Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Music lets them find missing memories

Boston.com / News / Local / Music lets them find missing memories

Music therapy is interesting - and very effective.

As far as music and art cutting through the fog of dementia, my mother had dementia as the result of a stroke. Right to the very end of her life she enjoyed music and even sang the lyrics to the songs she enjoyed listening to on her Walkman.

Mom couldn't remember what year it was, yet she would remember lyrics.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Music Stuff/Music Page on my website news

Moved the Music Page to the website's main navigation bars.

Figured I might as well and should, since the site has so many music pages, and is so related to a Music Stuff & More store.

(If you feel as if you just saw the above - word for word for link - on another blog of mine, yes, you have, you are not seeing things. Just wanted to let you guys "over here" know about this as well, and, okay, I'm lazy/TGIF)

Stevie Wonder Official Site - His New Song for Katrina Relief

Stevie Wonder Official Site

Stevie performed his brand-new single "Shelter in the Rain" on CNN today. Stevie said he felt this song was given him by God. It is about God being one's shelter in the storms of life. It's a lovely song sung by a talented musician with a wonderful voice. I found it inspiring. Thank you, Stevie! Yet another good song from you. And a song especially needed for our times.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

New Orleans Music Store

Since CafePress cut off additions to its Hurricane Katrina Charity Store long before the deadline it set, many of us shopkeepers have gotten left holding a bag of "Katrina Charity graphics" and wondering what to do with them. We made them, and we want to help.

So, I decided to open up a new basic store "New Orleans Music" stocked with many of the New Orleans graphics I created.

About the graphics: featured are the tuba, trombone, trumpet, and saxophone. Mostly Mardi Gras colors are used: blue-green, gold, purple. Some graphics include the text "New Orleans Music."

Again, the New Orleans Music store @ CafePress.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Support New Orleans & her musicians

This link is to the Higher Ground fund-raising effort. This is related to Jazz at the Lincoln Center and the jazz great Wynton Marsalis.

You may have been lucky enough to watch the Higher Ground wonderful several hour broadcast last Saturday night on PBS. (I believe this broadcast will be out on CD.)

Friday, September 09, 2005

New Orleans Music Graphics

This is disgusting that I'm copying and pasting another blog into here. My apologies! I don't want this to happen again.

So, do you want to see some Katrina music graphics? These are only the beginnings: two for the CafePress Katrina Charity Shop @ http://www.cafepress.com/communitycares/

The graphics are about New Orleans Music. I do music and we all know how much New Orleans is about music - and what a contribution and joy New Orleans' music has been to all. It's about my gratitude, appreciation, and acknowledgement, that New Orleans music will always live no matter what. Love ya, New Orleans.

Now for the money part of all this: two graphics are donated, the rest will either be sold at the lowest pricing tier, or at no profit to me at all. This is not about ME making money - that would be too crass. I refuse to profit off others' tragedy.

Now, for the rest of the series at http://www.cafepress.com/chmdesign Most of it is hidden now, only one is showing tonight - http://www.cafepress.com/chmdesign/822857

Note also the "brass & sax" graphics in the Music Instruments section - http://www.cafepress.com/chmdesign/824771 This is also a series, but the other merch is not yet ready for primetime, so is still hidden. Now, the "brass & sax" are about my making money. ; ) Yes, the "brass & sax" are crass.

Okay, links time:
http://www.cafepress.com/chmdesign - Music Stuff & More

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Is the affinity for music innate?

Is the affinity for music innate? | CNET News.com

An interesting international study about music begins.