The Creative Mind

The Creative Mind

The Creative Mind

The creative mind can produce works of art in the music realm as well as the art world.  Let us focus on the music arena.  I ask myself the question why is it that those who are so creative have so much emotion.  We find a lot of drug addiction and alcoholism in the music world...

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Autism and Songwriting

Autism and Songwriting

Autism and Songwriting

I am teaching a lovely young woman with autism how to do songwriting.  She and I are collaborating together to see if she can rhyme and put chords to the words.  She loves the rhyming part of the exercise...

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RX (Medicate)

Rx (Medicate)

Rx (Medicate)

This song hit me like a ton of bricks the first time I heard it on a rock station.  It is a song performed by a Canadian rock band “Theory of a Deadman”, a track on their 6th studio album.  It is a hard commentary on the use of prescription drugs by everyone in society to get high...

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Enneagram – A Personality Model

Enneagram - A Personality Model

Enneagram – A Personality Model

The Enneagram is in my opinion the best personality model in the world today.  Enneagram is a Greek word and means 9 types.  It is a dynamic model and we can move from type to type.  However, there is a home base that we reside in and my is in type 4.

Type 4 is the artist...

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Embracing Self

Embracing Self

Embracing Self

I established Embracing Self  last year as a company that is involved in helping others overcome their obstacles and/or challenges in order to achieve their dreams.  My company offers services such as health coaching, career coaching, personality analysis, music lessons, music performances for the elderly in ...

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

If your saw this version of A Star Is Born, you will see Lady Gaga at her best. She has proven herself as a singer and as an actress. This is the 4th version of the Star Is Born...

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Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell has been one of my favorites artists of all time.  She sang, she played guitar and piano.  Her guitar tunings are unique, garnering the name “Joni tunings.”  She wrote a song about Woodstock, one of the most famous songs about the event and was not even there...

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John Legend, The Coach on The Voice

John Legend, The Coach on The Voice

John Legend, The Coach on The Voice

John Legend, a new coach of season 16, had one of his contestants, Maelyn Jarmon, win last night on the Voice.  It was amazing because Blake Shelton had 3 contestants in the finale and John Legend only had one.

Maelyn was one of my favorites on the Voice...

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Music and Arts

Music and Arts

Music and Arts

Music & Arts just bought out Monster Music in Levittown.  Originally located in a small house in Maryland, its founder was Benjamin O’Brien.  Its doors opened in 1952.  In the beginning it offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons and art supplies...

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American Idol Finale

American Idol Winner

American Idol Winner

American Idol finale was on last night.  The winner was Laine Hardy.  My two favorites, Madison and Alejandro did not win. But I do predict that Madison and Alejandro will get the recognition they deserve. Alejandro will definitely get a record deal. His song Out Loud is already known...

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Music Today and Yesterday

Music Today and Yesterday

Music Today and Yesterday

Do you like music of today or yesterday? Music of today seems rather lackluster, the same melodies, and it does not have any of the lead guitar found in Led Zeppelin by Jimmy Page. I must be dating myself but I prefer the music of yesterday.

The rock of today is nothing compared to the rock of yester...

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Heart – Ann and Nancy Wilson

Heart - Ann and Nancy Wilson

Heart – Ann and Nancy Wilson

Heart consists of two sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson, who are considered the Rock divas of my generation.

Their debut album was Dreamboat Annie, released in August 1975. These sisters form a magical duet with superlative harmonies and phenomenal lyrics on songs that have withstood the test of time...

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Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks is a mysterious iconic singer and songwriter.  I idolized her as a teenager and wanted to be exactly like her.  I played the Rumors Album over and over again and memorized every song.   It was released in 1977 by Warner Bros. Records...

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American Idol Part Two

American Idol Part Two

American Idol Part Two

I watched last night American Idol.  The finalists are Madison, Alejandro and Laine.  I have my favorites:  Madison and Alejandro.  Madison is a 16 years old who sang Pink’s What About Us.  She was great.  She also sang Elton John‘s Your Song...

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The True Artist

The True Artist

The True Artist

Where does creativity come from?  Certain personality types are more creative than others.  For example, in the Enneagram, a personality model, type four, is called the artist.  The artist is most capable of transforming what is in the subconscious mind into art through music, poetry, and works of art.

If y...

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