String Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423, II: Adagio

Earlier today, I thought I would like to post about a piece featuring the viola. It’s an instrument with a beautiful tone, slightly deeper than a violin and less so than a cello; it helps fill out the soundscape of a string orchestra. Surfing around YouTube, I landed on a wonderful string duo featuring AmericanContinue reading “String Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423, II: Adagio”

Good Morning Starshine

Sometimes, it’s just good to hear a song that rings with optimism. That’s how I was feeling when trying to decide what song to share with you today. When searching the internet for “songs about positivity,” I found a list that included many good songs, including “Good Morning Starshine” by the American pop singer OliverContinue reading “Good Morning Starshine”

The Last Exit

The few songs I know by the British/American band Still Corners all have an aspect of long-distance driving… and apparently, that’s not by accident… Such was the case for “The Trip” (from their 2013 album Strange Pleasures), the only other song of theirs that I’ve posted. I like hearing that song when I’m in theContinue reading “The Last Exit”

Where Do the Children Play?

While driving home the other night, we heard this song on SiriusXM radio’s The Bridge, a soft-rock stream.  It’s another one of those childhood memories for me; the album, Tea for the Tillerman was regularly played in our home, though I don’t recall who introduced it in the family. Another Yusuf / Cat Stevens song,Continue reading “Where Do the Children Play?”