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Friday Favorites 2/1/2013

I love sad songs.  When I asked my therapist friend why so many people seem to like sad music, she told me that sad music makes it possible for us to process sadness that we wouldn’t be able to face … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/11/2013

In 1962, the year I graduated from East Haven High School, a most unusual hit appeared among early rock ‘n’ roll hits like The Wanderer by Dion (formerly of the Belmonts), Do You Love Me by the Contours and Booker … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 1/4/2013

In 1955, a relatively unknown twenty-two year old classical pianist recorded a little known work by Bach on Columbia Records over the objections of company executives.   The recording, Bach: The Goldberg Variations achieved remarkable sales for a classical album, established … Continue reading

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Christmas Covers

On approximately the day after Thanksgiving, Sirius XM radio converts one of my regular stations, Love Songs, to Holly, a 24/7 Christmas music station.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, that’s roughly 720 hours of music, and assuming that a typical song … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Cool

It seems ironic that a mere three weeks after I posted about seeing the Dave Brubeck Quartet at Yale University way back in 1962, the man himself would pass away on the way to a cardiologist appointment on December 5.  … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 12/7/2012

Looking back from the age of sixty-eight, I will tell you that I had the kind of childhood that would make a good coming-of-age movie.  That is to say, at the age of sixty-eight, I can look back and see … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 12/3/2012

One of my fond memories of Christmas as I was growing up in East Haven, Connecticut, was going Christmas caroling the week before Christmas.  Our carolers were a ragtag bunch and odd mix of adults and kids with faces I … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 11/19/2012

Sunday afternoon, Muri and I visited the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix to see the Micheal Hollinger play, Opus.  In Opus, Lazara, a string quartet, is about to reach a professional zenith with a performance at the White House … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 11/9/2012

Let me tell you about my Thursday.   Muri and I are refinancing our house and have locked in what we think is a very good rate.  In order to keep the rate locked, we need to close within thirty days, … Continue reading

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Friday Favorites 11/2/2012

If you read Older Eyes – Bud’s Blog with any regularity, you know: I like to start a post down one road, then veer off onto a completely different subject.  I suppose it’s a habit that has cost me some … Continue reading

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