Category Archives: music
And it is a whompin’ MARVEL. Here is the third teaser Sony has released. Turns out there are two vocals on the project, duets by Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still, Sometymes Why) and Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, etc.). Their … Continue reading
UPDATE: I gave bad information below regarding the time of the stream of the Punch Brothers’ Bonnaroo performance. NPR shows it on their schedule tomorrow (Saturday) at 1pm Central time. Also it will be webcast on Bonnaroo’s own Youtube channel … Continue reading
This sounds good! Shrimp and Asparagus Fettucini We end up doing a lot of simple throw-together pasta dishes, especially as the weather warms up, and I’ve been on a shrimp kick and an asparagus kick lately. (Roasted asparagus….YUM!) This also … Continue reading
What is lovely in this is the string arrangement. Renee Fleming, if you don’t know of her, is the star soprano of the Metropolitan Opera. She likes to stretch her wings and try other material. In this case, a Blossom … Continue reading
This performance goes far beyond “stringband pulls off novelty.” This is amazing and lovely.
Looking at tomorrow’s worship service leaflet, my first thought is that there is a lot of music for us in the service. Elaine, our organist, is going to be busy! A prelude, a postlude, 5 hymns, the chanted psalm, and … Continue reading
Blossom Dearie was a jazz singer who passed away this week at the age of 82. In the last months of his life, my father got a lot of pleasure from listening to her unique voice and piano playing. She … Continue reading
This is part 2 of the “Hang in there, spring is coming” series. Bach is cheerful, and this is a cheerful version of a movement from the 3rd Brandenburg concerto featuring Punch Brothers and multi-instrumentalist Rob Moose on violin.
I remember after Sept 11 2001 how the country came together in pain and patriotism, and now I am seeing a similar thing, but this time it’s hope and patriotism. We need these family reunions from time to time, I … Continue reading
I wish I could have gone to church this morning, and I wish I could have gone to my other church’s children’s Christmas play this afternoon. Instead I’m home in my jammies and slippers, feeling rather horrible. Voice over: We … Continue reading
Earlier I mentioned the new Yo-yo Ma and Friends album, Songs of Joy and Peace. Alison Krauss and Yo-yo Ma were on the CBS Early Show this morning and performed their song from the album, the Wexford Carol, which is … Continue reading
The Christmas spirit doesn’t descend upon me until later in the month, but the decorating rolls around before that. And I do love the tree and the garlands and the candles and all that once they’re in place. Must get … Continue reading
Having been in rant mode for the last few posts, I think it’s time to throw out some pretty music. Here’s a beautiful mandolin and mando-cello duet arrangement of part of the Bach Goldberg variations. And I understand that the … Continue reading
We bought Songs of Joy and Peace by Yo-yo Ma & Friends and it arrived from Amazon the other day. Cello is one of the friendliest-sounding instruments, and Ma is one of the friendliest-looking people, and the album concept is … Continue reading
Some people take the “practice, practice, practice” route and others find it simplest to hop on a plane, a shuttle, a train and a taxi. That’s what we’re going to do. Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will … Continue reading
The easy Sunday supper tonight was fresh tomato sauce with pasta, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. We have a lot of tomatos from the garden, plus Mike brought us some from his garden! About every other day I’ve been … Continue reading
These are three of my friend Amy‘s 4 young sons. Shape note singing is a tradition in her family and you can see they are well on their way to passing that tradition along. This is just a casual “sit … Continue reading
Well, I know it was confusing but if you wanted to vote for Punch Brothers’ rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame (I am referring to a post from a week or two ago), the voting has begun at … Continue reading
Has it been too long since you heard Sara Watkins sing a song for you? Here she is singing a beautiful waltz, “All This Time” I kinda hope this one will be on her album when it comes out.