Category Archives: musician

poetic.

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last weekend

at the 44th annual ann arbor folk festival

 5 live streamed hours on saturday night

every kind of music and performance

big and small

i once again

heard beautiful poems played

by my favorite pianist

george winston

whose song ‘thanksgiving’ i heard for the very first time

many years ago on the radio while on a road trip to toronto

having no idea who it was or what the song was

 being very moved by it

not knowing if i’d ever hear it again

  serendipity stepped in

when driving back home

with a windham hill artists’ compilation cd

an unexpected gift from my host

on which he was a featured artist playing that very song.

“music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

-pablo casals

wild sounds.

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on the last day before our winter break

the instruments waited patiently

for the children

who would soon come 

  to begin their day

by happily making music.

 

“music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.”

-thomas fuller

bella ella.

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Ella Fitzgerald, born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia.

this photo, by Annie Leibovitz, was one of Ella’s favorites.

happy birthday to Ella, the queen of jazz.

 

 ‘one chord is fine.

two chords are pushing it.

three chords and you’re into jazz.”

-lou reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

credits: photo-annie leibovitz, wemu radio

 

 

a warm glow.

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musician’s outdoor snowman promo –

‘playing guitars for your warmth’

tonight at the ann arbor distilling company

“music brings a warm glow to my vision,

thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” 

– haruki murakami , author – hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world

 

 

 

february, 2019 – ann arbor, michigan, use