The Side Man of Philadephia

on March 23rd, 2017 by Richard

The side man held legendary status in the world of Jazz. He is adaptable, capable of fading into the background and providing a beautiful addition to a big band tune, or if necessary he will step into the spotlight, become the star and play the solo. The sweet melodies of his instrument of choice would waft through anything ranging from concert halls to run down clubs.

In Philadelphia, side men are a dying breed, but people still talk about their jazz heroes, stepping in from the pouring rain in summer, steam rising off the streets, finding shelter and sanctuary in a nightclub and rendering their services to the crowd. They were adaptable, and that’s what made them legendary. The great saxophone player John Coltrane himself started as a side man, blending in with the legendary Miles Davis to transform the world of music. The streets of Philadelphia remember the music.

Career Conundrum

on October 20th, 2016 by Richard

It’s that time of year. Graduation is upon us, and I still have no idea where I want to go to college, or even what I want to study.

Thankfully, I have a job that I can work over the next year to help my parents save up some money while I decide. I’m a little disappointed that my friends will be heading off to college before me, but I’ve decided it’s better to wait so that I can figure exactly what I want to do.

Here are some of my latest ideas on what I might want to study:

1. Journalism or Creative Writing
2. Teaching English as a second language
3. thai massage Manchester, or cosmetology
4. Psychology or criminal profiling

Yes, I am aware that that’s a pretty eclectic mix of ideas. Now you know why I’m confused. Hopefully over the next few months I’ll be able to figure out what I really want to pursue.

The Perfect Music

on October 19th, 2016 by Richard

When I was preparing for my wedding, there were so many little details that I needed to work out. It was tough to choose just one caterer and to trust that the one that I had chosen would supply all of my guests with great food. It was difficult to choose from the venue options that were available, and to know that I had made the right choice in that regard. The most difficult decision of all, though, was in regard to the music that I would like to have playing at my wedding. I wanted to choose the perfect music, and I felt great pressure as I tried to decide just what kind of music I would have.

The wedding violinist that I ended up choosing for my special day blew me away. I was so happy with the decision that I made. I ended up with the perfect music that I wanted.

The Audacity of Aging

on October 17th, 2016 by Richard

Every day I hang out with my neighbor, Miss Natalie, and read her poetry or a chapter from a classic novel. This month we’re reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. When I got to the part where Jane has a book thrown at her head and she blacks out, I noticed Miss Natalie looking confused so I stopped to ask her what was wrong.

“Could you speak up, Sunshine? I see your lips moving, but I can’t quite make out what your saying.”

Considering I had been projecting my voice very loudly, her straining to hear my words was more than a little bit concerning. But, she’s well into her 60s so I just assumed it was natural, shrugged it off, and continued reading. But something didn’t sit right. When the tea kettle screached and she sat there completely unfazed as though nothing happened I knew she needed Stockport hearing aids.

Regarding Health Information

on October 16th, 2016 by Richard

There are many methods you can use when it comes to ear wax removal. You can check online and google this topic. This is one option you can do is research on it. There is a whole lot of websites you can go to. There is even a list of home methods that will help remove your ear wax.

There is one method in which you can use caster oil in the ear that needs cleaning and then tilt your head side ways. You must leave it tilted for a certain period of time and then drain the area by tilting your head the other way. Most people would go to their doctor and have them drain the ear wax for them. They usually flush your ear with water by using a hose.

The old fashion way is removing it all by yourself with your finger or some kind of picking device. Usually that is not a safe method to do. It might cause damage to your hearing.

A Father’s Undying Love For Music

on October 15th, 2016 by Richard

As I sit here in front of my piano, I can only think about how I got started in the music industry. My father was a noted electric violinist. He would play for large crowds and noted celebrities. He even played for the President one time. There is nothing that I would change about my musical life. One afternoon, as I was preparing for a recital, I noticed a cramp developing in my hand. This wasn’t a good sign as I only had a few hours to prepare for one of the most important performances of my life. The time of the recital arrived, and my hand seemed worse than it was earlier. I knew that I would do well as I had on the necklace my father gave me before he died. When I started playing, it felt like someone else had control of my hands, and I knew it was my father.

Purifying My Water

on October 13th, 2016 by Richard

I am concerned about some of the things that can be found in water that is taken straight from the tap and I do not like to drink that water without doing something to take care of it first. I want to make sure that the water that I drink is water that is safe for use. I will do what I can to purify the water that I am going to drink before I down it. I was happy to find water filtration media that is made just for people like me and that can help me to get the kind of safety that I need for the water that I drink. I am happy with the help that I have found in the media that I have purchased and for the way that it is going to help me stay healthy.

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