Monthly Archives: November 2012

Drums of Passion – Babatunde Olatunji

Babtunde Olatunji was born in 1927.  He grew up a member of the Yoruba people, in a small village in Nigeria.   Through Reader’s Digest, he learned of a scholarship offered by Rotary International.  He and his brother applied, they were … Continue reading

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Danse Norwégienne

Composed by Edvard Grieg, played by Biréli Lagrène Edvard Grieg, a Scandahoovian of great imagination, wrote music that takes me to a place at once familiar and utterly different.  It’s like reading a fairy tale.  It feels as if I’ve … Continue reading

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Back In Love Again – LTD

Okay, it’s not Friday afternoon.  But it could be when this tune plays.  It could be Friday night, but who cares?  What about this song, the way it feels?  It’s funky.  It’s got the right kind of energy.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Nostalgia and Innocence

A suburban guy growing up in the Fifties and Sixties had the opportunity to hear a lot of music.  My parents had a big box in the living room that played South Pacific, Carmen, and anonymous blasts of classical.  I … Continue reading

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Mystery Music!

CDs were the new thing and some brave soul opened a CD-Only store in Boulder.  I worked there.  It was Christmas and busy.  One day, someone came in to return a disc, complaining that although the cover and the box … Continue reading

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