Category - HealthRock

7
Sep

Musical Monday: Stress and Work

Since Covid19 has become a household international word and Corona went from being a brand of beer to being a potentially lethal virus, the world has been experiencing a tremendous increase in stress. And since this is Labor Day, it’s worth mentioning that the impact of Covid19 on the workforce is particularly great.   A …

31
Aug

Musical Monday: Growing Old Gracefully

  Yesterday was my mother’s 96th birthday. In honor of that occasion, today’s Musical Monday is Growing Old Gracefully. Imagine what has happened since her birth! The song is below. Below that is was going on in 1924 (according to Wikipedia). A lot has changed and a lot is the same. Happy Birthday Mom! January …

27
Jul

Musical Monday: Red Hot Mama Song

A number of years ago I was in New York with my good friend Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas. We were doing a satellite interview series on menopause. You go to a television studio, in this case it was in New York, early in the morning. Every hour you are interviewed by several …

4
May

Musical Monday – Dateless Saturday Night

A while ago I was asked to write the music and lyrics for a musical comedy. It was called Male, Female, Email. It got a reading at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and interest for production in London. But just like internet dating, things don’t always work out. Nevertheless, it was very exciting and it resulted …

24
Mar

Wash Your Hands music video

It’s hard to believe that only a short time ago, no one would give a second thought to going out to dinner, a movie, or to the gym. Toilet paper wasn’t a scarce commodity and hand sanitizer was something we likely weren’t thinking about. We also didn’t wash hands 10+ times a day. Since corona …

18
Apr

Notre-Dame Cathedral – Significance of Fire

I’ve been very moved by the fire that destroyed so much of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Given this happened during the Holy Week just before Easter, I wrote the following essay and original music to accompany it. Whether you observe Easter or Passover, I hope you enjoy it. I watched with disbelief as the spire of …

28
Mar

Piano Lesson – A Lesson About Life

The scientist Max Planck said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” That’s what happened to me at a recent concert when I sat just 10 feet away from two jazz piano masters playing on two grand pianos. Sitting so close, I could not only hear their …

2
Oct

Mammogram Song by Dr. Mache October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And to emphasize how important it is to get a mammogram, I’ve written this song called Get A Mammogram. I’ve turned the song into a music video. I hope you enjoy it, share it, and most importantly, get a mammogram. The key to cure is early detection.   Words …

24
Mar

Colonoscopy Song for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and that means just one thing… It’s time to ask, “When was the last time I had a colonoscopy?” You wouldn’t think colon cancer is something to sing about. But colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer. And it’s the most preventable. Singing about it …

16
Mar

If There Were Such A Thing As A Unicorn – Imagination to Lower Stress

When one of my young adult daughters was 8 years old she wrote this poem on the back of a sweatshirt… and she drew the head of a unicorn on the front. There is a lot of anxiety today from the news, the weather, the world we live in. But there is always the magic …