About This Site
Music is all around us. Sometimes in surprising ways. I believe it is an essential part of life, and that’s what this site is dedicated to exploring. Here you’ll find reviews, unusual discoveries, and posts related to technology, art, movies, nature, and more. For example, you can read in the “Instruments” category about the piano of the future or instruments called pyrophones that use fire. Or you can read about Prince and the opening of Paisley Park. You can vote for the worst love song of all time. Or you can check out the ten best Christmas holiday songs.
These posts offer my take on certain themes. I welcome comments/additions.
- Music as a plot element in movies
- Movies about music or musicians
- The 10 best biopics about musicians
- The 13 best horror movies for Halloween
- 10 best movies featuring a ghost story
- The best Halloween music
- The 10 best songs about ghosts
- Your ultimate Halloween haunt playlist
- Your ultimate Halloween party playlist
- Horror stories involving music
- Memorable Christmas albums
- The 5 best Christmas albums
- The 10 best Christmas holiday songs
- The 10 best CDs ever
- Unique greatest hits albums
- Concept album masterpieces
- 10 unlikely hit songs that broke the rules
- Shades of love — the 10 best love songs
- The rise of brotherly love as a subject in pop
- Songs about music
- Songs that mention Prince
- Great songs that confront racism
- 10 best Madonna dance tracks
- A list of popular songs that “jump”
Posts About Useful Online Resources
These posts describe a variety of online resources for listeners and musicians alike.
- Where to find free sheet music online
- Where to promote your songs online: the top sites
- Interesting sites
About Me and My Music
I’m passionate about music because I’m a musician. I have released 15 CDs in a variety of styles ranging from EDM to jazz to world beat to alternative, and performed for five years with the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul. I have a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California at Irvine. You can find more info about me at obergh.net. I’ve also written three books:
- The e-book Song of Fire (Smashwords, iTunes) links real-life stories with songs (the songs are downloadable as part of the book). You can read excerpts from the book under the site menu tab “Song of Fire Stories.”
- My second e-book, A Book of Hauntings, also links stories with songs, and is available for free from iTunes.
- I co-authored with Andre Akinyele Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello (Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble nook, Barnes & Noble paperback), which explores the music of this talented artist.
The written content of my postings are copyright protected, but I welcome quotations if you credit me and this website as the source. Most of the photographs are in the public domain, unless otherwise noted. Proprietary images that may not be copied include the Song of Fire website image in the upper left corner and the signature clef that appears on this page.
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