Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Where the wild animal sings

I came across this article today over at High Country News. It’s an article that  combines my kind of music with nature, something I don’t always come across

In fact, the minute I found that one of the musicians mentioned in the article wrote a song (sung by one of my favorite bands) that’s on my music player, I knew it was the article to post.

The article is entitled “The obscure music where wild animals sing from the heart” by Pat Ford. Now if you get the chance, check out Whispers of the North by Gordon Lightfoot and listen to the loon at the beginning. Good stuff!

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

Singing with the trees

It seems that over in Dutch island of Vlieland you can in fact sing with the trees. All you have to do is approach, touch, strok or hug the trees. Check out the story over at Treehugger entitled “This forest sings and sighs with sound” by Melissa Breyer. Very cool!

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Secrets of the sun

Finally got around to the PBS movie Secrets of the Sun but I have to say after reading “The Sun’s Heartbeat and Other Stories From the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet“  by Bob Berman, that maybe I already new all of it’s secrets. Still a good movie to watch and I would highly recommend it.

Or if you just want a brief overview of the sun, then check out the song (and video) by They Might Be Giants entitled “Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent)” . It’s where my kids first learned about the sun a few years back.

Shine on!

 

Green Librarian

Cicada Friday

Being Friday and all and after hearing my mom tell me how much my kids recently refused to eat they’re ice cream when she took them to an outdoor ice cream shop because of the cicadas, I thought I would post an article and a video on these musically inclined creatures.

First up, this article at my local news source, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Doug Moore entitled “Cicadas Give Us an Earful as They Flirt”.

The other is a music video that I came across here in St. Louis that Nashville singer/songwriter Kathy Ashworth’s put out on cicadas entitled “Sicka Cicadas” over at YouTube.

That’s about it for a hot and sticky end to the work week.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Music

I was just listening to the singer songwriter show this morning on my favorite radio station 88.1 kdhx and I heard a really good song by a gentleman named Josh Ritter. That got me to looking for an article I saw on him a while back and after re-reading it, found out he’s very environment oriented. Singing about, as the article says, “things very foreign to kids in the city“, so that got me to using this opportunity to recommend him.

As I first started to work out the idea for this blog, I began to realize how much everything relates to everything else.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian