In celebration of Father’s Day, Tom Maxwell shares a sweet and funny essay about music and his daughter, Evelyn. My daughter Evelyn has an incredible ear. For me, musical pitch has always been a subjective exercise, an approximation. I consider myself a vocalist, not a singer. If I have to pick out one of my songs on the piano, the melody flies out of my voice. I become unsure of the intervals and sink into a quagmire of relativism. Evelyn has no such issues. Many years ago, I…

What goes better with high school and hormones than German composer Johann Pachelbel?  Not much, I assure you.  Today’s RNRHS entry from Author and Musician Nic Brown has afforded me the perfect opportunity to discuss a timeless topic: make-out music.  If RNRHS is a snapshot of high school in America in the 70s, 80s, and 90s (and I say it is), I have concluded that the rock-music-laden make-out session is largely a myth.  First off, it turns out that a lot of people weren’t making out at all…

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