March 8, 2006

Some Good Things (& the music of life…)

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:32 am by a11en

  • Duke Ellington
  • Ballvenie Double-Wood Single Malt Scotch
  • Pelikan Fountain Pens
  • Peterson System Deluxe Pipes
  • Russ Oulette’s blends
  • Greg Pease’s blends
  • Samuel Gawaith blends
  • The love of a beautiful woman (who’s not your mom)

Pipe-fed philosphy for today: The world is full of music around us… we have to be able to stop and listen to it and realize each part plays it’s role in the symphony. The flats and sharps of life make the harmony more interesting than a simple mono-tonal drone… the staccatos and allegros make life interesting and difficult at times, but like all good musicians, our job is to learn how to play them appropriately. Where would our wonderful music be if when the music got too hard, the musicians just decided to stop playing? Our goal- is mastery of the music. Vibrato when the slow and moving largos happen, attack and clarity when the allegros come. We must be able to move and appropriate our playing to match the score. If we don’t, we’ll never survive the symphony.

Music is our collective emotion. Is it no wonder that it bridges all human-made barriers?

Earworm: “Edward The Second” performed by Duke Ellington from the album The Intimate Ellington

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3 Comments »

  1. banshee said,

    this one post very good. i enjoy very much!

  2. bobbyRicky said,

    i like your style – very fresh

  3. a11en said,

    Thank you so much for your kind comments! I’m so glad you found the post enjoyable. 🙂

    [humbly yours,]
    -Allen

    ps- I’m very sorry it took forever for me to thank you for your kind comments.


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