Saturday, October 1, 2011



Sirens dancing, playing music, double recorder and harp. English c. 1300 . Bestiary. Bodl_Douce88

Senegalese master musician/griot Youssou N’Dour, pioneer of creating the hybrid mbalax music form…

52 today!

Bamba -Youssou Ndour Version Reggae - Dakar Kingston 2010


Rock’n’roll & Rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran - American singer, guitarist and songwriter - was born Oct. 3, 1938, and died in a car crash in in England in 1960…

Teenage Heaven - Eddie Cochran


Steve Reich, Jewish-American minimalist composer - born Oct. 3, 1936 - 75 today!

On composition: “I discovered that the most interesting music of all was made by simply lining the loops in unison, and letting them slowly shift out of phase with other…”

Steve Reich-Four Sections IV


Janis Joplin, American singer and musician - died this day in 1970 from an overdose of heroin, joining the “27 Club” of unfortunate rock royalty who passed away at age 27…

Big Brother & The Holding Co. - Coo Coo


Glenn Gould, extraordinary Canadian pianist, writer and polymath - died this day in 1982, follwing a stroke brought on by years of self/overmedication due to hypochondria…

Glenn Gould - Moonlight Sonata pt. I (Beethoven)


English musician, singer-songwriter, composer and occasional artist, P.J. Harvey hits 42…

PJ Harvey - Angelene (Fan Video)


French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (Oct. 9, 1835 - 1921) was one of the latest of the late Romantics…

Debussy said of him, unkindly: “I have a horror of sentimentality, and I cannot forget that its name is Saint-Saëns.” M. Camille on his part retaliated: “The only reason I have stayed in Paris is to speak ill of Pelléas et Mélisande.”

Saint-Saens Danse Macabre by Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet


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