I finally caught up reading all my favorite blogs late last night, and three separate bloggers put out the NPR You Are What You Hear challenge. I was then put to the test. I wasn’t sure I could find a definitive list at first, but late last night, as I was reading, I realized that I did indeed have definitive music. Songs that went to the very core … Read More Six Songs Eh……
I was thinking today. That aside, I realized that I have acquired a large amount of knowledge over my half-century about music. Not the music of my generation. Oh no, this is about my knowledge of the 30’s and 40’s standards. I remember thinking when I was a teenager that I was a misplaced bobbysoxer from the 1940’s who died in a hideous accident, crushed to death by hundreds of teenage girls … Read More I’ll Be Seeing You
I was 15 years old the Christmas of 1972. I had flunked my permit test twice and was about to flunk it three more times (a story I may tell here some day). I was a miserable dark poetry writing teen. I thought my theme song was I Am a Rock by Simon and Garfunkel. (Janis Ian hadn’t recorded At Seventeen yet.) No one … Read More Forty Years Ago…..
I love the simplicity of poetry. Creating an image for the reader with the fewest amount of words is a challenge, and when done well very memorable. Many song lyrics are a form of poetry. Not all are, and please understand I am not saying that is what makes a great song. But it seems that many of the most unforgettable songs in my life have … Read More Poetry In Music: Helplessly Hoping