Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Pink Floyd Album For The 21st Century

I can always count on Uncut Magazine to deliver the definitive progressive rock cover story. Yesterday, Pink Floyd announced to the world that they will be releasing their 15th studio recording, The Endless River, on November 10th, 2014.

Uncut Magazine followed suit today by making available the digital magazine edition of the November 2014 issue for my iPad. I’m Lovin It!

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Free Song with purchase of Carlos Santana’s Autobiography

Carlos Santana’s autobiography, The Universal Tone is available for preorder. An incentive to ordering the book ahead of the release on November 4th, 2014 is that when you place a preorder you will be able to download a special song,”Spread Your Wings” written by Tony Lindsay and Carlos Santana.

To download please visit <https://myredmusic.com/santana/>, it just requires a proof of purchase from any pre-order of Carlos Santana’s autobiography.

Here is the YouTube edition of “Spread Your Wings” posted by Gebre Menfes Kidus.

I look forward to adding this track to my Santana library.

Raising Voices As One In Virtual Space and Time

You may have or maybe not yet discovered classic composer and conductor Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir. It is a magnificent use of the power of Web music collaboration by editing videos and aligning voices as one choir.

The Virtual Choir is gaining aggregate global strength with each successive video project fielded and produced. The numbers of participants and countries involved have grown from 185 singers in 12 countries in 2010 (Lux Aurumque) to 5,905 singers in 101 countries in 2013 (Fly to Paradise).

I plan to join Virtual Choir 5, I hope you will too. 🙂

Love This Book Trailer

The time is getting closer to when a highly anticipated photography book I want to own becomes available, October 14th to be precise 😉

The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution book trailer appeared this morning in my Facebook stream. I was immediately hooked. What I found more compelling than the photographs from Jim Marshall’s Leica was the music underneath, “Who Do You Love (Part 1)” by Quicksilver Messenger Service fits so perfectly. I have been in a Quicksilver/San Francisco magical mood ever since. 🙂

Happy Trails (album)
Happy Trails (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I hope that there is a book signing event with the publisher in New York City next month, fingers crossed. Happy Trails to you until we meet again!

A Subject Matter Authority In Music Cognition – Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Ph.D.

While conducting research for a book I am writing I discovered a subject matter authority in music cognition to share with my readers.  The book, On Repeat, How Music Plays the Mind by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis from Oxford University Press is a principle work that defines the psychology of repetition in music. (a.k.a. earworm)

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Ph.D. is conducting definitive research in the cognitive science of music. She is Professor and Director of the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas.

 

 

In addition, Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis is a contributor to Psychology Today where she authors the blog, Looking At Listening, Music and the Mind.

Her insights into the ways our senses formulate music interpretation provides greater substantiation of our “sonic” psyche. I look forward to the next level of scientific and psychological revelations from Doctor Margulis’s research studies.