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Man, She’s (Still) Feels Like a Woman

Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl (2022) This documentary came out on Netflix three days ago. We watched it last night. Emotionally, Shania appears to be back on track, but her speaking voice still shows signs of cracking, especially when … Continue reading

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And We… Will Always Love Her, Forever

Dolly Parton (January 19, 1946) Not being a country music fan, I came to Dolly Parton much later than most people. If memory serves, it was 1980 when I first saw Dolly in “9 to 5”. But before that, I … Continue reading

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Melancholy Music for a Melancholy Man

Dido (December 25, 1971) She said she was “No Angel” but I’m inclined to disagree with that. Dido is a God-send and her music helped me to cope during a very turbulent period in my life at the beginning of … Continue reading

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A Collaboration that was Recorded on Music Videos

Bryan Adams (November 5, 1959) & Lysette Anthony (September 26, 1963) I knew she was someone I was familiar with, but I’d forgotten her name, over the ensuing years: Lysette Anthony. She ‘starred’ (and was featured) in several of Bryan … Continue reading

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Did Michele Finney Inspire a Beatles’ Song?

Michelle (1965) When I first heard this song on the Rubber Soul album, I thought so: Michele had interviewed the Beatles on September 7, 1964 when they performed at Maple Leaf Gardens for the first time. (And, knowing how the … Continue reading

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We Seem to be Seeing a Lot of Child Proteges Lately

Champ Jaxon (Jackson Champion Winkler) (August 28, 2010) Here’s another surprise entry in my day yesterday: this young musician was on Ellen yesterday afternoon at 4:00 pm local time. Here’s a link to the EllenTube video. At first, I wondered … Continue reading

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(The Life and) Death of a Ladies’ Man

Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) Again, I wouldn’t have thought to do Leonard Cohen’s birth and death charts if it weren’t for the Netflix film “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” (2019). I got a better … Continue reading

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Still Learning How to Ride the Rollercoaster of Life

Adele Adkins (May 5, 1988) Like the rest of the known North American world, we watched “Adele: One Night Only” last night. At many levels, it was a revelation, especially the Oprah interview parts. At one point Oprah raised the … Continue reading

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World History Contained in One Lightfoot Song

Protocol (1976) The first time I heard this song was at Massey Hall, Toronto, sometime in 1976. As I was living in Vancouver during that time period, it would have been when I returned for a visit with my son. … Continue reading

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Forty-Six Years Ago Lightfoot Highlighted a Racial Issue

Cherokee Bend (1975) This song has been haunting my sleep. That probably means I need to write something about it. The story isn’t new, and in this case, fictionalized, but the recent news of unmarked graves at so many Residential … Continue reading

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