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Form&Function:Blueprint for Music

When I was in college, I took a music class
titled “Form and Function”. The curriculum consisted mostly of analyzing simple ABA song forms and then… 519 more words

1929–2014 ➤ Bacall slouched, she simmered and she gave as good as she got

❚ THE ONLY TIME I MET LAUREN BACALL was at London’s Hayward Gallery in the late 70s. I was minding my own business admiring a huge colourful painting by David Hockney, when that unmistakably smoky voice boomed into my ear: “Aw, that is a perfect match for the curtains in the ocean room back home!” I just about suppressed laughing out loud and we became instant pals for the duration. 427 more words

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This Changing World

RCA Victor Studios, New York – November 22, 1939, 1:15-4:15 PM

043909-1      In an Old Dutch Garden (RE vcl)    Bluebird 10553

043910-1      This Changing World (RE vcl)         Bluebird 10526… 570 more words

UADS - Ray Charles

Last year the French TV-channel M6 run a program “Un air de star”, where a group of artists impersonated various French and international artists. Here is Amaury Vassili’s brilliant performance as Ray Charles. 9 more words


How Little We Know

More than two months ago, I wrote a post on this blog.  It was a very brief, very formal, very efficient notice that I had to take a short hiatus for personal reasons, that I would be gone for probably a week.   497 more words

Health And Wellness


Devotees of the Golden Age of American popular music are aware that most of the best songwriters of the 1920s, 30s and 40s were Jewish (Gershwin, Berlin, Arlen, Rodgers, Hart, Hammerstein, Kern, etc.) — a subject worthy of a treatise in itself. 190 more words