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The Gods of Music Speak to Us. An Evening with Torbay Symphony Orchestra

I remember when the sound of classical music seemed far out of reach. I had entered into my 40s and never listened ever to classical music.

I had heard it on the radio, of course, but never actually listened. I had confined my musical interests to rock music without any motivation to listen to any other kind of music. Continue reading 



To Be English means not to be English. What a relief. 32 Favourite Choices of the English.

We, the English,

clearly prefer a non-English way of life.

  1. Our favourite  hot drink –  a cuppa tea (from Sri Lanka/India)
  2. Our second favourite hot drink –  a coffee (Africa, Arab nations, South America, Italy) Continue reading 


This is America. This is America.’ Watch this in-your-face rap video (4 mins). Plus Hidden Meanings (4 mins 50 secs). Plus young Black reactions (6 mins)

This is America. This is America.

Take a deep look at this intimidating video commentary on the violent state of America.

Full screen.

Then watch the Hidden Meanings.

Then watch the view of some young Black Americans. Continue reading 



Religious Rock. 30 of the Best Religious Rock Songs, plus 1

I make a regular pilgrimage on my bike to the local Totnes gym in Devon, UK. I take with me my MP3 player.

For seven years, I have been a paid up member of the Church of Gymism, where I bow down to the barbell and lift some modest weights up to Heaven.

A few days ago, I looked at my Most Played List on the MP3. Lots of songs had lyrics with a certain religious/spiritual flavour.

The word ‘religious’ here makes no reference to a religion or religions. A religious/spiritual flavour carries a deep intimation, a sense of the transcendent, beyond the song and its lyrics. We can find such intimations in all the religions. We can experience spiritual sensitivities in music.

Music offers reminders and revelations of the profound nature of human experience and our capacity to respond to reality.

Let’s dance to that. Let’s move to that.

Rock on….

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