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


Over a decade ago, my wife and I decided to buy a home computer. I was very much against it at first thinking that I didn’t want anything in the house smarter than I.. But at long last, my children convinced me that they would be social outcasts if I did not get one. I consented and found my life completely changed. I could keep my schedule on the computer, my grades, my investment portfolio, my lectures, my books I was writing, my concert engagements. It was amazing, and quickly we became very dependent upon the wonder of computers. One day, as my wife was showing me how to delete on a word processing program, something occurred that never happened before. The screen went dark, and an unusual sound was emitted from the computer. Unable to correct the situation or bring anything back up onto the screen, I was determined to fix it. I went to my tool box. I need to explain that my tool box is the yellow pages. . I called a “computer doctor” with the biggest add. He came in a fancy car, dressed in an expensive suit, and carried a costly attaché case. He went quickly to work asking my wife what she had done. She said “I pressed this button, then this button, then this button”. With that he began to shake his head and click his tongue. “I’m sorry” he said, “there is nothing I can do for you, you have erased the hard drive”. Not knowing the severity of the situation, I feigned understanding and asked him to get things going again. He explained, “everything you have put into this machine since you bought it, is now gone!” “I’m sorry”, he said. He was sorry, I was the one with my life ruined, and then he handed me a bill. I wanted another opinion. A second “doctor” (Steve Morrey) came, less well dressed with a ball cap and a mouth full of gum. He went to the machine and asked my wife what had happened. She went through the same process, upon which he said “this is going to be difficult”. I can’t tell you how much better that sounded than the clicking of a tongue! He said, “you have eliminated the order on the hard drive, all we have to do us put the order back”. I looked perplexed. He asked if we were from New York City. I don’t know how he suspected that, unless it was the 7 locks on the front door. I admitted that we were. He said, “do you have any idea how many names are in the Manhattan phone directory”? I told him something around 3 million, I suspect. He said, “imagine if during the night a wind came in a tore the book up into 3 million pieces, each piece containing a name and number. You get up the next morning to look up a number in a pile of pieces. You know the number is there, because you have seen it before, but because you are searching randomly, you get discouraged and give up. You’re computer works the same way. You have asked it to find something that you know is there. It believes you and is searching, but after a point, it too gets discouraged and gives up”. He explained, and proceeded to spend hours bringing order back onto the drive by identifying little bits (bytes) of data, then categorizing them. After a time, we were able to make sense of the data again and become productive again. Order did that.

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