Saturday, August 31, 2013

The music disappeared!

Life has been a little busy these past couple years and I have barely checked the tunes here on my Singing Mouse blog. And so when I checked in today, I was surprised to find that the tunes have disappeared. I did some checking and it appears that changes in policy might be the reason for this. I can still find my tunes list at Playlist but many songs are not allowed anymore. I'll have to research this a bit more and then see if I can add some of the tunes again. In the meantime, I'll just enjoy the peace and quiet. :-)
Sandi, the Singing Mouse

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sharing our tunes.........

My son enjoys music just like I do. Our tastes are diverse and yet often the same. We are both big Johnny Cash fans and love Hank Williams. He's more hard rock and I'm still back in the 60's (pre-Beatles for me). I love the old hymns and Celtic tunes and he loves NIN (Nine Inch Nails). Sometimes I clue him in to some tune that I really like that might be one he wouldn't be aware of and then he does the same for me. He has made me aware, that out there among all the rock and roll and tunes of today.......there are many artists that I might just like. :-) And one of those musicians is Natasha Alexander. She's a favorite of my son and I like to listen, too. You might enjoy her music so just go to her site and check it out...........NLX*Music . This week Natasha and her band are touring in Texas. You can click on "Tours" on her website to see where she will be playing next. :-)

Monday, March 8, 2010

A little bit of Irish music.......

I love music and especially if it's a "little bit Irish"! One of my favorite local artists who shares beautiful Celtic tunes and has an incredible gift with the harp is Amy Korteum of Mankato, MN.

This is Amy and her musician friends at last summer's "Music on Main" event here in Henderson, MN. It's summertime and I remember that the evening was quite lovely. I can hardly wait for this weather to make it's presence known. I can also remember how beautiful and lively the music was, Amy's sweet voice as she sang those folk songs........and her wonderful laugh!!! If you want to know more, go here, and you can check out Amy's website and even listen to a bit of her music. You'll also see where she will be playing in the next few weeks. I wanted to go the concert this Saturday night but I am not going to be able to do that. Instead, I am planning to go to her solo harp concert later this month. If you live nearby, you should really go and listen to her music. A testament to her talent is the recent award of a grant that she was awarded from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She will be visiting Ireland this summer where she will be playing and studying at a traditional harp festival and also participating in private instruction and competitions. It is a well-deserved honor! And that's no blarney!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A new note on Valentine's Day!

Hello! Blogging Friends!
I came up with a little solution to my "blog tunes" issue. I'll be removing the tunes from my " Legacy*of*Stitches " blog at the end of the evening. Some of you really like the songs I selected from Playlist and so do I. :-) I created a "pop-out player" of my songs so that I could listen but that didn't include you. I put my thinking cap on and..........hmmmm..........the light bulb went on and I realized I could set up a blog for my music!!! So here it is. You'll find my playlist here and if you want to listen to my songs while you search blogs or work, just open this blog and enjoy.
However, this blog won't be just about the songs on my playlist. I really like music, love to sing, enjoy learning about all types of music and why and when songs were written. I thought it would be fun to share some of that info with you! I might even share a little clip of me singing. Really. My parents called me "The Singing Mouse" when I was just a little bit of a thing because they said I was always singing. I still sing and if I'm not singing, I whistle. Music soothes the soul and keeps me whole! How's that for poetry?
I'll be back with more soon. In the meantime, just enjoy the tunes. :-)