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I am what I am: a mother of three who still feels (and sometimes acts) like a teenager. I'm a music loving computer geek who also likes to mess around with photography in my spare time. My idea of the perfect day is sitting at the piano for hours and playing whatever comes to mind. I love everything about music whether it be listening to someone else's great tunes or writing my own. I can't imagine a world without music. Although some of the images, audio and videos I post are my own, most I've found while surfing the internet. If you own any of the material in my blog and would like me to remove it, please contact me and I will be happy to do so.
"The sweet small clumsy feet of April came
into the ragged meadow of my soul."
— E.E Cummings, If I Have Made My Lady Intricate (via namelessin314)

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Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
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75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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Buddy Rich’s Best Ever Drum Solo

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Legendary chops of Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich - The Goon!

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Legendary chops of Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich - The Goon!

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"Never stop smiling even when you’re sad.  Someone might fall in love with your smile." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 

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"When you smile from within good things come to you from without. Just breathe, your music will come."
— Lisa Fantino, Amalfi Blue, lost & found in the south of Italy
"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
— Steve Jobs (via observando)

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