Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kenny G links for Matthew Quick's Silver Linings Playbook

Kenny G:
Exercise: Before posting your comments about Kenny G on the Silver Linings Playbook discussion board, read the song titles listed below and speculate on the relationship between those titles and the various emotions that Pat feels regarding Nikki, his wedding, etc. Remember that “Songbird” was their wedding song, and that he heard it one day when he got home unexpectedly early and...

Exercise: Again before posting your comments about Kenny G on the discussion board, listen to one of the pieces listed below and freewrite your thoughts and feelings as you listen to the piece unfold. Before judging the piece positively, negatively, or otherwise, see whether you get any automatic or “knee-jerk” responses, and try to see why you might have these reactions, what in your own background (your parents’ favorite music, your friends’ music, subcultural identifications you may have, etc.) might influence your reactions, etc.


Forever in Love:


Endless Love:

Loving You:


The Wedding Song:

Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet:


Michael Bolton and Kenny G: “Missing You Now”


At January 4, 2011 at 2:07 PM , Blogger Marilyn said...

Are you some kind of sadist or something? I'll tell you a little story. Years ago, when I was a grad student in Montreal, I used to hang out with the jazz musicians there because I was dating a jazz singer. They used to run down Kenny G. at every opportunity. He can't be that bad, I thought to myself. They are just snobs. So I bought myself a Kenny G. CD.

He IS that bad.


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