Music Monday with Audre Lorde and Vampire Weekend

I’ve broken my own rules, but in blogging the rules are like the Pirate’s Code, “more what you’d call ‘guidelines.’” From time to time I forget that the Music Monday feature differs from Saturday Songs in that on Mondays we also explore a little poetry at the same time. Sometimes, it’s a very obvious connection between…

Music Monday with my BF and Frosty!

Happy New Year, everyone! My sweetheart has been between keyboards for the last ten days, the keyboard on his computer and the keyboard on his . . . um, well, keyboard! It was brought to my attention that among the 12 days of Christmas, Christmas itself is only day #1 because the whole shebang doesn’t…

Music Monday with Devotchka

I am so happy about this. You may remember recently I said that Devotchka was my favorite “nationally-known” band (I have to put that qualification in for friends and relatives who put out some fantastic music of their own). They are a crazy mix of genres, with gypsy and international influences, a touch of circus…

Have Yourself a Merry Music Monday

On the Saturday Song feature this week I shared a classic Christmas tune sung by Tori Amos.  It’s one of those songs that every musician alive has covered. No, seriously. Every. One. You’ve heard Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble but even Coldplay has recorded it (To be honest, their version is quite nice). Kenny G. and…

Music Monday with Hamilton

There’s still a little time left for a Music Monday Feature, so for the four or five you out there who are not yet familiar with the Broadway hit Hamilton, this post is for you. I was talking to Jonathan, my middle son, last night, and he at least said he was “familiar with it.”…

Music Monday with Simon and Garfunkle’s America

Embed from Getty Images I was just 7 days shy of turning 7 months old when Simon and Garfunkle released the album Bookends in 1968. The third cut from that album is one whose harmonies and key changes has haunted me in such beautiful ways my whole life. If you’ve ever traveled cross-country in a bus,…