Strange Combinations

Unusual friends, unlikely possibility and how unlikely = “No one saw that one coming”

Some things just don’t seem to make sense, but when they are used in some form of sync… magic!

Think of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”  opera meets rock. Or Bob Dylan preforming folk with an electric guitar. The Bee Gees signature voices sweeping the world, using disco grooves. (Surprise in the early 70’s).

So to use this idea, here are a couple of old pieces I recorded back in the mid 80’s for a variety of corporate and broadcast videos.

And I added some Chapman Stick and mixed it together… What do you think?

A nice terrace

When Do You Get Addicted To Music?

A nice terrace

It’s a beautiful sunny day in the east end of Montreal. Perfect for a cappuccino on the terrace. (That’s the fountain/park from the terrace at Premier Moisson)

So a young fellow walks by in a “Rockband” T-shirt and I wonder, what motivated this person to buy and wear such a T-shirt?

Love of the music? A feeling of belonging to a select hgroup? Rebellion?

When I wore branded T- shirts (I still wear one every now and then ) it was my favorite band or musician. But what comes to mind is… the first time I saw a live band and got hooked on… MUSIC!.

It was in my high school back in ’66. It was some of my fellow classmates and other school students.

They played in the auditorium for a school variety show. I remember hearing the opening notes and beat of “Gimme Some Lovin'” by the Spencer Davis Group. And once that signature opening organ intro that swallowed me up. Then during the solo on went the strobe light! The singer and band moved like demons to the groove… and from that moment on I was addicted. I had to have more and I wanted to create music of my own. Music that had a groove, an unbelievable spell on your whole soul, body and mind.

When it comes to music, no one can give it justice with words. Igor Stravinsky once said “if you could explain music with words, you wouldn’t need music”.

When was the first time you recall being infected by music? Do you remember anything in particular that caught your attention?