Category Archives: Music

Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by my window The falling leaves of red and gold I see your lips the summer kisses The sunburned hands I used to hold Since you went away the days grow long And soon I’ll hear … Continue reading

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Except that the goal falls short of the reach

I may have mentioned once or twice that I am a huge fan of the late poet and singer Leonard Cohen. Those of us who value his work were greatly saddened by his passing. Last week the first cut from … Continue reading

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Feed Your Head

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Picture yourself on a boat on a river…

You all know that I’m a big sucker for clever mash-ups that include book cover art. Well, it will be no surprise that I love writer and graphic artist Todd Alcott’s crazy re-imaginings of classic Beatles tunes and paperback books. … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Self

THE EVERLASTING SELF Comes in from a downpour Shaking water in every direction — A collaborative condition: Gathered, shed, spread, then Forgotten, reabsorbed. Like love From a lifetime ago, and mud A dog has tracked across the floor. Tracy K. … Continue reading

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Words and Music

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts has evolved from the humble  Worthy Farm Pop Festival in 1970 headlined by T-Rex and attended by around 1,500 people, to a renowned cultural phenomena—one of the biggest festivals in the world. Over the … Continue reading

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A Little Fjord Music

Part of Iceland’s problem with overtourism is that too few tourists take the time to visit the beautiful East of the country. I always try to see the “real” Iceland by driving to some of the little waterfront towns like … Continue reading

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We Can Be Heroes

Writer Todd Alcott has a brilliant side gig reimagining David Bowie songs as pulp fiction-style books. His clever bookcovers reference classic paperback books. You can see more of the covers at Alcott’s Etsy site and even purchase your own copies.

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You should have seen him go go go

It’s been more than five years since Lou Reed’s death, but the seminal 60s rock icon has not been forgotten in New York City. To celebrate what would have been his 77th birthday, the New York Public Library has opened … Continue reading

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Blue Mondays

Death Croons the Blues. James Ronald. New York: Phoenix Press. (1940). First edition. Original dust jacket. Mystery in which a blues singer is murdered and the murder is solved by a crime reporter.  

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