Parlez-vous Français? No, but listening to Edith Piaf, speaking French is not a necessity.
Archive for ‘Philosophy’
Song Thoughts: Concerto for a Rainy Day
Out of the Blue. Who were these guys? Double albums were only for legendary live performances! Or Pink Floyd trying to break down a wall! The album cover was a bold colored spaceship which resembled the electronic game Simon Says.
Van Halen: In Its Entirety
February 10, 2023 marked the 45th Anniversary of Van Halen’s debut album, Van Halen!
Album in Its Entirety
I loved picking up an album and pouring over every detail. The vinyl record, cover, back cover, gatefold, liner notes, inserts with more information or photos, folded posters, lyrics to the songs, booklets, and the eight to ten songs placed in a specific order on that black spherical vinyl spinning on my turntable. Albums told a story. And to fully understand the story, you had to start at track one and listen until the very last track. Side one and then side two…the album in its entirety.
Song Thoughts: Can’t Happen Here
Rainbow’s 1981 song “Can’t Happen Here” is still relevant today. And the question asked at the end is even more haunting.
The Japanese word for nostalgia is ‘natsukashi’. I like that word. I like the sound of the vowels and consonants. I like how it evokes memory and reflection. Happiness and sometimes sadness.
Song Thoughts: Seven Bridges Road
The Eagle’s cover of “Seven Bridges Road” is on my mind today…along with an old friend.
All students have the ability to accomplish great things!
No Grief is an Island
Grief, when viewed through an objective lens, is simply deep sadness due to loss. But grief is more subjective and is different for each individual’s experience.
Paris. 2004. Original photo is a Polaroid picture taken by a man near a crepe truck in front of the Eiffel Tower. This spontaneous photo became one of of our favorite photos from that trip!