https://youtu.be/U56Ns66Qrb8 This is my song of the day. Beautiful, poetic, lyrics. Even without the video, if you close your eyes and listen you can see this story unfold in the feeling conveyed. This is mood, beautiful mood, longing, wandering and wondering. "And I miss you..." TS Everything But the Girl, "Missing" 1994
A local station plays nothing but Christmas Carols this time of year, which is pretty cool because they play "new" versions of classic carols, and they play the old standards, as well as music by the likes of Manheim Steamroller and Trans Siberian Orchestra and so on. I hadn't heard this version of "Silent Night"… Continue reading Sinatra Sings Silent Night
I felt so much better today. I'm not a hundred percent yet, but I am definitely on the mend. So, that being the case, I probably over-did it today. Without a doubt, one of the worst colds I've ever had, and it went on for so long, I was beginning to forget what it felt… Continue reading On the Mend
https://youtu.be/5eAQa4MOGkE Song of the day. "Glass Houses" was the first album I ever purchased for myself, with babysitting earnings. TS
The Cars lead singer, guitarist, writer, icon, Ric Ocasek has passed away. I'd said a while ago that this was likely to get to be something of a regular thing at some point as time waits for no one. The Cars were on the radio constantly during my teen years. (Not to completely date myself… Continue reading Ric Ocasek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quglprlSQ8k I heard this one on the radio the other day, was wondering what year it was from, 1979. Beautiful song. TS
https://youtu.be/EPzXA9qfBA8 Toad the Wet Sprocket. Music from the 1990s, classified as Alternative Rock, and Grunge. I'm listening to it again and it's speaking to me as much as it did then, when I was in my mid-twenties, a new mom, working on my poems. I think it's going to be my soundtrack for a… Continue reading Toad the Wet Sprocket
https://youtu.be/LzXz6-RXXgc Music can be a powerful mood changer. I'm all for listening to something that makes you feel good, or better, makes you turn that frown upside down and keep on keeping on. (You know, if you're feeling like being in a better mood.) TS
https://youtu.be/BU-EVLryGxo I can tell you at least one unequivocally good thing that I did get out of having used social media, it introduced me to some music, way back when, that it's likely I'd have otherwise missed. ~ Teri https://youtu.be/1xqaQrlXV6o https://youtu.be/R68rSUlrScU https://youtu.be/paeNnR33i5Q https://youtu.be/obcgU-oLjnA https://youtu.be/ypwcitHSEQo https://youtu.be/uv-EZx-qI_8
https://youtu.be/EVcIer_4OnA Cream is Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and... damn it, what is that guy's name? (Jack Bruce.)
https://youtu.be/crgtWomWg90 every now and then this one works its way to the surface of the playlist
https://youtu.be/xwtdhWltSIg I just got home from a couple of (sober) perspective altering days in the mountains. I'm contemplating, mulling, a post about that, but it got me to thinking about these quotes, and this R.E.M. song. "We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all of our exploring, Will be to arrive where… Continue reading R.E.M.
https://youtu.be/ClQcUyhoxTg BOC is one of my favorite bands. I wouldn't know where to begin to tell of the impact and influence this music has had on my life, and my writing. But, I've got to be careful not to give away all my secrets. TS
https://youtu.be/GEkGu3UWwG4 One of the first albums I ever owned that was mine. It was a birthday gift from a friend in grade school. Someone else gave me a copy of Andy Gibb's "Flowing Rivers" that same year. It's great music. The Bee Gees were masterful song writers.
... just keep believing in yourself... https://youtu.be/mafQcUkYAco
https://youtu.be/7qUFZwJb9GA The first Pat Benatar song that I remember being aware of was "Heartbreaker." That was about the same time that I was becoming a Tom Petty fan for life. After that she was just always on the radio, seemed like, with one hit song after another. I had three of her albums back in… Continue reading Back at the Writing, and Great Tunes
I'll tell you what optimism is, in a world where a fake issue of a real newspaper was distributed by activists, and went viral, and where the media got it wrong again, because they didn't check the facts, or get the complete story, before they ran with it, I realized I'd renewed subscriptions to a… Continue reading Optimism
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFnOfpIJL0M Damn the Torpedoes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABSXJiYQFuI I'm hoping to get to writing a post in the next couple of days. For now, here's one of my favorite Elton John songs. TS
It’s Me, Pearl. An Ode to Janis Joplin It’s never me, it’s you, except that it’s always me, it has never not been me, it has never not been some glaring inadequacy of me, when at my best, it was me, unintentionally, making everyone else feel bad, about whatever they weren’t, because my own inadequacies… Continue reading It’s Me, Pearl.