Context is Everything

At 7:51 am on January 12, 2007, a man wearing a baseball cap, T-shirt and faded jeans entered L’Enfant Plaza in Washington D.C. amid the morning rush of commuters and quietly removed his violin from its case. The violin was the rare Gibson ex-Huberman handcrafted in 1713 by Antonio Stradivari during the Italian master’s “golden … More Context is Everything

Everybody’s Changing

Every time I hear Tom Chaplin’s delicate and vulnerable delivery of Tim Rice-Oxley’s lyrics, I imagine an executive choosing this song as the script for their change announcement.   The balance between an urgent necessity and a confusing transition strikes a note of truth that if only spoken more frequently would show an incredible regard … More Everybody’s Changing

This Too Shall Pass

  Happy Monday!  I thought I would start the week with something fun.  It’s an innovative video from OK Go, an alternative rock band with a reputation for making catchy, viral videos.  The band’s video for “Here It Goes Again” won a Grammy Award for “Best Short-Form Music Video” in 2007, and features the band members dancing around … More This Too Shall Pass

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes . . . the strain (reprise)

After reading yesterday’s post, my good friend, Jerry D’Ascoli, sent me the above video set to Bowie’s original.  It’s from Hugh Atkin and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.  Side-splitting cynicism aside, the video makes you realize the difficulty moving from talking about change to actually creating change, especially in the province of the … More Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes . . . the strain (reprise)

Changes . . . here comes my train

I’ve always loved David Bowie’s song “Changes” and its take that change is uncertain, sometimes regretful, but ultimately an inevitable part of growth.  But when I heard Seu Jorge’s interpretation, recorded for The Life Aquatic, I knew I’d found my favorite version.  In part, I’m a sucker for Brazilian music, and I was instantly taken … More Changes . . . here comes my train

Listening Man

“Listening Man” by The Bees I love this video!  As anyone who reads this blog knows, it is an ode to one of my favorite themes.  The song is by The Bees, an English band from the Isle of Wight, and the terrific actors are Mathew Bayton and Emily Fields. The poor guy listens patiently, … More Listening Man