Tag Archives: Barbra Streisand

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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The Books: Vamps & Tramps; “Brooklyn Nefertiti: Barbra Streisand,” by Camille Paglia

NEXT BOOK on the essays shelf: Vamps & Tramps: New Essays, by Camille Paglia. Mitchell and I talk about Barbra Streisand all the time. Mitchell has this whole thing called “The Tao of Barbra,” and literally, if there is anything … Continue reading

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Things We’ve Watched and Discussed

We both love her so much. Our discussion about Roberta Flack involved: the Don McLean connection, of course, and how moving we found it. “I prayed that he would finish … but he just kept right on …” How piercing … Continue reading

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On By the Sea … Again

It’s been a long time since I’ve been pissed off by the critical dismissal of a film the way I’ve been pissed off by the reaction to By the Sea. (And this, before I had even seen it, so I’m … Continue reading

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Solstice iPod Shuffle and Some Personal Snapshots

— Part of managing my mental health is managing sleep. I had a rough winter in that regard and have been working hard to course-correct. I bought a sleep mask at Bed Bath & Beyond which has really helped. I … Continue reading

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Beach Shuffle

At the beach. The salty air and the smell of the ocean, the seaweed, the fish, the salt … it’s recuperative. Still have a lot of work to do, and needed to beach to gather my thoughts. Songs playing during … Continue reading

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Busy Week Shuffle

It’s been a busy week. Family stuff, work stuff, projects long-term and short. I am working hard to keep the stability going, in the midst of so much flux and change. So far so good. Here are the tracks that … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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iPod Shuffle

“Canary In a Coalmine” – The Police. God, I was so obsessed with them in high school. I love this song, and I remember it seemed like the height of sophistication and intelligence that I understood the metaphor of the … Continue reading

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Shuffle

“We Like to Party” – The Venga Boys. This, to be clear, is the “DJ Disco Mix” version of the all-time classic “We Like to Party”. Pat McCurdy sent me this CD years ago and I have no idea why. … Continue reading

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