A Day In The Life

The Cure
March 18, 2009, 7:51 pm
Filed under: Nature, Seasons

Last week was cold and wet. Rain, snow flurries, sleet. Temps in the 20’s at night. With all the gray, wet days it might have been easy to slip into the last of winter doldrums. But I have the cure for blue moods.


As the days progressed from gray to grayer, the buds on my forsythia kept opening wider as though their mission was to compensate for the lack of sunlight.


This week we’re experiencing clear skies and balmy spring weather. And the forsythia is in full glory. I could just crawl in and build a nest right here.

Even so, there’s nothing wrong with being a little blue now and then.



March 13, 2009, 11:16 pm
Filed under: Music

I bought a copy of Tom Moon’s “1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die.”  It’s a thick  book.  I’ve been wading through it for two weeks and have only scratched the surface.  Reading it is a very humbling experience for a music professional.  Makes me realize that even though I eat, sleep and breathe music, there is always more of the art form to experience.  What Mr. Moon has compiled is so much more than a list of  “must hear” recordings.  It is a comprehensive tribute to the one truly universal language……music. 

I love the Henry David Thoreau quote found on one of the opening pages.  “When I hear music, I fear no danger.  I am invulnerable.  I see no foe.  I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” 

If you’re into music, this is a book you should consider adding to your reading list.