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Conroe’s Corner Pub   2 comments

Sonny Boy Terry & Michael Durbin-HopperSonny Boy Terry and Michael Durbin In Conroe’s Corner Pub (04/14/07) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The more one loves music,

the less music one loves.”

— Really?!!

I was going through some of my brother’s notes on music this morning and came upon the Roger Sessions statement, “The more one loves music, the less music one loves.” From my own personal experience, there is music I may not have liked but learned to love it.

So, I decided to research the context of what Sessions was saying.

“. . . this initial stage in listening to music is an entirely direct one; the listener brings to the music whatever he can bring, with no other preoccupation than that of hearing. This is, of course, what is to be desired; it is the condition of his really hearing. He will hear the music only to the extent that he identifies himself with it, establishing a fresh and essentially naive contact with it, without preconceived ideas and without strained effort.

. . . the listener’s reaction is immediate and seems, in a sense, identical with the act of hearing. Undoubtedly this is what many listeners expect. And yet, on occasion, one may listen to music attentively, without any conscious response to it until afterward; one’s very attention may be so absorbed that a vivid sense of the sound is retained, but a sense of communications experienced only later. It is this sense of communication to which I refer under the term ‘enjoyment’; obviously, one may not and often does not, in any real sense, ‘enjoy’ what is being communities. There is certainly some music that we never ‘enjoy’; experience inevitably fosters discrimination, and there is certainly some truth even in the frequent, seemingly paradoxical statement that ‘the more one loves music, the less music one loves.’ This statement is true in a sense if we understand it as applying to the experience of an individual, and not a general rule. But if our relation to the music is a healthy one — that is to say, a direct and simple one — our primary and quite spontaneous effort will to deny it.”

The more you learn about something you like, the more you will love it.

— kenne

 

 

Blues Project Revisited   Leave a comment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKen & Mary’s Blues Project with Ashton Savoy & The Moe Hansum Band (10/18/02) — Image by kenne

 

Kenneth and Mary Harris produced house concerts for family and friends

for over two decades in the piney woods of East Texas — 

 

“House concerts are our life

House concerts are our everything

House concerts give us joy

House concerts keep us happy

House concerts keep us dancing.”

— kenne

 

 

Ken & Mary’s Blues Project — A Flashback   Leave a comment

Ken & Mary's Blues Project-72Ken & Mary’s Blues Project (11/16/09) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

 

Mumford & Sons –Sideshow Alley   1 comment

mumfordandsons_still_5Source: Sideshow Alley

Sideshow Alley is an online live music video series brings together the finest new and established artists and filmmakers at unexpected locations in New York City and Melbourne. These creative filmmakers make new friends in alleyways and on rooftops, recording each artist performing one song, one take, with no fixed agenda and no rehearsal.

I first learned about Sideshow Alley from blogger, The Hobbledehoy

— kenne

“Because of you I have found some great new bands
that I adore and wouldn’t have even known about.
Thanks for the chills down my spine!”

@JOSHDIME VIA YOUTUBE

Posted May 13, 2020 by kenneturner in Existential Moment, Information, Music

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Video Of The Week   1 comment

Posted April 11, 2020 by kenneturner in Information, John Prine, Music, Video of The Week

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Ah, Where Have They Gone . . .   Leave a comment

Ray Wylie Hubbard (1 of 1)-7-Art.jpgRay Wylie Hubbard — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Ah, where have they gone, the amblers of yesterday? Where have they
gone, those loafing heroes of folk song, those vagabonds who roam from
one mill to another and bed down under the stars? Have they vanished
along with footpaths, with grasslands and clearings, with nature?”

— Milan Kundera

Flashback — Relaxing at Casino Del Sol Resort, November 2011 (One Photo)   Leave a comment

Relaxing at Del Sol Nov 30 2011 blogFlashback — Joy Relaxing at Casino Del Sol Resort Grand Opening, November 2011 — Image by kenne

We will be at the resort tonight to see Lynyrd Skynyrd and stay overnightso Joy can gamble to her heart’s delight — a little break at the Sol of Tucson.

— kenne

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simple Man (1973)

Los Lobos In Tucson Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Los Lobos At Reid Park In Tucson, Arizona (October 16, 2016) — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Ronstadt Generations Live at Teri’s Bistro, Alamos, Sonora   Leave a comment

Ronstadt Generations at Teri's Bistro blogRonstadt Generations Live at Teri’s Bistro, Alamos, Sonora (January 26, 2016)
— Images and Video by kenne

(Short Video Clip by kenne)

Alamos Trip-0448 Ronstadt Generations @ Teri's Bistro Blog

Pulled these images and video clip out of my January travel archives in memory of Mike Ronstadt
(August 25, 1953 – August 7, 2016) 

Beyond the shadows, beyond the rain
Beyond the darkness and all the pain
When you’re walkin’ in circles with holes in your shoes
Love is the road that leads beyond the blues

Old man on the corner, he’s been gone for years
And the guitar and the knife blade are rusty with tears
But there’s a song that he left us, we’ll never lose
That love is the road that leads beyond the blues

— from Beyond the Blues by Tom Russell

Support Live Music   Leave a comment

Zydeco2006-09-24-19 Texas Live Music blogTexas Live Music — Image by kenne

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.
You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

FOBulous: New Blues Site in Southeast Texas   1 comment

FOBulous Group Photo II blogTen years ago a small group of Blues lovers started an organization: Friends of the Blues – Montgomery County and coined the term “FOBulous.” Much was done to further live Blues music in southeast Texas. But, after a few years “burn-out” set in and we went into a holding pattern in Blues limbo.  To possible start things up again, there’s a new site on the bloggest-sphere:

http://fobulous.wetpaint.com/

Contribute to the site and help support the Blues!

kenne

Posted May 15, 2009 by kenneturner in Blues, Music

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