Monthly Archives: December 2017

What Good Is Love

What good is love If we just fake it Bill Champlin, 1978: From Bill Champlin’s first solo album. Song not written or co-written by Champlin, which is usual. Written by Harry Garfield and Jay Graydon. Forever Open up your eyes

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See That Life

David Brooks on Charlie Rose. The inner peace dimension: Though no inner peace for Charlie Rose.

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Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison, 2012: At the age of 67 or 70, depending on correct birth year. 2007: 2002: 1973, stop and start: 1966: Left the music business for nearly 25 years. Found he could make more consistent money driving a delivery … Continue reading

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Back Seat

Matthew McConaughey Lincoln ad. Different version from the ad playing in Canada, though similar themes: Watching the world Elevation

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Matthew McConaughey Oscar Acceptance Speech

Matthew McConaughey, 2014 Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club: Something to look up to Something to look forward to Someone to chase “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” Charles Laughton: “When you have God, you have a friend, and that … Continue reading

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New Possibility III

Wrote about John Fahey here and here. This legacy of peace in conviction: Something way past midnight ritual Some way for

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Santa Fire Escape

Ronnie Spector on Christmas. From Cari Wade Gervin, “Recording and Performing Still Thrill Ronnie Spector“. Nashville Scene, November 30, 2017. …Since I’ve been a little girl, I’ve loved Christmas. I remember sitting on Santa’s lap in Macy’s when I was … Continue reading

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Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector: Everybody Loves Christmas

In grocery store. Surprised to hear voices of Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector. Knew that they blended so very well, but had no idea that they had done a Christmas song: Written by Curt Cuomo and Eddie Money. Released in … Continue reading

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Charlotte Harris

Watching the Lawrence Welk Show. This one from 1973. Everyone in the orchestra is wearing orange suits, on the Nat King Cole special. All men. Then notice one female member of the orchestra–the cellist, in an evening gown. Not orange. … Continue reading

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Frozen Little Tombstones

From Matt Cohen, “The Zeidman Effect” (1985; later published in Living on Water [1988]) in relation to a concert pianist past his prime: Nathan Zeidman, the astonishing piano player who, after five years of mediocre performances in festivals, had suddenly … Continue reading

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