Music Monday: The Creative World of Music Parodies

Last week I featured the wonderful Canadian band, Walk Off the Earth, who gained fame with their amazing cover of Gotye's song, Somebody That I Used to Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=d9NF2edxy-M I also shared a parody of the song done by The Key of Awesome, which I found quite funny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwPHy17Iu6E The Key of Awesome specializes in … Continue reading Music Monday: The Creative World of Music Parodies

Music Monday – The Quirky, Creative, and Wonderful Music of Walk Off The Earth

I love music, I love creativity, and I love quirky. And I think I may have discovered the perfect blend of all three in the music of Walk Off the Earth. (WOTE) WOTE has been around since 2006, and I'd actually watched one of their videos from a few years ago, and I remember coming … Continue reading Music Monday – The Quirky, Creative, and Wonderful Music of Walk Off The Earth

Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

If you're looking for some great music, you've come to the right spot. I'm following up on last week's Music Monday where I noted I needed to get more in touch with my Irish roots and start learning more about Irish music. Last week's post featured the great Irish folk music group, The High Kings. … Continue reading Music Monday: the Irish Traditional Music Session

Music Monday: Going Back to My Irish Roots

According to 23andMe, I am 98% "British and Irish" with the remaining 2% being classified as Broadly Northwestern European. There were no surprises there; I've always considered myself 100% Irish, with my mom being born there, and my dad's mom being born there. I grew up learning a few words of Gaelic, and more than … Continue reading Music Monday: Going Back to My Irish Roots

Making Do with What You’ve Got

Yesterday, one of my colleagues (Bill O.) was giving a brief welcome speech to this year's incoming freshmen in the school of business, and one part caught my attention: "There are only seven colors in the rainbow, but look at what Michaelangelo and van Gogh were able to do with those colors. There are only … Continue reading Making Do with What You’ve Got

Music Monday: Rising Country Music Star Tenille Arts

  Once again, I want to thank Coti Howell of Nashville Noise for making me aware of a new country artist, Tenille Arts. Here is some background info on Tenille, from her web site: Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first … Continue reading Music Monday: Rising Country Music Star Tenille Arts

Blinded by the Awesomeness

It's taken nearly 40 years, but I finally have a worthy competitor as my answer to the question, "What's your favorite movie?" Since 1981, it has always been Chariots of Fire, a British historical drama film that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who … Continue reading Blinded by the Awesomeness

Music Monday: The Beautiful Sounds of Nature

I was sitting in my family room trying to think of what music to feature for this week's blog when I realized it was all around me. We had all our windows open, and all I could hear were the sounds of the katydids, putting on their free nightly concert. So I thought I'd take … Continue reading Music Monday: The Beautiful Sounds of Nature

Music Monday: John Denver – Prolific, Poetic, and Poignant

I never fully realized how many great songs John Denver produced over his lifetime until I played him on Spotify during our recent road trip to Cleveland. I think it kept us entertained for close to 90 minutes, and it seemed as if I knew most of the words to most of the songs. Hit … Continue reading Music Monday: John Denver – Prolific, Poetic, and Poignant

Music Monday: Whisperin’ Bill Anderson

I don't claim to know much about country music, but there are some country songs that I would rank among my favorites - On the Road Again, Islands in the Stream, and Good Hearted Woman, to name just a few. But thanks to a blog I recently started to follow, Coti Howell at Nashville Noise, … Continue reading Music Monday: Whisperin’ Bill Anderson