Archive for June, 2008
I’ve taken a survey for school and discovered that people who play music are smarter than and read more than people who don’t play music. However, I need to think of some reasons to possibly explain why this is so. So far I have that people who play music have to read music a lot so reading becomes like second nature and also the people who play music have very strong and alert minds because they have to count musical notes and listen carefully.
Can you please help me think of just a few more reasons why I might have gotten my results. Thank you!!!!!
Music explains feelings and emotions and extends them minds understanding.
Reading extends words and improves understanding and concentration and spelling and goes into detail and shows a persons commitment and understanding to a book.
It comes from the 1935 musical Porgy and Bess. I love this song, it has so much in it and if you sing, you understand the feeling and emotion that was written in both the music and the lyrics.
It is said to be based on a Ukrainian lullaby called Oi Khodyt Son Kolo Vikon (A Dream Passes By The Windows).
I still remember my grandmother singing this one, always such a calming way to spend a summer evening – especially if you had fallen out of a tree ;-P
American Idol brought this into the current generation again with Fantasia Barrino‘s version on her Free Yourself album.
If you’ve never heard it, try and get a recording by Paul Robeson – WOW – did that guy have a voice. Summertime and Ol’ Man River really are a delight to experience. It kinda makes you feel like your missing out with some of the pop songs we have today…
Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear the original lullaby sung by the Shady Lady herself Ani Lorak?
I think the best one I saw – more because it had a story with it was this Scottish one.
I just think it was a great idea – playing ‘it’ or ‘tag’ around Glasgow. Even the Beastie Boys’ ‘Body Movin‘ took on different meaning. These guys have Read the rest of this entry »
I did spend some time reorganising the store so you can find things easier.
Well, I’ve tried to reorganise the I’ve put up some more designs in the ‘songs‘ section as I got feedback that you couldn’t always get to what you wanted.
It seems the Russians in Saint Petersburg enjoyed the t-shirts, but sadly the translator I used couldn’t get all your comments up. Thanks for the thoughts anyway. Yes there are some new designs posted up now.
I kept hearing ‘Hello‘ everywhere I went yesterday. It’s one of those songs that sometimes haunts you, whether you like it or not! One of the things about music is that sometimes you get a song that is only remembered by a single phrase – and if they chose it well, it’s Read the rest of this entry »
Wow. I just got hooked on watching some guys running through the ‘urban furniture’, things like benches, walls, buildings…and the gaps between them!
I think they call it Parkour. You know the beginning scenes of Casino Royale where James Bond is chasing a guy through a construction site – that is Parkour. Absolutely stunning to watch.
Some of these guys (no women in their group) were amazing. They just looked like some elegant creature going about it’s normal daily life – a sort of cross between gazelle and big cat.
All in a graceful, powerful rhythm.
They bounced off things, up things and held themselves in the air for ages – just gobsmacking. They were clearly confident in what they were doing, but none of them were ‘bragging’ they all said it was about sharing the love.
None of them take drugs (hooray!) as they need to keep their bodies fit – and were these bodies really, REALLY FIT!
They looked like the highest trained Olympic Gymnast with that extra something. One of the guys (Mike) said he pretty much spent his life outside – not because he didn’t have a home to go to, but because he was getting addicted to his PlayStation and his mum took it away for Read the rest of this entry »