Sonny Burgess 1929-2017 He played frantic, jangling guitar One of the most electrifying stars In the Sun Records galaxy in Memphis He fell, met mortality and left us He played lead with full-tilt loco Growled and shrieked a manic vocal Though crowds went crazy as he tore it apart He and The Pacers never made … Read More
Marian C. Diamond 1926-2017 Acetylcholinesterase. It’s good to have a lot if you are wending through a maze as a rat (or not – I go down dead-end lanes though I’ve been that way before That enzyme of the brain? I could use a little more) Acetylcholinesterase. It’s fortunate we got it Without it we … Read More
Margaret Bergmann Lambert 1914-2017 She was a Jew who could jump She would have won the gold at Berlin But the twentieth century’s Donald Trump Laid a trap and lured her in A movement arose to boycott the games Unless Germany showed it was unbiased A fake competition – Bergmann came And of course she … Read More
Mary Tyler Moore 1936-2017 “Who can turn the world on with a smile?” A double entendre in that We’re happy for sure with this girl without guile But we really got off when she tossed that hat 70’s TV, working women were shrill lonely wanna be wives But happy and single and using the pill? … Read More
View slideshow here. 2016 – hey, that’s no way to say goodbye 2-0-1-6 most unholy an odd and bitter odyssey Ali, Prince, Bowie, dignity, democracy Death! For a while let no one die we are shocked by who has crossed grant us a moment while we try to take stock of who was lost I … Read More
Marni Nixon 1930-2016 “I Feel Pretty”. She owned that song! Natalie’s soprano simply entranced Sparkling voice supple yet strong Was the recording, by chance, enhanced? Deborah Kerr stood up to The King And made a surprising suggestion: “Shall we dance?” but now here’s the thing: Who really asked that question? And Eliza could have danced … Read More
Not to be confused with the movie or sitcom or book. Those will come later. Granola (audio) I know I said I had posted my final song while my Kickstarter was in play. I lied.
I have been posting pretty regularly for the last thirty days. My Kickstarter campaign ends tomorrow and while it looks as though it will fall short, I hope you have enjoyed these songs and poems. The songs will eventually end up on a future record and I hope to publish the poems some time. The … Read More