Kindness and Hospitality from the Residents

While looking for a place to live in Oregon, a friend of mine recommended that I go to http://www.scottmountainbythebrook.com to find a nice apartment to live in. I was curious why he wanted me to look at his particular apartment, because in my mind, most apartments were pretty similar, expect for their prices. It turns out that I was wrong, because the apartments my friend recommended were actually better than I thought they would be. I took a tour of them and I loved everything that I saw. I decided on the spot that they were the apartments for me, and signed a lease.

Living in Scotty Mountain has been pretty nice. The people I’ve met both in and outside of the apartments have been nice and welcoming. On my first day in the apartments, a lot of the residents came to my home and greeted me with gifts and fruit baskets. I had enough fruit to last at least year. I ate a lot of it, but I had to freeze some to save it for later. Continue reading →

One For The Ages

joannanewsom_byannabelmehran_01_custom-62a84e534564e8602e3162648ad52e8c019b659b-s800-c85There’s a point in most published interviews with Joanna Newsom where the harpist, singer and songwriter genially pulls the switch on her interlocutor’s train of thought. She’ll gently say that interpretation belongs to her fans: They have the right to unpack them, to argue endlessly in chat rooms or moving cars about the “layers, layers, layers” of her lyrics and her semi-symphonic or chamber-popping song structures. Comparing what she does to the mystery of a great joke, Newsom speaks like the folk music-trained poetry lover that she is, calmly imploring clarity mongers to remember that songs gather in meanings as they move through space and time, and though there’s fun in pinning down sources and allusions, a fixed end point should not be the goal. “This is a really big world,” Joanna Newsom generously told one persistent questioner a decade ago. “I think there’s room for just about everything, every idea you have.”

What could be a more delightful gift than this permission to run wild within the tangled loops of Newsom’s compositions? Yet anyone who loves to plunge into her music must admit the

Elvis Costello There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music

jacket_final_unfaithfulmusic_jkf-3-_wide-49ec283ea72d09439cc47b1c8deb4a0fd648252d-s400-c85When Declan Patrick MacManus was just 7, his father — a musician of Irish descent, with thick glasses and tousled black hair — left home. The boy grew up to be Elvis Costello, and throughout his career-spanning 674-page memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the singer-songwriter grapples with that relationship and the parallels in their lives.

Costello and NPR’s Kelly McEvers recently discussed those familial similarities, the gap in his teeth and why Lorne Michaels will probably take the truth of Costello’s infamous Saturday Night Live performance to his grave.

Both you and your dad wear glasses. At one point, you’re wearing the same kind of boots. You borrow his equipment. You know, his tape recorder, and at one point.

I was just a thief, really. That’s the truth of it. [Both laugh.]

At one point, you guys are even living in the same building. He’s remarried and you’re married, and you’re living up and downstairs from each other.

That’s right.

So you’re together a lot.

Actually, you know, the poignant thing about it is, towards the end of his life, he enjoyed the robust health of a man who

30 Years After Their Fathers Murder Klinghoffer Daughters Step Onto Their Own Stage

leon_klinghoffer-37e4c9229ec465726e2b8a6c5775c1df3eeb6c87-s800-c85It was 30 years ago today that a single American hostage was killed by terrorists during the hijacking of a cruise ship by pro-Palestinian terrorists in the Mediterranean Sea. Leon Klinghoffer’s death was the inspiration for a controversial opera, The Death of Klinghoffer, composed by John Adams, with a libretto by Alice Goodman and directed by Peter Sellars.

Klinghoffer’s daughters, Ilsa and Lisa Klinghoffer, still object to his portrayal in that work. Now they’re telling their own version of the story, by donating the family’s photographs and documents to an institution in New York.

Ilsa Klinghoffer says she and her sister saved everything, including dozens of photos: from their parents’ wedding, the Jersey Shore and the dinner parties they liked to throw. “They were the most glamorous couple,” she recalls. “And they supported each other, in sickness and in health.”

