I’m so clever~~ Sunday Driver

Heroes inside our heads To stay alive we subdivide deeply down Big words what do they mean? The rule of love beneath, above in-between… I know what loving means So clever I’m so clever Don’t know what living means So clever I’m so clever I’m so clever Heroes they like …

Oh Virtus Sapientiae

 A number of years ago I studied medieval literature. I concentrated on women mystics of the 10th-12th centuries. I particularly enjoyed Hildegard von Bingen, Hroswitha of Gandersheim, Julien of Norwich and Margery Kemp. I spent several years listening to the music constantly–plainsongs, chants–anything to make the learning rounder, more complete. …

Quodlibet you haven’t heard this one

Well, it’s kind of hard to title this one and I was getting tired of the Letter than word titles. Argh. So, what’s a quodlibet ? It’s a medley. Kind of. I’m writing a bit earlier tonight, which is good, to get more time to read and comment, and also …

Bean’s first Real Poem

Bean wrote a poem. She loves Nox Arcana (hmmm don’t ask me where she gets that) And this is the song that made her want to write Here’s the poem: Little ballerina dance your empty dance For you are a mere doll Your soul is captivated in a trance Words …

I is for Inumbrate

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=Inumbrate <–How do you say it? This is a word I think I’m going to bring back Meaning to shade or darken. Here’s a good example:       Oh this word makes me miss my gothgirl days, for THAT would have been a word to be used as a …

G is for Gloaming

I was very young when I saw this on TV one night and then have watched it every time it’s come on since. I’m a sucker for old movies, especially musicals–especially Gene Kelly (who reminds me of my Dad) and Fred Astaire (who is just debonaire) I remember going to …

Yes it’s this again

I have two weeks until Max Raabe in Dallas. I’m guessing nearly everyone is over hearing how crazed I am about he and his orchestra.       And This       Good god, I love them both. I love Nena. I always have. I have NEVER EVER listened …

For that guy. Yeah

So I had an episode the other day or month. I’ve been meaning to blog again for awhile but the new jorb and the tension with proving myself all over again got in the way. Before that it was just coming down from the job I had before. I was …

And Memories Fade

Sometimes there are moments there are songs. Things that make you feel  something. And  you hear a song. It’s odd how much that song encapsulates everything that you were and everything that you are in your secret heart. I got together with two friends that hadn’t seen each other in …

Where words fail, music speaks ~ Hans Christian Anderson

The suggestion for today (or do I call it blog topic or writing prompt ) is what is  your secret or not so secret passion. Oh dear. You know what you have to hear about now don’t you? I’m so crazy about this thing, I’m temporarily changing my appearance for …

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. Jean Paul

  And now for something (a little) different. Started thinking about Halloween music tonight. Because if I hear “The Monster Mash” one more damn time I’m going to find a cleaver and pay a visit to whatever sound system is playing it. Ahem. Really. I DESPISE that song. So what …

Only you beneath the moon or under the sun~Cole Porter

I’m not sure I can post anything even vaguely coherent tonight because…because…   Max Raabe und das Palast Orchester spielen in Austin Texas im Februar !!! And dammit we are going. We ARE going!!James is going to buy a suit  or maybe he should rent a tux?! and I’m going …

it’s his voice, sing to me Max

Ich bin der Bogeyman. Ich bin die Furcht. Ich liebe dich. I don’t know it’s his voice it’s what he’s saying it’s the music it’s how he appears. I find myself driving. I find myself sitting alone. I am moved in a way I haven’t been since.. Vivaldi’s winter when …

From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu

The reverb10 prompt asks what “you have done to cultivate wonder this year.”  I am going to give this a shot, but am feeling distinctly unwonderful. I also am confused by exactly how I’m supposed to get to interact with the other folks doing Reverb10, which is what drew me …