Eydie Gormé – Vamps the Roaring 20s (1958) on ABC-Paramount
Great collection of jazz and pop standards from “I Wanna Be Loved By You” to “Singin’ In The Rain.” Eydie’s voice is fabulous, with just the right amount of vibrato and sass to make Frank Sinatra blush.
This week our January Poet-in-Residence, Lisa Russ Spaar, the much-published and much-honored winner of the 2009 Library of Virginia Award for Poetry and Director of the program in poetry writing at the University of Virginia, examines the winter sky within and outside us all....more
Beth Lawrence Viva La Voice "Inspiring The Artist In Everyone!" Getting materials together for my 'SONGWRITING 101" class starting next week in Salt Lake. I love teaching this class - it's always gratifying to see how inspired folks get once the mystery is taken out of the songwriting process!...more
“Film Noir” movies, a label used primarily for post World War ll crime dramas , were mostly in black & white. They’re famous for their evocative, often lurid, pulpy titles, (“Dead Reckoning”, “I Wake Up Screaming”, “Detour”) the snappy dialogue, the scrappy, tough guys in trench coats, (Bogart, Robinson, Ladd) and the dangerous, smart, tough women in wedgies (Joan Crawford, Gloria Graham, Barbara Stanwyck). ...more
Before the land was anyone’s but its own, a Mother and Daughter lived in these fields. The floor of their home was the prairie grass, the walls the wild rose bushes, and the ceilings the giant-leafed sycamore trees.
Lady Gaga - The Fame (2008) on (Streamline/Konlive/Cherrytree/Interscope)
Oh snap. Yes, I just said it. Lady Gaga's music is feminist. Why do I say such things? Because I can back it up. And because I love her music, videos, and persona. She is the reason I have actually started to listen to pop music again. So, let me tell you about feminist music....