)

This song from 1982 has been stuck in my head for two days.   Major nostalgia!  I just learned Toni Basil was 39 years old when she made this video.    This is one of the greatest one hit wonders ever … Continue reading

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Every pop song of the last 40 years in one Awesome song (Axis of Awesome)

The Australian comedy rock trio Axis of Awesome made an earth-shaking discovery:  many if not most pop songs of the last 40 years use the same 4-chord progression: I – V – vi – IV Example:  In the key of … Continue reading

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Keane: Somewhere Only We Know

Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know,” released in 2004, seems like it’s from another lifetime, because everything has changed so much since then.   It seems like the world was more innocent then and so were we.   Fourteen years is a long … Continue reading

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Composing music in a dream.

Credit: Stacy Martian, Covermyfb.com I’m not at all musically inclined.  I’ve never even played an instrument.  I can barely sing.   I’m always in complete awe of people who can just sit down and come up with the music for a … Continue reading

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Ray LaMontagne: “For The Summer” and “Beg, Steal or Borrow.”

Here are two songs that when I first heard them back in 2010, I could swear were old James Taylor or Crosby, Stills and Nash songs I had somehow never heard. Both these ballads were written and sung by a … Continue reading

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Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)

I played this one-hit-wonder nonstop when it came out in 1979.   It was definitely ahead of its time, setting the stage for the sounds of the ’80s and the MTV age.

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Musical Midi-Unicorn — amazing!

Someone made this unicorn out of musical notes.

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Good People (Jack Johnson)

This 2005 song couldn’t be more timely.  

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Weekend Melody: First (Cold War Kids)

I know it’s only Sunday, but this song was on my mind and I didn’t want to forget, so I’m posting this early.  I thought I’d forget about it by Monday, so I had to call this a “weekend melody” … Continue reading

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