Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Naked Violins?

Now that I have your attention, if you listened to Morning Edition on NPR today, you probably heard this story about Tasmin Little and The Naked Violin. It was a wonderful piece of positive news about someone who's trying to make the world a better place using her own unique talents.
Morning Edition, February 26, 2008 - Britain's top concert violinist released her latest album, The Naked Violin, free on the Internet in an effort to draw more people to classical music, she says. Tasmin Little will begin a national concert tour later this year — and the venues will be factories, airports and shopping malls. It's all part of her effort to try to get Bach and Mozart out of the cultural ghetto.
You can listen to the story from Morning Edition here, and you can download her CD The Naked Violin here. Then, take her "3-Step Challenge":
Listen to my spoken introduction and download my CD; Take some time to listen and get to know these pieces. Then write to me and tell me what you like (or don’t like) about each piece; and Go to a concert, buy a CD or write and tell me what barriers still remain to prevent you from wanting to do either!

7 comments:

Sara said...

laughing laughing laughing...

let's see. when the dog nudged you, did you ignore him?

could you?

just imagine it 24/7. for about three years. or more if you have more.

and people wonder why I'm such a bitch about my sleep now. it's like protecting pure gold. take my money, take my home but don't mess with my sleep.

DCup said...

Hi, I found you no a google search for the naked violin project, but then I saw that we travel in the same circles in the blogosphere!

Anyway, I just wanted to day hello and I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to link to you post about the Naked Violin.

Best regards,
DCup

DCup said...

eek! That's on a google search, not no. Sorry!

Sue J said...

when the dog nudged you, did you ignore him?

Yeah! I don't know how many times I said "Go lie down! But you know, it was obviously urgent, and the possibility of having to clean up after him was enough to get me out of bed every time ...

I am so tired today -- like I said, How do you do it?!

Sue J said...

dcup -- who knew that naked violins would bring us together?! Welcome to the world of Jello, and thanks for linking to this story!

Mauigirl said...

It's always great to witness yet another blogging friendship bud!
;-)

Wyldth1ng said...

Nifty.