Category: Music

Review: Roku SoundBridge Radio

June 10th, 2009, 4 Comments

On the advice of several comments here, I bought a Roku SoundBridge Radio as a birthday gift for Terah. It arrived today, so here’s a first impressions review. The Hardware It’s very nice. A touch bigger than I expected, but still quite small. There’s a subwoofer aimed up at the back of it, which helps […]

Buying a SoundBridge Radio

June 6th, 2009, 6 Comments

A day or two ago, I asked for suggestions for a tabletop MP3 player. I got lots of good ideas — thanks! The two most common were the Roku SoundBridge Radio and the Nokia N800. I’ve ordered the SoundBridgeRadio. I spent some time looking over its website, and it really impressed me for several reasons: […]

We Are Plains People, And Our Music Has Tornadoes

April 26th, 2009, 3 Comments

There’s little that scares Kansans more than a good tornado. And, truth be told, there’s little that excites us more than a good tornado, either. After all, we know it’s going to be good for a story. Here on the plains, it is easy to remember how powerful nature really is. Weather sweeps in from […]

Flowers, Music, and Grandparents

April 12th, 2009, 1 Comment

Flowers I’ve written a lot lately about my Grandma Klassen, who passed away this week. But I’m going to start this post about my Grandma Goerzen. She died when I was just an infant. I never knew her, but as the years pass, it seems that I remember her better and better. After we moved […]

Home, Home On Range

December 1st, 2008, 10 Comments

For about two years now, part of our bedtime routine for Jacob is that I read him a book, sing to him, and then put him down for the night. I’d been singing “Jesus Loves Me” because that’s what Terah had been singing when she used to do that part of the bedtime routine. One […]

The Power of Love

March 16th, 2008, 5 Comments

A few years ago, Elvera Voth, a musician that grew up a few miles from here was back in the area. Her specialty is vocal music, and one evening, she led a hymn sing at our church. During the event, she talked about how much music can touch the heart. Elvera remembered many years ago […]

An iPod under Linux

June 12th, 2006, 17 Comments

I finally purchased my first iPod: a black 60GB iPod video model. I had been holding off for years. The iPod sounded nifty, but I just didn’t quite go there. The thing that finally won me over was the camera connector. It lets you plug your iPod directly in to a digital camera. The iPod […]

The Mozart Quiz

January 25th, 2006, No Comments

Check out The Mozart Quiz over at the BBC. They play 10 music clips, and you have to choose from among the 3 composers listed. I got only 8 out of 10 correct. Sigh.

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