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A Life of Integrity

PeteS“I like to say I’m more conservative than Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax. I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.”

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Video Aloha

As I have mentioned before, my Brother and others in my family are into Hawaiian culture and music.  He just sent me this, and it’s nice so I’m passing it along.  He’s the guy with the reddish beard playing fretless bass ukelele behind the singer Continue reading

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Elegant Borrowing

Artists borrow material from earlier artists in order to adapt it for use in new works.  Allow me to focus on music to illustrate.  If a melody has depth and flexibility it can be reworked and reused in other ways such as marrying it to different sets of lyrics, or rearranging the instrumentation. Continue reading

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