Category Archives: Music

Big Smile

  (click to imbiggen) Donna onstage dates this to between 1971 and 1979.  I love seeing the big smile on Jerry’s face! Picture via MrGratefulDean

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Stars

  And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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Let There Be Songs To Fill The Air

 And that, of course, reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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Tea and Oranges

 This poem by Leena Badri and this song by Leonard Cohen seem to share a common vibe: Azza and I Share a Cup of Tea by Leena Badri, from Pank Magazine 1.1-2020 (via 3 Quarks Daily) We find a perfect piece of shade underneath the warm sun, and Azza pours the tea before she speaks …

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Standing in the Doorway

Bob Dylan does not allow his albums to be streamed on YouTube, but he does allow fans to film and post his concerts. This track below, from his 1997 Time Out Of Mind album, is a wonderful song with pretty good audio quality– but you’re going to make yourself queasy if you try to watch …

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The Other End

 This song was cowritten by Elvis Costello and Aimee Mann, and they both used it on their respective albums.  You can hear Costello singing in the background of Mann’s version. Full lyrics HERE.

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I’m young, I know…

The song stands on its own, but seeing Keith Richards pull in Nora Jones to calm her obvious stage fright adds a level of charm to the video:

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And did the effort pay?

 Aimee Mann deserves to be ranked among the elite of female singer/songwriters, alongside of Carol King and Joanie Mitchell. Full lyrics HERE.

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This Hits Hard:

 Full lyrics HERE.

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Eff It After All

  “Come, let us go.  Let us leave this festering hellhole.  Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable.  Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”  Dirk Gently, in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, ©1987 My friend Mary, who …

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The Great Emptiness

“When he was dry, he believed it was alcohol he needed, but when he had a few drinks in him, he knew it was something else, possibly a woman; and when he had it all– cash, booze, and a wife– he couldn’t be distracted from the great emptiness that was always falling through him and …

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Intercession

“The idea that each of us can be directly spiritual is radical. Most religions are based not on teaching adherents to be directly spiritual, but in persuading them to trust in the intercession of ministers or priests. The problem with this approach is that we cannot gain access to spirituality except through the medium of …

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