September 22, 2017

How Not To Chew Your Ears As A Music Parent

Listening to music can be sometimes extremely frustrating – almost painful. Especially if that music is produced by a budding musician right in your house, a.k.a. your child. Here is the story. Last week I had experienced one of the most excruciating music lessons in memory. […]
September 15, 2017

Hearing Music Is Not Listening – But Musicking Is The Best

Many people try to use listening music to help them work better, to rise a ‘sound wall’ protecting from the outside world, or to boost creativity. For me it doesn’t make sense. In a similar way as it would be to offer the great 19’s century […]
September 7, 2017

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution will Change Music

A handful of interesting articles inspired me to give some thought to the future of music and musicking. The first was a video The Fourth Industrial Revolution published by the World Economic Forum. A number of scientists, academics and other professionals are talking there about the […]
August 25, 2017

Mukbang or “Eat” Your Way To Celebrity 2

The Internet has again proven, that even the wildest and the most bizarre ideas can find interested and responsive audience. When I was writing my blog post “Eat” Your Way to Celebrity a couple months back, I thought that the example of watching a TV show […]
August 17, 2017

Let The Elephants Run – book on creativity by David Usher

While visiting our local public library recently, I encountered a small exhibit of books about creativity. Obviously that caught my attention. Among typical ‘suspects’ like Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way […]
August 11, 2017

Alegria Moments – My Ever Lasting Music Loves

In the recent blog post I was writing about my falling in love with a song. My very recent experience. Obviously there are more songs and compositions, that have had a crucial impact on my musical taste, even on my life. So I have used this […]
August 2, 2017

What Elon Musk would like

“I suppose I’d like to play a musical instrument, that’d be cool.” Elon Musk, currently one of the most successful entrepreneurs, in response to the German journalists’ question about what talent he would like to have. (Watch his response at 12:51min)  
August 1, 2017

When You Fall In Love With A Song

A couple days ago my 8 years old daughter brought home a printed sheet with lyrics. It was a new song she sings in the school choir. She asked me to find and play it on the YouTube. Only a couple seconds into listening the song […]
July 25, 2017

The Power Of Music Lights Up Those Old Loving Eyes

Last evening we returned back from Europe. I wanted my children to see where I came from and to experience their grandmother, aunts and uncles. After years this was one of the best trips we have made. But also a sad trip. My mama Olga is […]