Bob Seger - Ride Out, October 14, 2014

Bob Seger – Ride Out, October 14, 2014

The inimitable Bob Seger is readying his first new studio album in eight years, Ride Out. The album is scheduled to drop on October 14, 2014.

The first song to première from Ride Out is “Detroit Made”. Bob Seger released a cover of John Hiatt‘s “Detroit Made”, which served as the opening song on his Spring 2013 tour to radio stations, specifically timed to last weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise,…

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Charles Lloyd Quartet – Caroline No

Couldn’t resist sharing this video of the Charles Lloyd Quartet performing Caroline No, :)

Symphony Live In Istanbul - Kitaro

Symphony Live In Istanbul – Kitaro

Symphonic Live

Symphonic Live (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been fortunate to experience rock music artists performing with a full symphony on stage with them. The collaboration of strings, brass, woodwinds and tympani set against rock has been extraordinary. The two concert moments that transfigured the music of our heart were Yes in 2001 (captured on DVD as Yes Symphonic Live) and Jeff Beckin 2010…

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Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto

Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto

The Music Of Our Heart Jukebox recalls noteworthy 45 r.p.m. hits. Today’s selection C5 on Throwback Thursday is “Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto.

The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100charts in the United States in June of 1963, and remains to date the only Japanese-language song ever to have done so. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 13 million copies…

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May Peace Prevail On Earth - Gathering of the Vibes

May Peace Prevail On Earth – Gathering of the Vibes

This event is special and commences the Gathering of the Vibes on Sunday each year. It is led by the World Peace Sanctuary. I waved the flag of Peace for Palau.

The World Peace Prayer Ceremony is a global celebration of the oneness of life and the human family. With united hearts and minds, participants of the Ceremony are invited to invoke prayers for peace to prevail in the countries and…

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The Open Source Concert Programmer

The Open Source Concert Programmer

Open Source has revolutionized computing. Here is an interesting development that involves coding and concert programming. A live coded concert. Talk about getting your Geek on ;)

The Concert Programmer, Andrew Sorensen’s Creative Computing

Imagine a future where concert programmers are as common a fixture in the world’s auditoriums as concert pianists. At the Open Source Convention (OSCON)…

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British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour

My favorite musical influence period was The British Invasion. I have never experienced an era of music that so continually thrilled me as 1964 and 1965 did. The AM radio airwaves, Top 40 as it was known in those day brought us constant sources of brilliant melodies and well written hits. The British Invasion arrived on our shores as a series of waves. Each successive wave introduced American…

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Moonalice Interview: Music Technology and Art With Roger McNamee

Moonalice Interview: Music Technology and Art With Roger McNamee

Moonalice Interview: Music Technology and Art Discussion with Roger McNamee

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Moonalice continues their 2014 East Coast Tour this week. The band will be performing concerts in Connecticut and New York. I urge you if you are in the vicinity of any of these events to come out and see Moonalice perform live.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Fairfield, C.T., StageOne

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014, New York City,…

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Bob Minkin’s Live Dead Photography Book

Bob Minkin’s Live Dead Photography Book

I discovered an invaluable rock photography publication for my music book collection. Bob Minkin, music photographer/historian has curated and self-published an authoritative photography book, LIVE DEAD.

LIVE DEAD is a stunning 224 page hardcover coffee table book spanning almost 40 years of epic Grateful Dead photos and stories by Bob Minkin. The book will ship October 2014, preorders being…

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Thank You! 500,000+ Views Achieved

Thank You! 500,000+ Views Achieved

Surpassed a half million views on this blog! I want to thank all of you who have stopped by to read or leave a comment. I appreciate sharing music with all of you.

The next phase of Music of Our Heart will be more devoted to the long form post. I am working on several music articles which I plan to publish this month and next. I am going to shift from daily posting (after 3 1/2 years of…

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