Friday, July 31, 2015

Fun Friday - Lowest Voice and Largest Range in the World & How He Did It

His voice is so low human ears can't hear some of the sounds.  That in itself is amazing but listen to how he extended his range and kept the low notes as he aged. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"We Remember" on Wednesdays - JERRY LEE LEWIS "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On' 1957 STEVE ALLEN SHOW

Jerry Lee Lewis was so talented.  He strange lifestyle choices were most unfortunate however.  So listen, enjoy and put his other self aside.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Musical Monday - Cat Videos Have Nothing on This One

It is our summer break.  Like every good director I am valiantly looking for good pieces to add to our repertoire.  Maybe this one?

Miau Meow; Cat Duet by G. A. Rossini

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"We Remember" on Wednesday - Bob Dylan - Man Of Constant Sorrow

Here is a very young Bob Dylan.  He certainly has a way with words.  Check out Fun Friday for another take on his writing. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Musical Monday - Canadian Dance Moves

This is our country's birthday month.  As we move towards our 150th birthday, let's remember all things Canadian.  There are some great shots of iconic Canadian land marks.  Listen closely to the words.  If you aren't Canadian, it might take some thinking to figure it out.  We Canadians however, so understand this.  Have fun.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Fun Friday - God Only Knows - BBC Music

Lights, orchestra, famous performers, and even an animal or two bring us the great memories of this famous Beach Boys song.  Brian Wilson is here too.  Bravo BBC.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Musical Monday - The Soldiers - Coming Home

Here is just another reason why music is important in our lives.  You can express ideas and feelings in no other way to this same degree.  

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fun Friday New Seekers - I'd like to teach the world to sing 1972

We Remember on Wednesday had the Coke commercial using this song.  Here it is sung as a hit by the New Seekers.  Now this is fun.  Check out the hair and the outfits.  Wow!  1971 what were we thinking?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"We Remember" on Wednesday - 'Mad Men' Finale: The Story Behind the Coke Ad

Mad Men has just ended a 7 season run.  It is interesting that they would end with an ad that actually made history on television.  I remember it well.  The story as told here is really interesting. Music really is the reason this ad works.  Interesting that Mad Men which as you are probably aware was all about marketing, would choose a musical ad for its finale.  I have posted the entire ad below.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Musical Monday - Tribute to our American Friends - Celine Dion - God Bless America

Whether you "like" this singer or not the tribute is no less heartfelt.  In this global village, we all are important parts.  Each country brings unique qualities & culture to the whole.  
Thank you for being our musical & geographical neighbours.  Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015