Parable of the Runner!

Once there was a Woman in a race… Her training put her far in front of the other runners.  After she crossed the finish line.. (in her mind there was no such thing)… she waited for the media and…

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"Whoever Said You Gotta Be In It to Win It?"


“Whoever said you gotta be in it to win it should talk to…”

Well, yeah.  In 1985, the Harrison Jazz Ensemble went to Canada, as the article says.  But what’s not there is the sequel.  We went back and became…

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Music to LIVE Again for!

3 MAR 2023
Music to LIVE Again for!
“Romance” from the Concerto for Violin




Today is the anniversary of STORMWORKS Chapter 3: WAIT of the WORLD, recorded in The Netherlands by the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands

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a Snapshot of a Snapshot of a World Within a World



What follows is super compressed.  When you're ready to absorb this, get a cup of coffee or tea.

“Probability & Statistics” was one of my favorite subjects.  Feel free to calculate the ODDS of all this.


“The best Stories are

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GODSPEED! Deep Dive 

GODSPEED! A DEEPER Dive for STORMAficionados, Family, Colleagues & Friends


Mahler said, “If a Composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in Music.”  

Prompted by…

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The Beautiful Rats

The Beautiful Rats
By © Stephen Melillo, IGNA 1 FEB 2023 
Dedicated to Ed Lisk






“Hey, you ever heard the story of the ugly duckling?” 


“Okay, so once upon a time there was this really nice Rat named Rocco.” 

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18 APR 2022 The Birthday of Miklòs Rosza

Today is the Birthday of personal super-hero Composer, Miklós Rózsa. Many thanks to Lester Lim and his fine Musicians.  This arrangement is available through ALFRED. 

Here now is the Untold Story about this arrangement of ‘Music from BEN HUR.’ 

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"Viel Erfolg in Omaha Beach"

9 APR 2022 
"viel Erfolg in Omaha Beach", a Story about “God Bless America.” 


There are 101 arrangements of GOD BLESS AMERICA on a certain publisher's site.  I had previously researched the potential Copyright Owners at the US Copyright Office…

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10 Feb 2022, The Birthday of Jerry Goldsmith


10 Feb 2020 
The Birthday of Jerry Goldsmith 


“If you have a Man riding a horse, don’t score the hooves, score the mind of the man.”  Jerry Goldsmith 

It is IMPOSSIBLE to properly find words to express how much I…

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8 Feb 2022, The Birthday of John Williams


8 FEB 2022 
The 90th Birthday of John Williams 
Happy Birthday to a Great Man! 

After school on 15 September of 1965, fellow 3rd graders and I were rolling down the hills in Abendroth Park, excited about the Black &amp…

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SANTA's Dream and Santa-Corrected Letter!


December 2021

from a letter edited by Santa Claus



On 1 December of 2009, after a return from Todd-AO in Los Angeles and the film-mix session for “Dwegons & Leprechauns,” I had a dream in which I was…

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