Category Archives: Music and Musicians

Impromptu Piano Christmas Duet

I attempted to post this short video on Facebook but it wouldn’t take.  It’s John Check and Ken (last name coming soon).  They hadn’t met before this evening and this is the first tune they played together.  Hope you can … Continue reading

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Fiddles, Cats, and Rosins

I’ve wanted for a long time to be a fiddler, and began serious practice this past year. I had all the obstacles common to a beginner, especially an older one, but I persevered. An unusual obstacle was our cat Pearly, … Continue reading

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Music Behind Bud Ad: Passenger (a repost)

The best part of the Budweiser commercial “Puppy Love” is the music behind it: “Let Her Go,” performed by Michael David Rosenberg, a British singer and songwriter, stage name Passenger. ( He has a Facebook page and his tunes are … Continue reading

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The Delicate Touch of Taj Mahal

 Reading Bill Brownlee’s review of Taj Mahal’s recent concert at Knuckleheads (Kansas City) reminded me of a time when Mahal graciously soothed a too active, enthusiastic audience. It was inTucson, mid 80s, in what might have been an impromptu setting—a … Continue reading

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Some Humor at a Jam Session

At a recent jam, the musicians were talking about being not so “on” today. This is the ensuing short exchange: “I’m a 100 watt human.” “I’m 125-150.” “25 watt.” “Neon light.” “LED today.”

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