2 FOR JOY

Another week here in the US and I dread to think about what will unfold.  I’ve never been more ashamed and disheartened to be a United States citizen than I am right now.  Across the pond, my second home (the UK) is also in the midst of a special hell.  Time to get happy with […]

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ARTURO MARQUEZ – DANZON NO. 2

Conducting:  Alondra de la Parra, music director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra who is quite dynamic.  It’s hard not to be a little in love with her.   This is a wonderful interview from 2015 about her time with the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland.  Bits of Copland in the background.

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NORTHERN GIRL

        On a starry old summer evenin’ Hummin’ warm and sweet I hit the road believin’ I was bound to leave   It took a New England sky to teach me how to say I ain’t no northern girl, I’ve been too long away  

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IF I WERE….

    The Cinnamon Peeler Michael Ondaatje If I were a cinnamon peeler I would ride your bed and leave the yellow bark dust on your pillow. Your breasts and shoulders would reek you could never walk through markets without the profession of my fingers floating over you. The blind would stumble certain of whom […]

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GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

  Featuring new arrangements of songs from Bob Dylan, I keep hoping this show will get an extended run in London’s West End to coincide with my upcoming trip.  The show garnered two Olivier Awards–Best Supporting Actress in a musical to Sheila Atim, and Best Actress in a musical to Shirley Henderson.  I can’t get […]

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