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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Welcome to Maya's World of Music!

"Mick sometimes had the use of his parents Triumph Herald at the weekend, and i remember we went to Manchester to see a big blues show, and there's Sonny Terry and there's Brownie McGhee, and John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. He was the one we wanted to see particularly, but also we wanted to see John Lee. There were others like Memphis Slim. It was a whole revue that was going through Europe. And Muddy came on, acoustic guitar, Mississippi Delta stuff, and played a magnificent half an hour..."/Keith Richards

As always, when i visit N.Y., i went to the best book shop in the world: Strand Books.(They should really give me free books for all the publicity i give them...). First, second hand books, in great shape, for a great price. I always go first to the music section. I have the standrad appreciation for Keith Richards, like any respectable music lover, but not more then that and i wasn't planning to buy a book about him. But, you know what they say: Best things happen spontaneously!!! A very cute worker of the store recommended on the autobiography of Keith and said that it kicks ass!!

He was right like he was cute(don't be jeallous) and the book kicks ass. I'm a book worm when it comes to books about artists, bands etc. My fevorite part is when they describe how and when they discovered music for the first time. Or, when and how they discovered their own inspiration and how it totally blew them away and changed their lives forever. There's just no turning back after you crossed that point. "Life"-By Keith is a great book about a great man. To read his description on how he learnd to play guitar, about the first time he listened to blues music and what an influence it had on him-it gives me goose bumps.

Our Wednesady night special musical journey, has changed to Monday nights-same time, same place: 21-23pm Jerusalem time, RFN Radio.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome to Maya's World of Music!

"Only love can make it rain-The way the beach is kissed by the sea...Only love can bring the rain-That makes you yearn to the sky... Love, reign o'er me. Love, reign o'er me-rain on me"
/The Who

What is it about rain that makes poets, painters, musicians and artists in general ot be inspired so? To be inspired to create over and over again. Personaly, i love the rain. It cleanses the body and the soul. When i was in High-Scool, my friend and i, had a tradition. At the beginning of every winter, we would wait for the first rain of the season and go out without an umbrella. We would walk, dance and goof around in the rain. I also love it when its pouring rain outside and i'm cuddled deep in the blankets. Lying in my bed and listening to the rythem of the rain. Rain has it's own rythem, sound, movment. A tempo to dance to.

So many songs have been written about rain or how rain makes them feel. It's so universal. As i was preparing the play list for this week's show, i discovered more and more. For some it's joy and for some tears of pain and loss. This Wednesday night, we'll take a very special musical journey to the depth of rain songs.