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Music Monday MFRWauthor

Music Monday MFRWauthor

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For  week 51 of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: Advice to New Authors I can’t find the original anecdote, which I heard decades ago, after I decided against majoring in music. I’m changing the names. My apologies to Yo-Yo Ma. An aspiring young musician (we’ll call her LindaEllen for […]

SFR Brigade Showcase — terrifying music

I’m escaping the Arizona heat this week in wonderfully cool Toronto, visiting a couple of my sons and a BIG dog — but I wouldn’t miss the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. for anything. Once a month, the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. Today I’m highlighting a […]

My Royal Command Performance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine have been touring Canada. While reading about the tour, I learned that they visited Carcross, in the Yukon. I daresay none of you had heard of Carcross before the royal tour.  There’s no reason you should have. The settlement is home to fewer than 500 people, […]

Top Ten Literary Music

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  The blog hop features lists related to all things bookish–characters, authors, titles, and favorites. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to connect with bloggers who love the books you do. This week’s top ten is all about books […]

Mr V plays for Veterans

It’s now 97 years since the end of World War I, which means it’s Remembrance Day / Veterans’ Day, depending on your nationality. In honor of the holiday veterans everywhere, I’m reposting a blog from earlier in the year.  This post originally appeared on Memorial Day, 2014. <<  ===  >> As regular readers of Mr […]

A Closer Walk

A quick post today–some Dixieland for you, performed by the Sirocco Woodwind Quintet, with me on oboe and Sandy Weber, who recently passed away, on clarinet solo.

The Easy Way to Lower your Blood Pressure

Eons ago, back when I was thirteen, I visited a record store with some friends from high school. There was never much music in our house, and if I listened to anything, it was rock and roll. Nonetheless, in a pretentious, fateful move, I bought Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony for no better reason than his ancestors were […]