I recently had an epiphany, thanks to Lenny. Sure, 95% of pop music is dross. But if you don’t keep your ears and mind open, you’ll miss the 5% that counts. I think that’s wise counsel for writing as well. So many people are writing now through so many channels, you miss so much. When you have a chance to make a new discovery, you have to be open to the possibility of discovery. As usual, Bernstein is as charming as he is open-minded. He loves popular music in all its forms. Just listen to his own compositions. You can tell how delighted he is to have Janis Ian performing “Society’s Child,” a song that hits his sweet spots of social consciousness AND musical invention. It’s a pity this type of program isn’t on broadcast television these days.
- Enjoy. soundcloud.com/stirlingnoh/ox… fb.me/1xNWVSzrF 4 months ago
- New music, this time a choral cover. Morten Lauridsen writes gorgeous things.... fb.me/8BaZuKgKk 8 months ago
- My new album launches today. Lend an ear. itunes.apple.com/us/album/ma/id… fb.me/1eGdKgNkq 1 year ago