The Piano & The Process

Process wasn’t something Joe thought a lot about. What the process used to involve was sex or, in lieu of a partner, masturbation. Something to clear the mind. Then a hit or two, never more, of some decent street weed. Something to float on. Then, sometimes, stretching. Especially once he got old enough to feelContinue reading “The Piano & The Process”

The Impossible Dream

“No matter how hopeless, no matter how far.” – Joe Darion I can’t help but think – despite ample evidence to the contrary – that I am a member of an optimistic species. We like to chase dreams. And the fact that they’re sometimes impossible doesn’t make them any less desirable. For some strange reasonContinue reading “The Impossible Dream”

The Parting Glass

The lyrics to this song date back to at least the early 1600s. The melody came a century or so later. It’s usually played at the end of the night as a farewell song.William Christie, who compiled two volumes of Traditional Ballad Airs, wrote in 1876 that The Parting Glass was still the last playedContinue reading “The Parting Glass”

I Want You

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie” – Dorothy Parker https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/C-RjdpVuSms&source=uds Although this blog is called Words & Music there are situations that call for economy in the use of words.  The longest song The Beatles ever released (except for the experimental Revolution 9) is “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” which clocks in at 7Continue reading “I Want You”

The Lovelorn Blues

Everyone must feel a little lovelorn sometimes. And there’s some comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your misery. Hence, the blues. I’m lovelorn babyI’ve got the lovelorn bluesI’m lovelorn babyAnd so are you Tell me again how everything that’s put together falls apartTell me again how you can go on living with a brokenContinue reading “The Lovelorn Blues”