Category Archives: Contemporary

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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“Teresa” – A Forgotten (and Not-So-Golden) 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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Happy Birthday to “The Other Woman”

Today is “Lola’s” 7th birthday, so I thought I would re-run this post from 2012: Her Name Is “Lola”….. ….and whatever Lola wants, Lola is gonna get. . .

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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 57th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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“Over The Rainbow” (Eva Cassidy)

. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . (“Over The Rainbow” by the incomparable Eva Cassidy – available on CD or MP3) .

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“Hallelujah” – k.d. lang

. . There are so many wonderful versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” out there – originally covered by John Cale, the version performed by the late Jeff Buckley is perhaps the most well-known of them all (the song has also … Continue reading

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“The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre

. . In 2004, Eric Whitacre set Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Seal Lullaby” to music: Oh! Hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us, And black are the waters that sparkled so green. The moon, o’er the combers, looks … Continue reading

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