Last blog I talked all about why R.E.M. Is my favorite band. (Click here.) Now, as promised ... my R.E.M. playlist. Like the last one, this blog goes out to the band I love! Hope you get to check (some of) these out. And, as always, would love to hear what YOU think: South Central … Continue reading R.E.M. – The playlist
'That's me in the corner That's me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep a point of view And I don't know if I can do it Oh no, I've said too much I haven't said enough ...' I heard that song - with its jangly guitar and mandolin; Michael Stipes' voice and … Continue reading R.E.M. – The band
I was sitting at the hairdresser's the other day when the Don Henley song, 'Heart of the Matter' came on. And I realized that I always stop whatever I'm doing (I was reading at the time) to listen and really tune in, even sing along, if I'm alone. I think it's one of the deepest … Continue reading ‘Heart of the matter’
We recently celebrated my dad's 88th birthday. It was a really small, casual gathering - basically just immediate family, with good food (deli and lots of pastrami and sour pickles), good conversation (about all our lives, and my kids' upcoming moves and new adventures) and just a nice, relaxed little lunch. My dad, who's gotten … Continue reading Milestones
'I'm broke but I'm happy, I'm poor but I'm kind I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah I'm high but I'm grounded, I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed I'm lost but I'm hopeful, baby I've got one hand in my pocket and the other is giving a high five ...' [see full lyrics] [watch it on YouTube] … Continue reading One hand in my pocket
Call me a nostalgic baby boomer, but I sometimes reminisce about the way we used to purchase and listen to our favorite musical artists, albums and songs back in the 1970s and '80s. Sure albums/records/LPs/33's are available again as 'vinyl' for young hipsters. But they're pricey and remastered, so they don't have their predecessors' scratchy … Continue reading For the record
Is anyone as excited as me about American Idol coming back on?!!! I started watching back in 2011 – when a lot of people were moving on to other things. (Typical of my weird, ‘late to the party,’ timing. I started appreciating Bob Dylan in the ‘90s, after I got used to his voice, then … Continue reading American Idol is back!!!!!