Why Singing Along Is Good for Your Soul

When I was in a choir in college, my conductor told us that singing is the most holistic of musical activities. I believe that.  Singing utilizes one instrument built into our physical body to express ourselves, build harmony and create engaging experiences.  Singing is a barometer of your energy level.  If …

Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”: What Went into Writing an Anthem of a Generation

Kurt Cobain is a songwriter with a very distinct personal style. What he didn’t know was how many people would resonate with what he was expressing. Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, when you create a highly expressive piece of art, one that crystalizes and sharply evokes a focused …

Seeing the Art in Dada’s Quirkiness

Dada was an alternative rock trio that was active in the 90s and had on-again-off-again spotty career since then.  I have been following them though because they are a bit like King’s X, in that they combine clever songwriting and stupendous musicianship.  Their persona has more quirky, geeky, quasi-slacker type …