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Albert Einstein to take a screen test!

// July 20th, 2011 // No Comments » // Einstein, Music, News, Photos, Updates

That man looks wise!

Oh, it's just me. It's great to have friends!

I will be doing a video demo of my musical Einstein portrayal soon.

I am booking performances for 2012!

3-D images of the Sun

// September 29th, 2010 // No Comments » // Einstein, Politics, science, video

Amazing stereo images of our dear sun. We are so utterly dependent upon this fragile ball of nuclear fusion a mere 93,000,000 miles away, more or less. Thank you NASA for the good work. Notice a particularly spectacular flare near the end of the video in the upper right hand corner.

 

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Why Einstein?

// March 20th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blog, Einstein, Personal Stories, Photos, Politics

If one were to choose a single person who advanced the evolution of the species, can you do much better than Albert Einstein?  He was intellectually advanced, obviously, but he was also a political progressive with strong pacifist tendencies, and a deeply philosophical and spiritually practical man.  “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”  In 1954, a year before his death, he spoke of wishing to “experience the universe as a single cosmic whole”.  The work of physicist David Bohm and his followers has been to illuminate the science behind this beautiful thought which echos from ages past in the ancient texts of the sages.

What impresses me perhaps most of all is the creativity with which he pursued his scientific quest.   His powers of visualization and intuition were the envy of any artist who ever lived.  He said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, and “Logic will get you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere”.   He would ‘see’ a new level of reality in the multi-dimensional space of his mind, and then work very hard to describe the new reality in the language of mathematics.  Experimental proof would often take decades to manifest, but when it did, an unsurprised Einstein had already moved onto new challenges.

As revolutionary as his breakthroughs in science, his courageous humanitarian political stance points the way to a future without war, if we can only learn.  He was strongly considered a leading candidate to be Israel’s first President, though it was probably a romantic notion on the part of Israel’s new leaders.  It took the rise of Nazism to convince him that the world was not yet ready for the pure form of nonviolent philosophy he cherished.

At home in the library. I like the sweater!

At home in the library. I like the sweater!

The story behind “Wonder”

// March 20th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blog, Einstein, Music, Podcasts

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Commentary for the first song from “Portraits of Albert E.”

Radio waves carry Einstein

// January 20th, 2010 // No Comments » // Blog, Einstein, Music, News, science


By the end of this January 2010, music directors at radio stations around the country will have “Portraits of Albert E.” in their music libraries. If your favorite station would play some of the songs from this album, feel free to contact them and/or me to play musical matchmaker.

The Einstein album is released!

// November 21st, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Blog, Einstein, Music, News, science, Updates

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This album represents years of work and I am proud to share it with everyone.   It is my first vocal work and is filled with pianos, guitars, synthesizers, strings, and musical portraits of one of the most brilliant and influential figures in history.

Einstein Estate OKs Belote’s Album

// September 24th, 2009 // 4 Comments » // Blog, Einstein, Music, News, Updates

Hebrew University in Israel, to whom the bequeath of the Estate of Albert Einstein has been made, has formally approved the release of “Portraits of Albert E.” by William Belote. The personality rights of a iconic figure like Einstein are not licensed without a thorough review of the product and creative force behind that product. It is an honor to receive their stamp of approval.   Here is some of why I was inspired.

Wheeeeeeeee!  Now there's an album about me!

Wheeeeeeeee! Now there's an album about me!

“Portraits of Albert E.” The album

// September 6th, 2009 // No Comments » // Einstein, Music, Photos, science

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This album of songs inspired by the life of Albert Einstein will be available soon at CDbaby and itunes.  For now, enjoy these excerpts, and find out why Einstein? Quantcast

Cosmic Love

// August 27th, 2009 // No Comments » // Einstein, Photos, science

Hey, I’m all for cosmic love, but these two should get a room!  Oh, I suppose it’s just gravity at work. NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of spiral galaxies about 144 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major that are in the process of colliding and merging together. In about a billion years time they will merge and become an elliptical galaxy. As solitary stars have been found to be the exception, so we find that many galaxies are headed for mixing it up with neighbors.

At this distance, an embrace of light.

At this distance, an embrace of light.

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CD Release Date Set for “Portraits of Albert E.”

// August 26th, 2009 // No Comments » // Blog, Einstein, Music, News, Photos, science, Updates

The new CD will be available for purchase in December!  “Portraits of Albert E.” Excerpts are posted already and there will be podcast commentaries coming soon with all the inside info on the life of Albert Einstein that inspired the songs, as well as a peak behind the studio wall at the players and gear.

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