Entries in Music (12)
I know music cannot prevent future disasters from occurring, but as I sit here and think about what my mother and the music she helped make me love does for me, I hope others can find comfort in music during hard times.
Since some schools are cutting back on extras like music, it is even more important for parents to step in and give their kids the gift of an instrument and lessons and encourage a life-long love of music.
All I really needed to know about classical music and world culture I learned by watching Saturday morning cartoons! I am a product of the 80s. With that comes a number of wonderfully nostalgic memories, including watching Saturday morning cartoons. Among them are Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and Sylvester and Tweety, just to name a few. It wasn’t until college that I realized I actually knew Mozart, Gershwin and Beethoven because I had never chosen to listen to classical music. My choices lied in the Go Gos, Madonna and New Edition, hardly considered “classical” (although now, over 20 years later, may be considered classic!).
Well I'm back, after a brief absence from the blog scene. What, you may ask, has inspired this return? A national news story? A wise insight? A witty observation? A social criticism/commentary? Not quite, you guys will know me better than that in due time.