It gets harder and harder, Lorraine, to believe in magic

ghosts

David McFarlane offers his heartbreaking, yet hopeful reflections on a heartbreaking, yet hopeful song by Patty Griffin. And I try to verify some unrecorded lyrics from Griffin’s unreleased album. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: R

WEW

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. Say hello to Ray, Richard, Riley, Robin, Mrs. Robinson, Rocky, Romeo, Rosalita, Rosanna, Rosemary, Rosetta, Roy, Ruby, Rudie and Ryan as we continue our alphabetical tour through Songs With Names in the Title. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: P

StealingFire

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. This week, songs whose titles include names starting with the letter P. Hi there Pam, Pancho, Peggy, Peter, Polly, Porgy and Prudence. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: N-O

ArmedForces

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. Moving along with the songs-with-names-in-the-title theme, we’re on names starting with “N” and “O” this week, including: Nan, Nancy, Napoleon, Natalie, Nikita, Nikki, Noelle, Oliver, Olivia and Otis. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: M

Vega

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. Here’s yet another alphabetical slice of songs with names in the title. This week it’s the letter M (except for Mary), including: Maggie, Martha, Matilda, Maybelline, Michael, Michelle, Mickey, Moe, Mona Lisa, Murray, and one, two, three Marlenas. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: Mary

solitary

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. This week, it’s more songs with names in the title. Just one name, actually, Mary (or Marie, or Maria). I’ve got songs by Springsteen, Cash, Sarah McLachlan, Mazzy Star, Randy Newman and many others, including, of course, Leonard Nimoy. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: L

Patty

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. This week, still more songs with names in the title, including Lefty, Levon, Lila, Lisa, Lola, Lolita, Lorraine, Louie, Louise, Lucinda, Lucy, Luka, Lulu and Luther. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: K

horses

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. This week, more songs with names in the title. We’re on K names, and I sure hope you folks have some good ones, because all I’ve got is Kalhoun, Kathy, Katie, Kensey, Kimberly, Kitty, Kody and Kyle(‘s Mom). [Read more...]


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