On the Blessing of The Curse

December 27, 2011

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This past weekend, all six of my grandpa Bohannan’s children, all but one of his seventeen grandchildren, and his oldest great-grandchild gathered in Apple Valley, California to celebrate his 80th birthday on Christmas day. The older I get, the more I appreciate these kinds of grand family gatherings because you never know when (or if) […]

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Why Classical Music Should Pay Attention to the Tim Tebow Era: Part Two

December 7, 2011

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a sports journalist. This is a post about classical music, but to provide some context for my reflections, we need some football discussion first. To read Part One of why classical music should pay attention to the Tim Tebow Era, click here. “In a season that has been so improbable, the […]

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On giving with a cheerful heart

November 4, 2011

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If you’re friends with me (in real life or on Facebook) or you follow me on Twitter, you know that my wife and I recently bought a house in Denver (Arvada to be exact). And if you know me in real life, you know that while I am loving our new house, I despise home […]

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Why classical music organizations should pay attention to the Tim Tebow Era

October 15, 2011

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Dear classical music organizations (especially struggling ones): I know this is an apples to oranges comparison overall, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the comparison is irrelevant: we should be watching the Tim Tebow Era with the Denver Broncos- an era that officially began this week- EXTREMELY closely. For the purposes of this […]

On finding and killing our musical horcruxes

August 31, 2011

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(What’s a horcrux, you say? Click here.) We all grow up with music. Sure all of us are exposed more to one kind of music than to others, and sure all of us develop different tastes and preferences, but we all grow up with music. Yet like religion and like politics, so much of what […]

Everybody loathes your name?

August 1, 2011

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You know, making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? It’s true. Sometimes we want to go where everybody knows our name and they’re always glad we came, right? We want to be where […]

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State of the blog address: A Musical Spring is coming

July 28, 2011

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Hello, friends and family. As you probably know, I started this blog a little over a year ago. Like many who have blogged and burned before me, I started it with the intention of introducing new people to the wonderful world of classical music. I wanted to convince my Facebook friends from high school, college and […]

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