Pick up an Instrument!

Instead of vegetating on the couch in front of the television or on the Internet each night, spend 15 to 30 minutes a night learning how to play an instrument.  It is much easier than you may think and the rewards are far greater than you imagine.  In this article I will dispel many of the common myths and try to describe the incredible benefits associated with playing music.

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Свети Георги – Ђурђевдан – Ederlezi

Called by many names (Свети Георги – Sveti Georgi – Saint George; Ђурђевдан – Djurdjevdan – Saint George’s Day) Ederlezi is a traditional Balkan tune (though there is some debate about its exact origins).  It was also my first encounter of Eastern European folk music; although I didn’t know this at the time.  It was a millennium ago, in a time known as the 1990’s.  My Bulgarian roommate and I wore down several tapes of Каналето (Kanaleto’s) “The Best” CD, the finale of which is:

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New Theme

WordPress released a new version of the theme I had been using.  I have upgraded. Let me know what you think.