Music Monday

Why I Love Listening to Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! To celebrate, we asked our resident jazz aficionado--Artistic Director, Gary Draper--to let us in on his favorites.  After some wine last night I listened to some of my Jazz favorites. Three of them are: Art Blakey’s Split Kick with Clifford...


Music Monday: Hungry for Tunes

What song makes you hungry?   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcJjMnHoIBI] The Hunger Games aside, the week the Workshop thinks about songs that make us hungry. You may think it’s a joke, but some of us have certain songs that get us salivating. Do you have this...


Music Monday: Shed a Tear

Have you ever found yourself listening to music when suddenly the pressure wells at the corner of your eye and a tear leaks out? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who turns to music when you need a good cry? Here at the Workshop, we all admit to finding ourselves a little...


Music Monday: Lyrics you love

Do you find it strange that girls of a certain age all know how to sing “Part of Your World” from Disney’s the Little Mermaid? What is it about certain songs that make us want to memorize them? Is it because we hear them too many times, or because they strike a certain note...


Music Monday: Keeping it classical

What does “classical music” bring to mind? Pianos, orchestras, guys with wild hair throwing their arms around, bugs bunny? Classical music has an interesting connotation in today’s society. It gets a bad rap being associated with stuffy old people, but then parents play it...


Music Monday: Earworms

What is an earworm? A tune that gets stuck in your head. Yeah, the one you keep whistling in the shower or humming while doing the dishes. It tumbles in your mind until you can’t stand it anymore and either a) have to listen to the whole thing or b) you find another catchy...


Music Monday: What song or album triggers a walk down memory lane?

Let's go back in time together. Listen to the full playlist on Spotify. Sense memories are a strong force. When something triggers a memory in this way, it’s almost as if we are thrown back in time, seeing or hearing or tasting or touching that moment of the memory. School age...