Posts with tag: music/art/film/design

Laid All the Way Back

Louis Bellson, Zoot Sims, Harry “Sweets” Edison (?), Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis.

Today I was able to track down electronic versions of some recordings that have been sitting on my shelf trapped on vinyl for years. After all this time, what a joy to listen to these albums I first heard back … the rest “Laid All the Way Back”


Otter in watercolor by Kyra Mills
Turning the otter cheek.

A talented friend sent this image on my birthday. I think it’s otterly beautiful.

When you turn sixty, the dad-jokes shift to otter nonsense.


Sweet Relief

Emmy Raver-Lampman & Tom Hopper

Being home by myself a lot, I’ve been watching (too much) TV on my computer. I gravitate toward the science-fiction shows pretty immediately when presented with all the choices.

Most of the shows I’ve been watching this last year have … the rest “Sweet Relief”


Freshly painted vegetables always taste better than store-bought.

Kyra Mills, Garden Color, 2020
Kyra Mills, Garden Color, 2020

Manhatta (1921) |  

Still capture from Manhatta (1921)
Still capture from Manhatta (1921)

Walt Whitman’s poetry frames scenes from 1920s New York in this film classic.

Billed as ‘a study of the modern Babylon-on-the-Hudson’, the short film Manhatta (1921) captures the rapidly developing cityscape of New York in the early 1920s. Made in … the rest “Manhatta (1921)”


Happy 4th of July

Bald Eagle, Kyra Mills, 2020
Bald Eagle, Kyra Mills, 2020

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”

—Stephen King

Thanks to Kyra Mills for sharing her beautiful artwork.


Color Joy

watercolor of fox
Fox, Kyra Mills, 2020

We all have talented people in our lives. I feel particularly lucky to know so many. Musicians, artists, poets, healers. All of them making my life richer by association.

Recently, a friend of mine began painting with watercolors and sharing … the rest “Color Joy”


Who sees these constellations
Seen in those spinning round?
Counting these men and women
Who get lost when the sun goes down?


No-Miss List No. 74

ray charles and cleo laine
Ray Charles & Cleo Laine

You may not care for some of these selections, but there is no bad music here. These are some of my go-tos.

In no order.

  • Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle – One From the Heart
    salt, sugar, the soundtrack from
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“I don’t believe this community could’ve manifested in any place other than San Francisco. We belong to San Francisco,” said Archbishop Franzo W. King, co-founder of the Church of St. John Coltrane.