Just back from my home town, I've been thinking about how disconnected from it I've always been and so has M (who's from the same city). I just never rooted there.I'm happy with my habit--need, even-- to always look around the next bend. "Most of my life I've been rambling free..." and I still . . .
Tassels are very Moroccan and we saw them everywhere and in every known color. And some unknown. I bought one of these small ones for my car rear-view mirror to remind me of our trip. These larger ones were lovely. Tassel-swinging along to music is apparently a Moroccan art. We saw it on . . .
I had the pleasure of watching No Direction Home, Scorsese's four-hour documentary on Bob Dylan, recently. It was as good as his George Harrison film, which I saw not too long ago, too.M. and I sat watching, deep in our own private thoughts, singing along with the familiar songs.I've been doing . . .
Rest in peace, Whitney,and may your next life be drug-free and beautiful.-post on an entertainment blog We've lost another incredible talent when the Lord called Whitney Houston home today. Truth is, we didn't lose her today. We lost her a long time ago, to the irresistible siren song of . . .
Last weekend I went for a walk in a beautiful park with a longtime friend who has faced major health challenges in recent years. She told me she'd given some advice to another friend facing a similar challenge: "Make every day count." As we walked past a small stream, we talked about how important . . .
It was so warm and gorgeous, we decided to drive over to Capitola Beach for lunch and a quick visit with a friend. Getting out of the car, we heard music. Could it be… ukuleles? What a happy sound! I took video; take a listen: A beautiful, sunny beach day for the first day of the new year, see . . .
Pachelbel's beautiful, baroque Canon in D reminds me of weddings, funerals and my ex, B. But Transiberian Orchestra's Christmas version reminds me of just that: Christmas. Especially Christmas Eve. Enjoy!Transiberian Orchestra/Christmas Canoncomposed in the late 1600s but only discovered in the 20th . . .
The Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah has defined Christmas since the first time I sang it in high school chorus.There's something about the power and majesty of Handel's music that just does it for me. And I love the tradition of everyone standing for The Hallelujah Chorus.This time of year . . .
Time for some much-needed levity, don't you think?I love Doo Wop. It evokes its time and place so perfectly, and never fails to bring me back to a time when life was so much simpler. Maybe not easier, but surely simpler.Boomers--this is familiar stuff to the early group of us and maybe not so much . . .
Beautiful--from one of today's best young singer-songwriters. video Christina Perri / Arms I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart But you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the start You put your arms around me And I believe that it's easier for you to let me . . .