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


To suppose that the collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein was the only one of great success on Broadway, is simply not the case. In 1947 Alan Jay Lerner, part of the Lerner family who made their fortune in women’s clothing and shoes, and Frederick Loewe, descended from a highly respected European musical family, joined forces to give the world Brigadoon. Choreographed by Agnes DeMille, Brigadoon opened on Mar 13th and ran for 581 performances. Their next success, Paint Your Wagon, which bore little resemblance to the movie made in 1969, opened on November 12, 1951 and ran 289 performances. The song Maria, has become an American classic. Eclipsing their own successes, and the long runs of the past was My Fair Lady, which opened at the Mark Hellinger theatre on March 15, 1956. It would run a total of 2,717 performances, making it the longest running hit to that point in history. As Julie Andrews took on the persona of Eliza Doolittle, based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalian, she told us she Could Have Danced All Night. On December 3, 1960, their setting of King Arthur’s court based on The Once and Future King would open as Camelot. It starred Britain’s veteran actor Richard Burton, and hold-over from My Fair Lady, Julie Andrews as King Arthur an his Lady Guenevere. The surprise performance of the evening was when newcomer Robert Goulet stopped the show with his rendition of If Ever I Would Leave You. Camelot would run 873 performances and initiate one of the most important public relations event of Broadway history to that time when Ed Sullivan aired live from Broadway on his Sunday Night show, a scene in which Burton and Andrews asked the American public I Wonder What The King is Doing Tonight? From that point forward Broadway’s boundaries reached far beyond the Hudson River to the entire nation. Everyone from Peoria to Panguitch took ownership in this uniquely American art form. People came in droves to New York which was about to enjoy the high profile a World’s Fair. Touring companies sprang up and Broadway went to the people.

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