January 31, 2023

10 Must-Reed Music Books of 2022

It was exactly a year ago that I wrote a post about interesting music books published in the previous year (link). As I liked the time I spent browsing through dozens of new published books related to the broad topic of music, following is my new […]
December 31, 2022

Two Distinct Youth Christmas Concerts

This Christmas season I have had a unique opportunity to attend and experience two school Christmas concerts. And they couldn’t be more different, although at the same time both of them had a rather interesting similarities, especially regarding the message I try to emphasize here at […]
November 30, 2022

Anthropologist Suzman challenges the Darwin’s theory, so were that leaves music?

The idea for this post comes from a YouTube video, as is often the case on my blog. In the video a social anthropologist James Suzman offers quite different view on the crucial theory of the human development, originally presented by Charles Darwin some 160 year […]
October 31, 2022

My Personal Knowledge Management System

In this post I would like to introduce to you my favourite way to gather and organize information and ideas, so that once in a while I am able to pick some of them, write a blog post, and publish it here. From the very beginning […]
September 30, 2022

My Masochistic Evening

This is not going to be a posting about music. Still, I couldn’t resist writing about my recent experience. Because it was strange and, frankly, hard to understand — if I don’t want to try to look at it through a political prism. Which I don’t. […]
August 31, 2022

On ‘The Tyranny of Pop Music’

I have been planning for quite a while to read one of the books about the music philosophy by Roger Scruton. While researching this conservative English philosopher and writer, I came across an interesting text, that Sir Roger reads himself here on YouTube. (If you prefer […]
June 30, 2022

Is Music Making us Hikikomori?

First – a definition: Hikikomori (from Japanese), also known as acute social withdrawal, is total withdrawal from society and seeking extreme degrees of social isolation and confinement. Hikikomori refers to both the phenomenon in general and the recluses themselves. Hikikomori have been described asloners or “moder-day hermits”. […]
May 30, 2022

Vangelis 1943 – 2022

I function as a channel through which music emerges from the chaos of noise Vangelis These words characterize the best one of the most important electronic musicians of the last five decades.
April 30, 2022

Fisherman’s Friends – The Movie

Very rarely happens to me, that I am willing to watch one movie more that once. In fact, I could count repeatedly watched movies just on fingers of my two hands. A very special position in such a list belongs to the movie Once Upon A […]