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Novelty Song Friday #3 — It’s Raining Sunshine, written by Johnny Marks, sung by Morey Amsterdam

One of my favorite Christmas holiday movies is Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer. A sequel was made, Rudolph's Shiny New Year. I don't remember a lot of the plot of the sequel, but I do remember a song from it. That song popped into my head the other day when the sun started shining, but I… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #3 — It’s Raining Sunshine, written by Johnny Marks, sung by Morey Amsterdam

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Women Music March #20 — Tina Weymouth

I've always enjoyed the music of Talking Heads. Happening across a documentary on bass player, Tina Weymouth, Tom Tom Club came up. Way led onto way and here we are with today's Woman Music March featured artist. After the lyrics to the song, there is a bonus video: a short documentary on this amazing songwriter/musician.… Continue reading Women Music March #20 — Tina Weymouth

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Dream collage

Last week or so ago, I started having dreams at night that seemed to be connected to each other.  In part of one, it seemed as if I was sinking into a "tunnel of numbers/equations."  I've seen graphics where a surface is made of a million little pieces that seems to fall away and dissolve,… Continue reading Dream collage

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dVerse — two crystalline couplets

Spoiled cats miaou at elbows for pets; Spring peepers peep in closing distance. https://youtu.be/lXfmubmx-qw No graphics on the next one.   Peppermint-oil-diffused mist drifts and finds origins in Spring's fresh breeze.     I decided to use the crystalline poetry form. Each couplet stands alone. Frank Hubeny is today's host for dVerse.  Frank says: To… Continue reading dVerse — two crystalline couplets

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Women Music March #19 — Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro, born Laura Nigro, October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension… Continue reading Women Music March #19 — Laura Nyro

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#FF — Choose

Choose She bought the old manual typewriter on a whim. It seemed to call to her that day in the antique shoppe. Robert was in bed snoring when she set it up in the study. Sipping Merlot, wondering what to type, she needn't have; as the moment her fingertips rested on asdfjkl; they typed of… Continue reading #FF — Choose

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Spring Housekeeping

One of the house sliders is open to the air today. I walked out to the mailbox and once again looked at the fence post falling backward near the road, bluebird box attached. Another reminder to get this and the other three ready for their annual visitors. I came inside and found two screwdrivers; one… Continue reading Spring Housekeeping

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Women Music March #18 — Mitski

Anyone who has read my blog for awhile knows I love Mitski (thanks again, Hans, for introducing me to her music!) So far I've only covered songs from her last 3 (of 5) albums. Today I went looking for one I hadn't covered so far and found treasure. Someone made a playlist of every song… Continue reading Women Music March #18 — Mitski

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dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs

It takes 3.6 million jasmine blossoms to make one pound of jasmine essential oil. There are 9,600 drops of it in every pound. Dividing the number of jasmine blossoms by 9600 comes to 375 jasmine blossoms per drop of oil. When I woke up this morning and looked outside, I saw my barn had burnt… Continue reading dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs