Author Archives: Lisa

Weird Carol of the Bells

It’s only December 9 and already we’ve been bombarded with cutesy holiday commercials: shoppers dancing, impromptu choirs singing about computers, and of course, ads for cars with huge Christmas bows on them. (Which always leads me to wonder–who gets a … Continue reading

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Moving to the BIG 10

Just a quick post today about Maryland moving into the Big 10 conference. I was reading this Rolling Stone article about “10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs,” because, well, I’m the kind of person who loves watching that. I’m … Continue reading

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23 Weird Musical Instruments

Last week I was on vacation in Arizona, and if you know my family at all, you will not be surprised to hear that one of our stops was at the Musical Instrument Museum. I learned that musical instruments come … Continue reading

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New blog

Hey Take Note readers, Sorry I haven’t posted here in a few months. After the college marching band season ended, the joys and stresses of the last semester of my senior year took precedent. I may occasionally post here, but … Continue reading

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Music = Success in Politics

This video in my Twitter feed this morning inspired me to do some of my only thinking this winter break.  The video is of President Obama at a fundraiser in New York–a fundraiser at which Al Green happened to be … Continue reading

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