I can love that tune on the very first chord ~ Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway ~ I Love You More Than Youll Ever Know

And some stuff you just love from the very first chord … timbre, qualities of its attack, sustain and decay, the authority with which it’s played, the key it’s played in, the instrumentation and even their arrangement, the way all these elements come together in that brief moment when sound […]

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Paul Simon ~ slip slidin’ my way from the blues to the rainbow’s loving hues

Paul Simon - Slip Sliding Away

A day of sunshine and warm summery breezes, moving conversation and revealed transformations, a day of intimacy and worries unburdened, of gratitude and the most difficult of life’s moments shared… A day not so much impervious to the hardships, the horrors, the blues, but one that finds itself on the other […]

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Grace on my mind, and in my heart ~ Dave Matthews

Busted Stuff ~ Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews, prodigiously talented and prolific, a true minstrel of our times writing soulful, often doleful songs of our everyday experiences. Transcendant, luminescent, playful. His live performances bring together extraordinary musicians with nary a glorious note misplayed or misplaced. And at the center mic, leaving no doubt as to the […]

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Wild Horses: everyone covers the Rolling Stones

harriet Wheeler of The Sundays

I love covers. My iPod holds hundreds of them. Wild Horses being among my favourite songs, there should be no surprise it’s covered several times over. I thought I’d share a few of them with you…and a new one shared with me just this morning. This first one …Mmm… a […]

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The Philosopher Kings all dressed up for San Francisco, bringing their charms

The Philosopher Kings

It was the summer of 1995. I was back from extended travels through Australia and SE Asia, living in a Deep Cove cabin with the gentle high-tide waves lapping on the rocks just 20 feet below me while I busily built a website (a blog long before the name became […]

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