Category Music

2020 In Review – An Untimely Passing

This 2017 post was a repeat of a 2016 post and the fourth most viewed post here last year. Maybe the release of a new Gord Downie record brought it to the attention of various search engines. I listened to an advance copy of the album before its release date, but for reasons I no […]

2020 In Review – 10,000 Hours in Hamburg

As we continue our review of your favorite posts from 2020, I will admit this is one of my favorites, from 2015. It’s always nice to burst someone’s bubble, though the myth about the Beatles and how they honed their craft still persists. Apparently I am still the only one who has done the math. […]

The Song of 2020

I don’t know where the year has gone. I started this post a couple of months ago, intending to share it sometime before Christmas, and then I forgot. Yesterday I remembered, so I bumped what I had planned for today to next month. It has taken the world by storm. A simple song that has […]

Western Stars

It wasn’t what I expected. Perhaps it was better. Sometimes on the plane you don’t know what you are choosing. Bruce Springsteen’s song “Western Stars” is about am aging cowboy/actor. I had thought the movie was a dramatization, with the eponymous album as a soundtrack. I figured it would kill an hour or so on a […]

A Sad Anniversary

Being in quarantine means I’m not paying attention to dates. Which is how I missed yesterday’s 40th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. It would be tough to understate Lennon’s influence on culture. He was a musician and peace activist who first came to fame as a member of The Beatles. I didn’t see […]

Happy Birthday Pete!

Due to some computer issues Monday I find myself being a day behind this week, which is why you are getting Tuesday’s post on a Wednesday. Tuesday was Pete Best’s 79th birthday. You may never have heard of him, but you might have heard music from his band. They were called The Beatles. I wrote […]

Sounds of Summer

We seem to have a bit of a musical theme here recently. That’s because Sulzburg has had a couple of concerts in the market square this past week. I must confess I didn’t take an pictures in the hour I spent watching the local “hand harmonica” (accordion) club. After all, if you have seen (and […]

Blowing Their Own Horns III

A few photos today to finish our look at the alpenhorn concert in Sulzburg’s market square.

Blowing Their Own Horns

  If I correctly understood the notice in the municipal newsletter, these alpenhorn players were attending a training course in nearby Staufen, and were prevailed upon to  give a concert in the Sulzburg market square on Thursday morning. You could hear them from our apartment. The alpenhorn is not an instrument that I am that […]

Interactive Friday

I gotta admit, I’m curious as to this one. My first thought was my friend Peter, he knows a lot of music – but I can’t decide on the song. As I get older I find the memory isn’t what it used to be (if it ever was) and remembering all the lyrics of everything […]