Tag Archives: music

Plotting in the Key of D Minor

I listened to an episode of Writing Excuses, a podcast for writers, while driving across town the other day.  Dan Wells, one of the regular contributors, mentioned a technique that I thought strange and extraordinary.  He used a fugue to … Continue reading

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El Tango de Roxanne

Timeless movies are the fruits of master storytelling.  Consider the movie Moulin Rouge which takes the traditional tragic romance to new heights using rich visuals, great music, and subtle (and not so subtle) foreshadowing. Here’s the basic story: Christian, a … Continue reading

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Music to Soothe the Savage Me

Let’s be honest for a few minutes.  There are times when we just get flat-out angry with the world.  For some this anger is pent-up with each new offense; when finally released it has the power to level cities.  For … Continue reading

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I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eye Peas

It is motivational Monday and do I have a treat for you!  Many of you know of my weakness for great music and dancing; today’s choice is a great mix of both.  I present the flash mob dance and live … Continue reading

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Everyone’s free (to wear sunscreen)

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I hope that this message finds you all enjoying the holiday and taking time to remember and honor those who have passed on before.  In honor of the day, I chose to share the song “Everybody’s … Continue reading

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Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir

It is motivational music Monday.  Today, I’m excited to present the Eric Whitacre virtual choir.  This choir consists of hundreds of people from twelve different countries all working together to create a piece of breathtaking music called Lux Aurumque.  Without … Continue reading

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Where the Hell is matt?

It’s Monday motivation time! In 2006, a YouTube video of a guy doing a funny little dance all around the world went viral and caught the attention of Stride gum.  With their support, in 2008 he created a bigger and … Continue reading

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“The Witch Aria” from BBC’s Merlin

It’s Monday, which means I shall treat you all to some musical motivation. This video is from the first episode of BBC’s television series “Merlin.” The vocalist is Emma Brain-Gabbott, the actress the talented Eve Myles (who runs a nifty … Continue reading

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Sarah Brightman “Beautiful Day”

Here’s a perfect get up and do something amazing song for a Monday morning.  Sarah Brightman is one of my favorite female vocalists.  The role of Christine Daae  in smash broadway show “Phantom of the Opera” was written with her … Continue reading

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Emotional Impact

This amazing public service announcement has circulated around in the blogosphere and in email.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here is your chance to be amazed and touched. I recommend watching with the sound up or even better, with … Continue reading

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