Life is so crazy, and it’s inevitable that musicians are going to intertwine their craft with the most important events of their lives. The Life category of the Ledger Note Blog shows just how important music is to each and every one of us, especially in those major moments. This is how music impacts our lives.

NoCro News Drops an Insane Rap Video in the Morning Broadcast

Tuesday - Mar 21, 2017 Life

On February 27th, 2017, the NoCro News dropped some serious fire. Totally unexpectedly. This is a small, obscure Youtube channel that posts the daily NoCro News clips and usually gets a few dozen views, but on this fateful day, anyone who watched it was in for a surprise. If you want to talk about underground, […]

Animusic's Pipe Dreams - You'll Remember This!

Sunday - Mar 19, 2017 Life

If you are within the age range of, let's say... 25-35 or so, then you'll remember this video.  You don't know that you remember.  It will burst forth from the deepest recesses of your memory, and you'll be like "OH YEAH!" And that, my friends, is the Animusic masterpiece called Pipe Dreams.  The Animusic team […]

Shovel Blues on the Fretless 3-String Shovel Guitar!

Saturday - Nov 19, 2016 Life

Justin Johnson has not only mastered the guitar but mastered making them as well. You've got to entertain yourself somehow, so why not convert a shovel into a 3-string fretless guitar and still rip it with a slide: As one of the top comments on the Youtube video said: "If I ever rob a train […]

Welcome to the 4th Grade! Mr. Reed Raps to His Class

Saturday - Nov 5, 2016 Life

Having been to (and graduated from!) the 4th grade, I know a thing or two about what it's like.  I also was a teacher for a few years that included young people in elementary school. When the year gets started, it's important to establish the atmosphere and paradigm.  It sets the stage for the entire […]

Kind Lady Helps Man w/ Broken Bike Make it to Dave Matthews Concert...

Sunday - Oct 23, 2016 Life

Twas another hot, slightly overcast day in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Emily Kraus rolled with the windows down, jamming the Dave Matthews Band as she inched closer to the venue... Emily had been a fan of the DMB since the wee age of 9 years old.  When someone's art impacts your life and grows along side of […]

Peep Dude's Music Skills Despite His Birth "Enhancement"

Friday - Jan 15, 2016 Life

How many of us have had plans to learn to play the piano or guitar, but haven't even made the first move after even a decade or more?  We are full of excuses. We're too busy with college work.  Now we're too wrapped up in our jobs.  We'll learn once the kids grow up and leave […]