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!!!!!
I warned you in my first blog post that I think in music and lyrics, and movies. Combining both, there’s a quote I love from a romantic comedy actually called Music and Lyrics.* It’s when ‘Sophie Fisher’ (Drew Barrymore) explains to ‘Alex Fletcher’ (Hugh Grant) that … “A melody is like seeing someone for the … Continue reading The magic of music and lyrics
My dad – Marvin Epstein – is 83 years old. Recently, he fell and broke his hip and for the past week, he’s been in bed at a Dix Hills rehabilitation facility, somewhat incoherent and agitated from pain meds. The other evening, my mom had plans to go into NYC with a friend and I … Continue reading The healing power of corned beef on rye (for dad & me)*
Have I mentioned that I'm not that 'techy'? If I was, I might know how to share a music playlist you could actually download and play. As it is, I'm going to share the names of the songs (and artists) I had my son Dan put together for an old-school mix CD I'm crazy about … Continue reading Driving happiness