Music -- just vibrations in the air -- can make you feel heartbroken or elated, peaceful or stabby, inspired to save the whales or to invade Poland. This is HOW MUSIC DOES THAT.
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When Mind and Music Fall Apart
Can music capture the experience of dementia?
Dickinson's Island, and Other Unholy Monsters
When I was a boy, I sat bored in church, trying to break a code.
The Unwiggled String
Children are taught to fear and avoid this sound. All the more reason to love it.
The Long Way Home in 'Hallelujah'
The lyrics are poetic and evocative. But let's talk about that long trip home.
Sea shanties grew in black soil.
Where Did We Put Vivaldi?
Antonio Vivaldi was a very big deal -- and then he wasn't. But he had a plan.
Well worth it
I enjoy this podcast very much.
A good podcast.
Best music podcast anywhere
Maybe the best podcast period.
Take a blender, throw in a PhD in music composition, a decades-long career in academia, a natural talent for writing, speaking, and tinkering with microphones and software. Mix in some serious saxophone chops and a self-deprecating sense of humor and blend the whole mess on high for a while. Then just pour it into your ears via Bluetooth and enjoy. Very tasty.