Edgar Allan Poe Meets Stevie Nicks

I originally published post this back in February of 2014, but since today is Poe’s birthday, I thought it would be a good time to update some of the information (the old video was a bad link) and sing a song for him again. Although she is a classy, gorgeous woman, I am not sure…

Saturday Song with Sting

I am trying to be a busy, or at least a productive, writer today. Clearing off my desk, sorting through my notes, preparing my files. I have been getting announcements out about the coming publication of my debut chapbook and I have a list of book reviews and other projects to plot and produce. So in…

Saturday Songs with Vincent

Oh, yeah, and Frank Turner too Although the headline says “with Vincent”, sadly this post is post-Vince. No, wait, that’s not right; he’s still alive and posting on Facebook from the other side of the Pond now. I mean this is a post-Vincent’s-visit-post. Does that clear things up? I just spent most of the week…

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,…

Auld Lang Syne, the Original Words and Tune

How is this for a Flashback Friday? Happy 2016, my friends. If you sang this song just after midnight last night, my guess is that you didn’t sing all the original words (though if you did, I want to know–that’s fantastic!), nor did you sing them to the original tune. On this lazy first day…

“Trouble Needs a Home,” by Tori Amos

A day late for a Saturday song, but what’s the point of letting the calendar rule us, right? I’m heading to Philadelphia in just a while to see Tori Amos in concert for the second time. I’ve had a few boyfriends who really loved her music, but Brian took the time to introduce me to…