The Klinghoffer sisters saved letters of condolence from heads of state and ordinary people all over the world. Lisa Klinghoffer says it’s all been piling up for decades in their New York apartments. “In closets, shopping bags, in dressers,” she says. “We’re starting to

The Connection Between Social Networks And Music

Only a thing many of us take advantage from, is typically using tracks. As the guitarist and the lyricist, a lot of time is consumed being attentive to or maybe setting up tunes. Unwinding inside of my keyboard together with naturally adoring a fantastic track is one of the ways me and my partner relax after having a tired day. Tickling your favorite cream color is fabulous whenever you might want to de-stress and empower yourself. Relatively need enthusiastic workouts, have fun with your clarinet discharges repressed tempers in addition to, joins the specific adrenaline your body discharges whenever in pressure. Music are for restoration and critical towards people along with we can flee having stress and after that need people who are quick moving in addition to quick paced presence.

 

Neglecting the issues we find around, music grants us permission to go on an adventure into a far off spot, not having ever beforehand leaving your couch: some time not too bad, fabulous, and so on the same time span, stress-free music each of our most preferred tunes with ipods, CD’s, or maybe enjoying shows on that compact PCs, that we

Illustrious Music Producer in London

Music is beyond the language. A good piece it appeals or pleases the ears irrespective of language or the composer. Melody that comes from heart directly reaches the heart, soul and has long lasting impact on mind and tongue which keeps on humming it after and after. A good piece of it is not sole effort of music director but is collective effort of musician, sound record, singers, and engineers and off course the music composer himself.

United Kingdom has produced some illustrious music producers who have won the hearts of the millions of hearts by their exceptional compostions. Almost all music producers are based in London with their recording set up. Music Producer in London is hard core professionals and whole heartedly dedicated to their work. They have a crew of engineers and band of musicians who on his direction help to entice the composition. They can make your lyrics and a track pleasant to ear and are known to boost a simple musical line up. Whether a private album, an international musical project, back ground scores or melody composition in Hollywood projects their work have been noted and far famed. They also provide excellent studios to ensure the best

Illustrious Music Producer in London

Music is beyond the language. A good piece it appeals or pleases the ears irrespective of language or the composer. Melody that comes from heart directly reaches the heart, soul and has long lasting impact on mind and tongue which keeps on humming it after and after. A good piece of it is not sole effort of music director but is collective effort of musician, sound record, singers, and engineers and off course the music composer himself.

United Kingdom has produced some illustrious music producers who have won the hearts of the millions of hearts by their exceptional compostions. Almost all music producers are based in London with their recording set up. Music Producer in London is hard core professionals and whole heartedly dedicated to their work. They have a crew of engineers and band of musicians who on his direction help to entice the composition. They can make your lyrics and a track pleasant to ear and are known to boost a simple musical line up. Whether a private album, an international musical project, back ground scores or melody composition in Hollywood projects their work have been noted and far famed. They also provide excellent studios to ensure the best

Asa The Renowned Singer from Nigeria

Are you interested to know all about singer from Nigeria? At present, Nigerian artist ASA is one of the most popular singer renowned all over the world. She is a Nigerian French artist, lyricist, and recording craftsman. Aṣa was born in Paris, France to her Nigerian folks. Her family came back to live in Nigeria when she was two. Aṣa experienced childhood in Alagbole, a bordertown in Ogun state close Lagos, in the south-western piece of Nigeria. A quarter century, Aṣa came back to Paris where her life as an artist took off. At whatever point, Asa returned home from school in Nigeria, she found musical acts like Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Femi Kuti and Angelique Kidjo. This was while she was in quest for instructive greatness, and these musical demonstrations are whose foot shaped impressions she longed for taking after.

Aṣa was the main female youngster in the family and had three siblings. At a youthful age she started to care for the house amid her guardians’ regular nonattendances. This is when Aṣa began to sing. Throughout the years her dad had developed a fine gathering of records highlighting soul classics and Nigerian music, including Marvin Gaye,