Time Machine Tuesday: My First Video

NaNoWriMo Update: 6000 words*, 9 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA. I never liked my singing voice. Limited range and it never sounded good to me. But I try sometimes. *If you are doing the math, 6000 divided by 8 equals IContinue reading “Time Machine Tuesday: My First Video”

Music Monday: New Feature: Songs You Might Want to Hear

NaNoWriMo Update: 5877 words, 8 cups of coffee, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA. There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear. Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for thatContinue reading “Music Monday: New Feature: Songs You Might Want to Hear”

Music Monday/ Inktober Day 11 (Sour): The Unknown Known

Went for the literal… All previous drawings: https://linesbyleon.com/inktober/ Music Monday: The Unknown Known I found my old iPod shuffle which had some playlists that I hadn’t heard for quite some time. Each song brought back memories, some pleasant, some…well, not so much. Often we stumble upon a band that grabs us from the first note,Continue reading “Music Monday/ Inktober Day 11 (Sour): The Unknown Known”

Music Monday: The Folly of Youth

I hope that you enjoyed my conversation last week. It was fun to do, and I will definitely do more. I tried to keep it casual sounding yet informative as I aim to highlight some of the authors I am doing promotions with. Now onto today’s topic: When I first picked up a guitar, IContinue reading “Music Monday: The Folly of Youth”

Music Monday: In Conversation With Abigail de Niverville

(This interview was originally posted on August 9, 2021) Welcome to my new conversation series! Season 1, Episode 1: The One with Abigail [Chairs scuffing on floor…*cough*…] Hi, Abigail. I’m glad you made it. I know that internet traffic can be congested at times. So, if you are comfortable, let’s get started.  In 33 1/3Continue reading “Music Monday: In Conversation With Abigail de Niverville”

Music Monday/Monday Musings: Now for something completely different.

So I decided to put my interview skills to the test. I have written a few humorous ones, Leon Stevens Interviews Himself, but after participating few new book promos, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce some of the authors that are featured on my page, Discover New Authors and Free Books.Continue reading “Music Monday/Monday Musings: Now for something completely different.”

Music Monday: Deja…kind of vu?

I heard a song the other day and it reminded me of a past event. The odd thing was that I had never heard it before, yet it made me reminisce. I guess that the words or the melody fit into my memories so that I could picture myself experiencing it in a different time.Continue reading “Music Monday: Deja…kind of vu?”

Music Monday: What Goes Around Comes Around

Did popular music run out of ideas after the first few decades? Last week I wrote about songs that sound the same. Today, we visit how we hear artists reaching back to sample from the musical buffet of the past. Sometimes it is because an artist is heavily influenced by a certain band, or likeContinue reading “Music Monday: What Goes Around Comes Around”

Music Monday: I’ve Heard That Song Before

12 notes. How many combinations can you get? Quite a few. Most of the popular music we listen to is made up of 7, so that makes a few less combinations. Just a quick theory lesson: Western music – not Country and Western – which originated in Europe, is based on the major scale, whichContinue reading “Music Monday: I’ve Heard That Song Before”

Music Monday: You Oughta’ Tune – Yer Makin’ Me Cry

Sometimes a song will just grab you for several different reasons. Lyrics hit close to home, a melody moves you, or the rhythm makes you want to dance. I listen to a wide variety of music, as I wrote about in a previous Music Monday: Music Monday: So Many Genres. Here are a couple ofContinue reading “Music Monday: You Oughta’ Tune – Yer Makin’ Me Cry”