Category Archives: Music

Did You Know . . . ?

Psycho, probably Alfred Hitchcock’s best known film, was adapted from the book of the same name by Robert Bloch.  For years Bloch wrote stories of the supernatural for pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, but at a point he says … Continue reading

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Lagniappe

“For billions of years, life on Earth evolved through the process of Darwinian evolution via natural selection: Small errors during reproduction propagate from parents to offspring, occasionally offering some a survival advantage to find food or fight enemies. Had reproduction … Continue reading

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Telephone Exchanges and Pop Culture

In the early days of the telephone age few people had service, so telephone numbers were short.  As the use of this marvelous invention increased, especially in large cities, longer and longer telephone numbers were required – up to seven … Continue reading

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Music Notes

According to “Professor” Peter Schickele of the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, P.D.Q. Bach was the 21st of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 20 children. He claims that he discovered the existence of P.D.Q. Bach many years ago, and has … Continue reading

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Popular Music from World War I

World War I ended on November 11, 1918 when Germany declared an armistice – that is a cessation of fighting prior to the signing of an official peace treaty.  The day that commemorated the end of the conflict was called … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“A book is a hand stretched forth in the dark passage of life to see if there is another to meet it.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe “Some women have a weakness for shoes. . . I can go barefoot if … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein image here The great Leonard Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. During his 72 years of life he would touch the lives of countless people.  He was a gifted conductor, speaker, composer, writer, and probably … Continue reading

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