Music Fridays: John Mayer

Here are a couple of new songs from John Mayer’s latest album, Sob Rock. I love the 80s sound of what I’ve heard from this album. This first song is going on my beach playlist mostly for the name and the mood. The second song is heavier and sadder, but hits home and expresses many…

The Sunday Post: Obligations

I’m sitting on my couch with an afghan on my lap and a watered-down Paloma in front of me on the coffee table, and the cursor on the screen in front of me is yelling, each blink accusing me of negligence. (Yes, I realize it’s August and there’s no need for the blanket on my…

Music Fridays: Canción para Rubén

This week we’re back to the tropics with a collaboration by Carlos Vives and Rubén Blades, representing Colombia and Panama. It made me a little homesick and since I heard it I’ve only been playing Latin music, which was appropriate really because I was making picadillo for dinner and the Spanish words and Latin rhythms…

The Sunday Post: Surrounded

This will be short and sweet today. Not because I don’t have much to write about, but because I’m a little tired (it was Zumba day) and I will be headed out the door soon for dinner. While I was reading the book “The Chicken Sisters” last week I developed a craving for fried chicken….

Music Fridays: I’m Good

Happy Friday, y’all! Last night as I was improvising a dinner with the few things I had in my fridge and freezer I pulled out a couple of my favorite cookbooks and scrolled through Pinterest a while. Somehow the dinner I pulled together didn’t scratch the itch I had to cook or bake something. Later,…

The Sunday Post: Send me Dead Flowers

How is it August already? I can’t say it doesn’t feel like the dog days of summer, though. I like to sit outside as much as possible but lately if I don’t get out there first thing it’s too warm to sit out on either balcony for very long. It’s noon now and I’m out…

Music Fridays: Stairway to Heaven

This is a departure for me, and not what I usually listen to. Of course, I’m familiar with the band. You can’t be married to a musician, a guitar player, for ten years and not have heard more than your fair share of Zeppelin. I even have a Zeppelin t-shirt I work out in. But…

So Little Time…

I have so much to write about, but so little time? So much has happened in the last week and yet… I’m choosing to only concentrate on the important stuff, the good stuff. For example, last weekend I was on a three-hour Zoom call. Yes, I know I said I was only going to write…

Music Fridays: Love Again

Maybe I don’t need an explanation for this week’s pick. It’s another performance from Dua Lipa’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert (home edition) appearance last year. I was doing something around my place late last week, as usual I had music playing, when this song came on. A lyric caught my attention: So many nights, my…