Joanna Daneman

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Day Of Colours (Pakistan) ~ Rizwan-Muzzam Qawwali
Day Of Colours (Pakistan) ~ Rizwan-Muzzam Qawwali
3.0 out of 5 stars Songs of Praise, July 15 2004
This album is an offering from the nephews of the late very famous qawwali master, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The brothers Rizwan Ali Khan and Muazzam Ali Khan recorded a selection of a Sufi Islamic devotional music in Persian, Punjabi and Urdu.
It sounds a cross between the music you'd expect from Pakistan--a bit Indian, a bit Persian, a bit Arabic. By far the best cut on the album is "Life and Soul." The music is harmonium, tabla (drums) and vocals. This would be of interest to those who like Islamic devotional music. The singing is heartfelt. I rate Three Stars, not for quality, which seems excellent, but because this world-music CD is of perhaps specific interest and not for… Read more
Pearl ~ Harold/Eno;Brian Budd
Pearl ~ Harold/Eno;Brian Budd
I love Brian Eno and Harold Budd's music. The drifting effect of ambient music is soothing yet interesting to the ear and it really does create an atmosphere in the space in which you are playing it.
The Pearl is mostly "treated piano" (gosh, as a lifelong player, I sometimes shudder at what they do to my favorite instrument, but it sounds divine.) Even though there is less of the electronic spacey effect, these pieces create an incredible sense of mood and emotion. "Late October" really has the feel of the regret of late autumn, when cold winter is on the way and only a ghost of happy times in summer and a glorious fall remain in a russet-colored landscape… Read more
The Pucker Factor: One Noncombatant's Vietnam Memo&hellip by Daniel C. Webster
I love to read memoirs, and Daniel Webster's "The Pucker Factor" is a good one because he covers the good, the bad and the ugly about himself as he recounts his story of his time in Viet Nam in the heart of the war. He was not a "war hero"--instead, his role was as a non-combatant, as a clerk and photographer and assisting the 336th Assault Helicopter Company in making maps for missions. He had a number of roles as a non-combatant in Viet Nam, moving around the country, starting as an information sergeant, ending up in intelligence. But the real story Webster tells is of the life of a soldier off-duty in Viet Nam.
The stories are of a soldier's daily life, human… Read more