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christopher-meeks's picture
Feb.16.2014
I witnessed some great songs played last night at the Sting/Paul Simon concert. They played individual sets solo with their own musicians, and then for several songs they combined forces and musicians. In fact, they started out together with both singing on Sting's "Brand New Day" then on Simon's "...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.14.2014
Which seems fitting, somehow. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Kafka Fragments in Dundalk Gaol The Irish premiere of György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments, a work of sparse lyrical beauty, is to performed by soprano Claire Booth and violinist Peter Manning in the unique setting of Dundalk Gaol...
paddison-orvik's picture
Feb.12.2014
  Readers of D.R. Ransdell’s Mariachi Murders have no doubt been waiting for the second installment in her series of Andy Veracruz mysteries.  With the publication of her latest work, Island Casualty, she doesn’t disappoint.  In the newest installment, Veracruz finds himself again “...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.09.2014
I admit, I'm often behind others so forgive me if you're already familiar with this.  You might be familiar with it if you're a regular viewer of Ellen Degeneris and her show, or if you've seen Despicable Me 2.  What I'm talking about is the Pharrell Williams song and video, Happy. ...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Feb.02.2014
                                                      Even Snow White sang, "Just do your best, then take a rest and sing yourself a song." Just like I...
tracy-ewens's picture
Jan.27.2014
I am not feeling well. I'm fighting it and taking my vitamins and getting enough rest, but I think the bastard virus, germ, bug is winning.  That being said, it's past time to put something on the blog, so before I slip into fuzzy head, stuffy, runny nose, cold and then sweaty, here are some...
jacqueline-mitchell's picture
Jan.23.2014
I haven't been well for the last couple of weeks, plagued by a double ear infection, I have been transported into a place of being without hearing.  Some would say that is a curse, however it has come at a time when it has brought to the fore a past life experience as well.    ...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.22.2014
January 22     THE MUSIC   I hear a tinkling noise and look around the room.  No, it’s coming from my head.  It’s the sound of the music of my life.  The bells, a horn or two, the strings, always the strings.  The sharp clear cry of the vixen, calling from the...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.13.2014
The irony - or is "irony" redundant when talking about Kafka - is that Kafka was tone deaf. Music was an irritant to him. He once commented, upon opening his window while staying in a small village for some months, that it was his misfortune to be within earshot of the only piano in all of Bohemia...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.11.2014
It is winter here, too. Not colder than Mars, but winter it is. You cannot force it to be as cold as something. Yet, we expect it to be cold, or at least cool, nippy. Sometimes, it gets warm. Is it only me? I don't own the season. It comes and leaves of its own free will, and behaves as it wishes...