Tag Archives: Music

Time Flies

Been a while since I went with a rerun here, but I thought today would be a good one. This post is from eight years ago today. Back then I hadn’t thought about the longevity of this blog – I was hoping to chronicle my summer vacation, and hadn’t thought of what would come next. […]

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

I worked in radio for decades, finally (I think) retiring in 2019. These thoughts are from 2015. I am a crusher of dreams and ambitions. Or at least I try to be. Unfortunately I am not always successful. I’m the guy people come to when they are trying to get established, the guy who tells […]

Musical Mecca

Welcome to re-run time. Some of my favorite posts, mostly older and travel related, while I myself am on the road. While I am away I am busily writing new material which will start appearing here when I get home next month.  I’m already looking forward to sharing the new material with you and hope […]

Blowing Their Own Horns II

Some thoughts from the alpenhorn student concert in Sulzburg’s market square. I must confess I had never thought about this instrument before, just accepted that it was a Swiss thing. I figured it to be localized because how do you transport something that big? Now I realize that the horns unscrew into three parts (or […]

Soundtrack to COVID-19

Having worked in the music industry off and on for most of the past 40 years or so, I’ve met a lot of musicians. Some have even become friends as we have interacted over a number of years and releases. Which means I have been very aware of the struggles my musical friends are facing […]

Virtual Music

The Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, like most cultural establishments in Europe, is closed these days. Usually about 10,000 people go through every month. COVID-19 has hot the cultural sector as had as any other industry. I wonder if the government supports to help museums, theatres, dance troupes and the like through this time are […]

Don’t Stop The Music!

It’s Saturday, which in theory is a day of rest for many people. Though in these everybody-works-from-home days there may be less of a distinction between times of work and leisure. I’ve been enjoying the daydreaming about travel, something that I still hope will be a reality for me this summer, even though I know […]

Musical Dreams

It’s tough not being able to travel when you want to. And that loss of freedom is just the tip of the iceberg – there are many travel-oriented businesses which will not survive this involuntary shutdown. That might be a topic for another day, maybe once planes start flying again. (I expect those flights to […]

Instruments Everywhere

Do you ever make plans and then forget to follow through? Of course not, only I would do that, right? When I went to post Tuesday’s flashback post from Brussels’ Musical Instruments Museum I thought I would choose photos from several different posts rather than just the ones from the 2014 original. But there weren’t […]

Singing The World Into Being

Everyone lives forever – we just have to choose where – John Elefante (former lead vocalist for Kansas) A friend texted me, asking if I would write a short reflection for his FaceBook page. He gave no guidelines, and this is what came out. Not typical material for this space, but it is Sunday so […]