Monthly Archives: January 2016

David Bowie 1947†2016

Lazarus ©2015 Music & Lyrics David Bowie Sweet and blissful dreams be yours.  Some of my best memories of living in Babylon/Manhattan involved hanging out with Philip Emerson for whom everyday was a good enough reason to play David Bowie’s … Continue reading

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Ugly Beauty.

Album:  Underground (1968) Label:  Columbia Piano:  Thelonious Monk Tenor Saxophone:  Charlie Rouse Bass:  Larry Gales Drums:  Ben Riley.   Because every day is a Thelonious Monk day! This brings back such sweet lazy memories of raining days – more like … Continue reading

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Natalie Cole 6/2/50_31/12/15

I am so devastated by this loss that I don’t even have the time to do the usual due diligence of listing credits. So poised, elegant, admirable, fabulous, fantastic… could scat/vocalese just as stratospherically as Ella Fitzgerald. From seeing her … Continue reading

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Concrete Cabin.

Oil on Canvas 198 x 275 cm 1994 Peter Doig One of my favourite Peter Doig paintings.  I rather love it for being so quintessentially Canadian.  I am more readily reminded of Vancouver, rather than Toronto, as the Sitka-like evergreens … Continue reading

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