Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential, liberal arts college. It is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel College educates leaders through faith and learning, building its programs on four central values: discipleship, scholarship, service and integrity. Distinctive elements of a Bethel education include requirements in cross-cultural learning and religion and an emphasis on undergraduate research, internships and study abroad. Bethel also offers a four-year graduation guarantee.
Bethel welcomes more than 500 students from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Students may participate in campus spiritual life, fine arts activities, sports and more than 50 clubs and organizations. Bethelâs academic buildings, including its historic Administration Building and the Krehbiel Science Center and Mabee Observatory, are clustered around the Green, an open grassy area where students gather. The college year consists of fall and spring semesters, a January interterm and a summer term.
musicenthusiast.net | Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:39:32 +0000
“After [Led Zep IV], no one ever compared us to Black Sabbath again.” – John Paul Jones. “Ultimately, I wanted Zeppelin to be a marriage of blues, hard rock and acoustic music topped with heavy choruses – a combination that had never been done before. … Continue reading Led Zeppelin (final of 5) – … Must Come Down
musicenthusiast.net | Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:28:21 +0000
“I wasn’t particularly interested in the blues. I was more interested in Stax, Motown, that sort of thing. But Jimmy promised something a little different from a regular, one-style blues band. – John Paul Jones. “John Bonham played the drums like someone who didn’t know … Continue reading Led Zeppelin – (Part 2) What Goes Up …
musicenthusiast.net | Mon, 07 Jan 2019 03:00:16 +0000
Every now and again I dip into the new tune pile and present a few of them for your consideration. Here’s some I dug recently. Your mileage may vary. From their press kit: “Austin-based rock band/collective Gleeson returns with The Years Have It – a dynamic collection of classicist … Continue reading New Music Revue – 1.6.19
musicenthusiast.net | Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:11:55 +0000
I grew up singing Mexican music, and that’s based on indigenous Mexican rhythms. Mexican music also has an overlay of West African music, based on huapango drums, and it’s kind of like a 6/8 time signature, but it really is a very syncopated 6/8. And that’s … Continue reading Linda Ronstadt (final of 2 posts)
musicenthusiast.net | Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:48:35 +0000
Linda Ronstadt has said that “all girl singers” eventually “have to curtsy to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.” Of Maria Callas, Ronstadt says, “There’s no one in her league. That’s it. Period. I learn more … about singing rock n roll from listening to Maria Callas records than I ever … Continue reading Linda Ronstadt (1st of 2 posts)
musicenthusiast.net | Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:56:06 +0000
WordPress advises me that this is my 500th post. Thanks to all who visited this blog in 2018 and especially to those who commented frequently. Here’s to a great 2019. His shit was the most exciting music I was hearing in 1982. – Miles Davis … Continue reading Happy New Year 2019
musicenthusiast.net | Wed, 26 Dec 2018 02:53:13 +0000
Regular readers of this blog know that I occasionally put together three songs as a sort of mini-set. But then I sometimes do six tunes by one artist. Given that it’s the end of the year and I have this huge backlog of songs I … Continue reading Cleaning Out My Closet – Six Tunes