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Jeanie

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About Jeanie

  • Birthday 06/04/1958

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  • Musical / Songwriting / Music Biz Skills
    Songwriter, Performer
  • Musical Influences
    Neil Young, John Denver, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell

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    music
  • Location
    United States of America
  • Gender
    Female

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  1. Close To The Edge - Yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBmUX74aME0 Honest to God I don't know what I'm doing wrong that my youtube links never show up ;-/
  2. Oops, I think I deleted my reply! Anyway, I do remember this song, Tom!! Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iir_xAbt-ak
  3. I Wanna Go To The Sun - Peter Frampton Ok guys, I've been away. How the heck do I get the youtube video to show up in the post? jf
  4. FM - Steely Dan Sorry I can't do youtube from work guys Oops! Too slow! In that case... I Got a Line On You - Spirit
  5. Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
  6. Kel, Yes I have heard that song many times!! I knew there was another song with Po-lice in it, haha! And I love that song!! jeanie
  7. It's an interesting premise that I'm not so sure I buy into completely. I am one of those self-taught musicians who felt the need to formalize my training, so I went to college, got two degrees in music, and still don't feel like I know any more than I did before I started! That didn't make me give up music though. Also, there are teaching methods such as the Suzuki Method that rely on the ear rather than written music in teaching children to play an instrument. There definitely are two different mind-sets though when it comes to music - the self-taught and the Suzuki approach (music as sound) and the academic approach (music as notes on paper). It's a largely cultural thing too. As a graduate student I studied ethnomusicology, and those of us in that program were in almost constant conflict with the theorists, historians, and composers who insisted that somehow "their" music was on a higher plane than equally evolved music systems (such as Indian classical) that rely on improvisation rather than the written note. There is an elitism in the classical music realm - I encountered it when my daughter was taking classical flute lessons. We were blessed that my daughter always received scholarships that paid for her lessons, but for your average kid the costs can really add up - lessons, a quality instrument, entry fees for competitions (sometimes called "festivals"), often recitals have fees as well... and if you even win one of these contests, most often the monetary prizes go to the teacher, not the student. My daughter was chosen to perform with the local Philharmonic Orchestra through their concerto competition. There was a fee to enter the competition, runners-up such as my daughter who were invited to perform in the concert had to pay a substantial fee ($400 in our case), and then parents were expected to buy tickets to see their own children perform. Imagine having a couple of kids wanting to learn violin, piano, flute... oh, and travel expenses (we had to fly more than once for my daughter to compete in these festivals) and concert clothing... There were many times when I consciously thought, this is the rich people's way of keeping classical music to themselves. No wonder kids drop out of music lessons - their parents can't afford it!
  8. Don't see myself getting to Australia any time soon, so please have a White Russian on my behalf jeanie
  9. Hi Kel, Must be the rebel in me, but as I was reading your blog I found myself looking for the exceptions - like Elton John singing gar - age (which is probably just a British thing anyway) in Levon, or there is a line in Stevie Wonder's Sir Duke that always jars me - Music knows it is and always will be one of those things that life just won't quit... listen to it. Of course Sir Reginald and Stevie you can get away things us ordinary schmoes can't. I remember a song my ex-husband wrote years back that he wanted me to sing in the band, and there was a line about the Po-lice... I couldn't bring myself to do it, and eventually I talked him into singing it himself - haha! Interesting blog! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! jeanie
  10. Can't remember if I've used this one lately, but here goes anyway... Heart of the Sunrise - Yes
  11. You're All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
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