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I am an avid Mac-user, nerd, musician, freelancer, and gamer. Ask me about my collection of M:TG cards! I've also got a horrible habit of needing the absolute newest technological wonder, whether it's stable or not. If they made a home-version of the LHC, I'd have 2. Additionally, I've been playing music for the better part of 14 years. I'm self-taught on piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinet, bass, drums and other percussion, and around 10 other instruments. I also spend quite a bit of time dabbling in synthesizers, sequencers, and samplers. I'm also founder of Quotelicious where I collect and share the quotes I love.

Operatic Voice Types – The Contralto

True contraltos are quite rare. The pitch is very low, the timbre rich and dark. They add weight and colour to an opera chorus...

Operatic Voice Types – The Bass

This is the lowest of the male operatic voices, and usually is found in roles requiring either much character, dignity or both! The true operatic...

Are You A Snob If You Like Opera?

Given the wide variety of reasonably priced-performances available today, you don't have to be wealthy - or a snob - to enjoy opera. Are you...

Best Jazz Christmas Music

Suggestions for a jazzy Christmas season with music to fuel the Yuletide feeling. Three jazz CD picks to launch your holidays with style. Every holiday...

Top 10 U.S. Female Jazz Vocalists

Who are the greatest women jazz singers of America? Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan top the list of greatest female jazz vocalists. Jazz...

Ten Great Songs for a Bluegrass Jam

Beginning players often have a hard time coming up with songs for a bluegrass jam. Here are 10 greats to have in your pocket. In...

How has Folk music Impacted Contemporary Popular Music?

A discussion of the enduring influence of folk music upon modern popular music using the example of Whiskey in the Jar and Cold Chisel's...

Who Are Mumford & Sons?

Four piece folk rockers Mumford & Sons are currently riding the crest of a musical wave, where are they from and are they here...

Best Ten Hard Rock/Nu Metal Songs of 2009

A lot of hard rock bands had singles on the charts in 2009. Which ten were the best? 2009 saw the release of lots of...

Best Ten Hard Rock/Nu Metal Songs of 2010

A lot of hard rock bands had awesome singles on the charts in 2010, but which ten were the best? Hard rock/nu metal fans were...

20 Best Recessional Songs for Weddings

Recessional songs in weddings are magical because it is a song that signals that the vows have been made and the bride and the...

Top 20 Party Songs For Weddings

Party songs in weddings? Yes, that has always been a thing. These songs turn up the wedding into a fun time with lots of...

Top 20 Line Dance Songs For Weddings

The wedding itself is a momentous moment to look forward to, but so is the reception and one of the reasons why is because...

Top 20 Wedding Songs to Save on Your Wedding Playlist

We could all agree that weddings are one of the most magical moments in one’s life; walking in the aisle, families getting together in...

Top 20 Mother and Son Songs of All Time

Mothers, sons and their close relationship would always get the negative vibe of being a mama’s boy. But to tell you the truth, sons...