“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
My work is sometimes connected with music. I’ve had a classical education, I play the guitar, and I have composed music on occasion. This section is not dedicated to any of that. It is simply my ramblings about the importance and the beauty of music. If you don’t know me personally you could probably care less… unless your life, in one way or another, revolves around music. Then you might be a “musical kindred spirit”.
I have always been hungry for music without fully realizing it. Without thinking about it or analyzing it. It all began when I was around 8 years old. My father showed me how to use the Marantz stereo, how to put on a record and how to record an audio tape. He had a vast number of LPs, classical, a few soundtracks, lots of rock and some folk music, which I was allowed to peruse and play. Very soon I had my favorite tapes and records and I every once in a while I’d play something new from the collection, something I hadn’t heard before. If I liked it, it was added to the repertoire, if I didn’t, it was forgotten. I listened to the radio as well, but the songs were mostly cut off or the artist and the song title were left out much too often, which led to frustration. I liked knowing what I listened to, what exactly it was that I liked.
Ramblings about my musical journey:
Musical Peaks: My Life through the Discovery of Music