Musically QUIRKY


This month blurb it has been thinking about music.
Things like….

Rolling Stone Australian edition – if you haven’t discovered this music magazine, check one or two out from the library and kick back with the inside story on bands, movies and more. It’s still going strong after 40 years of being published Down Under (having started up just a few years after the founding of the original magazine in San Francisco in 1967). You can also access the American magazine through the library’s online databases – or follow this link Rolling Stone and go through the click here prompt. And no, the mag wasn’t named after the band but after the old blues song by Muddy Waters, which admittedly is also where Brian Jones, the original lead guitarist for the Stones, got their name.

Cool cats! It’s not just people who can experience the benefits of relaxation music – according to recent research music can also soothe stressed cats. The study tested cats in cages at a veterinary centre, which is a pretty stressful spot for a cat. They played yoga meditation and Om Shanti music to half of them. These cats had a much lower respiration rate than the others who hadn’t been assuming the lotus position and breathing in… breathing out…. and in….. and out….

If you had to describe yourself with a colour, would you want it to be Beige? – Think bland – think boring – think Beige. It’s what Katy gets nicknamed when she is sent to L.A. to get to know her long absent dad. He’s the drummer for infamous punk bank, Suck, and plays music that Katy finds dangerous and disturbing. This book by Cecil Castellucci comes with a list of recommended music and every chapter heading is a song title. Grab the book, load up your mp3 and throw yourself into the whole punk scene.


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One Response to “Musically QUIRKY”

  1. L15A Says:

    Musical therapy for sounder sleeping
    ‘ …A Swiss didgeridoo instructor noticed that since taking up the instrument, he and his students experienced less daytime sleepiness and nighttime snoring. A study by Suarez and Swiss sleep scientists now concludes that playing such wind instruments may be therapeutic to individuals plagued by sleep problems.’
    Janet Raloff. Science News. Washington: Jan 14, 2006. Vol. 169, Iss. 2; pg. 30, 1 pgs
    Taken from ProQuest Science Journals database

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