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Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “My Resistance Is Low”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Introduction

What is an overlooked but delightful song? Well, it is one that is inexplicably ignored, one that is eminently revivable but, for whatever reason, is seldom performed and rarely encountered. 652 more words

Roger Crane

Concert Review – ‘Fascinating Rhythm’

Hello everyone! :)

Yesterday, I enjoyed attending the event ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ with my parents. This was a local event presented by the Llandaff Theatre Company. It was an amateur performance of singers and music of nostalgic music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. 268 more words

Music

Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Skylark”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Background/Discussion
Jazz players have an expression “too hip for the room,” meaning the music is too good to be commercial. 518 more words

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Great PerFAUXmances

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In an old movie I’m watching, the camera closes in over the back of a piano.  It shows the musician’s smiling face, but I know he’s not playing: his arm movements don’t quite match the notes on the keys. 487 more words

Actors

Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Stardust”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

BACKGROUND DISCUSSION
At one time “Stardust” was the most recorded song. That time has long passed but it remains a most beloved entry in the Great American Songbook (GAS). 1,127 more words

Great American Songbook

On March 15, 1977.

On March 15, 1977, “Capitol” label released “Islands”, the seventh The Band studio album. It was recorded in December 1976 and January 1977, at
”Shangri-la Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by The Band. 115 more words

The Youness of You and The Seer, the Seeing and the Seen - inspiration on nonduality from Scott Kiloby

‘The ‘Youness of You’ and ‘The Seer, the Seeing and the Seen’ – inspiration on nonduality from Scott Kiloby’

Scott Kiloby refers to his work as ‘freedom through non-dual recognition’. 481 more words

Spiritual Development