Tag Archives: music history

How clarity feels

I have always had a tumultuous relationship with music. I started playing violin before I was able to form memories, and grew up with music as an integral part of my life. I burnt out on it in college, even … Continue reading

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“Boléro” in the morning

I have always had trouble listening to music unless it is for a specific reason. Sometimes that reason is for research, sometimes it’s to keep me at a certain pace while exercising, and of course sometimes it’s to change or … Continue reading

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Clive Robbins

Directly following our Minneapolis music therapist meeting last night, I received a text from one of my good friends and colleagues, saying that Clive Robbins of the Nordoff-Robbins approach to music therapy died. I am sad to hear this, and … Continue reading

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Pianist to the Presidents

Roger Williams, playing an excerpt from “Autum Leaves.” Known as the “pianist to the Presidents,” Williams died yesterday at the age of 87.

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I wanna be sedated: This Date in Music History

This date in music history in 1988, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” left Billboard’s Hot 200 Album Chart after a record 741 weeks. in 2003, Coldplay singer Chris Martin asked police to drop a charge of malicious damage … Continue reading

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Mind “Nevermind”: This Date in Music History

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” is now officially 20 years old. On September 24, 1991, the album was released (OK, I’m a few days late to recognize its birthday). I still consider “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to be one of my favorite rock … Continue reading

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