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


In addressing my concern about the importance of arts education in the schools, I spoke with an important legislator in our state who is very prudent with the expenditure of public resources. He said, “we simply can’t afford the have the programs”. I replied “we simply can’t afford NOT to have the programs”! He asked me what I meant by that. I responded with asking him how much it costs to keep a man in prison in the state of Utah. He confessed that he did not know. I explained, from having visited one of our penal institutions and met with the assistant warden, that it costs the taxpayers of Utah $60,000.00 a year to keep a man in prison. There are over 5,000 men in prison in Utah. That is a total of $300 million dollars. I asked what he believed it costs to assist the families left on the outside while the prisoner is in prison He admitted that he assumed it was probably about the same figure. I then asked what the tally in relation to the damage done to society in getting a man into prison, (property damage, legal fees, court costs). He said that figure would probably be the same as well. In other words, the figure approaches $1 billion dollars annually. How many violins would that buy. If we could keep one man out of prison we would save the public $180,000.00 a year and perhaps save a human soul. I also asked the legislator how many things in the school building that were purchased by public funds last year are worth today what they paid for them. He confessed that probably everything had devalued. The computers placed in the labs at school are worth half their value within a short period of time. But, the musical instruments increase in value every year. A piano can last 100 years in a school and be valued far greater then, than it was when purchased. The technology is not going to improve. It is already perfect. I love Steinway and Sons new ad campaign. It has a picture of a beautiful Lexus with a question underneath it? Can you leave your Lexus to your grandchildren...STEINWAY.

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