Sunday, October 29, 2006

As lovers of music, 'We're brothers' - Los Angeles Times

As lovers of music, 'We're brothers' - Los Angeles Times

Great story. I've been following the "adventures" of Nathaniel the classical musician/homeless guy in Steve Lopez's columns for a long time. In today's column linked here, Lopez summarizes Nathaniel's story, writes about his future, and describes a meeting Nathaniel recently had with his once Julliard classmate (yes) Yo Yo Ma while they were all at Disney Hall. Yo Yo let Nathaniel play his cello, too. Apparently Lopez almost had to drag Nathaniel out of Disney Hall - he didn't want to leave. He was at home.

The title is about what Ma said about Nathaniel - how since both of them were such avid lovers of music they were like brothers.

Monday, October 23, 2006

[Weird Al is ] White & Nerdy - Google Video

White & Nerdy - Google Video

(I identify perhaps a little too much with this....?)

Weird Al is back!

(Where's the accordion?)

BTW, remember when Weird Al really did wear glasses?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

NPR : The Leaf Player of the Zocalo

NPR : The Leaf Player of the Zocalo

A whole 'nother kind of reed playing. Listen to the performer's solo linked to this article.

Reminds me of kids using grass or weed blades as reeds. It works. Even I - no real reed player - have done it. (You have to hold the blades just right to get it to work. Experimentation is involved.) Be sure there's no chemcials, or other nasties, on the grass or weeds, BTW!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

NOTES Wear : CHM Design Store - Music Stuff & More :

NOTES Wear : CHM Design Store - Music Stuff & More :

News about the new.

I have created a ridiculous amount of notes graphics on much merchandise and in several assorted colors. The link above is for "notes" merch to wear. The link for "notes" ware (stuff you don't/can't/wouldn't-want-to wear, obviously, unless you like to wear mugs as hats, etc.) would be and, in fact is, Notes Ware

The half note and the quarter note are featured on this graphic, paired, in "ruby" (red), "sapphire" (blue), "gold", "opal", and in the traditional basic black we all know and love.