Happy Birthday Bob Dylan! #music

Bob Dylan turns 80 today, and I couldn't let that go by without a nod to his musical and lyrical genius. My apologies for the rusty guitar playing: I never was great at singing and playing at the same time, and now I am 20 years out of practice. Like so many of Bob Dylan's... Continue Reading →

Like Laurel Canyon Carole King

Right now I’d love to livelike Laurel Canyon Carole Kingthe beehives and false lashes replaced by wilder tressesnot locked in the Brill Building writing songsfor other folks to singnot having to wipe the baby’s asswith pen in one handdiaper in the otherwriting a song for an old friend or a brother:Just like Laurel Canyon Carole KingA Natural Womanhappy... Continue Reading →

All the colours of Chopin #poetry #dVerse

I'm not a synesthetebut when I listenI can hear the coloursthey are all the colours of the heartand maybe morelighting up the parts of me I didn't know existedas I watch the fingers danceI see the colours: red for firepurple-pink for softer tonesindigo for sadnessgold for the pianist's virtuoso touchand most of all what speaks... Continue Reading →

God IS a D.J. #poetry #dVerse

‘God is a DJ’ is a songI used to findsomewhat ridiculous:As if God would want us alldry humpingto the thumping beats inside some grimy club, and no doubt highon one or other drug. Later on, however, I realised that this songmight have another meaning:If God is a DJ, then it follows thatmusic must be divine.At times,... Continue Reading →

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