Tag Archive: Sound of Music

Jan 03 2015

My 2015 soundtrack starts here

A concert by these two talented cellists provided some of the background music at the New Year’s Eve party I attended. While they are known mostly for their arrangements of contemporary pop songs, this more traditional piece really stood out for me. It’s definitely going on my personal soundtrack for the quieter, more reflective moments …

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Aug 17 2014

Tori Amos + Radiohead’s “Creep” = MAGIC

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This is why I LOVE it when Tori Amos is on tour, even if I have zero opportunity to catch one of her performances. She covers other artists like nobody else. In this case, she treated audience members in New York to her interpretation of Radiohead’s “Creep“, and they ate it up with a big …

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Aug 11 2014

Some things that shouldn’t work, do

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Just when I thought I’d never have to listen to The Knack‘s hyper-annoying and (only) hit song “My Sharona” ever again, somebody has combined it with one of my favorite Beatles‘s songs, “Paperback Writer.”  The Knack song … probably the earliest example of an “ear-worm” I can recall … tormented me as a youngster because …

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Jul 31 2014

This apple didn’t fall far from the Tori tree

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I first heard Tori Amos‘s daughter on the Holly, Ivy and Rose track of her Mom’s Midwinter Graces album and was completely charmed by her young, unpretentious voice.  She’s grown up quite a bit since then, and so have her pipes. Oh, and she kind of looks like Tori, too. Related articles First Listen: A Clip Of …

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Apr 03 2014

And now I MUST see The Lion King

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I know that The Lion King is a full-fledged musical theater production, but for some reason … probably due to the fact that it’s based on a 1994 Disney cartoon … I’ve never felt compelled to see it. And this, despite being a pretty big fan of big Broadway musicals general. And then I saw …

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Mar 07 2014

Pentatonix + cello = bliss

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If you’re going to add an instrument to an outstanding a capella performance, the cello is the only way to go. Best love to my sister, Mindy, for bringing this to my attention! If you would like to see the original song by A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera, click here. Related articles Pentatonix …

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Jan 27 2014

Grammy got it right

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I know a lot of people, especially those of a particular political persuasion, will think this was nothing more than a self-congratulatory, feel-good, Hollywood stunt, but it clearly packed an emotional wallop for everybody in the auditorium, and the majority of TV viewers, too. More pics available here, and you can watch the video here. …

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