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Sometimes when you start exploring YouTube on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon, you stumble across the most beautiful things: . The gentleman playing this gorgeous arrangement of the theme from one of my all-time favorite movies is a young man … Continue reading
. If you ever have a stressful day, this tune is a wonderful tonic… This is a lovely arrangement of Claude Debussy’s hauntingly beautiful “Claire de Lune” performed on a 10-string guitar – I heard a version of this on the “Falling … Continue reading
. Last year, we started watching a show/series on Cinemax called “Strike Back” – it very quickly became one of our guilty pleasures. There’s plenty of nice eye candy for Paul and me (some of it is definitely for “mature” audiences, though, IYKWIMAITTYD) There’s … Continue reading
Boy, I really needed to hear this song today…. Audiences first heard this beautiful song on Broadway in 1945 – and it became an instant classic. Many performers have made this song part of their repertoire, but my personal favorite … Continue reading
In the heat of the summer, what better song to share than the haunting “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess“? Here is Harolyn Blackwell’s ethereal performance (Paula Ingram plays the role of “Clara” in this 1993 “American Playhouse” staging; her … Continue reading
. It’s the first day of June – what better way to start out the month than with this classic number from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” ? . . Wasn’t that fun? Hope you enjoyed it! .
Around our house, we call it “The Mushroom Factor” – you start off doing one thing, and everything snowballs. It started out innocently enough – I realized that Opening Day was upon us. Literally. I don’t follow baseball all that … Continue reading
. Sometimes I hear a song and I HAVE to find it…. Paul and Sarah were watching Kill Bill, Volume 2 last weekend, and this song played as the credits rolled. Thanks to the Internet, I was able to find a list … Continue reading
As anyone with food allergies knows, navigating restaurants and grocery stores can be a real challenge – especially when you are first starting out. When Rebecca was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008, we got a crash course in gluten-free … Continue reading