Who Are the Great Classical Composers of Today?

Occasionally, I hear classical music lovers making the criticism that there aren’t any great contemporary composers of symphonic music.  These astute music lovers seem to be listening with an exclusionary bias.  If Bach, Beethoven, or Mozart were alive today… I’d wager, they’d be doing the same thing as the composers of today.  They’d be composing  scores for Continue reading

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Anna Mae – Larry Long – In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, “Songs for Leonard Peltier”

A song by Larry Long… “a true American troubadour”

A quarter century ago (damn… that sounds old) I was hosting a folk music venue in an area they call Chippewa Valley of Northern Wisconsin.   One night I hosted a concert for Larry Long, an artist I only knew by reputation.  At the time, he made his way as an itinerant folk singer and activist.  He was a guiding spirit in a movement to clean-up the Northern Mississippi Continue reading

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Artistic Life Studios ~ Larry Capra aka zenabowli ~ Sample Portfolio

This is my first entry as a Stumbler in exile.  I decided to take the opportunity of exporting my StumbleUpon blog to WordPress.  I did check out tumblr and catagorian like so many recommended.   I may use those apps in the future.  But, opted to move SU here.

I find that there are some interesting tools to use here.  In the long run. What I’ll miss most about SU is all the wonderful sites created by other stumblers.  All of those videos, paintings, photos and original poems.  I’m sure we’ll be finding our favorite people somewhere.

Anyway, I’d like to share one of my favorite tricks here at  WordPress.  Making galleries and slide shows.

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OccupyWallSt.org | News &Logistics for September 17th


“young people out speaking their minds” — Bravo to those who are standing up to the hypocrisy of CORPORATE ROYALTY.

We live in an ownership society. We have young people working for sweat shop wages. It’s no longer a LEFT/RIGHT issue… it’s more like UP/DOWN.   The United States is having an identity crises because we DO NOT  have an identifiable national purpose.  “We can share a common destiny, OR share the consequences of an undesirable fate.”

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Hey all of you disappointed Stumble Upon users…
This will possibly be my last posting here at SU. Anybody interested in staying in touch, find me at:


I will looking for many of you out there on the WWW. Until we meet again… be well.

Did you folks at Stumble Upon consider that maybe that a small percentage of intelligent and creative users are the biggest contributors to your great repository of websites? Did you consider that you will be alienating the very people who have, possibly, contributed the most to the success of Stumble Upon? Giving up the forum aspect of SU was an inevitability. But… the blog is where we have spent hours cultivating our expertise and presentation. Essentially, you have built an exotic sports car and threw away the steering wheel. We feel that one day you will agree with us. That you have used poor judgement in your business strategy. Take a lesson from Netflix.
Respectfully, Larry Capra aka zenabowli

This message to the ex-patriots of Stumble Upon is produce by Alan aka coolbus18… he’s one of the good guys:

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