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04/23/2022
TRANSFORMATION II (Debora, Amora)

I am delighted to present another new rendition of a piece that I wrote and performed 45 years ago in dedication to my sweetie Debora. I hope you'll enjoy viewing and listening!

04/19/2022
TRANSFORMATION (Debora, Amora)

I'm delighted to present this new rendition of a piece that I wrote and performed 45 years ago in dedication to my sweetie Debora! I hope that you'll listen and enjoy!

04/16/2022
MLK: Line Of Progress

“First, the line of progress is never straight. For a period a movement may follow a straight line and then it encounters obstacles and the path bends. It is like curving around a mountain when you are approaching a city. Often if feels as though you were moving backwards, and you lose sight of your goal: but in fact you are moving ahead, and soon you will see the city again, closer by.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

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04/10/2022
MLK: A True Revolution Of Values II

"Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery."
"Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.""
"In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat."
_ Martin Luther King, Jr.

04/07/2022
MLK: A True Revolution Of Values

“A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. ... A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, "This is not just." It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of South America and say, "This is not just." The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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04/06/2022
MLK: Requiem

“The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.”

“It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

04/04/2022
ROMANCE EVERMORE (2022 Spring)

“Art is how we decorate space;
Music is how we decorate time.”
- Jean Michel Basquiat

“I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!”
- Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

03/30/2022
MLK: Protest For String Ensemble (Stay Awake IV)

"These are the times for real choices and not false ones. We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our nation is to survive its own folly. Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

03/27/2022
MLK: Stay Awake III

“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

YouTube PREMIERE Sunday 3/27/2022 4:00 PM DST
03/27/2022
MLK: Stay Awake III

YouTube PREMIERE Sunday 3/27/2022 4:00 PM DST

an arrangement of "We Shall Overcome" by Richard Fairfax

03/22/2022
MLK: STAY AWAKE II

“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

03/19/2022
MLK: STAY AWAKE

“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

03/13/2022
MLK: "There Comes A Time"

getting ready for Daylight Savings Time:

"We must use time creatively."
"The time is always right to do what is right."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

03/11/2022
Extended Metaphor #2 on ADAPTATION (2022 Regeneration)

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can't name the tune.”
- Deepak Chopra

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?”
- Michael Jackson

03/05/2022
BOP FO' POP (Algorithm Changes)

“Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.”
- Plato, The Republic

“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.”
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

“Music is energy, emotion, expression, escapism, enlightenment. Music is so much more than just entertainment.”
- Rasheed Ogunlaru

I'm excited about presenting this new exploration of an old composition of mine from 45 years ago, which is in a much ol...
03/05/2022
BOP FO' POP (Algorithm Changes)

I'm excited about presenting this new exploration of an old composition of mine from 45 years ago, which is in a much older popular song form. I hope you'll tune in and be excited, too! 😀

by Richard Fairfax

03/02/2022
Reaffirmation (ROMANCE EVERMORE)

“Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.”
- Vincent van Gogh

“We love music deeply, but why? Put simply: music makes lives, shapes lives, expresses all shades and
stages of life - and even saves lives.”
- Rasheed Ogunlaru

02/28/2022
BOP FO' POP - Build Back Bettter (2022)

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?”
- Michael Jackson

“When we pay attention to nature's music, we find that everything on the Earth contributes to its harmony.”
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

[i am thrilled to present this new version of a piece I composed and performed 45 years in tribute to my father. I think he'd dig it, I hope you will, too! - Richard Fairfax]

02/25/2022
ROMANCE EVERMORE Melody with Accompaniment

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..”
- Pablo Casals

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
- William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

02/23/2022
ADAPTATION Blues Abstraction (2022)

“All I know about music is that not many people ever really hear it. And even then, on the rare occasions when something opens within, and the music enters, what we mainly hear, or hear corroborated, are personal, private, vanishing evocations. But the man who creates the music is hearing something else, is dealing with the roar rising from the void and imposing order on it as it hits the air. What is evoked in him, then, is of another order, more terrible because it has no words, and triumphant, too, for that same reason. And his triumph, when he triumphs, is ours.”
― James Baldwin, Sonny's Blues

02/18/2022
Advanced CRYPTOLOGY

Cryptology *krĭp-tŏl'ə-jē* NOUN
The study of secret codes or ciphers and the devices used to create and decipher them.
The science of developing secret codes and/or the use of those codes in encryption systems.

02/15/2022
Return To The Mushroom Kingdom (ROUND TRIP)

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.”
- Confucius

“The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected. The commonplace person begins to play, and shoots into the empyrean without effort, whilst we look up, marvelling how he has escaped us, and thinking how we could worship him and love him, would he but translate his visions into human words, and his experiences into human actions. Perhaps he cannot; certainly he does not, or does so very seldom.”
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

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02/12/2022
ROUND TRIP To The Mushroom Kingdom

“I just don't hear anyone else making the music I'm making in my head, so I'll have to do it myself.”
- Bob Dylan

“… lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?”
- Wassily Kandinsky

“I have said beforethat the music is the wordsand the words are the musicIt is all there for you to understand if you ca...
02/05/2022
Malcolm X - "Stop Singin' And Start Swingin'!"

“I have said before
that the music is the words
and the words are the music
It is all there for you to understand if you can
and for you to feel, regardless.”
― Sun Ra, This Planet is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/p67/STOP_SINGIN%27_AND_START_SWINGIN%27%21_-_lead_sheet.html?fbclid=IwAR2c4AJMG4RdKYhsD8gd_hcOrZZ33qtEyOEiN-SsLMFwZEtFfSXvroWFlqQ

— thinking about making a change.

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Cryptology *krĭp-tŏl'ə-jē* NOUN The study of secret codes or ciphers and the devices used to create and decipher them. The science of developing secret codes and/or the use of those codes in encryption systems.
“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.” - Confucius “The kingdom of music is not the kingdom of this world; it will accept those whom breeding and intellect and culture have alike rejected. The commonplace person begins to play, and shoots into the empyrean without effort, whilst we look up, marvelling how he has escaped us, and thinking how we could worship him and love him, would he but translate his visions into human words, and his experiences into human actions. Perhaps he cannot; certainly he does not, or does so very seldom.” ― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/c4/The_ROUND_TRIP_Series.html
“I just don't hear anyone else making the music I'm making in my head, so I'll have to do it myself.” - Bob Dylan “… lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?” - Wassily Kandinsky
“I have said before that the music is the words and the words are the music It is all there for you to understand if you can and for you to feel, regardless.” ― Sun Ra, This Planet is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/p67/STOP_SINGIN%27_AND_START_SWINGIN%27%21_-_lead_sheet.html?fbclid=IwAR2c4AJMG4RdKYhsD8gd_hcOrZZ33qtEyOEiN-SsLMFwZEtFfSXvroWFlqQ — thinking about making a change.
proudly presenting this original work for reflection on an extraordinary period of change in American history, (not just for " Black History Month") and inviting your comments and/or likes (Y)
“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.” - Ludwig van Beethoven “Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.” - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“If music be the food of love, play on.” - William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night “Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.” - Oscar Wilde
“Music is energy, emotion, expression, escapism, enlightenment. Music is so much more than just entertainment.” - Rasheed Ogunlaru
“We're trying to win the right to vote and we have to focus the attention of the world on that. We can't do that making legal cases. We have to make the case in the court of public opinion.” ― Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
“But life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr