Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’

John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert (2022) Release Date: February 4, 2022 (Germany and European Union); March 4, 2022: U.S. & Canada Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Group Genre: Classical/Stage & Screen Style: Orchestral/Film & Screen On Friday, March 4, 2022, Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon (DG) released John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert, a “live” concert performanceContinue reading “Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 4, 2022, or: A Case of the Birthday Blues

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, March 4, 2022. It is a warm spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 45% and the wind blowing from the east at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 79˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 4, 2022, or: A Case of the Birthday Blues”

On Music: Have You Ever Bought an Album Just for ‘That ONE Song’ You Want to Hear…Then Fell in Love with the Other Songs?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 25, 2022. It is a warm subtropical winter day here in the Tampa Bay area. The temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 81% and the wind blowing from the south at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Music: Have You Ever Bought an Album Just for ‘That ONE Song’ You Want to Hear…Then Fell in Love with the Other Songs?”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 18, 2022. It is a gray and cool winter day here in the Tampa Bay area, but we’re also in the midst of a warming trend. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwestContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger”

On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. It is a gray, chilly Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 54˚F (12˚C) under cloudy conditions. With humidity at 86% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 9 MPH (13 KM/H), the windContinue reading “On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 17, 2022, or: Cold Weather & New CDs

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is a chilly afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 17, 2022. It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and it is cold – by the standards of us subtropical denizens; I know that some of you who live up in colder climes don’t think 60˚F (16˚C) is cold,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 17, 2022, or: Cold Weather & New CDs”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 30, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part One

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, December 30, 2021. It’s a cool, gray winter day. Currently, the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 92% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 70˚F (21˚C). It’s goingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 30, 2021, or: That’s a Wrap for ’21 – Part One”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 29, 2021, or: Carefully Watched Amazon Packages – The Saga Continues

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. It is a hot early winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under mostly cloudy skies.  With humidity at 60% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 29, 2021, or: Carefully Watched Amazon Packages – The Saga Continues”

On Music: Meet My Latest Musical Find – ‘Spotlight on John Williams’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. It is a warm winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Music: Meet My Latest Musical Find – ‘Spotlight on John Williams’”

On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes

I have been a fan of John Williams’ symphonic scores ever since I saw the original Star Wars – aka Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – in the autumn of 1977[1] For me, Williams’ swashbuckling, neo-Romantic themes and action cues sold the rest of George Lucas’s out-of-this-world space-fantasy about “a boy, a girl,Continue reading “On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes”