Every year I go to the Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute in late July at Virginia Tech. This camp and conference for UU's features theme and worship hours and concert hours, and I occasionly meet groups whose music I like from when they start singing. Last year it was Peter Mayer of SUUSI. (Be sure you have the right Peter Mayer - I call the other one Peter Mayer of Buffet). I took a workshop from him and got some ideas of writing songs. Because of conflicts, I could not hear any of his songs at SUUSI, so I bought a couple of his CDs. I especially liked "Magic Beans", "Waking Up", "Yukon Sally", and "Dancing Song". More recently, I met a female singer with a wonderful voice and with substance in her songs: Lydia Davis, who sings country music, ecological music, music with a social message, and children's music. I even like her children's music, especially "The Cat Came Back". My Lydia Davis favorites are "Did I Miss the Demonstration", "There's a Moon out Talking to You", "Lake Erie", and "Time's Running Out for Garbage".
I also produce my own music, including about 20 instrumental compositions and one vocal, "Dancing Under the Rainbow". I do my composition using Cakewalk, a computer music program, and this makes it hard to present my music to others because of the equipment I have to set up. I can understand now why the guitar is so popular.
The following are my top 10 musical groups:
Madonna was also one of my favorites until she put out decoys which instead of playing her music threw a nasty riposte at the downloader for copying her music.
Carefree Tango, by Jim Blowers
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