A Stradivarius Recovered

A beautiful story on NPR from legal correspondent Nina Totenberg about her late father’s stolen Stradivarius violin.

Primate at the Piano, or Music Is Trans-Species

This video of a bonobo playing the keyboard (with a bit of background music accompaniment) makes me think about just how powerful music really is. There’s something about music that resonates deep inside all of us. Thanks to Peter Gabriel’s YouTube channel for turning me on to this.

Music plug: Anjunabeats Volume 7

Okay, I have to admit it. I’m excited about this week’s release of Anjunabeats Volume 7 from Above & Beyond. These guys produce and DJ the absolute best in electronic music. If you’re looking for tunes to groove at your desk, in the car, at the gym, on the bike, or whatever, then check out the …

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The Unforgettable Fire

Oh, the joys of iTunes. It used to be that I’d dig through crates of CDs to find ones I haven’t listened to in a long time. Now I can just scroll. The point is this: I am loving U2’s 1984 masterpiece album “The Unforgettable Fire” all over again. Especially the title track. I’m moving …

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