Category Archives: Music

Disturbed Does Justice

I had posted songs which I consider poetic and timeless before here. Sometime last year, my daughter sent me a link to a new interpretation of one of these classics. This new rendition of “Sound of Silence” by Simon & … Continue reading

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Warrick’s Song

I had written this essay about my brother-in-law, Warrick Lyn, four years ago in a writing seminar up in the mountains of Bussard Meadows. The theme was on “loss” and, after many barren hours, Warrick’s death, and life, started consuming … Continue reading

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You Should Think Out Loud More Often, Ed!

The other day I had an earworm again in my head. It’s Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. He has this manner of delivery that slowly grows on you, with every time you hear him sing on the radio. I guess … Continue reading

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Shave Your Cactus

Earlier this month, I happened to come across a rebroadcast of Michael Krasny’s Forum where he interviewed Carlos Santana on his recently published autobiography, Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light.  The book talks about his struggles through poverty and sexual … Continue reading

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The Cake Out In The Rain with Old Men Playing Checkers

I saw Ben Huberman’s Odd Trio Redux over the weekend calling for a post to be written about anything that comes to mind, but we had to incorporate a slice of cake, a pair of flip-flops, and someone old and … Continue reading

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On Father’s Day, a Paul Simon Song

To commemorate Father’s Day, here’s a song by Paul Simon from 2006. If you want to sing along, below are the lyrics: Father and Daughter If you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream And for a fraction … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Phil Everly

I heard over the weekend that Phil Everly, 50% of the Everly Brothers,  has passed on.  The news brought me back to my early childhood, when I listened to my parents playing their music on their record players or even … Continue reading

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In My Life

One of my friends took the time to create this collage of our pictures when we were in High School and posted it on her Facebook page. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to keep a memory of … Continue reading

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Earworms And Mondegreens

I saw the Daily Prompt this morning to be about Earworms.  I’m reminded of Eliz’s recent post on her blog, Mirth and Motivation, about Mondegreens.  Here are the definitions for both terms: Earworm – a piece of music that sticks in … Continue reading

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A Playlist Of My Week

Sunday’s DPChallenge was to create a Playlist: Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of  five songs that represent it. My week has been quite challenging at work.  We had our highs and lows. More highs … Continue reading

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