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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


As a painfully shy teenager, I struggled with how to communicate my feelings, perhaps that is why I was drawn to the stage, where it was easier for me. When I finally realized that the extraordinary young lady I had met at a piano lesson and dated for some time was the one with whom I wanted to share my life, I agonized over the words to convey my intentions. I tried practicing the phrases in front of the mirror to improve my delivery, but the more I tried the worse it seemed to get. I began to worry that if I didn’t express my deep feelings soon, one of a multitude of fond admirers surely would, and I would be left with a shattered dream. I determined to call upon the help of a friend, Oscar Hammerstein II whose words had touched my own heart so many times before. Though I never met Mr. Hammerstein, his lyrics were part of my being. I asked Laurie to come to my parent’s home and I sat her by the piano prefacing the following song I sang with: “Though these may be Oscar Hammerstein’s words, they are how I feel.” I make up things to say, on my way to you On my way to you, I write things to say I can write poems too, when I’m far away When I’m far away, I write poems too. But when you draw near, my lips go dry When you are near, I only sigh, oh dear! I’ve told every little star, just how sweet I think you are Why haven’t I told you? I’ve told ripples in a brook, made my heart an open book Why haven’t I told you? Friends ask me, am I in love, I always answer yes, Might as well confess. If I don’t they’ll guess. Maybe you may know it too. Oh my darling, if you do, Why haven’t you told me? The song did the trick, and it is a good thing, because Laurie became the mother of my 6 children.

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