The people who keep dumping on you do it because it is their habit and because they are not moved by friendship or are unable of relating. Time spent waiting for them to change their approach or to “grow up” is time wasted. When you raise a child, you learn how long it takes toContinue reading “It’s Right to Like, and Promote, the Good Ones”
Django Reinhardt was born on this day in 1910. The guitarist started to get attention from listeners when he was only 12. A few years later, he lost his fingers in an attempt to save his pregnant wife out of their van that had caught fire. His skin got badly burned. No one thought thatContinue reading “Born On this Day: Django Reinhardt”
Marija Gimbutas was born 100 years ago. A few years ago, I shared an interview with her (not on this blog that is only 9 months old). I will leave my words intact, with the interview that followed it. “Marija Gimbutas was born on this day. I will clip in this interview with her, beforeContinue reading “Born On this Day: Marija Gimbutas”
The joyful Edwin Starr was born on this day. He performed with many musicians of his time. Everyone kept a good memory of him, especially those who danced at his concerts. He was an uplifting, unusually intelligent singer with good manners and one of the best voices of the 20th century. He is one ofContinue reading “Born On This Day: Edwin Starr”
Marvin Gaye’s poignant song “What’s Going On” turns 50 on this day. To honour the anniversary, the state of Michigan will declare January 20th the What’s Going On Day. Governor Gretchen Whitmer explains the wonderful decision: “Having this tribute on the calendar provides us with an important moment—one where we can come together as aContinue reading “20 January Is Now “What’s Going On” Day”
We all remember him for his voice and his suave appearance, the suits and the urbane image he presented. But all that Robert Palmer wanted was to make music of all genres that satisfied his ears and that made his audiences dance. In interviews, it came through that he never agreed to becoming a cartoonContinue reading “Born On this Day: Robert Palmer”
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