Music to soothe the baseball pain

On what would have been the day Game Six between the Dodgers and the Red Sox was to be played, I got a CD in the mail from Amazon instead. Diana Krall and Tony Bennett teaming up to sing George and Ira Gershwin’s songs almost (almost!) makes up for not seeing the Dodgers beat the …

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50th Anniversary, HS Class Graduation

It’s not precisely a 50th Reunion, although that’s standard naming. How many classes have met every year for 50 years? Anyway, for months I’ve been on the planning committee for my high school class’s reunion, and it’s now just a month away. I’ve already got a hotel reservation and my plane tickets. At one point …

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Katie Melua & Eva Cassidy

This is a rather startling duet. Melua was born in 1984 and was twelve when Cassidy died. There was a program called “Duet Impossible” which aired on television channel BBC One in the UK some years back. It digitally matched current performers with an artist whose work they considered a major influence, and Melua felt …

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Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention covered Dylan

And did it damned quickly, too. This was recorded live at the Troubador in LA in February of 1974. Two versions were released, one on the Sandy Denny box set Who Knows Where the Time Goes in 1985, and the other on her anthology A Boxful of Treasures in 2004. It first appeared on Dylan’s …

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