Category Archives: Music


I can’t believe I’ve never posted this video.  Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai.  Enjoy!

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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in Music


Ukrainian Music Day

That’s what today is.  Пятница, Океан Єльзи, Скрябін, oh how I love you!

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Posted by on September 12, 2011 in International, Music


Random Music

So, it’s always interesting when new music just falls into your lap.  I was living in Kyiv in 2003 and one day, while walking on the street, I heard some music playing.  I walked over to the table and asked the guy who it was.  He responded, “Natasha St-Pier.”  I’d never heard of her but I asked him to skip through a couple of tracks for me, which he was happy to do.  I walked away with two albums.  Of the albums purchased I only liked about 9 songs but that’s not too bad for an artist I’d never heard.  Oh, and did I mention that she sings in French?  So, 9 songs off of two albums in a language that I don’t understand.  No too shabby.  Oh, and come to find out she’s a Canuck. 

Here’s one of my favs.  Grandi c’est dire je t’aime

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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in Music


I Love This Stuff


Posted by on December 16, 2010 in Holiday, Music, Random, Religion


Belated Thanks

My wife showed me this and I had to steal it and post it:

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my favorite mothers!

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Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Education, Family, Holiday, Music


I Don’t Like Their Music Either

But I don’t think the Jonas Brothers need to be threatened.  Apparently President Obama thinks that accusing Joe, Kevin and Nick of being pedophiles then stating that he’ll send Predator Drones after them is funny.

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Posted by on May 4, 2010 in Eyes+Sharp Stick, Language, Music


Angry vs. Sad Music

I went through a phase (read depression) several years ago and the only thing that kept me sane, for the most part, was angry music.  Groups like Stabbing Westward, The Union Underground, Tool, Godsmack, Disturbed, Guns ‘N Roses, The Offspring, Metallica, and some more that I can’t recall right now, really got me through some of my darkest days.

Today, the groups have changed a little: Nickelback, Staind, Disturbed, Metallica, Evanescence, The Offspring, and some others.  Yet recently, I’ve noticed something interesting.  I’ve been listening to a lot of Staind and mixed in with the angry screams of songs like Mudshovel, Price to Play, The Way I Am, Please, How About You and For You, are softer, sad songs like Tangled Up In You, Could It Be, It’s Been a While, Epiphany and Zoe Jane.

The mixture of gotta-get-it-out-anger/frustration and gentle-yet-still-sad music seems to lift me out of my funk more quickly than straight angry music.

What about you?

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Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Life, Music

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