My Purpose

My Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to help people understand that music can be more then just entertainment, and what those things are. I want be able to help people with this blog. I don't know everything about music, I am still studying it, however, I will share what I have found. I hope you will be enlighted and edified by what I have to share. I worry that some people might turn a deaf ear to my blog if they read something on this blog that they don't agree with. I respect your beliefs. I don't agree with everything I read either. But I know you can find something that can help and interest you, if you just keep reading.

"Quotes Worth Mentioning"


When asked where his inspiration came from, Johannes Brahms said, "I immediately feel vibrations that thrills my whole being. These are the Spirit illuminating the soul power within, and in this exalted state, I see clearly what is obscure in my ordinary moods: Then I feel capable of drawing inspiration from above, as Beethoven ... Straighway the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration. Measure by measure, the finished product is revealed to me when I am in those rare, inspired moods." "The powers from which all truly great composers like Mozart, Schubert, Bach and Beethoven drew their inspiration is the same power that enabled Jesus to work his miracles. It is the same power that created our earth and the whole universe"
("Talks with Great Composers", Arthur M. Abell)

"Give me power over he who shapes the music of a nation, and I care not for who shapes it laws"
Napolian Bonaparte

“Intellectual enlightenment consists of instruction in the arts, numbers, history, speech, and government. Music consummates a man’s life, giving his rituals meaning. Music has a trensforming effect on its listeners, and should be the first principle of government.” -The Teachings of Confucius.

I quote some remarks between,Gene R. Cook, and Mik Jagger made a few years ago:
Cook: "I have the opportunity to be with a lot of young people. Many say your music does not affect them adversely in any way. Others say it effects them in a very bad way. What is your opinion? What is your impact?”
Jagger "Our music is calculated to drive the kids to sex. It's not my fault what they do. It's up to them. I'm just making a lot of money.”
Cook: He was in Mexico making a profane and pornographic music video because the cost is 1/3 there. In addition it is easier to produce such videos there at the moment. He explained that though such videos with explicit sexual behavior is illegal on US national television, it soon will be, and they want to have the videos ready. Now not only audio pornography can be portrayed, but they can view it as well. He was making more money this way."
Jagger:“It doesn't matter what you do in life, there are no rules. There is no god. You can take whatever you want. It doesn't matter."

"To encourage literature and the arts is the duty which every good citizen owns to his country."
George Washington

"Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it."

(more qoutes to come)

PLEASE NOTE: It would greatly benefit the reader to follow blog postings from the first post to the most recent. Using the Blog Archive in the left column of the page to jump to the oldest posts. For now I will see if I can find a way to display the posting in chronilogical order, first post to the latest post.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


A number of years ago, our teen-age son Chris determined he wanted to be on the honor roll. He had never paid much attention to that before, and was never motivated by such things, until his grandmother enticed him with a $20 dollar bill if he succeeded. Money has always spoken to Chris, so he applied himself. He always had the tools, just not the interest. One night at 2:00 a.m. Chris came to our bedroom wanting to talk. Would someone explain to my why teen-agers won’t communicate on any level in daylight hours, but they want to talk at 2:00 a.m.? He was concerned because his being on the honor roll hung in the balance of one class: American History. He was very discouraged because it was becoming evident to him that he was not going to ace a particular test which insured an A in the class. My wife laurie asked Chris if he knew what would be on the test. He assured us that he knew exactly what would be on the test. The class would be asked to write down the 50 states and their capitols. He knew the correlative capitols, but with each time he tried to write down the names of the states, his retention decreased. He was becoming distressed and learning a principle that usually comes about in middle school or junior high...stress. Generally, as stress increases, productivity decreases. I say generally, because there are those rare exceptions such as basketball megahero Michael Jordan who seem to continue to reach heightened productivity when stress does the same. Laurie asked Chris if he remembered the song The Fifty, Nifty, United States, which he had learned in the fifth grade. He responded that he did. Laurie said “sing it”. In doing so, there were all the fifty, nifty, states in impeccable order. She admonished him to go to bed and the next day when the test began, sing the song to himself. He followed her advice and aced the test, insuring his financial reward from his grandmother. How did this work? The data was logged in his brain, but when the order of music was added to it, it came forth with extraordinary clarity.

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