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Book of Days


Be gentle


‘ mother told me:  ”In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.You may quote me.’


Today, something gentle, I think.

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They use this song in lots of movies.  It’s perfect. 

It’s a Classic Ink Spots song...the walking guitar intro, the tinkling piano, the humming, the falsetto lead, the Barry White monologue. All their songs sound exactly alike. Perfect. I recommend pleasnt. You may quote me.


If I Didn’t Care

If I didn’t care more than words can say
If I didn’t care would I feel this way?

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Let me hear you lie just a little


Darling, I know I’m just

Another head on your pillow
If only just tonight, girl
Let me hear you lie just a little


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Why did I think the Doobie Brothers were a pathetic excuse for a band?

 The audacity — a pop song without a single rhyme!

The complexity of the lyrics, and the total unexpected twists of the tune. Nobody sells this crap better than Michael McDonald.  “...You say comfort me to anyone who approaches...” Tell me that isn’t fun.


“You call this healing?”



(my wonderful one) just sent me a strange email.


You call this healing?

First you tell me not to look back, then
you make me cry my heart out.
What kind of therapy is this?


It sounds like a ghazal to me, but she says it’s the caption of a Doktor Insekt cartoon. 

I’m getting all Tim Gunn-y. 


Love is coming to us all


When I woke up this morning, this lyric was in my head and wouldn’t leave:

“Now witness the quickness with which we carry on...”

I looked up the lyrics and rediscovered a song I’d not thought of in years that completely reflected my morning thoughts and mood.


Click to listen — I forgot how great it was. First song on the album, if I remember right.


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Carry On

One morning I woke up and I knew

You were really gone
A new day, a new way, and new
eyes to see the dawn
Go your way, I’ll go mine and
Carry on

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I do love Yacht Rock. Hope you do too.

Did you know that Don Fagen’s elegant and sophisticated Ruby is a remix of Dion Dimucci’s trashcan doowop song Ruby?

If you did not know this, it’s because you are not an old fart from New Jersey.

Have a listen.

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