Music Category

How To Be That Diamond Your Boss Is Looking For!

When it’s all said and done, bosses the world over are looking for someone who is dependable… Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Employees do too. Interesting, isn’t it.? Those “diamonds” who create the most value at work are the ones that are reliable. To be a diamond, doesn’t mean being a world beater. […]

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Ottmar Liebert – Isla del Sol

I have been meaning to share Ottmar Liebert’s Isla del Sol for a little while… So, today I am sharing “Isla del Sol,” a wonderful track for your enjoyment. For those who don’t know, Ottmar Liebert is my all time favourite muscician. He personifies Nouveau Flamenco, his very own style, and one that bemused Paco […]

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Saudade – A Sense of Longing, An Absence Felt – Ottmar Liebert

Today, I thought I would share with you a wonderful piece of music by my favourite guitarist: Ottmar Liebert. It has been another busy week: meetings, reports, attending expos and undertaking presentations to the various communities I have responsibility for regarding the newly adopted budget for 2022/2023. I discovered Ottmar so long ago now. He […]

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Reflections: W.O.L.D. – Harry Chapin – The Original Influencer

I thought I would share with you today one of those songs that is an eternal favourite of mine, but one I hadn’t listened to in a while until recently: W.O.L.D. Harry Chapin was a very good guitarist, a fine musician, but ultimately, a great storyteller and humanitarian. As much as I like Bob Dylan, […]

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Julian Lennon Performs ‘IMAGINE’ for Global Citizen’s Stand Up For Ukraine w/Nuno Bettencourt

I thought I would share Julian’s public performance of his Dad’s truly great, beautiful and moving song from earlier this week… What Julian Says About His Moving Performance on His YouTube Page “The War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy… As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most […]

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Babylon – David Gray

Dave Gray is one fine muscician and singer. In light of events mentioned in Tuesday’s blog, I thought I would share one of Dave’s great songs, Babylon: A summary of the song and what it means, and what it meant to Dave in particular, can be found here Have agreat weekend everybody!

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My Top Ten Favourite Songs of All Time, Including a Christmas Favourite 🎄🎅🦌

I haven’t posted in a while as I have been on an extended hiatus from the bloggersphere. Read on… Fellow bloggers Patty and Janis post regularly regarding songs that mean something to them. I thought while I had a few minutes breathing space I would share my top ten favourite songs. The main criteria is […]

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Draw Blood From a Stone – Metropolis

One of my favourite songs from my favourite movie… Sometimes there is a song or a piece of music that sums up a certain feeling, a reflection or mood. One of my favourite songs is Draw Blood From A Stone. It was composed by the fabulous Giorgio Moroder and performed by Cycle V as part […]

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Taking Time Out – My Hofner Congress Guitar – Serial No. 11417

The Hofner Congress was a budget guitar. It was produced between about 1955 through to the early 1970s. Mine is one of the models from 1962 – 1964 (Vintage Congress, 2021) , but there is a twist to my tale… This is what it currently looks like: Many years ago, Linda gave to me for […]

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