The Music Of JC Harris

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

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The Food Pyramid Theory Of Musical Appreciation

Just listening to Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto. Coincidentally, there’s this pretentious guy from the New York Times on the radio who has the snotty ones to rank The Ten Greatest Composers Of All Time!. What a prat. (And note my envy. He’s getting paid to do something I do all the time. But I’d never have the snotty ones to rank them. At least not in public. Unless I was getting paid, of course.)

But then it got me thinking about losing a few pounds. Because the next thing on the radio is a story about how America has the fattest people on the planet. (Curse you BBC! Thou enabler of all things ADD!)

So we’re all fat, right? OK… everyone but you.

And the reason we’re fat is because our bodies were not genetically designed for all the abundance we have at hand. By now we all get that, even as we reach for that next Ho Ho. We’re wired to look for that sugary goodness. And it’s so easy to […]

Video: Why Don’t You Come In? (You Must Be Cold)

The second official video from Positive (2010).

I noticed that a lot of people are using Youtube videos simply as a vehicle for listening to music. So this piece is not much more than that; a hopefully pleasant business card to get people to check out the site and perhaps (perchance to dream), shell out for a CD.

You can check out all the videos at the fantastic new JCHarrisMusic Video Channel!

If I Wanna Punch Glenn Beck In The Nose, Does That Mean The Terrorists Win?

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6

I just read an article about this guy Reinhold Mack. Here’s a guy who produced or engineered over 100 million records and you’ve likely never heard of him. Led Zeppelin, ELO, Queen for openers. Amazing. I’d never heard of him. But his credits are as long as yer arm. It was so refreshing to hear about this guy, I mean.. it was like a tonic. I mean, check out his wikipedia page. Have you ever in your life seen a guy with that many credits with such a Spartan page? It’s insane.

So the first question […]

You Will Pay For That!

I promise we’re nearing the end of non-musical non-sense for a while. I’m eager to get back to music now that we’ve wrapped up the logistics of the new site. There may be one more such post—concerning rendering musical samples of Detroit, but that should give one heart that we’re finally getting ’round to crankin’ out some tunes, dude!

…one of my fave lines from pretty much any horror or action movie. From Lost In Space to Goldfinger, the bad guy always gets to say that. And I love it every time. (BTW: I’ve been re-watching the Brit TV series House Of Cards and I gotta say, if you want to see the classic Shakespearean-style bad guy, no one could touch Ian Richardson’s Francis Urquhart.)

Part of putting together the new site involved making it possible to purchase songs and swag directly from me and thus bypassing the dreaded iTunes and AmazonMP3. (Don’t get me wrong, if you, like many, find the convenience of these services to be irresistible don’t […]

The Evil Empire IE Mea Culpa

About an hour after I raised the flag on the new site, the complaints began to creep in. Complaints that seem a bit like body odor. No one wants to mention it, but… And the rancidness you were experiencing seemed to exude most from those machines still running Internet Explorer.

In my arrogance; surrounded by geeky Seattle which knows better than to use IE, I felt comforted in ignoring the possibility of quirks with the Redmond Browser. I did not feel the massive gravity which would compel a web designer anywhere else in the world to double and triple-check his work against the most popular browser on this here planet.

But nooooooooooo… I hate IE. So I ignore IE. And if you have problems with IE? I scoff and point you towards Firefox or Chrome. Or even ‘Opera’. In short? I am a snob. Due for a comeuppance.

And boy howdy did I get one. IE users reported every problem from no sound (not great for a music site) to pages with no […]

October, 2010
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