Category Archives: Music

Photography: Riding the Coattails of Musicians


I may have mentioned before that I am, among many things, a music geek. When I need to know the facts about a song or artist, I go to AllMusic.com and search it out. My husband and his friends actually refer to this when they are looking up a particular artist, say Steely Dan or Sloan, as “AllSteelyDan.com” and “AllSloan.com.” So I was pretty excited to discover, randomly, that I am referenced on AllMusic.com. Yes, there is an “AllStephanieBird.com!” OK, […]

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Missing Making Music


So many things I have learned the last few years have really amazed me but nothing, more so, than picking up playing the bass. I had played piano as a kid, from ages 5 through 14, violin from 9 through 12, and viola from 12 through 18. My big goal was to get to play with the Chico Symphony at Laxson, which I did in my final concert when I graduated from high school, and then I toted my viola […]

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Finished My Last Final Tonight!


I finished my last final tonight! That means Saturday, I’ll be walking up to the stage and receiving my diploma and hearing Sir Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 (YouTube link – 6:11) in my head the whole time, something I learned to play on my viola senior year for the statewide high school symphony, held at the University of the Pacific (UOP). I had no idea it was so intense before that point, musch like college itself. If […]

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