Our specialist times have left little room for the age-old view that, however transfigured, the issues of art and life belong together, or that, for all their differences, the arts have shared concerns: yet realism demands just such an outlook. Towards a Poetics of Music and the Arts is an informal attempt to re-open the closed borders by an established writer on music, Christopher Wintle. Through a host of aphorisms and thoughts it first probes people, politics, learning and the Gods. It then sketches out a Poetics in terms of style and idea, artists, listeners and critics, theory, performers, ethics, opera, sculpture, cinema, and art and sport, before ending with a pair of Urban Fables (after Leonardo da Vinci). The volume includes a collection of Works with Music by the well-known Brazilian artist Ana Maria Pacheco.
'Sometimes Music Is My Only Friend' Harry Buckle: Following career advice from James Bond author Ian Fleming, in 1962 Harry Buckle became a journalist, This very funny but true story, follows him from his years as the '60's most read pop guru in the UK, writing in Jackie Magazine (with the pen name Pete Lennon assigned to him by the editor) to then starting his own music company and somewhat to his suprise, bringing you a hundred or so Top of the Pops Chart hits.. 'You'd think being a music journaist was safe enough except for predatory female fans, but I hadn't really expected the US Airforce to drop four H Bombs on me. Real ones.... Then he found himself reluctantly working with both the British M15 an Russsian KGB Secret Service, and interrogated in Moscow about what he had been doing at No. 10 Downing Street. 'It seems to us you are seeking to destabilise your rulers with naked pictures of Prime Minister Harold Wilson?'... 'I don't gamble. Life in the music business is enough, but we won tens of thousands of pounds for four years running when we learned the results of the Miss World contest in advance... 'Having the hits, confirmed the old music industry adage that I was 'Happy to be Part of the Industry of Human Happiness'... with many of those hits coming from Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Alison Moyet, Erasure and others. But then sitting watching national TV news in the USA and discovering I was apparently working with the Mafia was a bit of a reality check'... then in more pop mode... You want to know who to blame for 'Agadoo', 'Yviva Espana', 'The Birdie Song' and some others starting the whole 'dad dancing' phenomena... 'Sometimes Music Is My Only Friend' by Harry Buckle reveals all this and more... 'Sometimes Music Is My Only Friend', seems to touch the feelings of several generations including many of today for whom most social contact is often more electronic than tactile reality.
Here is a poem collection for everybody to lie back comfortably in their couch holding a cup of cocoa and lose themselves into a world of thoughts. These thoughts seem to be so rhythmic that we call them 'Musical Thoughts'. The poems in this book mainly focus on nature, human behaviour and elements which influence mood of a person. The verses of this book may reflect one or other point of your life. Just reading them may make you think that the author lives in an imaginary world but a deeper look at the words will reveal you something very real, something to which you can relate yourself.
"In Search of a Golden Sparrow" is a heartwarming story about seven-year-old Jeremy. He lives in rural America during the later years of the Great Depression and must struggle on crutches, for he was born crippled.
When he finds a baby sparrow that has fallen from its nest and died, he feels sorry for the tiny helpless bird, but no one else seems to care. Later, events in his life cause him to feel worthless and helpless, like the little bird.
His grandmother tells him that God cares about him and the little bird, and even said, He sees the sparrow fall. But Jeremy asks, If n He saw it fall Grammaw, how come He let it die? And how come I was born crippled?
She tells him about heaven, its golden streets, and that he is more precious than gold. She also tells him, in heaven everything will be beautiful and that he won t be crippled. Thinking God might change the little bird into a golden one, Cause they ain t too purty down here, he asks God to send him a golden sparrow. That way, he ll know God hears him, loves him, and that he won t be crippled in heaven.
During his search for a golden sparrow, his faith touches many, from an old man Hermit Bill, to Scotty Simmons (a kid who makes fun of him).
The story was written because during a difficult time in my life I had asked God to give me something to write about that will touch people s hearts. A week later, I happen to see a white sparrow with gold wing patches. Then after I had already begun the book, I found with the white one, a real golden sparrow!
Edition adapted for British and Australian students. The Music Tree series continues the development of complete musicianship by providing the beginner with delightful and varied repertoire. The pupil learns a variety of idioms encompassing folk, jazz and pop. The creativity of the students is emphasized since they are given musical segments to rearrange, transpose, complete or to use as the basis for a new composition. Technical aspects are also addressed including greater facility, blocked intervals and chords, and more hands together playing. Guided training steps are used to encourage intelligent practice skills.
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