Thursday, May 21, 2009

First morning practice

I have been reading on the classical guitar blogs that mornings are the best time to practice.  Also it's easier to make progress if you practice more frequently rather than doing a marathon session on the weekend.  Usually I do not feel like practicing after work and if I do its not very focused.  So this morning I woke up early, started the coffee, and practiced.  I really enjoyed it!


Tomorrow I will be traveling to Montreal with Andrea.  It should be exciting!  Expect a photo gallery sometime next week.  I have only previously been to Niagra and Toronto. Has anyone ever been to Montreal? Recommend things to me if so... 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Work as Play by Alan Watts

I found this video on a classical guitar blog and thought it was very interesting.  I am not sure I agree/follow everything he says (or sings, haha!) but you have to admit that this is a very cool outlook on life.  We discussed him in my eastern philosophy class in college and I still have his book, "The Way of Zen."  Maybe I will check it out.  If only I could make a "dance" out of the dishes as he suggests.  I will give it a shot next time, haha.  Check out parts 1-3 if you have a chance:

Monday, May 11, 2009

If you use an RSS blog reader (I use Google reader), and are a fan of beers, I would reccomend the following beer news site.  I have been reading it lately and they have updates about upcoming festivals and new beers being released in the US.  Let me know if you have found any other good beer news sites.  

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tommy Emmanuel

This is a really cool song.  Check it out.  


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Monty Hall problem explained

When I was in college, we discussed this problem in Critical Thinking.  It showed how we are not always so good when it comes to estimating the probability of things.  This YouTube video explains it well though.  Even though the announcer is a bit weird, haha.  I have tried to explain why its not 50/50 in regards to staying or switching to several people unsuccessfully.  So this is helpful!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Your input needed...

I wanted to start an open thread regarding the best songs of all time.  Please respond with your all time best song.  I am not putting any specific criteria on this, but here are a few hypothetical questions to consider incase one doesn't spring to mind right away:

If the music police (or the Thought Police from 1984 if you prefer, haha) just layed down an ordinance limiting the amount of songs to which you could listen, which one would you choose?

If you had the responsiblity of explaining music to extraterrestrials, what song would you play for them?

If your life was edited into a movie, what song would roll at the credits?

I think mine might be Imagine by John Lennon, but it is tough to decide. Brandenburg  Concerto? I don't know, haha.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New song

Hey guys, here is a new song demo.  Let me know what you think.  

Friday, May 1, 2009

Un Sueño En La Floresta - John Williams

I was listening to Pandora this morning and this happened to come on.  Barrios is arguably one of the best guitar composers of all time and this one in particular is quite moving.  Do yourself a favor and check out this classic played by John Williams.