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Hands and breath make sounds

Bodies and instruments make rhythm and notes makes Music in Twelve Parts. Philip Glass and his ensemble of committed, talented, devoted artists created order out of chaos in a system that I will never understand. For four hours, accompanied by no video, no pictures, no screensavers our eyes closed we accomplished the act of meditating on the pure unfiltered experience of listening with our hearts. Surprisingly enjoyable as notes come and go and little did you know or remember that sound from just five minutes ago. One journey that’s not for everybody – but so surprisingly accessible – for even a music neophyte such as myself. If you ever get a chance to see this performance – please take the opportunity. You might be heading for the door after 45 minutes, or you might just might finally understand what it feels like to be enveloped in the sound of artistic genius. Listen for yourself. (itunes link)

photo via flickr by Jamie Hillman

photo via flickr by Jamie Hillman

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I got the The Pangs for free from KCRW.com

I have a thing for a little group from England called The Pangs. I first heard their song “Fighterplane” on my KCRW.com’s “Today’s Top Tune” podcast. They are like a soulful mashup of Radiohead, and Rufus Wainwright, and Zero 7. Here’s the video.

If you like what you’re hearing – check out their Myspace page – and listen to their MP3 player.

Did you know that you can get one free song per day from KCRW? KCRW is a non-profit radio station broadcasting from a community college in Santa Monica. They program mostly indie, and alternative music from around the world.

Just go to your iTunes store, search for KCRW then subscribe to the podcast called “Today’s Top Tune.” And the special added bonus is – KCRW is the best radio station on the planet! Seriously, almost every MP3 I own, every concert I’ve attended in the past 10 years is thanks to KCRW. They have the best most knowledgeable music lover dj’s ever! If you’re not in LA, stream the radio simulcast, or the KCRW Music station turn up the speakers, and rock on!