Concerto 21

January 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

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On the radio the other day they played Mozart’s Piano Concerto 21 and mentioned that there was a study done somewhere (Sweden? Switzerland? I couldn’t find it) that concluded that women who listened to this specific concerto during lamaze classes and while in labor had a much more pleasant experience giving birth (how they prove this I have no idea).  But interesting concept.

So today, I decided to give it a try.  Not having a baby, but since I was struggling to produce any meaningful work, I thought listening to Concerto 21 might help me birth out some good results.

So far: not working.  But you did get this post.  You can thank Mozart and KUSC for that.


August 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

This goes really well with morning coffee.

Enjoy your day.

Bluck Blucka Bluck MUCKA BLUCKA!

November 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

Music Mondays! (I just made that up, I think this is the first time I’ve ever posted anything musical on a Monday).  Either way, this song/video is  someone’s current favorite.


Paul plays it to calm her down.   (You can tell she was angry before, because when she gets upset she pulls her hair/grabs her ears.  She still has one hand on her head gripping her hair, which means she’s still deciding whether or not she’s pissed.)

It is also a song that will be stuck in your head the rest of the day.  You’re welcome.

Jam Sesh

July 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

A The Roots / Carly Rae Jepsen jam session with preschool instruments.  What more do you need on a Monday.  The rainbow xylophone is clutch.

Per one of the comments, Questlove (bottom left) tries to play the recorder upsidedown around 2:32.  Hilarious.


February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

OK, this song’s been out for 8 months…hence the 81 million views on the video…so obviously I’m a little late on the uptake.  The guy is Belgian/Australian and he’s old news down under, but I just found him and the whole album is great and I can’t stop listening to it.

Thanks to Paul for introducing me to him.

Update: I just came across this.  Love.  PS22 also covers Adele, Passion Pit, Gym Class Heroes…pretty much everything.  Double love.

Better than I ever even knew

November 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

New week, new song obsession.

Last week it was Robyn (I know, she’s weird). This week it’s Lana Del Rey. There’s a good chance you’ve already seen this video, it has almost 7 million views on YouTube, but I’m just discovering her and I am hooked.

I’m not sure what’s happening with her upper lip in the video, but her voice…  Amazing. I was poking around and found a few of her other songs (here and here and here) and I can kind of listen to them all day long.   That last song might be my favorite.


Bump bump budda bump

November 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

This goes out to my sister, she’ll know why.

And I love how that one girl leaves the other one hanging at the end.

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