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Everybody’s Got One

On The Beatles album, Magical Mystery Tour, there is the song; “I am the Walrus,” which has, among other things, a voice chanting a particular phrase. Everyone took this particular phrase to be “everyone smoke pot,” but John Lennon insisted that the correct phrase was “everyone’s got one.”

I tend to take the latter explanation as being correct. Here’s why; let’s take a look at some of the lyrics from “Instant Karma.”

“Who in the hell d’you think you are?
A super star?
Well, right you are!

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev’ryone come on”

So what is it that everyone’s got? Well, a connection, a source, whatever you want to call it. It’s a source of power and wisdom where one’s truth can be found...

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Music Appreciation 101

When I went to music school, I went to the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. As the name might imply, this is a very conservative musical institution. To make a long story short, they teach music the way it was taught in the 1800’s, and specialize in the music of that period or earlier. There was no jazz taught there when I attended. The professor of music composition was famous for saying that jazz wouldn’t last, although in Baltimore, it was doing a very good job of lasting.

My friend, Big Nose and I were engaging in innovative research at the time, although we didn’t know it was innovative research; it was just what we did. First, we determined that good music has a pleasurable effect almost regardless of genre or complexity.

The next thing we started was an extra curric...

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