once more with feeling

A while back I posted a song called On Green Dolphin Street. That version wasn’t, how should I put this, very good? It had no right being out in the world. So I re-did it just for you. You know who you are. That reminds me of the time someone asked me if I wasContinue reading “once more with feeling”

The Swan

Song Number 41 in our big countdown of Classical Music is called The Swan. It is from The Carnival of the Animals by French Composer Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). According to galaxymusicnotes.com, Camille Saint-Saëns was widely heralded as a teen prodigy, as he started exhibiting perfect pitch at the age of two. He was also consideredContinue reading “The Swan”

Number 40

Song Number 40 in our summer countdown of classical music is in the books. This is an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz. According to https://petipasociety.com/the-sleeping-beauty: The Sleeping Beauty Waltz was the first collaboration of Marius Petipa and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Although Tchaikovsky’s first ballet Swan Lake had not been the success he had hoped for, it didContinue reading “Number 40”

A Raga For You

Like I said up there. This is called Raga Kamaj: And this is a mix of sixteen different Ragas: This one is called Raga Bageshri: According to Wikipedia, a  raga or raag (IAST: rāga; also raaga or ragam; literally “coloring, tingeing, dyeing”) is a melodic framework for improvisation akin to a melodic mode in Indian classical music. The rāga is a unique and central feature of theContinue reading “A Raga For You”

Just Two Songs Left

All good things come to an end sooner or later. This is the second to last song on our trip around the world, musically speaking. It was written in the Rai style of music popular in Northwest Africa. This song is called 2:30 AM. And this one is called Rosh Shel Lee (My Head) AccordingContinue reading “Just Two Songs Left”

Another Dilemma

As we continue on our exploration of Middle Eastern music, I must remind you all to remain seated, and keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times. We don’t want another incident like the one last week. I will be adding more songs to this page later today. At least that isContinue reading “Another Dilemma”

More Fun Facts

According to https://www.worldbellydance.com/history/ the origin of the name ‘belly dance’ comes from the French Danse du ventre, which translates as “dance of the stomach.” I did not know that! But I do know that I like the music that comes from that part of the world. Here is another “Belly Dance Excerpt.” Or should I sayContinue reading “More Fun Facts”