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Paul Muzea

ambient, world and otherworld music

Spring and Live Music

Posted by paulmuzea_wp on April 25, 2013
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P1000025Spring and the new CD
The mountains of the Catskills in upstate New York are still brown and bare, but there are splashes of bright green everywhere and life force of spring in the mountains is poised to explode.
And the CD “The Sky Suite” is done. After the mad push finishing it up, production here has gone into slow gear as I regroup, recreate and start getting together ideas and concepts for the next CD “Indigo Project” which I’m shooting to have complete by year’s end.

So as I regroup, I take time to enjoy spring and the company of fellow musicians in exchanging ideas and music.
One of the greatest inspirations in music is hearing the inspirations of other musicians, especially live. Music is, after all the ultimate social networking, reaching far deeper into our beings than words can.
When you have the opportunity to “be” with real music, that is, hearing real music, real time from real musicians, you’re reminded that recorded music: cds, streaming and mp3’s are only a reflection of the real thing. Music is a purely human phenomenon, and best served up by real humans.
So that’s my plug to support live music when you can.

But, thankfully we do have the option of having music anytime in the form recorded music, and “The Sky Suite” which I have not yet figured out how to perform live, is available online at Itunes, Amazon, and here:


Give a listen.. and if you like, I would suggest getting the Physical CD. Mp3’s are great, but in order to get the real time flow of the full, uninterrupted Suite, without the silence inherent in mp3 singles, you can’t beat the smoothness of the CD.

Thanks again for being a fan.

Paul Muzea

Winter Solstice

Posted by paulmuzea_wp on December 23, 2012
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Winter Solstice

longest night of the year
cold. windy. blustery. lonely.
with nothing more or less than the sound
roaring in the dark
of a million whispering trees
Moonlit night

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Posted by paulmuzea_wp on May 16, 2012
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This is by far my favorite time of year. The intense life force of the landscape is unmistakable and contagious.  We had two days of sorely needed hammering rain in upstate NY  and all the trees and vegetation are exploding with life. The smell of the night air is intoxicating with dozens of scents that would make roses pale.  To be on a motorcycle in the middle of the night taking all those scents is like being high. I don’t care if I get soaked.

Cheap Guitars

Posted by paulmuzea_wp on March 10, 2012
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Ten reasons to own cheap guitars
1) Its really easy to be impulsive and buy it on a whim.
2) You don’t need to spend extra for a case or a guitar stand. You would never dream of that with a nice guitar
3) You can take it camping or strap it on a motorcycle without a second thought.
4) If you need to get the audience’s attention in a loud rowdy bar. You can severely abuse it. That gets peoples attention.
5) If you abuse it constantly it will start to look “distressed”, people will be impressed by how much you “play” it. (also see reason 6)
6) If you play it really well, people who know guitars will be impressed. If you strap on a $4000 guitar, people will expect you to play really well. They are surprised if you play a crappy one well.
7) Less like to get stolen. If it’s sitting next to a 1963 Les Paul, it won’t even be noticed.
8)You can play it in the rain and not worry about it. about it. If you leave it out in the rain and it gets ruined you throw it away and get another one.
9) If you’re attacked you can use it for a weapon
10) they don’t cost much. you can buy 10 different ones with the same money you would need for 1 really nice one.
Everyone loves a nice guitar, but cheap guitars are practical and well, cheap. And when it comes down it when you get more than 3 feet away from it, most people wouldn’t notice. In most cases, 95% of  playing a really nice guitar is vanity on the part of the owner.
Here’s to cheap guitars.
A side note. Yes, the strat in my header picture is a really nice guitar, but when it sold new in 1960, the price was comparable to any cheap guitar today, And I didn’t really pay that much more for it when I bought it in 1979.