Misc.

The Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you

The Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you The Friends theme song, written by its co-creators Matha Kauffman and David(?) Crane. Performed by The Rembrandts, this is perhaps the best theme music I have ever heard, for any TV show; and its lyrics? Fantastic! So no one told you life was gonna be this way *clap*clap*clap*clap*Your […]

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Instrumental, unknown. Original Vocal performance by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson – To All the Girl I’ve Loved Before

This instrumental piece, titled, To all the girl I’ve loved before, ranks as one of my favourite violin compositions. When I first heard to it, I neither knew where/who the song had come from, nor whether it was based on an earlier vocal performance. It was only recently that I stumbled upon the answer to […]

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Fête de la Musique

The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21. The idea was first broached in 1976 by American musician Joel Cohen, then employed by the national French radio station France Musique. Cohen proposed an all-night music celebration at the moment of the summer solstice. The idea was taken up […]

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IQ comes with strings attached

Eddie Rodriguez, for Cracked.com, wrote an amusing, yet interesting, article titled 5 Unexpected Downsides of Intelligence. It was interesting, but you know how cracked.com articles can be: playfully funny at first look, with some reading between the lines heavily demanded. So I decided to examine the five traits in a more–perhaps the best way to […]

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Classical music you never knew you had listened to

I play the violin. I’m no maestro, but I can handle the bow well (but I still cannot play the vibrato!) And this beautiful instrument–which came to me somewhat as a serendipity–has, for some reason, convinced me to spread the word about those great musical masterpieces I listen to everyday. And then I realised people […]

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