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"Tougher Than the Rest"

My adoration for Shawn Colvin knows no bounds.  As a songwriter, she pens intensely, deeply, personal songs that are somehow universal. As a performer, she can take other artists’ songs and turn them into her own intensely, deeply, personal experiences.   339 more words


Folk Thursday: Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin is a Carbondale girl. I have no idea why I haven’t posted anything of hers here before, but this is a really nice Tom Waits cover.




‘I can’t believe a month ago I was alone,
I didn’t know you, I hadn’t seen you or heard your name.

And even now, I’m so amazed. 93 more words


Love Came Down at Christmas (Shawn Colvin)

We actually prepared way ahead of time for our Christmas Eve dinner. Since it’s just going to be my parents, my brother, and myself celebrating this year, we simplified everything and we got a head start. 254 more words


In The Bleak Midwinter - Christmas Songs 2016 Day 23

In The Bleak Midwinter has some of the finest poetry and music of all Christmas carols.
There may be better examples of theology, more memorable phrases and melodic hooks, but Rosetti’s words and Holst’s tune CRANHAM are superb from beginning to end. 9 more words


Selected NYC Events (12/05) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue

Today’s SWEET6 NYC Events>MONDAY/DEC 05, 2016

“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as… 2,442 more words

Building a song

Steve Earle has lived through the sort of horrors that have launched a million country songs: addiction, affliction, heartbreak, even prison. He wears them in his voice, but what’s most appealing about him is the wide-eyed, unmistakable fearlessness with which he goes about his life these days”     NPR… 117 more words

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