Open Garden at the Hachiman Shrine in Fukagawa by Hiroshige
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Awash in sweet sound
Peace inhabits my spirit
The timpani rest
We should always keep in mind the wisdom of Anonymous: “Every change in music is a step Backwards.”
Does this music have a “why”?
Expression of mind.
One step off major.
Music for all tastes
the twentieth century
even some for none.
Description in tunes.
Demise of LP
Rise of CD, MP3
One wonders about
Bach’s time management – all that
music, all that sex;
Concerti to Symphonies,
Spring has sprung
Music’s in the air
the cat sleeps on.
forming sweet rivers of sound
In a magic world
engulfs your sense of wonder
Strings, flutes, percussion
Warm Air, Warmer Melodies
On the radio
Homeward headlights split the wintry night– blissful musical revery.
Soft music combines
With a fine April morning
To inspire these lines.
Music, Fine Arts Radio,
Rhymes with ecstasy!
The oboe’s A strikes the summer air
A bird aloft Responds;
Spring blossoms burst out.
What tune captures my spring joy?
This, too, Bach covers.
Always in fashion
Opera can be summed up
In one word: passion.
shaking his fist against the
I missed the name of the wonderfully funny woman on Rich Warren’s show this evening (Saturday, 5/4) from 6 to 7. I was listening in the car on my way down to a Benefit, and I was both laughing and sometimes tearful as she did her routine. What is her name? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. David Terman.
How wonderful to hear Cornwall mentioned this morning! We Cornish-Americans (called Cousin jacks) listen long in vain for mention of our beautiful homeland on radio and in the other media. Thank you.
The name Ben Luxon came up, of course, and he was described as the first internationally-known singer from Cornwall. Not so!
In the infancy of recording, one of the biggest superstars was Richard Jose, from Cornwall. Here are some links regarding him.
You will see that, in an old picture in one of the links, his name is presented as if it were Spanish, with an
accent after the final “e”. This was done to give him a bit of Latin flair, but the name Jose (Rhymes with hose), with no accent is a good Cornish name.
Not as well known, but famous in her way and day was Fanny Moody, “The Cornish Nightingale.” Here are some links about her.
Much of her career was spent as half of the founding members of the Manners-Moody Opera company.
Of course, Cornwall is known for their Male Voice Choirs. Often overshadowed by the fame of the Welsh Choirs, the Cornish choirs have often won competitions in which the Welsh were favored. Here’s a link:
Last but not least, the Cornish are famous for their “Silver Bands,” community-based brass bands of great renown. Here’s a link to a very good one.
I would be very happy to help WFMT discover the wonders of Cornish music. I’m a native of the the Chicago area, and my music has been heard several times on WFMT. I was once even a guest on the Studs Terkel Program!
Jim Wearne (www.jimwearne.com)
Bard Canor Gwanethtyr of the Cornish Gorseth