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Song In My Head #72: "Grey Gardens" by Rufus Wainwright

Lyrical references to the 1975 Maysles Brothers documentary and Thomas Mann’s Death In Venice would overpower your average pop tune. Factor in Wainwright’s legendarily powerful voice, and “Grey Gardens” should topple like some baroque-era wedding cake. 16 more words

PROSERPINA by Kate McGarrigle

I can guarantee that this is a song which after a couple of listens will get into your head – it has into mine, anyway, in the few years that I’ve been aware of it. 705 more words

Contemporary Folk

Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man: not a perfect offering

The other day I went along to our local Picturehouse, drawn by what I anticipated would be a new film portrait of the late and incomparable Leonard Cohen. 767 more words

Music

CITIZENSHIP 101: Be Present and Accounted For (ALBUQUERQUE)

It’s January 2, 2017 now but I’ve had guests and visitors and distractions so I declare TODAY the first official day of the new year. It appears that one of the (dis?)advantages of aging is the inability to live and think on more than one level at a time. 583 more words

AROUND THE WORLD

CSOTD 12/20/16: A mensch, a virgin and a God

I first heard “Spotlight on Christmas” by Rufus Wainwright, the Christmas Song of the Day for December 20, in 2005.  That year, Elton John put together a wonderful CD of some of his favorite Christmas songs for Starbucks coffee shops. 359 more words

Christmas Song Of The Day 2016

30 Day Music Challenge Day 20: Hallelujah (Rufus Wainwright)

In an effort to drum up some posting after leaving this blog essentially dormant for, well, too long… here’s me taking the 30 Day Music Challenge. 154 more words

30 Days Of Music

Documentary Evidence 2016 Top 10 Albums: 10. Rufus Wainwright 'Take All My Loves'

I’m not normally one to embrace the whole end of year countdown thing, but I’ve been asked for my choices a couple of times now and so I thought I’d jump on the journalistic bandwagon also. 312 more words

Album Reviews