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.”…

Tuesday Tunes–Mindfulness and Tina Turner

I was writing this last night, while it was still Monday.  Let’s just say it was a very long Monday in my world. Now it’s Tuesday, and too late for the Music Monday post. But I’m a poet, since when do I follow all the rules? What’s love got to do–got to do 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,…

Song of Sorrow, Poetry and Music

Let’s just call this a Saturday Song on a Sunday. I’m sure I’ve broken  the rules on this before, but usually I save the music and poetry combo posts for the Music Monday feature. Again, who said I have to follow the rules? It’s my blog, and as the old pirate says of the Code,…

Music Monday with Eels, Part 2

As I said in Part One, some things you really cannot talk about in detail online. No, seriously, you really can’t. Or more possibly, you can–people often do–but you cannot do it well, so you shouldn’t. We are still catching up to this text and technology thing. It’s marvelous, miraculous. I remember AOL Instant Messenger…

Music Monday with EELS, Part 1

Twenty one days ago I made some enigmatic statements here about certain aspects of life being “up in the air,” and other aspects of life just being down, dirty, and difficult. A person gets tired. I think I’m handling myself well, for the most part, as well as I can, but I apologize, dear reader…