Category Archives: Music

Music

New Music

There is much great music out there and it is a full-time job keeping up and my ears need a break.  Here are the recent releases I have picked up along with a rating of 1 to 5.  A lot of these releases I purchased from a sweet reseller and independent label FiXT – http://www.fixtonline.com and http://www.fixtstore.com […]
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Looking for Peace

An early morning walk through a November-drenched park with Leroy, Alaskan coffee, and music. As the wind blew hard off the lake, yet the pace was slow and purposeful, I chose “Lost in the Chambers of the Sea”, by Startle the Heavens (Ben Leopard). Starting off brisk and cloudy, we watched thousands of ducks float […]
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Interview / Peter Vircks

Here is the interview I conducted with Peter Vircks, a jazz musician from Minnesota.  This appears in the Fall 2014 issue of Stone Path Review. Introduction, by William Ricci Minneapolis-based musician, composer and arranger Peter Vircks is a founding member of the modern jazz group Moveable Feast and the Peter Vircks Quartet. He is also […]
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Fall 2014 Issue of Stone Path Review has been published

The Fall 2014 issue of Stone Path Review is now available for reading at http://www.stonepathreview.com and http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/823370?__r=322616 Interview with: Peter Vircks Poetry by: Amanda Barusch, Anuja Ghimire, Deonte Osayande, Gary Glauber, Lisa Megraw, Ralph Monday, Robert Henschel, Jr., Rochelle Natt, Salvatore Folisi, Samantha Tetangco, Wendy Brown-Baez Short Story by: John Richmond Paintings by: Margaret Karmazin […]
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New Music

Some of the music that has wandered into my collection the past month.  Reviews of the most recent Celldweller release, End of an Empire, will follow. Bass for Autism – Volume 1 and 2 Celldweller – End of an Empire: Chapter 1 Celldweller – Space Time Deluxe Celldweller – Wish Upon a Black Star Celldweller […]
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Still Here

It’s been over a week and my blog has been silent.  I have been writing some poems, working on a screenplay, and preparing the introduction for the fall issue of Stone Path Review.  For the blog here, I’m going to start posting essays about nature, ecology, and matters more important to me. I have also […]
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Movie – Oblivion

This is somewhat of a belated review of the movie “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, and Andrea Riseborough that was released in 2013. I first watched this movie 3 or 4 months ago and while it was “good”, it did not make much of an impression or stick with me. I wrote […]
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New Music

Some of the recent music I downloaded.  The latest Deadmau5 is quite the departure from previous in your face electronic with fast, changing, heavy beats. This one is more relaxed and smooth with deep textures. Startle the Heavens, aka Ben Leopard, continues to make sweeping music that immerses the listener in vibrant landscapes.  He is […]
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Music – Preview of new Startle The Heavens

One of my favorite alternative/ambient artists has a new album coming out soon.  The video below is a preview. Ben Leopard is the mastermind behind this wonderful project.

Video – Music and Dance – Olafur Arnalds

The following is from an audition for season 11 of “So You Think You Can Dance”.  The music is from Olafur Arnalds and the woman’s story is touching, heartbreaking, and filled with strength.  Absolutely beautiful.  I think what is most amazing is how aware of oneself this person is and the appreciation she has for […]
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