Category Archives: music

1994 Soundgarden – Fell On Black Days

Chris Cornell 1964-2017.  Rest In Peace.

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1968 Plymouth commercial with Petula Clark

They don’t make car commercials like they used to.

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Gould, Bernstein & Bach

Here’s a great little gem of a video featuring famously eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto #1 in D minor along with Leonard Bernstein conducting the orchestra.  Bernstein introduces the performance with a brief talk about interpretation … Continue reading

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The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony”

Certainly, I do not need to post up this music video of The Verve‘s 1997 song Bitter Sweet Symphony, I mean it’s already been viewed over 200,000,000 times!  But, it’s a great song, no matter the tortured copyright issues stemming from … Continue reading

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The Animals “The House of the Rising Sun”

Eric Burdon and the Animals sing their 1964 hit song The House of the Rising Sun.  Who could forget this memorable tale of a life gone bad (spent in sin & misery).  Turns out, people have been singing this song for … Continue reading

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Lang Lang tackles Prokofiev’s 7th Piano Sonata

I guess there are those purists who are put off by Lang Lang’s theatrics, but no one would deny that this is a supremely talented & gifted musician.  While I have always admired Maurizio Pollini’s take on this work which … Continue reading

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Dweezil Zappa plays “Peaches en Regalia”

How does one describe Frank Zappa?  I had a Zappa fixation back in my college days circa 1969-1973 and sort of drifted away from it after that formative period in my life.  He was a musical iconoclast whose influences ran … Continue reading

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Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

It’s only 5 minutes long!  These folk classics will lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face.  Performed live with gusto by Zoltán Kocsis (piano) and Barnabás Kelemen (violin), as good as it gets!  Bravo.

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Dread Zeppelin cover “Your Time Is Gonna Come”

For the uninitiated (from Wikipedia):  Dread Zeppelin is an American Band best known for performing the songs of Led Zeppelin in a reggae style as sung by a 300-pound Las Vegas Elvis impersonator.  I can’t decide whether I like this version … Continue reading

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Maurizio Pollini wins the 1960 Chopin Competition

A young Maurizio Pollini (age 18) takes home 1st prize in the prestigious Chopin Piano Competition held every 5 years in Warsaw, Poland.  The competition is devoted to the works of a single composer, Frédéric Chopin (duh).   The great Arthur Rubinstein, … Continue reading

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