Archive for December, 2012

My Musical Evolution – Part 413 Conclusions

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 31, 2012 | 3 Comments

Here we are on the last day of 2012. It has been a full year since I woke up on New Year’s Day with an idea that I would try to document My Musical Evolution.  I remember it so clearly that I cannot believe that it was a year ago.  I really do get a […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 412 The Part Of Tens

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 30, 2012 | No Comments

And so we found ourselves here. After discussing almost 48 years worth of music in 365 days. Good thing it was a leap year. Tomorrow, New Year’s Eve, I’ll write up my last post and try to express what it was lie to do this project and summarize the experience. Today, I thought it would interesting to try […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 411 21st Century Lindsey Stirling

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 29, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

This is probably the last CD I’ll buy in 2012. It is a really cool sounding blend of DubStep and sweet violin. It is also another great example of how simple interactions in life can redirect your Musical Evolution in totally unexpected ways. Rewind about two weeks ago. A girl named Megan from my office was […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 410 21st Century And To Think I Saw It On YouTube

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 29, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments

I have spent more time with YouTube this year that I ever have before. Even considering the number of videos that I’ve looked for and linked to in trying to complete My Musical Evolution, I still have not really given YouTube that much time. Typically, I put the album in question on in my media player, […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 409 21st Century Music Box Opera

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A couple of months ago, Delerium’s latest album was released. Music Box Opera takes what I like about Delerium and adds some of the industrial tech sound of DubStep into the mix. It seems like that is happening all over the music scene to some degree. This also marks a first in that I was […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 408 21st Century Other Stuff Worth Mentioning

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 29, 2012 | Tags: | No Comments

Since the closing of the News Groups, I have basically not been out searching for new and interesting things. That does not mean that they haven’t found their way to me. My Music Circle has been widen by Brandi. We work together and she always seems to find some cool stuff to listen to. Her Musical […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 407 21st Century Pérez Prado

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 29, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

Remember that Guinness Screen Saver from back on Windows 95? Well I never forgot how cool that song was.  I’ve had the Shazam application on my phone for over a year when I suddenly got the idea to use ti to identify that screen save song.  So one evening, I dug out an old Window98 […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 406 21st Century Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 28, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

It feels weird that after a year of writing about music and bands spanning nearly 50 years, I’m writing about musical discoveries that have taken place just this year. It reminds me that while My Musical Evolution the project will end in a handful of posts over the next couple of days, My Actual Musical […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 405 21st Century Wolfe Tones

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Dec 28, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

Here is an example of how My Musical Evolution has influenced My Musical Evolution.  I first heard of Wolfe Tones while working on this vary project. Back in January when I was meditating on what my earliest musical memories were, I recalled a children’s album of railroad songs and sound effects. My research in trying to […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 404 21st Century And Then Ryan Star Came On

I feel fortunate in that I really like nearly all of the music my kids listen to. I wonder if my influence on their Musical Evolutions all along the way has shaped the likes to be more in line with my own. For example, I was in my 20’s before I ever heard of New Age but my kids have […]

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