music

Stellar Bits, Best of Opera

Stellar Bits, Best of Opera

Moving, famous, opera arias performed by equally well-known legends.  The second video below, “the best of opera”, is a great opportunity to experience the truly exceptional.  Do try a few pieces.  They are single songs, not entire operas.  You will recognize a few.  Sit back and listen […]

Love this: Hero pt2

Love this: Hero pt2

My scalp is tingling.  Wow.  LOVE THIS! Pt 2.  One of my all time favorite films, if not top favorite: “Hero”, with Jet Li.  Chinese, with subtitles.  An epic visual and aural masterpiece.  Compelling story centered around the unification of China.   This is the […]

Love this: Hero |film

Love this: Hero |film

One of my all time favorite films, if not top favorite: “Hero”, with #Jet Li. Chinese, with subtitles. An epic visual and aural masterpiece.  A compelling story centered around the unification of #China. This post is for the music.  This is a tiny segment of […]

Medieval Sephardic Music | performance

Medieval Sephardic Music | performance

Medieval Jewish music of  Spain.  Beautiful. Exotic to our ears, ethereal and rhythmic. Above is a long playlist of 26 pieces of Spanish Sephardic music.  The first performances are by “Ensemble Fontegara”.  They are period pieces featured at the beginning of the playlist.  I have not […]

farewell great lady

farewell great lady

We celebrate Maya Angelou’s life, cherish her wisdom, and learn from her words.  But we will do so without her now, 28 May, 2014.   “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she wrote in the most recent post […]

Ravi Shankhar revisited

Ravi Shankhar revisited

Ravi Shankhar was nominated for another Grammy in 2014.  He died in 2012, at 92 years old.  I was thinking about him, so I put together a few pieces to enjoy.  His daughter is also exceptional and I have included her as well, but not […]

Indian Classical Music

Indian Classical Music

Indian classical music is principally based on melody and rhythm, not on harmony, counterpoint, chords, modulation and the other basics of Western classical music.  The tradition of Indian classical music is an oral one. It is taught directly by the guru to the disciple, rather than […]

ancient love

ancient love

This is a beautiful piece.  A 3000 year old Egyptian love song in the original language.  A language you have most likely never heard vocalized.  Accompanied  by an Egyptian harp.  The poem, lyric, is exquisite.  The type of thing I live to experience.  Music and […]

Miles Davis mind candy

Miles Davis mind candy

I do like Miles Davis and have seen him in concert.  I am not a Jazz person.  I know nothing and rarely listen.  This is satisfying mind candy.  An animation of the notes of So What.  I dig it big time.   Widely considered one […]

the soul of Sindh

the soul of Sindh

O friend, why are you still inclined to waste paper and ink? Go forth and try to find the source where words were formed. ~Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai  was a devout Muslim Sufi, but his spirituality was broad and welcoming, making […]



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