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sherry-parnell's picture
Dec.17.2012
It's that time of year when songs about silver bells and winter wonderlands fill the air while we shop, bake, wrap and decorate. Christmas music doesn't just create a festive atmosphere, it also creates memories, which is ironic since no one can ever remember all the words to these songs, which we...
raissa-falgui's picture
Dec.09.2012
I wasn't going to watch the Sting concert, not that I don't like Sting, but I objected to the original venue for practical reasons. It was almost three hours away, and with a baby still nursing late at night, I just couldn't see how I could go and watch. There was no way I was having my kids...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.09.2012
  This is the type of thing which - alas and suitably chagrined - appeals to me. And if computer hi jinks make this type of thing more easily found, then maybe people themselves are not taking the time. And _ I suppose - who is going to question. Still, I do wonder about the absence of...
jodi-cutting's picture
May.25.2012
Last night, Midge debuted in her first on stage performance.  She and her classmates gathered on stage to present a combination of song, story and unbeknownst to them, comedy. She was nervous.  It was the first time she’d ever been on stage.  I sat of course with her brother and...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Mar.23.2012
I know two people whose first name is Engelbert – well, one I really know and the other I know from TV. One is a former colleague from my time in the army, and although he is nearly seven feet tall, his name is not so heroic. Engelbert is more suitable for a singer: to be precise, Engelbert...
annette-talbert's picture
Feb.23.2012
I want to wake up and know where I'm going,I want to go where the rivers are overflowing,I'll be ready.~ Tracy ChapmanMy iPod is set on shuffle as I begin my walk in the early spring sunshine. It had been another stressful day at work, and a good, brisk walk was exactly what I needed to clear my...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.02.2012
I exaggerate -  of course. About the voice part, at any rate. However I do revere Cohen's ability with words. I am astounded that he started with this ability at the beginning of his career and continues with no faltering to this day. And ... his voice does just get better....
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Nov.04.2011
In my novel MOZART'S LAST ARIA, the great composer's sister Nannerl sings an aria written by her brother. The aria, Vorrei spiegarvi, is about a woman who tells her lover to return to his fiancee, despite the pain this causes her. It's a key moment in the book and I decided to write this rock...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.04.2011
Gerry Rafferty dies aged 63 Singer-songwriter behind Stuck in the Middle with You and Baker Street endured battles with music industry and alcohol   by James Meikle   Gerry Rafferty, who has died after a long illness. His hit Baker Street was earning him £80,000 a year more than 30 years...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.30.2010
Songs of Songs What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse. 21. “Ol’ Man River” (1927) There had never been a showtune like the centerpiece ballad of Show Boat—a meditation on race,...