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Back in the Saddle

I've only ridden a horse once in my life so don't really know what getting back in the saddle feels like, but Back on the Blog sounds less dramatic.

I haven't been completely idle. I write and play music almost…

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Finding Your Rhythm

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Rhythm is an essential part of music - finding the groove, laying down a beat. We all have an innate sense of rhythm - just watch a child when music starts playing or…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Music

I'm grateful for music. The creative space it gives me, the friendships and the opportunity to spread happiness to others. My maybe cousin Willy Witherspoon joins me to explore the topic further in a holiday way.

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Practicing Performance

 

I spilled a lot of words on this blog earlier this year and then suddenly in June, the carafe appeared empty. Other muses called my name -  music performance and improv training. I've spent a lot of time…

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Contemplating Just Love

 

I been trying to adopt the mantra of "just love". I think it reduces the human experience to its purest and most simple level. Just love myself, just love my situation, just love those around me... just love.…

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Saturday Song - Peace Within

This has always been one of the favourite songs I have written. It was inspired midway through the reign of Mike Harris as Premier of Ontario when I realized the common sense revolution didn't have a lot of common sense.…

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Saturday Song - Seeds of Love

An original song recorded in my childhood home that we are vacating after 55 years of continuous occupancy.  It is difficult to leave but we take with us a lifetime of memories.

 

Why Do We Love Music?

Why do we love music? Why can music move us to tears or arouse us to a state of euphoria? 

According to scientists, listening to music stimulates the same areas of the brain that are stimulated by good food…

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