Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Who Will Comfort Me?" Melody Gardot, Live At The Troubador

"Something" By Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway

Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway

Keyboardist Cory Henry (A "Snarky Puppy" Regular) Will Put A Smile On Your Face


Snarky Puppy

Alan: I hope Cory is playing with Snarky Puppy tomorrow when I see them perform at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Whether as listeners or active participants, Cory confirms my belief (first communicated by friend Chuck) that Life is essentially music and brings with it the whole spectrum of melody, song, harmonization and collaboration that music evokes and conveys.

Before every concert, friend Steve's former bandleader used to say: "We are here to serve The Music."

Where service prevails -- as mythically conjured in "The Music of The Spheres" -- there can be no discord. (At least no lasting discord.)

The Music of The Spheres 
Musica Universalis

In the end there is music or noise.

Chord or discord.

Be unabashed in advocating the superiority of music-melody-harmony over the persistent chaos of dimwitted "realists" ever spoiling for a fight.  

These impoverished souls never "got the call," never heard "the overture," never embarked "the opus." 

Never got a real life.

And absent a real life, they try to fill the void with fabricated drama and in the process only make things worse.

Cory With His Other Band, "The Funk Apostles"

Cory Jamming With Marco Parisi And Larnell Lewis

"How Music Helps Us Grieve"

Chord, Discord

The Age-Old Normalization Of Warfare Through Stupidity, Ego And Religion

Amazon's "100 Books To Read In A Lifetime"

So many books, so little time. With this in mind, the Amazon Books editors set out to compile a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. We had a few goals when we started out: We wanted the list to cover all stages of a life (which is why you'll find children's books in here), and we didn't want the list to feel like homework. Of course, no such list can be comprehensive – our lives, we hope, are long and varied – but we talked and argued and sifted and argued some more and came up with a list, our list, of favorites. What do you think? How did we do? Tell us on Goodreads, where you can vote and add your own selections.