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Forgotten verses

June 22, 2018 In one of those dreams that returns from time to time, I wander through what is purportedly my house, discovering levels and wings that I either had forgotten about or long neglected. It is somewhat disappointing to … Continue reading

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Listening as one of my digital clouds evaporates

December 22, 2017 The forthcoming demise of Amazon’s Music Storage service, limiting my access on its streaming services to songs it has licensed, prompted me to assess my approach to digital music. The rapid pace of the digital world’s evolution makes … Continue reading

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We live in a world with tears

I lost one of my mentors tonight. We had not spoken in years, yet he was and remains, as my wife put it, one of the pieces of the puzzle that is me. I cried when I learned a few … Continue reading

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Revisiting my ABCs in my middle age

2/24/2017 And mostly all I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don’t like … Continue reading

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Love trumps hate amidst many losses

2/19/2017 In too many ways 2016 was a year of loss. I was surprised but not shocked at losing David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Alan Rickman, who were all in their late 60s. Years of substance abuse claimed Carrie Fisher at 60, Prince at 57, … Continue reading

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I Say Yes to Pink Martini!

November 19, 2016 The band Pink Martini has released what I regard as its best album in years: Je dis oui! The title is French for I say yes! and is the multicultural mélange one expects from these outstanding performers from Portland. Their ninth studio … Continue reading

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The Beautifully Sad Lana Del Rey

March 15, 2015 Oh yes, I remember. Carlotta, beautiful Carlotta, sad. It [the McKittrick Hotel] was hers. It was built for her many years ago…by…the name I do not remember, a rich man, powerful man. It is not an unusual … Continue reading

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