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


During this same period of history, America was undergoing similar civil unrest. Matters relating to slavery, commerce and succession caused the greatest casualty on American soil to date. As the Civil War dragged on deadly destruction and monstrous mortality mounted heaping up a colossal mountain of devastation. Perhaps the personal hinge upon which the great door of history turned at that time was Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the U.S.. In perusing his writing and accounts of contemporaries, it becomes clear that he carried heavily the yoke of responsibility of the carnage. He wished and sought divine intervention to end the war and allow a healing era to come to the new nation. The story is told of an incident wherein President Lincoln was in the company of some contemporaries as a troop of Union Soldiers passed by in review en route to southern battle fields. The were singing a song conveying the message of John Brown’s body molding in the grave. Lincoln opined to his colleagues that the song disturbed him. He said that a song of such degradation would never have the power to end the war. It promoted the more ignoble tendencies of man. Lincoln asked if there were someone who could write a song of hope, a song of meaning, which would elicit nobility and reason, thereby bringing this great war to conclusion. There was such a person who could do just that...Julia Ward Howe. Her opus became one of the most compelling ingredients to bring about an end to the war: The Battle Hymn of the Republic. It caused it’s hearer, or better yet, it’s singer to seek truth from a higher source, to transcend personal petty interests and look to the universal good of man. Many believe this song as well as some of the songs of Stephen Foster, had greater impact in bringing the war to an end than did the artillery. This music had, and continues to have the power to change the hearts of men, which ultimately determine the destiny of civilization more than firearms.

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