Category Archives: Contemporary

Tuesday Tunes – “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Sing, Sing, Sing”

I don’t know why, but music like this just makes me think of summer.  This is lots and lots of fun! . The talented group of singers/dancers is called “Burn the Floor“.  You can get a copy of their “Best … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “Long Tall Texan”

Fellow Texan (and fellow Texas Aggie!) Lyle Lovett never fails to deliver: . . The man knows how to put on a show, don’t he? Have a great day! .

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Tuesday Tunes: Surf’s Up!

. It wouldn’t be summer without some surfing tunes: . .

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Tuesday Tunes: Kick-Off to Summer, 2019

. . Many folks consider Memorial Day Weekend to be the “official” start to the Summer season. There is the annual running of the Indy 500, the men fire up their grills, and the fashionable ladies are “allowed” to start wearing white shoes. I figured I … Continue reading

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Remembering Charlie

Way back in 1979, I had the honor of meeting a man who came to mean a lot to me over the next 34 years.  I had just started seeing a fella who very quickly asked me to spend the rest of … Continue reading

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For Jonathan – “To Where You Are”

.. On April 28, 2001, my best friend Becky got the phone call that no parent ever wants to get – her oldest son, Jonathan, had been killed in a car wreck. The pain has eased somewhat, but it will … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my BFF!

The first day of high school (Fall, 1974), the girl sitting in the desk in front of me in my first class (German II, with Herr Suhr) turned around and said, “Hi! I’m Becky.”

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“Rhapsody in Blue” (2019)

. Well, I went playing on YouTube again, and this time I ran across several versions of one of my favorite orchestral pieces, George Gershwin’s quintessentially classic American composition, “Rhapsody in Blue“. Rhapsody in Blue premiered in an afternoon concert … Continue reading

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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 36th 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 … Continue reading

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