Category - Musical Monday

6
Jul

Musical Monday: Two Rings

Several years ago I was speaking with a woman vocalist in an audition. She appeared to be rather sad and I asked her what was troubling her.   She then went on to tell me a story that she was trying to come to grips with. She was married to one man, but was in …

29
Jun

Musical Monday: We’re Friends. An uplifting song about friendship.

One of the things I miss the most during this Covid-19 pandemic is seeing my friends. I love getting together and spending time catching up, having a few laughs, and maintaining the relationship. Sure, I can call, or Zoom, or Skype. But you can’t hug a computer monitor.   A few years ago I wrote …

22
Jun

Musical Monday: Summer Day

When you think of summer, what images come into your mind? Taking a vacation? A day at the beach? Going on a picnic?  for most people, summer brings to mind happy images and nice memories.   June 20, 2020 was the longest day of the year. The Summer Solstice. The first day of Summer. And …

21
Jun

Original Father’s Day Song: My Old Man

Father’s day is a special day set aside to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood.  Inspired by the Mother’s Day celebration, Sonora Smart Dodd planned a special day to honor fathers. It’s been celebrated in the United States since June 1910.   For me Father’s Day has always been special because I had such a close …

15
Jun

Musical Monday: Sun Ra Lullaby to help you Sleep and Relax

Ever have difficulty sleeping? I’m not surprised if you said, “Yes.” Among my patients and friends, poor sleep is one of the most common complaints people talk about. It seems almost no one is spared at least a little insomnia.   Several years ago I composed a series of three lullaby albums (Lullabies for Kids …

8
Jun

Musical Monday: Strength From Within

I wrote this song in the wake of 9/11 when the world seemed like it was tumbling down. For different reasons, it seems like that today as well. We are living in extremely challenging times.   Our country, feverish from the Covid-19 pandemic, is now also convulsing from the tragic death of George Floyd and …