Category Archives: Music

Tuesday Tunes: “Simple Gifts”

. There are plenty of videos with this beautiful song out there, but I absolutely LOVE the photography used in this one – it’s full of the people and things that make America such a great country: . . (“Simple … Continue reading

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On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

. Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 32nd birthday.  Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best. One of the things that … Continue reading

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“When October Goes”

. Just ask my family – I’m one of the original “Fanilows“, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I’ve been hooked ever since I heard “Mandy” on the radio in 1974 (what can I say?  Other girls my age … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween – it’s the only night of the year when you are allowed to wear a costume without being in a play:

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Tuesday Tunes – “If I Needed You”

. Something pretty for an October day: . . This beautiful arrangement of Towles van Zandt’s original is from Lyle Lovett’s “Step Inside This House” album (available in CD or MP3 format). .

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Tuesday Tunes – “Claire de Lune”

. If you ever have a stressful day, this tune is a wonderful tonic… This is a lovely arrangement of Claude Debussy’s hauntingly beautiful “Claire de Lune” performed on a 10-string guitar – I heard a version of this on the “Falling … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “Teresa” (A Forgotten Oldie)

Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading

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