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Glenn Dixon

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Glenn Dixon's latest book is "Juliet's Answer" (Simon and Schuster, January 2017). As the lone male secretary at the Club di Giulietta in Verona, he answered the real letters to Juliet and he learned something of love, of Shakespeare and of the sun splashed hills of this ancient Italian city.

Publishers Weekly gave his second book, "Tripping the World Fantastic", a starred rating, saying it "succeeds by connecting readers intimately with the souls of music-makers all over the world." From a trip to Bob Marley's grave in Jamaica to sitar lessons on the banks of the Ganges, Dixon tells the story of music and just why it has such a powerful effect on us all.

Like a cross between Bill Bryson and Malcolm Gladwell, Dixon

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Glenn Dixon I think I was most surprised by the flamenco music I heard in a little bar in Seville. I'd had the impression that what I was going to hear would be a…moreI think I was most surprised by the flamenco music I heard in a little bar in Seville. I'd had the impression that what I was going to hear would be a little corny, a little over the top (as indeed some of the flamenco performances for tourists can be). This one was the real thing, passionate and masterful. I was blown away. I don't think I have any bad experiences with music - maybe just how hard it actually was to, say, get some of the rhythms (and more so the proper sounds) when I was learning African drumming in Ghana. (less)
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Why does music get stuck in our heads?

If a song gets stuck in your head, how can you get it out?

First, remain calm. That Abba song can’t last all day. Can it?


If an undesirable song seems to persist in your mind, you have what’s called an Ohrwurm. That’s German for “ear worm.” These worms can be insidious and frightening. Do not panic.

One of the most important properties of music is that we can listen to it over and over.... Read more of this blog post »
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“We tourists, I later found out, were invited on purpose. Like all good tourists everywhere, we wore an assortment of badly fitting colourful hats and an unflattering rainbow of shorts. What we didn’t wear was black, especially in the tropical heat. So the first people the spirits saw were us. No doubt that scared them immensely.”
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“Languages can be powerful things. The stronger ones quite simply bulldoze the weaker ones, assimilating whatever is useful and discarding the rest. It doesn’t take long. Even the speakers of the weaker language, or their children, anyway, soon start conversing in the more powerful tongue.”
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