Category: Music

Classic Rock, Genealogy

An Introduction to My Family Tree

The Beginnings - The Karn - Ashton Family Lines I believe it was probably more than a year ago now, when I wrote that I was going to write more about my family heritage. So I guess it's about damn well time I got started, don’t you think? So let’s begin, I was born in the hospital in Riverside, New Jersey. My mother thinks she was there but she was never sure! They zonked her with some strong drugs and the next thing she knew, I was in her arms! Anyway all the DNA evidence points to the fact that...

Music, New Age, Running

A Fine Morning Meditation, A Good Run, Then the Fall….

And I Don't Mean the Season..... Morning Meditation Music Yesterday morning I started my day with a 30-minute meditation. The soundtrack for the meditation was Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol 2) from the Ambient New Age band Marconi Union. According to their website Marconi Union.... ...... were asked to write a piece of relaxing music in consultation with Lyz Cooper, the UK's leading sound therapist and founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy. During the process of recording the track, a number of musical ideas captured their imagination. Unable to explore them all in a one piece but keen to work...

Jazz

Meditation Music from Miles Davis’ Classic Bitches Brew?

An Afternoon Meditation with Miles Davis' Bitches Brew Over the last few weeks I have been doing a 20-30 minute afternoon meditation which has several times just turned into a power nap. Today unlike yesterday, I used a musical soundtrack. Now, the album Bitches Brew is not exactly your typical meditation music, it is however, an album that I used to sit and listen to on a weekend night when I was in college. Yes , on a quiet weekend night, the lights would go off in my dorm room and “Miles Runs Down the Voodoo” from side 2 of...

Prog Rock, Progressive Metal, Uncategorized

A Call During Run, Slows First Mile, But Leads to a Fast Run!

For All We Know's Latest  - Take Me Home Provides the Music :So today was a running day, I left about 8:15 knowing that would give me enough time to finish, take a shower and eat before 10:30 when I had to pick up granddaughter Zoe at school. The one thing that I didn't remember was my wife had A doctor’s appointment at 10! One of the reasons that I forgot was that she was sick this morning and didn’t go to work. II was made aware of my forgetfulness a little more than a half mile into my four...

Music

From New Age Piano to Blues – How Many Genres Does Your Music Listening Cross?

Thoughts About My Music Listening Ok so this morning as I was writing my morning post I listened to Ann Sweeten's 2016 release Where Butterflies Dance. It is a beautiful piano based album. I guess that album finished before I was done writing because when I went back to Spotify after finishing writing my post a different piano artist's music was playing! I worked around my room I continued to listen to piano music and listened to Peter Kater's latest release Dancing on Water.Through the years I have enjoyed Peter's music. Particularly his collaborative efforts with R Carlos Nakai. Then this...

Music

Voices from Heaven Vol. II – Halonen and Syversen

Yoga and Meditation with  Voices from Heaven Vol. II -Halonen and Syversen This morning's soundtrack for my morning yoga and meditation was one of my favorite new New Age albums. Voices from Heaven Volume II from Norwegian keyboardist Tron Syversen and wordless vocalist Runar Halonen Every time I have used this album for meditating it has been great. That's to be expected since the album was designed to take listeners on a deep journey into their inner self. From TronMusic.... The Voices II music heralds a channeled arrangement on both piano and keyboard combined with voices floating on the waves...