Christmas is a-coming and it’s time to dust off those albums hiding in the shelves. Here is a sleigh load of music that I am listening to this month! Enjoy and Ho! Ho! Hoooooooo! My sister introduced me to this song when she joined a choir. It gets stuck in my head all year round. […]Read More CHRISTMAAAAAAAS!
Punk Rock music is generally seen as a music that is wild, rebellious and seeks to reject the norms of society. Taking the underground world by storm, the first true punk bands sprung from New York and London in the late 1970s. Leading the punk music scene were the British bands “The Clash” and “The […]Read More Ganbatte! The Spirit of Japan
Christmas is a-coming! It is a time of remembrance, celebration, and joy. In picking this next assignment, I decided to focus on a film that captures childhood joy, and makes me giddy just thinking about it. 崖の上のポニョ, or Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a Japanese animated film created by 株式会社スタジオジブリ (Studio Ghibli), […]Read More Ponyo!
In searching for music that melded like magic with the brilliance of the silver screen, I was captivated from one to another. From pterodactyls soaring to french horns, Moira Shearer twirling in stark white with blazing red shoes, the opening montage for Disney’s “Up”, to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biker boots crushing roses underfoot… moments such as […]Read More The hidden song: Sleepy Dragon
Bows shredding against strings, shrill and deep – these were the sounds that first caught my ear before the 2Cellos totally stole my heart. As the frenzied intro dropped into the pattering percussion of a wooden frame, and the single drizzling swoons of a cello, I realized that I recognized this strain. I held my […]Read More Hysteria & Fields of Gold: Enter 2Cellos
The smell of frangipane and birds chirping, the air heavy still from rain… these are the sensations that greet me before I begin to blink my eyes open. The plastic eaves overhead are splattered with water drops. I sit up and take in the mini orchard my grandfather had planted around the deck. After stretching […]Read More A Day in Mangere : South Auckland, New Zealand (Aoteoroa)
The rain is peltering, the winds roaring. Prepare ye yourselves to sail, soar or roar! Today I am going to examine two ancient instruments that create the stage for clashing sword fights and soaring amongst dragons: the french horn and the bag pipe. Ok, ok, to be exact, it would be the french horn, […]Read More Blustery Day: A perfect day for flying
October has arrived! Autumn is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with Queen? Welcome to the Millionaire Waltz: a brilliant Mercury composition of rock, ballad and, you guessed it, waltz. The piano is the conductor, the keeper of rhythm and time, and is the first to begin the intro in a […]Read More Millionaire Waltz
Autumn has arrived, but that doesn’t mean we need to bid adieu to the sunshine quite yet. So, let’s go to a place where there is always sunshine…. or rain…. or both. Tình Yêu Màu Nắng is a Vietnamese pop song that opens with drums, synthesizers alongside the opening “lai-lai-lai”s of the rapper Big Daddy, […]Read More Tình Yêu Màu Nắng (Sunshine Love)
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