15. October 2013 · Comments Off on The Musical Brain · Categories: Read Online

Playing a piece of music involves the auditory, visual, motor and emotional centers of the brain. In fact, according to Dr. Norman Weinberger, research professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, brain scans reveal that there is more activity in the brain during a musical performance than there is during most other activities.

The article is a good read, and includes information about the Harmony Project (see and watch the video below).

15. October 2013 · Comments Off on Okay Then … · Categories: Ramble

… I’m sure it’s all because of the shampoo! Do you want “strong hair”?

MANILA, Philippines – Strong, beautiful hair is always a sight to behold. Now it can be used to make music – literally.

On Thursday, October 17, Cream Silk will stage “Hair Sonata: The World’s First-Ever Hair Symphony Orchestra.” The spectacle is headlined by a 10-member, all-female string ensemble that uses Asia’s first Hair Bows.

To prove the strength of hair that goes #BeyondBeautiful, an internationally renowned bow maker crafted these bows using actual human hair, treated with Cream Silk.

Maestro Gerard Salonga of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will compose and conduct the symphonies for the night.

I read it here.

Well, it made me laugh!

15. October 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

#ThingsYouMightNotKnowAboutMe I have played oboe for 25 years. And I’m pretty darn good 🙂