Category Archives: Music

Merlin Williams: Woodwind Doubling on a Cruise Ship

My good friend Merlin speaks with authority about being a musician on a cruise ship. This video is an excellent education tool for those considering their own qualifications and wanting to know tips and tricks. You are welcome.

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Complaint Corner: Why do I have to Pay for Music?

From the Austin Music People page on Facebook: Someone complained about an experience they had at an Austin music venue last night, and the club owner responded this morning. Hello [Owner], I was here on Saturday night, and we specifically … Continue reading

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Summer uke Project ~ Take One

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ~ Susan Polis Schutz Some years ago I was called upon to recommend a ukulele for some cute girls from my sister Deb’s in-law side of the family. … Continue reading

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Maceo Parker – We Do This

Originally posted on SDartSax:
Artist: Maceo Parker Album: Prince – One Night Alone CD3 (1992) Track: We Do This Instrument: Alto Sax Since we lost Prince, I haven’t listened to anything else. It’s been very bittersweet to re-discover corners of his vast catalog that I had…

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Bicycles: Making good women go bad since the 1800s

Originally posted on Fit Is a Feminist Issue:
  I’ve been working on a project on women and cycling, which begins by looking at the role the bicycle played in early feminism. One of the things I’m interested in seeing…

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12 Rules of Practice: Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis knows how to practice. As a younger man, he was equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra playing the Haydn concerto, or laying down some…

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What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege

Originally posted on A Little More Sauce:
The phrase “white privilege” is one that rubs a lot of white people the wrong way. It can trigger something in them that shuts down conversation or at least makes them very defensive.…

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