Tag: musical instruments

You’re White so you’re Fired

Talk about cultural appropriation? Has there ever been a regime more virulently racist and breathtakingly hostile to an ethnic group, in this case, ethnic-European, than that of the liberal-left. It is tantamount to Blacks hating their own kind and working to mock, marginalise and exterminate every one of some or all African blood.

Super Women of Europe

Dubbed ‘The Charm Cannon of Orbán’ by Dutch media, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga is also an accomplished violin player and she is not afraid about displaying her skills in public. On Sunday, she posted on Facebook a short video of her playing the violin at the opening of an art exhibition in Fertőd, Western Hungary, near the Austrian border.

Guitar Strings to Heartstrings Isaac Albeniz

How often we relax to the Hispanic melodies of Isaac Albeniz. His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better known of his many compositions. These lovely melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting but what of the man behind the music? Like most composers his life was as notable as was his music.

The Bells of Banff

The video features a school teacher in the Town of Banff, Alberta, Canada, named Heather Jean Jordan, who has been climbing the steeple of a local place of worship, St. George’s-in-the-Pines Anglican Church, each day since the Coronavirus outbreak shut so much down, and playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on the bells for anyone within ear range to hear. Enjoy the music and the natural beauty.

How Central Europeans Avoided Burn Out

When talking about burnout, the question arises: what about our great-grandmothers? Many women had 8-10 children, there were the household chores far more arduous than today. Then there was the cattle to look after, constant hard work, eternal lack of sleep, drinking often or missing husband and never a chance of vacation on the beach. How did they all not burn out?

Put a Bird on that Beat: Producer So Wylie Remixes Nature’s Best Singers

So Wylie learned last year that owl calls are “kind of fire.” Now she is expanding her catchy avian collection.
In November 2020, during a contested election and deadly pandemic, a tiny Saw-whet Owl was rescued from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Being very small (and politically unaffiliated), the owl spawned a minor media sensation. Among those entranced was New York-based music producer So Wylie.