A song to make me laugh

A song to make me laugh

This one I discovered by accident, tucked away at the end of the album for which its composer is famous, namely Tubular Bells.  I bought the CD second-hand in a moment of nostalgia and was unexpectedly disappointed in revisiting the Tubular Bells piece, but it was...
A golden hummingbird

A golden hummingbird

Wanted to share a few lines from the song ‘Colibri Dorado’.  Below you’ll see some of the lyrics with an English translation provided by a listener. I also liked a comment, surely a nuannaarpoq moment, shared by Elena Rincon (approximate translation...
Rita meets the Bee Gees

Rita meets the Bee Gees

A few years ago I had a professional trauma and a friend sent me this video. It became my resistance song, making me laugh at the nonsense. Having noticed that when leaving an organisation, it was common to lace your parting farewell note with strategic input and...
A people of poetry, music and dancing

A people of poetry, music and dancing

Being cautious about characteristics attributed to entire nations which might be more suitably attributed to individuals, I hesitated to share these observations by Steinbeck of his experience of Georgians, during a short visit of a few days or perhaps a week. What it...
An unaffordable bird

An unaffordable bird

This thrush pops up twice in Keats’ letters, singing so heartily as to run him up ‘a pretty bill for music’.  Having stood, numerous times, at the open window or beneath the roof edge just so I could hear the loud, ringing, endlessly varied song of...
The most potent force

The most potent force

What if love were the prime driver of our creativity?  I liked the power and simplicity of Stravinsky’s statement. And I remembered this photo taken with and of a friend who held up a book he found in a magical library we found in the Jura. ‘In order to create...

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