My Heart Soars

The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea,
speaks to me.

The faintness of the stars,
the freshness of the morning,
the dew drop on the flower,
speaks to me.

The strength of fire,
the taste of salmon,
the trail of the sun,
and the life that never goes away,
They speak to me.

And my heart soars.
~Chief Dan George

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Love and Friendship

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.
~Emily Brontë

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A new look for The Daily Frail (or) Are you ready for prime time?

Patrick and I are just about ready to launch a whole new look for The Daily Frail. There will be a section dedicated to new (or existing) products and services. This is a unique opportunity to share your message with our folks. We are looking for diverse and interesting subject matter covering a wide musical spectrum.

Contact me about your instrument, gadget, accessory, CD or book.
Remember, opportunity comes at you like a snail and goes away like a rocket.

For details and technical requirements contact me (Dear Old Dad)

phone: 410-968-3873

Peace to all,
Pat Costello (Dear Old Dad)





G Modal and the twelve notes

Hi Patrick,

I was watching Tuesday’s edition of Daily Frail and I really liked what you had to say about “There are only 12 notes, how complicated can it be?” Especially enjoyed your observations on the alien sound of modal and how people think it sounds from another planet.

Yesterday, I watched this video by a young lady who explores math in wonderfully creative ways. She made this video on the 12 tones of music. So now I have to share with you.

It’s one of her longer ones. It is WORTH IT, especially to see (and hear!) where she goes with traditional melodies like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Give yourself a little while on the weekend to set aside and I hope you enjoy it.

Best as always,

Sad Panda

Hi Patrick,

I thought you may be interested to see how your tuition on the Daily Frail has helped me write my first song on the banjo (my new Shackleton banjo too!).

This is called Sad Panda

Please keep up the good work and I’ll keep on frailing.

Thanks for the inspiration