Some musical miscellany today:
* You can hear the winners of the International Songwriting Competition 2011 (Interested in entering? The competition for 2012 is open).
* Adele Kenny discusses using music as a poetry prompt.
* From the Christian Science Monitor: Álvaro Cogollo uses popular music to entice Colombians to love nature
* Zentangle is a method of meditative abstract doodling. Its connections to music are varied. Most obviously, a lot of people like to listen to music while they zentangle. But also, some people like to put zentangles on musical instruments, musical instrument cases, on walls in music rooms, or make zentangles of music-related stuff.