Nota Bene #99: Heed the Peace Gnome

“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #98: A More Glorious Dawn Awaits

“The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” Who said it? Continue reading

TunesDay: Spaced Out

In my 40+ years of life I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many genres of music, everything from ambient to thrash, bop to opera, bluegrass to prog. I like anything that moves me. Variety, spice, all that.

But in recent years I’ve become quite fixated on one particular kind of sound: space music.

I’m fortunate to live in such a beautiful state as Colorado. On a clear night, especially when camping high in the Rockies, you can see more stars than you might’ve even guessed were there, especially if you’re city folk. As you’re gazing into the night sky, it’s not out of the ordinary to see a multitude of shooting stars or even a satellite float slowly by, made visible by reflecting sunlight just as the moon does. Throw in a crackling fire, some grilled vittles, and a few ice-cold local microbrews, and what could possibly be missing?

Only one thing, for me anyway: cosmic tunage. (My five favorite space tracks are at the end of this post.)

I’m pretty certain my obsession with space music began with Continue reading