Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Day 232 American Eclipse 2017-Carnegie Science Center-awesome

The rare event of a total  solar eclipse exclusive to the US traversing a path across our country united  many Americans as we all looked up in amazement at this cosmic spectacle. We all had a little "eclipse fever", or at least I did, and why not, a continuous eclipse in the US has not happened since 1976 and one exclusive to the US since 1776. Americans everywhere  saw various versions of  the moon blocking the light of the sun and those in the direct path saw day turn into night. It was a moment where we realized how small we are, a  speck on this planet that is just a speck in the universe!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Day 231 Million Dollar Quartet-Pittsburgh CLO- peak experience of music from the soul

Martin Kaye (Lewis), Billy Finn (Perkins), Derek Keeling (Cash) James Snyder (Presley)

Self-actualization or reaching one’s personal best according to my blog inspiration psychologist, Maslow, is measured by “peak experiences” of the world. With a peak experience “there are feelings of euphoria, joy and wonder”(see simple psychology).  A  peak musical experience is what happens in Million Dollar Quartet, a show about a single jam session with four rock and roll/country legends, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley in 1956. This show  dramatizes  the historical  one time musical moment that took place at  Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee  and was latter known as “The Million Dollar Quartet”.  This play captures the  intensity and feeling of the music that came from the artists’ soul.