Aside from being extremely disappointed by the lack of diversity amongst the Academy Award nominees, I am getting wrapped up in the awards season excitement. To be honest, I just really like the sparkly dresses and shoes!!!! (oooo, sparkles….) In my last post, I wrote about the Academy Award nominated composers, which got me […]
Archive | January, 2015
Obviously, we like music here at Refinersfire. There are packages arriving of new and old CDs and vinyl releases that we immediately pop into a player and enjoy every few days. Today we are sharing with you a sample of the that music. Warning this CD contents sorrowful music. But, it also has one of […]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was announced as the “moral leader of our nation” on August 23, 1963. Watch his speech below. 52 years later we still need to listen to this speech, believe in his ideas, and, most importantly, act out those ideas of equality, forgiveness, and love.
The 87th Academy Award Nominations were announced yesterday morning and the media is now all a twitter with the news. Let the unnecessary opulence of award season begin! Here are a few categories that often do not get much attention (unless you are Idina Menzel and John Travolta murders your name). […]
Happy New Year! Come, let’s slip into a sugar induced food coma for winter hibernation, curl up with some tea and reminisce about our favorite television shows and their theme songs. Like a book with no pictures, these all instrumental openers force us to use our imagination. The result is at times, terrifying. 10. […]
This past Sunday, Nate Rau of the Tennessean wrote a piece profiling the two man group The New Dylans. This profile covers a year in this bands life after an 18-year hiatus. Can a band resurrect itself in Music City? What does the “Music Industry” and “Music City” even signify in the world of streaming, globalization, […]
Hello 2015! It’s time to ride the wave of excitement, hope, and perseverance that inspire resolutions! One resolution could be to learn a bit more. Maybe, say, watch the free lectures that are offered from Yale’s “Open Yale Lectures”. Perhaps, you didn’t finish college. Maybe, you never paid attention to your required “Music Appreciation Course”. Well, […]