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Music

There is a lot of music available on my site to listen with Spotify and watch on YouTube.

Some alternate Music Players may be used instead of “Spotify” to select highlighted artists or albums.  Additional information is also available about using Spotify.

Photos

The Photo Gallery highlights some of my photos, including a lovely panoramic full Morning Rainbow. My 10 most popular photo posts are listed in Favorite Photos. A Photo 101 Calendar displays all 21 photo blog posts during the Photography 101: A Photo a Day workshop in Nov 2014, organized in calendar format with day of week, date, and theme/title. There’s a Photo Summary that lists all photos in reverse date order.

Travel

Travel posts feature photos from an 8-day Viking Rhine Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as an extended 2-week Germany Trip with visits to Munich, Salzburg (Austria), Romantic Road (Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl, Rothenberg ob der Tauber), Leipzig, and Berlin.

Writing

Writing posts includes my Poetry assignments in the Writing 201: Poetry course in Feb 2015. Best Stories features a few articles with stories, short quotes, and thoughts about my grandchildren, children, and parents.

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Fabrizio Paterlini: Secret Book

Fabrizio Paterlini: Secret Book

Listen to instrumental piano music by Italian contemporary music composer and pianist Fabrizio Paterlini on his new album that was recently released.

New Album

Enjoy his new album.

Secret Book (2017) – 14 songs, 50 min


Videos

Here is a video from the new album.

Narrow is the Way on Secret Book (2017) – 2 min 36 sec


Playlist

Listen to this custom playlist with his music that he personally selected.

Best of Fabrizio Paterlini (Playlist) – 30 songs, 1 hr 39 min


See my music post on Fabrizio Paterlini for albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Secret Book @ Amazon (album cover).

Joseph Akins: Into the Flow

Joseph Akins: Into the Flow

Listen to solo piano music by Joseph Akins on his new album that was just released.

New Album

Enjoy his new album.

Into the Flow (2017) – 12 songs, 50 min


Playlist

Listen to my playlist with favorites of his music.

Joseph Akins (Playlist) – 22 songs, 1 hr 45 min


See my music post on Joseph Akins for albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Into the Flow @ Amazon (album cover).

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Sep 8

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Sep 8

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #108 – HOT SHOT (9/8/2017) – 55 min

Playing tracks by Broken Social Scene, Michael Rault, Kele Okereke, Jesse Woods, Matthew Logan Vasquez and more.

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Jesse Woods — Misery’s Love Song
  • Spoon — I Ain’t The One
  • Matthew Logan Vasquez — Old Ways
  • Broken Social Scene — Skyline
  • Kele Okereke — Do U Right
  • Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts — Soul and Cigarette
  • Rostam — Gwan
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog — Fish Fry
  • The Drums — Head of the Horse
  • What Gives — I Feel Good
  • Shout Out Louds — Porcelain
  • The National — Day I Die
  • Michael Rault — Lovers Lie
  • NO WIN — Heart Knowing Rest

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Laura Sullivan: Healing Music for Meditation and Well Being

Laura Sullivan: Healing Music for Meditation and Well Being

Listen to relaxing instrumental music by Laura Sullivan on her new album that was released today.

It’s the #1 album on Amazon Hot New Releases in New Age. Her Claire De Lune arrangement has now been listened to more than 1.2 million times on Spotify. You can download 11 relaxing songs for free (with your email address).

New Album

Enjoy her new album.

Healing Music for Meditation and Well Being (2017) – 4 songs, 1 hr 2 min

Playlist

Listen to my playlist with favorites of her music, including Porch Swing Night Romance, Tongass islands, Pachelbel for the Potomac, Blessed, and Claire de Lune.

Laura Sullivan (Playlist) – 27 songs, 2 hr 9 min

See my music post on Laura Sullivan for albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Healing Music for Meditation and Well Being @ Amazon (album cover).

Chad Lawson: The Broad Sun

Chad Lawson: The Broad Sun

Listen to solo piano music by Chad Lawson on his latest single EP release The Broad Sun.

Single

Here is his newest release.

The Broad Sun – 3 songs, 10 min

Listen to more his music at my Chad Lawson post with playlist, albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: The Broad Sun @ CD Baby (album cover).

Shoshana Michel: Prelude to a Dream

Shoshana Michel: Prelude to a Dream

Listen to solo piano music by Shoshana Michel on her new (3rd) album Prelude to a Dream.

Album

Here is her newest album.

Prelude to a Dream – 11 songs, 50 min

Listen to more of her music at my Shoshana Michel post with albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Prelude to a Dream @ Amazon (album cover).