DISCOVERING MUSIC AS A COSMIC CHANNEL (Part 1, 2008-2011)

Music is the way God speaks to our souls MY 10-YEAR ASCENT ON THE WINGS OF STEINWAY, CLAVINOVA, TIBETAN BOWLS, FLUTES AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, BUT MOSTLY BEETHOVEN, MOZART, LISZT... PART 1 (2008-2011) INTRODUCTION Music was my first love.  Music has been a part of my being even before I knew what love was. That's because …

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BEWARE OF BEASTS IN PRIESTS’ CLOTHING

America's vulgar and militaristic "culture" D'EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN CULTURE Oversexed, overweight and undernourished - spiritually and intellectually - masses led by beasts in priests' clothing Some 81 million Americans believe the Sun revolves around the Earth! The D'EVOLUTION cartoon in the header of this editorial was published as a Jan 2018 cover by a leading German magazine Der Spiegel. It makes a case that America is devolving - going backward, not forward. And I can add, the country has probably never been more polarized than it is now. That's a political view. But where politics go, culture can't be far behind. And in some cases, culture has been actually leading the way - backward, appealing to our most base and primitive instincts.

THE ‘YIN’ AND THE ‘YANG’ SIDES OF BEETHOVEN

BEETHOVEN'S MOONLIGHT SONATA - 3rd MOVEMENT THE "YANG" SIDE OF BEETHOVEN Over five months ago, in dreamtime on Aug 29, 2017, I received my next musical assignment for 2017. It was Beethoven's hellishly difficult 3rd movement of the otherwise serene Moonlight Sonata. Elizabeth and I were about to leave on our planned road trip to …

My new musical assignment: BEETHOVEN’S “MOONLIGHT SONATA” – 2nd and 3rd Movements

My next musical assignment... BEETHOVEN'S "MOONLIGHT SONATA" - 2nd and 3rd Movements This morning, I received my next musical assignment from my spirit guides. It is Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," 2nd and 3rd movements. Of course, I have been playing the most famous part of it - the 1st movement - ever since 2008. It was …

MATINEE WITH BEETHOVEN, DVOŘÁK AND PHOENIX SYMPHONY

MATINEE WITH BEETHOVEN, DVOŘÁK AND PHOENIX SYMPHONY I had seldom spent a better lunch hour. Courtesy of the Phoenix Symphony, I did it in the company of Beethoven, Dvořák and a group of wonderful Phoenix Symphony musicians. Oh, and did I mention Tito Muñoz conducting, Mark Kosower, cello? Outstanding performance all around! The first piece …