Category Archives: Music

Back to Beth

Beth Blackerby, that is, as I try to recall (and learn new) details about playing the violin. Violin Lab was where I started eleven years ago. So while I’ve been away from playing for four years, it feels like home.

The Legendary Duke Ellington

Hot trumpets and tinkling piano keys in Harlem Air Shaft suits my mood today. Maybe I’ll get more dreams.

Via Amazon

Super Spreader?

Mr. Boy was home for the weekend to attend the Austin City Limits music festival at Zilker Park. He estimated that 100,000 others were there with him, shoulder to shoulder, some masked many not. He’s been vaxed with the Pfizer twice, so he wasn’t worried, but whether he should have been remains to be seen.

Auld Lang Syne

Our thanks to the resident here at the canyon who, around midnight last night, amid the usual bottle rockets and roman candles, played Auld Lang Syne on a trumpet. He (or she?) also plays taps on Memorial Day. Sweet notes drifting through the trees. A healthy year to all!

Dream a little dream of me

Feels like a gift from Mrs. Charm. Although I found it on another blog, it just feels like a gift. I’ve read of such roundabout messages. Nice to experience one. Thanks, my love.

UPDATE: Timely, too, as our 28th wedding anniversary is the 11th.

Meditation

Getting back into daily meditation again, because it helps keep me calm, cool and collected. I like mantras, used with slow breathing, but I also like guided ones with a voice and music. Like any free recording by Suzanne Giesemann.

Like the Abraham-Hicks Getting Into The Vortex. Strange that the Abraham-Hicks folks canceled a planned workshop in Austin tomorrow. Have to find out what that’s all about. It seems to be the inevitable problem of being an aging woman trying to solo after the death of her husband nine years ago.

UPDATE:  A good mantra is Hineini (He-nay-ni), Hebrew for Here I Am. It’s from the Torah.

APQ Tango

Two new videos of our (Mrs. Charm and I) friends James Anderson on violin, Tony Rogers on cello, Jonathan Geer on piano, Phil Spencer on bass, and Ben Thomas on bandoneon of the Austin Piazzolla Quintet performing with the Wilmington (NC) Symphony…here