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Inspiration & The Big Picture

Motivations

For the love of mystery and storytelling

Yesterday it felt so good. Everything was great and it was really flowing. I was on top of the world! But today ... everything...

Photograph: Study in contrast, II

I have been using this shot as a Facebook profile lately. I love the simplicity.

Horn-tastic TV Show Themes (I)

The Tony Randall Show theme. On a regular basis, this blog gets visits from people looking for sheet music to "this movie" theme or that...

Horns and Poetic Plums

A nice poem from the New Yorker. Thanks to Russ Smiley for pointing out a very nice poem at the New Yorker website. French Horn by...

Debbie Reynolds and the NY Philharmonic: a Look at LIFE Photography

Beautiful photography from Life magazine. I was a little kid when Look and Life were regular staples in magazine aisles. Both were periodicals devoted to...

Art and Culture Dead in America?

Monster trucks and Paris Hilton. There is an air of desperation here in Arizona. The state faces a huge 1.2 billion dollar budget deficit (which...

FECHOPS: Some Brief Memories of Calvin Smith

FECHOPS -- Iron Chops -- that was on the license plate of Calvin Smith. It is with sadness we at Horn Matters report his...

Why Write and Post Articles Online?

On and off for a few years now, I have been blogging. Sometimes it feels like I am writing into a void so I...

Anatomical Update: Summer 2011

Since I am taking time off from playing the French horn, the practice space in my home office has morphed quite a bit since...

Spirituality and the Talent Myth

While some artists and musicians might resist the idea that innate talent may be a myth, the growing evidence in scientific research is pointing...