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John Lennon Quote

( culture / quotes / music )
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." -- John Lennon ... read more

Favorite Lines (Written, Spoken Or Sung)

( culture / writing / poetry / music )
Obviously a work in progress but, here goes... in no particular order: You gave me nothing, now it's all I got from One by U2 If you're sleeping, are you dreaming? If you're dreaming, are you dreaming of me? from Calling You by Blue October Used-to-be's don't count anymore, they jus... read more

Blue Ashes Music

( culture / music / rock )
These guys played in my neighborhood today (still playing, actually) for the neighborhood pool party. They're pretty good, so I thought I'd mention them here. And, apparently, one of my neighbors (or at least someone local) had to step up and fill in for someone. The website only shows the lead s... read more

Current Favorite Songs

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Current favorite songs. The songs are not current, but their status as favorite is.A Thousand Years - Christina PerriAmerican Girl - Tom PettyBaby Hold On - Dixie ChicksBad - U2Boys of Summer - Don HenleyBreathe (2 AM) - Anna NalickCasual Conversations - SupertrampChildren Of The World - Amy Gran... read more

Cassette Tape Converted To MP3

( culture / music / tech )
Cool! I am getting one of these. I am including an affiliate link here. This sounds like a scam post, but I really am going to buy this! :)UPDATE: Piece of crap. Do NOT waste your time or money. There is a constant hum in the background of my sample recorded songs (side 1 of End of the Innocen... read more

Music By An Old Friend

( culture / music )
Terry DanClick here for YouTube or here for Facebook.... read more

Music By A Nephew (and Friends)

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Thomas and friends, a.k.a. OneSol are on Facebook, YouTube, BandMix, ReverbNation, and iTunes... somewhere."Cali Reggae Surf Rock Jam Band. Reggae influenced rock music you can vibe with. Conscious lyrics laid over solid beats paired with funky bass lines. Keys drop sweet bubble that sets the m... read more

Music By A Brother

( culture / music )
Music by one of my brothers:'Til the Morning ComesOld Glory... read more

Knots By Anna Nalick

( culture / music )
Wow, great vocals. My current favorite Here it is at YouTube. Maybe one of these links (here or here) will work for you if you have Amazon Prime.... read more

Mongolian Throat Singing

( culture / music )
This (Wolf Totem by The HU) is wild. Surprisingly catchy... and a little bit scary. My daughter says it sounds like it's from a horror movie. :)... read more

Good Album

( culture / music )
Dido's latest (here) is pretty good, FYI, if you generally like her music.... read more

USB Turntable

( culture / music / tech )
I'm buying one of these: USB turntable. I've been wanting to convert my old vinyl records to MP3 for quite a while now. I hope it works!UPDATE: I wish I'd read this first: read more

One Of The All-Time Great Rock Era Lyricists

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Listening to Don Henley this morning. He is one of the all-time great lyricists/poets. Just thought I'd say so. Then Don McLean came on, so ... ?? Of course, they can both be among the greatest, but Henley is probably THE greatest.... read more

All-Time Favorite Songs

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Or, what I'd want on my MP3 player if stuck on a deserted island (with rechargeable batteries and a solar-powered battery charger). A bunch of songs have been left off simply because they've been played to death. Some songs are on here simply because I like (try) to sing along, or maybe it has a kil ... read more

Lies Lies Lies

( culture / music / conspiracies )
Lyrics from a Frank Zappa song:You will obey me while I lead youAnd eat the garbage that I feed youUntil the day that we don't need youDon't go for one will heed youYour mind is totally controlledIt has been stuffed into my moldAnd you will do as you are toldUntil the rights to you are sol... read more

New MP3 Player For My Car

( culture / music / tech / auto )
I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here.Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion!... read more

Newly Discovered Radio Station

( culture / music / radio )
I just got my car back from the shop. $1500. Ouch!On the way home, though, I turned on the radio. All my preset stations were gone. Right. Whenever they reset the onboard computer, it resets my radio station presets. Kinda weird that it would, actually. Doesn't the radio have its own memory separa... read more

Mr. Happy's 18th Annual Unusual Christmas Music Podcast

( culture / music / radio / holidays )
Seasons Greetings,You can tune in via your favorite mp3 player to the show: radio showWhat can you expect to hear? About 500 songs (over 24 hours of non-repeat music!) that fall into one or more of the following categories: musicians I like that happened to make a Christmas song (e.g. Ride, Teenag ... read more

Old Music, Newly Uploaded

( culture / music )
Here's some piano music I've composed over the years, mostly from the late 80s and early 90s. I rarely play nowadays. None of the compositions (if you can call them that) had names until just now. And none of it is very professionally played or recorded, but it's all I could do! Still, all rights re... read more


( culture / music / radio )
Online Radio stationsRevolution935Beat FMBlip.fmPandora MargaritavilleLast.fmLive365.comListen.comShoutcastSpotifySatellitefrom Don (ca. 2010)As broadcast radio continues to drive itself into self-extinction with their worship of mediocrity (the new American disease), there's a new type of radio cal... read more


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Five apps that should make middlemen nervousBandCampBandMixReverbNationAll-time favoritesChristmas 1998 Jam SessionKnots by Anna NalickMongolian throat singingMucho Macho Man grooves to his songMusic by a brotherMusic by a nephewMusic by an old friendMusical sign languageNewly-discovered radio stati... read more

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