I am a commuter. My drive to and
from New Haven is an oasis of music. Over the years I've made
many musical journeys. This site was born of a friendship that
was itself born
out of a shared love of music. The events of my life (and no
the lives of other late "boomers") come with a remembered soundtrack.
Music is as good a reason for living as any -- come what may
there will always
be more music to discover and to be created.
Those who listen to music tend also to
make lists. What ten albums would you bring to a desert island?
What favorite male vocalist? symphony? This is not unlike the
business of organizing one's collection of recordings. Does one
group by type, by artist, by composer? Does this-or-that favorite
have a special place on the shelf? The process is unending,
because the subject matter is infinite.
Here are today's lists. I present
them to any like-minded souls. Click on the links for more. SEND SUGGESTIONS!
What's on the ipod lately:
In addition to what is listed
below, these days (2012) I'm into French Canadian (Quebecois) music of
various kinds, because my son is at school in Montreal. So:
LOTS of Vincent Vallieres, Lisa LeBlanc (rock), among others, and
Le Vent du Nord (folk) . Or what I can find on Youtube! PLUS
anything below intermixed with some Motown and a lot of
Voices, Poets (the trinity):
new discovery to me and a new passion -- an epiphany! I am
working to get songs translated so they can be more easily shared with
an English-only speaking audience. Although Spanish is so
beautiful!). The link is to the official website -- there is a
whole webring of websites. We are talking the equivalent of Bob
Dylan in the Spanish-speaking world. Packed 80,000 seat stadiums
for multiple shows. Etc. Actually (6/2010) more like John
Lennon and Paul McCartney rolled into a single individual.
singer-songwriter) I was fortunate to attend a very intimate
concert in Paris in March 2005, truly an unforgettable
experience. Special favorite songs, to name a few:
And not to forget key albums like Al Stewart 's Modern Times and James Taylor's
memorized Mud Slide Slim.
Guitarists (and other acoustic instrumentals)
Noisier Stuff, mostly Groups
Miscellaneous Artists, usually quieter, very important in my life
"Classical" favorites (in defense of my unoriginal taste here, I fear I am not musical enough to get too far without words)
And in the right mood, MUCH noisier stuff: