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The Music That's In All of Us

The Music That's In All of Us

Robert C. Koehler

And suddenly the music burst through the borders.

This was in May of 1999, in a city in the Netherlands called Alkmaar. Laura Hassler, an American woman who had been living in the Netherlands for many years by then — who was a choir director and, in essence, the “town musician,” the organizer of public music events — had put together a concert for the town’s annual honoring of the dead of World War II.

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We all must take note, of the notes.


Do you think Trump will ever have to face the music? In any case, I’m sure the outcome will be noteworthy.
A good spot for a play list.

I did not have a voice.
After decades of abuse, I literally spoke in a way that was inaudible.

So I started karaoke.
About five years ago, two of my very big and tall friends took me to karaoke for the first time, and they joined me in singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

There is a video of this somewhere.
You cannot hear me at all on the recording.

Now I am going three to four times a night.
There are folks who come who are in their seventies and eighties, and then there are those who just turned twenty one.

We encourage all, and to my friends I express how much I dislike a song.
Some people have a natural energy that gets the whole crowd moving as soon as start singing.

Bars are for songs and harmony.
Community happens in these places.

Some karaoke djs have an amazing collection of songs.
Some barely have the hits.


Gorgeous. Thank you, Robert Koehler. Music, vibration, is the stuff of Life, from the tiniest parts in the atom to the vast whirling of planets and galaxies in outer space…

I posted this in the past but it is appropriate now too:

Let’s make that Age of Aquarius real.