Category Archives: Music

Happy Birthday, Cher

With all of the things Cher has done that I treasure, this may very well be my favorite.

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Rainy Week Shuffle

It’s rained for 5 days straight. My marathon month and a half is now over. I’m taking a trip tomorrow to my home state for some much-needed R&R. I don’t even know how to relax anymore. Here’s the music on … Continue reading

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You Don’t Own Me: Happy Birthday Lesley Gore

A re-post of what I wrote when Lesley Gore died last year at the age of 68. Below you will find a clip of Lesley Gore, performing “You Don’t Own Me”, on the now-mythical 1964 T.A.M.I. Show, directed by Steve … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Tribute in Albuquerque

Nathan East, one of the best bass players in the world. Recipient of the 2016 AFME Music Award. I have been wanting to write about this but I have been afraid that writing it will lessen the profundity/power. That the … Continue reading

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Prince and Lenny Kravitz: “American Woman”

The white-hot pansexual-yet-ALPHA-MALE sex appeal on that stage is almost too much for me to handle.

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“Steve Winwood said, ‘Hey, Prince is over there.’ And I said, ‘I guess he’s playing with us?'”- Steve Ferrone, drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

There has been so much ink spilled on that epic Prince guitar solo during the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and I love it all. (I read a piece yesterday, I’ll … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson

Legend. Still vital, still recording, still doing his thing. I love how his LOOK has changed, of course, from these early days (the video is from 1962) – but the voice: the voice is unmistakable. He’s still got it. And … Continue reading

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“I Thank God 4 U.”

My friend Liz Bartucci has a Calligraphy business (and she’s also an incredible writer and playwright). I just wanted to share her most recent piece of art. Me neither. So two more things: Wesley Morris (frankly, I am just glad … Continue reading

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Laura Hillenbrand on Prince’s “Kiss”

I have only found this on Laura Hillenbrand’s Facebook page, so I just cut and paste the text because I think it’s important and beautiful. Laura Hillenbrand, of course, is the author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend and Unbroken: A … Continue reading

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Two Beautiful Ones: Prince and Misty Copeland

This has been making the rounds but it’s so beautiful I wanted to share it, just in case people haven’t seen it. Imagine what this means. Ballet is not a mainstream pursuit. People are gigantic stars in the ballet world … Continue reading

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