Category Archives: Music

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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Sunday Funnies – “One Grain More”

In honor of National Celiac Awareness Month, I HAD to share this hilarious video (please note – the Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs shown in this video are NOT gluten-free; they contain barley malt extract). As anyone with food allergies knows, navigating … Continue reading

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Derby Day – “Run For The Roses”

. . It’s Derby Day! .

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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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Play Ball! (Opening Day, 2020)

I don’t follow baseball all that closely (I’m a football kind of a gal), but I’ve always wanted to see a YouTube video with one of my favorite “baseball” songs – “What A Game!” from the musical Ragtime, mixed with pictures from … Continue reading

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Good Friday – “Were You There?”

. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown … 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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Saint Patrick’s Day meets Sesame Street meets “Danny Boy”

One of the reasons that I love Saint Patrick’s Day is because it gives me an excuse to listen to one of my all-time favorite songs, “Danny Boy“. If there were ever any doubt about my ancestry (I’ve got some … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, 2021 – A Little Romance

. Because today is a day of romance, I thought I’d share one of the best renditions of “My Funny Valentine” that I’ve ever heard – Michelle Pfeiffer’s version from the movie “The Fabulous Baker Boys”: ♥ . ♥ Hope … Continue reading

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“Rhapsody in Blue”

. 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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