Tag Archive: Music

Upside Down Icicle

Despite feeling raw in my still fresh mourning of my mother’s passing, yesterday, I spotted something uncommonly soothing and strangely inspiring. I felt blessed to capture such a rare sight; an obvious totem. A bizarre beacon, I decided it was a sign because it seemed a fitting gesture from my mother, who always urged me…

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Marvin equals Mensch

Please, don’t let this feeling end It’s everything I am Everything I want to be I can see what’s mine now Finding out what’s true Since I found you Looking through the eyes of love I did it. I finally sang for Marvin Hamlisch. He wasn’t there in person but I know he heard every…

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Uncle Marvin (Hamlisch, that is)

Marvin Hamlisch was a wonderful, sweet, funny man.  I knew him. I treasure my memories of him, and his contribution to my life will never be forgotten.   I don’t have that many people who served as loving, appropriate, father figures.   Note to any actual biological parental units checking in: that statement isn’t meant…

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A Grammy icon forever remembered. . .

Many consider the death of an icon as significant as a natural or national disaster. At the top of my list are 9/11 and the Japanese tragedy where countless lives were reduced to rubble in a devastating earthquake. But the loss of an inspirational star’s life has its own, equally profound effect, because it hits…

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Go Giants!

Nothing is more mystifying to me than when a grown man expresses tremendous emotion over of a sports game.  Yet, here I am typing this blog because tonight, my strong, creative, artistic bear of a man was in tears, literally . . . because the NY Giants just won Superbowl XLVI. I wanted to be…

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Sorrow – A Trilogy

SORROW has many faces.  Sorrow doesn’t discriminate, nor does it tread lightly.  When we speak of sorrow, like a universal code, we know it means trouble; a death, an illness, the loss of a job, betrayal.  Sometimes it’s personal; the loss of self esteem, the onset of depression.  Other times it’s global; think Steve Jobs…

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Pop Culture Preaches Passion

I admit to having more than a passing interest in pop culture.  And when it comes to certain reality TV shows, my interest is heightened. No, I’m not much of a Snookie fan preferring instead MTV’s pro-social themed Buried Life and Made.  I will confess to having followed with excitement MTV’s Sun Drop soda launch,…

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Her Final Song . . . in memoriam for Debbie Friedman

I woke up hopeful.  I had dreamed I would find a notice posted on my Facebook “A Plea becomes a Movement” event page that would tell us that Debbie Friedman, the Jewish musical icon that had inspired multiple generations, had woken from her coma.  Wouldn’t it be a miracle?  The mere thought that the world…

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A Prayer for Debbie

Debbie Friedman is one of the most influential and beloved Jewish artists of our time.  One of her most famous songs is Mi Shebeirach – a Prayer for Healing.  Now it’s Debbie who needs our prayer for her healing.   She is critically ill in a Southern California hospital so I am inviting all of…

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