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I Remember The New Trolls

I Remember The New Trolls

Years ago, when I was a teenager and still living in Italy, I was really into music, I listened to mostly English or American rock. I rarely liked Italian artists/songs, for some reason. One of the few Italian groups I followed was the New Trolls. I even had a big crush on the red-headed singer … Continue reading

The Wind Cries Mary

I used to have a super crush on Jimi Hendrix when I was a teen ager. I even named my female dog Jimi after him. Here is one of his songs: After all the jacks are in their boxes And the clowns have all gone to bed You can hear happiness staggering on down the … Continue reading

non gioco piu`

This is me around the time the song posted below was released. The photo was taken in Rome during a high school field trip. Notice the bell bottom pants. 🙂 1974. Mina is the singer and the artist playing the harmonica is Toots Thielemans. “Non Gioco Piu`” means “I Am Not Playing Anymore” Non gioco … Continue reading

Good Night

My cat Caesar is the epitome of relaxation. What better title to represent Caesar’s images? Now it’s time to say good night Good night Sleep tight Now the sun turns out his light Good night Sleep tightDream sweet dreams for me Dream sweet dreams for you. Close your eyes and I’ll close mine Good night … Continue reading

I’ll Go With You

Here is an Italian song performed by Andrea Bocelli: Con Te Partiro` [= I’ll Go With You]. I listed the original lyrics followed by the English translation. Quando sono solo sognoal-l’orizzontee mancan le parole Si lo so che non c’e luce in una stanza quando mancail sole Se non ci sei tu con me, con me Su le … Continue reading

California Dreamin’

I took this photo in Malibu when I went to California to visit my daughter. “….I’d be safe and warm If I was in L.A. California dreamin On such a winters day…”     Thursday Theme Song

La Isla Bonita

“My” Isla Bonita is Sardinia. Sweet memories always come to mind when I think of times spent there. *sigh* good times!. Musical Monday Monday Music 4M’s   Today I am grateful for a relaxing day

Song from My Youth

Yes – Close To The Edge They don’t make music like this anymore. I’m glad I grew up with such good music. Meaning of the Lyrics from Wikipedia: In a May 27, 1996 interview with Elizabeth Gips on her show “Changes” (KKUP, Cupertino, CA), transcribed in the “Notes From the Edge” fanzine (issue #0159, August … Continue reading


I took this picture at the Ocean View Pier, in Norfolk, VA. THE BEATLES “Blackbird” (Lennon/McCartney) Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to fly All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise. Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these sunken eyes and … Continue reading

Jazz Version of Smells Like Teen Spirit

I heard this interesting version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” played on the piano by Leszek Mozdzer. I enjoyed it! Posted for  Monday’s Music Moves Me Today I am grateful for new music

An Album I’ll Always Love

The Dark Side Of the Moon by the Pink Floyd is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. I can listen to it over and over again, and every time I can find little musical details I never noticed before…. Plus, it always takes me back to a time in my life I like to remember and … Continue reading

5 On Friday

George Harrison Here are 5 pieces I chose to celebrate the sun. I particularly enjoy the live version of Here Comes The Sun played by George Harrison. Five On Friday Today I am grateful for the warm sun.

5 On Friday

Below are 5 songs by Jethro Tull, specifically songs that feature some classical music influence along with some folk Irish/celtic flavor. At times it reminds me of medieval music. #1 is my favorite: a jazzy rearrangement of J. S. Bach’s Bourrée in E minor. Ian Anderson plays the flute. Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in … Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody Divided By 25

Bohemian Rhapsody is one of my favorite songs: the volume goes up every time they play it on the radio.I found this video of Rick Miller performing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in 25 different voices: Here is the line up: Bob DylanNeil YoungMichael BoltonCorey HartWillie NelsonJohnny CashJon Bon JoviRobbie RobertsonNeil DiamondAaron NevilleDennis DeYoungBarney the DinosaurAerosmithAny Annoying … Continue reading

Hotel California – Eagles

When I liked an album, I used to play it non-stop, every day, every chance I got, over and over and over…. Hotel California by the Eagles got one of these treatments, I even had a version on cassettes so I could play it in the car, a Renault 5 at that time. For some … Continue reading