You might imagine that I constantly have music playing in my house, subtly influencing my children and setting a beautiful tone for my life. You would be mistaken. I don’t know what it is, but background music is often a very very late afterthought for me. It’s the kind of thing where I will walk… Continue reading Using Music to Set A Mood
Yeah, I’m channeling the original lyrics of Kermit singing “It’s not easy being green,” just adjusting it to my own needs. I was so close to posting three weeks in a row, but, alas, I was pretty sick last week (totally overdid it the week before and suffered the consequences) and did not have the… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Creative
I meant to post this last week, but then things got busy, and then, with yesterday, a lot of the joy (and, thus, motivation) got sucked right out of me. BUT Life moved forward, regardless of what horrors are occurring, or what joys. We’re approaching Zman Simchaseinu, the time of our joy, Sukkos, a happy, happy… Continue reading Joy Through Music
It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s supposed to be Spring and it feels like Winter. Time for something to pick me up and make me feel better. Over at Hevria, I have a post up where I share with you all a playlist of songs that I listen to when I’m feeling melancholy, when it feels… Continue reading A Playlist for Melancholy Moods
The reality of my life is that I have a finite amount of time to do creative stuff. And given my currently mercurial relationship with blogging, I’ve been giving more priority to music. That’s a little sad for the writing side of me (and, I suppose, for the reading side of you, haha), but the… Continue reading New Song and Video – Bereishit
I saw this graphic on Facebook today: I love this. I wholeheartedly agree with it. And I need to remind myself about it all the time. About a month ago, maybe more, my husband and I were discussing how I never practiced anymore. This is a problem because we both feel that if Hashem gives… Continue reading Should You Make Art?
It has been ages and ages since I last wrote about music (here’s the most recent post). Thanks to Sarah’s comment on the blog’s Facebook page sharing that she liked my posts with musical clips, and hoped I would do more, I’m doing more! This one’s for you, Sarah. I’ve also been greatly enjoying Sarah Zadok’s… Continue reading Music for Fall Days
There have been a lot of huge philosophical concepts resting heavily on my mind lately: What it means to have choice, the responsibility to protect others from harm, the obligation to not place a stumbling block before the blind, the meaning of hope, the exhortation not to judge others until you are in their place,… Continue reading Three Songs Not At All Related to This Time of Year (but that you might like anyways)
One of the most popular search terms that leads to my blog (besides sheitels, which is, oddly, my most popular search term) is “how to get things done with a baby.” Lately, I’ve been wondering how to get things done with my three non-babies. And by things I mean the “extra” things like playing music.… Continue reading Can A Mommy Foster Her Own Talents?
As you might have noticed, I’m getting excited about the upcoming In Harmony concert in Cleveland (May 26th!). In preparation for the concert, I made a little video. For those of you who have been curious about this music playing I keep mentioning, here it is.