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Cross-Genre Performance

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by James Yount Aug 3, 2013. 1 Reply

Looking at the recent Grammy Awards performances, I was amazed to see the full emergence of performances in which music from several genres was intermixed, using genres themselves as a musical…Continue

Tags: combining musical genres

Unique and Interesting Instruments

Started by James Yount. Last reply by The Flying Atheist May 15, 2013. 13 Replies

Music is always evolving and so are the instruments that people use. Have you seen any unique performances that you'd like to share?Continue

Atheist Themed Music and Reasoned Rythms

Started by James Yount. Last reply by James Yount Dec 18, 2012. 27 Replies

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Leonard Bernstein and his Young People's Concerts

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Steph S. Sep 23, 2012. 3 Replies

Of all the American symphonic conductors who ever were, they may be no greater jack-of-all-trades: conductor, composer and teacher (especially that last) than Leonard Bernstein.  Certainly, he was…Continue

Tags: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Young People's Concerts, Leonard Bernstein

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Comment by David Sensei on August 22, 2012 at 4:16am

I love the Mamas and the Papas too. As a wannabe lyricist myself, I find John Phillips was one of the very best, not to mention his skills as a vocal arranger. You can also hear his sure touch in the Beach Boys swan-song hit Kokomo, which he co-wrote. Among my favorites are three lesser-known songs which served as album fillers: 'Dancing bear', 'Once was a time I thought', and 'Safe in my garden'. Anyone know those? Unfortunately, Phillips got caught up in the dark side of the excesses of the rich and famous. He was a chronic hard-drug user and there were also nasty rumors of incest with his drug-addicted daughter. I don't claim to know the truth but no doubt it helps to account for his lack of productivity in later years.

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 9:53pm

LOL Patricia! How cute

Comment by Patricia on August 16, 2012 at 1:15pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 16, 2012 at 12:55pm

I hereby declare today to be "Mama Cass Elliot Appreciation Day" here on Atheist/Nexus.

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 16, 2012 at 12:22pm

Thanks Loren.  Great video.  The Mamas and the Papas were a great group.  I remember watching a documentary about them on PBS years ago.....they pretty much spent the span of their years together high on pot or some kind of drug.  Kinda like Louie Armstrong, who was a daily pot smoker.  They all made fantastic music!!

Yes, James, when Cass Elliot started her solo career she wanted to known as Cass instead of Mama Cass.  She even sang a song about it.

  

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2012 at 11:16am

Thanks Loren.  I Call Your Name is my favorite Mamas & Papas, and Cass is the best part of it.

Comment by James Yount on August 16, 2012 at 10:42am

Hello Steph.  Good day so far. Hope yours is too

Loren - Thanks a bunch.  Another good one.

I just read that Cass Eliot hated to be called 'Mama Cass.' Anyone know if that's true?

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 10:35am

Oh cool - thanks Loren - you posted that as I was posting!

Awesome.

Hi James! Hope your day is going well.

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 10:34am

Cool music Flying Atheist - enjoyed your posts. I've heard those Mamas & The Papas songs. Thanks!

Peace, love and happiness to all of you!

Comment by James Yount on August 16, 2012 at 10:33am

lol, I thought you were just asking nicely for love and happiness.  PLEASE!  That works too.

 

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