Have you ever been in that limbo place where you are between wakefulness and sleep? Have you ever had a song stuck in your head during that time? I have, every night it would seem, and I have given it a name : Limbo Jam. I have noticed that there are three types of this … Continue reading
For the Weekly Writing Challenge: Backwards I have decided to tell you the story of my love for music and how I became infatuated with ethnomusicology. It has not ended, so I guess I start in the midst of the story. The end is at the beginning.
Yesterday my aunt described a color as Cadbury’s purple. I remembered that Cadbury’s got exclusive rights to that purple color so it did not seem too odd that my English auntie would use that name for a purple. But what my mind turned immediately to, because my mind works in music, Gogol Bordello’s “Start Wearing … Continue reading
Originally posted on PotSoup for the Soul:
If you are tourist in India there is a good chance that you might have heard of Rajasthan. This western dessert state of India gets its name from Raja – sthan meaning the land of the kings. During the middle ages there were a lot of kings here and even…
“Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut” is a very complex piece of music. While classical in nature, it is a good example of American folk music as well. It was written by Charles Ives in the 1910’s. The YouTube video is of “Putnam’s Camp” performed by the Leicestershire Schools Symphony. This part of the composition “Three Place … Continue reading