2017 Music/The Rasputins

For years I have thought about doing my own year-end music awards and calling them The Rasputins , since Rasputin and I share the same first name.  This has never happened largely because by the end of the year I have lost track of great new stuff that I have listened...

Veterans Day

I like Veterans Day, which we are celebrating today.  It is a great holiday – it honors a worthy cause, the veterans (like my dad, uncle, and and papou [grandfather]) who have served our country in the armed forces.  It also has not been commercialized –...

Day 29: Island

Our next assignment in the 40 Days of Blogging exercise is “island” – whatever that word brings to our mind.  I became aware of the notion of a desert island disc (record) years ago when reading one of my many books about the Beatles – there is...

Tarry Wool

I was baffled by what to write about concerning today’s subject: wool.  I decided to see if there were any songs about wool and I came up with exactly one – the traditional Scottish song Tarry Wool.  You can watch and listen to a rendition here.  Lyrics...

Day 20: Trees

I am not going to blog about Christmas trees – ours is not up and hopefully won’t be until close to Christmas time.  Waiting until Christmas Eve or near that time is a good way to appreciate advent and not enter the Christmas season early.  (I guess I am...