The Wreckers

The Wreckers were formed in 2005 by Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp. They proved to be an anomaly in the country music world with their unique take on it. Michelle Branch was a well known pop act prior to The Wreckers and Jessica Harp was a budding country vocalist, when the two joined forces their [...]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the year of 1756 in the town of Salzburg, a region of Europe which is now Austria. In reading about these early composers one could look at Mozart’s early life and see the advantages he had right from the start. While you read about some composers constantly having to [...]

The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas

I remember Christmas when I was a lad. The sheer anticipation of it was incredible. The only thing that rivaled it was the break for summer vacation but even then, not so much. The whole build up to Christmas, decorating the house, getting the tree, the countless dinner parties my parents would host, the thought [...]

Christmas Cocktails

While we’re in the holiday spirit I thought it’d be fun to discuss a Christmas box set that I enjoy. Ultra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails is a three part disc set of incredible Christmas tunes performed by the major lounge performers of the fifties and sixties. If you are faintly interested in jazz or lounge or mambo [...]

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas was recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio in 1965. This is album is one I would consider essential to anyone really looking to score their holiday. It successfully does what I think few if any other holiday albums do by setting a cool calm tone, it’s not so much “jolly”. It’s [...]