On Being Tumblr

On Being Tumblr

On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

"Bach’s music awakens in us a multitude of sensibilities that would lie dormant without it. It reminds us of the aesthetic virtues that live, often hidden, inside each one of us."— Bernard Chazelle

We’ve got Bach on our minds, as we prepare for Krista’s upcoming conversation with computer scientist and Bach aficionado Bernard Chazelle.

This arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne for solo flute performed by Denis Bouriakov of the New York Metropolitan Opera is breathtaking.

Comments

A little toe-tapping tap dancing music for Friday evening melody.

Comments

As a musician and a lover of puns, this cover of “All About the Bass” by a Jazz bassist was just too great not to share for your Thursday Evening Melody.

Comments

A little bit of joy for your Friday evening melody :)

Comments

This beautiful ending to Schumann’s Waldszenen, or “Forest Scenes,” is making me wish I had a desk in the middle of the woods.

A little quiet magic for your Wednesday evening.

Comments

All these places so reminiscent of
Our mistakes and all the we should have done
And in time the veil will be lifted from
All I need and all that I won’t become

A little nostalgic music for your Tuesday evening melody.

Comments

Some days this song is the quickest route to gratitude.

~ A delightfully mellow rendition of Monty Python by Alexander Stamatis

Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the ‘milky way’

Comments

The sun’s back in Minnesota and you can see patches of green grass. As good a reason to rejoice as I’ve ever heard. ‘

Comments

Just love the poetry of Lia Ices’ harmonies. A soundtrack for your contemplative Tuesday evening :)

It’s nothing less, nothing less between the worldly
And the one self
All this breathing and the truth that’s in your last breath
Don’t it make you want to cry?

So fly, fly and we’ll wear you like a leaf crown
Fly cause your truth is in the solid ground

Comments

Though my colleague can’t imagine why anyone would dare try to cover this GNR classic, I can’t resist. I love covers for the exact reason that songs are meant for interpretation. Meet Miche Braden and friends with this very sweet version.

Comments

A little folk music for your Tuesday evening melody.

Comments

The kind of song to settle in with a cup of tea after a long day

Comments

Music made from guns (literally). Well, a flute made from gun barrel. Imagine.

(via Upworthy)

Comments

I’ve been quietly humming this achingly beautiful rendition of the German love song Lili Marleen today. With gentleness and grace, it captures that sweet sorrow of one scared and lonely man reaching out to another. 

Comments
Download

It’s Tuesday evening, a melody is in order.

the mess we’re in // pj harvey + thom yorke

download: amazon mp3 | itunes

(via sexmusic)

Comments