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Listen to a new recording of a song I wrote many years ago. It is so beautifully sung by Ekat Pererya and recorded and rendered by Lou Pererya. That’s me on keyboards. Enjoy.

Lonely Girl ©

My first Native American flute build. This is from a kit sold by Blue Bear Flutes and is made of cedar. I added some detail of my own, of course, with an inlay of poplar along two sides and a crow totem on the sound block. Thanks to Charlie Mato-Toyela for his great YouTube video guidance, supplies, and book on the subject.

Listen to a brief recording of me playing this flute.

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I sang two original songs at an open mike benefit for suicide awareness. I was nervous, and it showed. But it was received well and was great fun. Just the beginning for me!

Here is a link to the Open Culture web site where they have a post with jazz piano great Bill Evans talking about improvisation. The accompanying video, “The Universal Mind of Bill Evans”, is about 45 minutes long. Worth the time and attention.

http://www.openculture.com/2012/04/the_universal_mind_of_bill_evans_advice_on_learning_to_play_jazz.html

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Joshua Wolf Shenk has a new series on Slate.com on creative pairs, Two is the Magic Number. Accompanying a long essay is a 3+ minute video on John Lennon and Paul McCartney's creative relationship. Related to the previous post here on creative relationship evidenced by remixing, this article explores in depth the "myth of the lone creator". This is Part 1, here is Part 2Part 3. Enjoy.

Everything is a Remix

September 14, 2010


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Everything is a Remix is part one of what promises to be a very interesting and well done web series video by “Kirby”. Lasting about 7 minutes, this first installment covers the relationship of elements from some music sources to another in hip hop and rock. The creative journey has many avenues. Cool. I’ll be waiting for the next parts. Watch it here. (Thanks John Gruber)


September 16, 2010

Here is a link to a response to the above written by songwriter John Woods furthering the discussion- and some responses to him as well.

This video brought tears to my eyes. Stand By Meperformed by Ben E. King and written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, is a great song to begin with, but this takes it to a new, universal level. I wonder what the story of the making of this is- who made it, how, and why. I wouldn't be surprised to see this one become very popular, at least for a time. 

Enjoy- and imagine!