New Music Tuesday: The sum of its parts…

There are many musicians around the world that can make beautiful music all on their own. They can captivate a room with their voice or instrument, without anyone else to accompany them.

But when you take a group of those artists, and have them sing or play as an ensemble, they can perform something that’s not capable as a single person.

And it doesn’t even require them to be in the same room, play at the same time, or even know each other.

That’s where this website comes in.

Take a look…

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New Music Tuesday!

As many pop culture and music lovers know, new albums are always released on Tuesdays. (well, most of the time.) So what better day to start a semi-regular feature called, what else, “New Music Tuesdays”? So here we go.

Today’s selection: “Modern Love” by Matt Nathanson

“Modern Love” by Matt Nathanson

Check him out!

I wish I played a string instrument…

While I have been, and will always be an advocate and supporter of the brass section, I have always secretly wanted to be a string player.  Just on the side. I learned to play “Twinkle, Twinkle” on the violin in 3rd grade, but haven’t touched a string instrument since. But boy, do I want to. And I want to be good at it. (None of those terrible screeching sounds I managed to make years ago.)

I stumbled upon this video today, and I had to try hard to resist jumping onto eBay and buying a violin. Check it out!

A great combination…

As a member of Generation Y, I’ve grown up with technology. I’ve played all the video game consoles, downloaded music, and had the great debate of Mac versus PC. I’ve jumped on various bandwagons, from Facebook, to the iPad, to Twitter.

And now I’m hitching a ride on another. Blogs.

I didn’t want this to be an inane rambling about the minutiae of my life, so I’ve racked my brain for a simple subject that I can focus on.

After much contemplation (well, at least a few minutes worth), I managed to narrow it down to two. Music and food. (Not necessarily at the same time, though they are a great combination.)

I grew up with music, playing the piano since age four, playing French horn in numerous ensembles, participating in choirs of both the show and concert variety, and singing every song I could.
And food has become a recent obsession of mine, ever since I discovered the wonder that is The Food Network. I started cooking more often, and will give just about anything a try. I’m a self-professed “foodie”, and I don’t believe in dieting. (Why on earth would you restrict yourself from enjoying such delicious options like carbs and sugar?!)

Now that I’m out of college and have more free time (not to mention a husband that will eat just about anything) I get into the kitchen a lot more.

I’ve decided to use this blog as an opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences when it comes to the music I listen to and play, and the food I cook and eat. I’ll be posting recipes I’ve tried, links to new music I discover and much more.

I hope you get the chance to try some of the music or food for yourself, and I hope you enjoy it!

As the great William Shakespeare wrote: “If music be the food of love, play on.”