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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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Lightfoot: Once a Troubadour, Always a Troubadour

OK, here goes: when I originally did William IX, Duke of Aquitaine’s birth and death charts, I ‘presumed’ I had something to do with this man who was The Troubadour from 1100 A.D. Now, I can finally make sense of … Continue reading

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I Never Thought to do His Birth Chart Before

Gordon Lightfoot (November 17, 1938) OK. This is weird. After writing about Cathy Smith this morning, I decided to do Gordon Lightfoot’s chart. It was already in my Kepler 7.0 program, with a remembered time of 7 am. So, just … Continue reading

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