Edward Abbey – “A Voice in the Wilderness” [video]

  The Ballad of Edward Abbey – Tom Russell

Edward Abby-A Voice in the Wilderness

“A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, power-lines, and right-angled surfaces.  We need wilderness whether or not Continue reading “Edward Abbey – “A Voice in the Wilderness” “


Kan’ Nal [video]

kn234x60Over the years I’ve seen and hard many bands, but ever so often, I come across something that borders on the super-natural. Kan’ Nal is just such a band. Originally from Guatemala, they moved  to, and toured mostly around the Boulder, Colorado area.  They describe their music as “Tribal Psychedelic Rock” Continue reading “Kan’ Nal “

Etta Baker – Piedmont Style Guitar [video]



Predecessor to Finger style Blues Guitar: Before the days of  “Delta Blues” guitar players, there was a finger style country music that became known as the “Piedmont Blues” style of guitar pickin’.  Other players, famous for technique were Elizabeth “Libba” Cotton, Reverend Gary Davis, and Continue reading “Etta Baker – Piedmont Style Guitar “

Inside Out: Changing the World with One Portrait at a Time [video]

JR is a street artist from France. His mission is to create a global art project called Inside Out. He has been all over the world taking photos of people in their communities, enlarging them, and posting them as billboards.


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Who Are the Great Classical Composers of Today? [video]

Ennio Morricone ~ Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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 “Who Are the Great Classical Composers of Today? “