Music Producer Mark Trombino Opts For ‘completely New’ Career, Opens Doughnut Shop

How Music Makes Us Feel Better

I dont want to admit it yet, Trombino says when asked whether hes completely done with music. But probably. I can still work at home. I have a little setup at home where I can mix or whatever. I knew this would be different than working in music, and thats why I did it. I know nothing about this business. Every minute Im learning something new, which is exciting. Donut Friend is located at 5107 York Ave. in Highland Park. The shop officially opens Tuesday, Sept. 24. It will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And they may prompt more careful consideration of the exact type of music thats being played; Enya unfortunately has been a frequent therapeutic choice of prior researchers. This all comes, of course, with a major disclaimer: what works in mice may not work in humans. In mental health, obesity, and some subsets of oncology , the mouse-to-human translation is fraught with uncertainty. Decades of work on inflammatory diseases, for instance, have led to the sad conclusion that mouse models are severely limited, if not counterproductive, when it comes to humans. As Clif Barry, the chief of the Tuberculosis Research Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, once told Slate , The truth is that for some questions, mice give you a very nice and easy model system for understanding whats happening in humans, but mice are mice, and people are people. If we look to the mouse to model every aspect of the disease for man, and to model cures, were just wasting our time. In fact, most research on the therapeutic benefits of music in humans has been conducted on either older patients or infantsindividuals who are more likely to prefer opera or classical music based on personal taste, on the one end, and, on the other, whove yet to develop any personal preferences at all. Babies are, in that latter sense, a bit more like mice, responding to the basic characteristics of the music rather than the music itself. For the generations in the middle, though, for whom opera may be somewhat foreign or a sign of generational rebellion, self-selected alternatives may be the better option. In a recent review of the data on music use in modern medicine, the biologist Guenther Bernatzky and his colleagues concluded that, as long as the music follows certain basic parameters, patient self-selection offers the best results in surgical outcomes. If patients dont find the music inherently enjoyable the positive benefits to their recovery may not be nearly as great. Even the famous (or infamous , as the case may be) Mozart effect went away with a group of over eight thousand British ten- and eleven-year-olds in the face of musical competition: instead of performing better after theyd heard Mozart, the children showed improvement after listening to music that they enjoyed more, recordings from the then popular band Blur. The researchers called it the Blur Effect.

Music Review: Willie Nelson – ‘To All the Girls’

Cover Willie Nelson To All The Girls

You think a guy who just turned 80 would be slowing down now, but not Nelson. He recently signed with a new record label, Sony Music ‘s Legacy Recordings . His third album with them, To All the Girls , is being released September 24, 2013. Each of the 18 songs on the disc features Nelson in a duet with, as the title suggests, a different female singer. Reading down through the list of singers who have joined him for these duets is like looking over a “who’s who” of country music. From great old ladies Loretta Lynn (“Somewhere Between”), Dolly Parton (“From Here to the Moon and Back”), and Emmylou Harris (“Dry Lightning”), to new stars Carrie Underwood (“Always On My Mind”) and Shelby Lynne (“Till the End of the World”). The roster isn’t limited to women from country music either as he’s also joined by another ageless wonder, Mavis Staples for a rendition of the gospel classic ” Grandma’s Hands ” and Norah Jones on “Walkin”. The one thing all of these women have in common is they each have their own distinct style. It’s highly unlikely anybody is ever going to confuse Parton, Lynn, Staples or any of them with anyone else. Yet such is Nelson’s ability, no matter who he’s performing with, it sounds like they were made for each other. What’s always amazed me about Nelson has been his ability to sing even the most sentimental and contrived song yet somehow or other make it emotionally honest. There’s something about his delivery and the genuineness of his voice which can turn the most hackneyed piece of pop or country music into sincere emotional expression. As a result, while there are some singers on this recording who I normally wouldn’t listen to as I find their singing contrived, paired with Nelson I enjoyed their performances.