Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much olderYour famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulderYou'd been to the station to meet every trainAnd you came home without Lili MarleneFrom Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen Sadly, in November 2016 (yes that long ago) Canadian singer/songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen passed … Continue reading Vancouver and Victoria – on the way home
Category: Travel Posts
In the Seat of Power
Washington D.C. from Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River Washington D.C. is a one trick town. Take away the politicians and their coterie of aides and what do you have left. Lawyers and lobbyists, that is what you have left. According to a man we met on the street (and DC statistics) one in … Continue reading In the Seat of Power
Bicycle races are coming your waySo forget all your duties, oh yeahFat bottomed girls, they'll be riding todaySo look out for those beauties, oh yeah Bicycle Race by Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury's song "Bicycle Race" was by no means a reference to Scouts disappearing svelte derriere on the Rio Grande trail in Aspen. Apparently inspired … Continue reading Aspen
Good for the Soul
Spent the last yearRocky Mountain wayCouldn't get much higherOut to pastureThink it's safe to say - Rocky Mountain Way - a Joe Walsh song It is well known that Joe Walsh was a member of the Eagles rock band but less well known that this American musician joined the New Zealand band Herbs and played … Continue reading Good for the Soul
All Hail “The King”
For reasons I cannot explainThere's some part of me wants to see GracelandAnd I may be obliged to defendEvery love, every endingOr maybe there's no obligations nowMaybe I've a reason to believeWe all will be receivedIn Graceland - Graceland by Paul Simon The story is, Paul Simon wrote the song Graceland as part homage to … Continue reading All Hail “The King”
Well, there's thirteen hundred and fifty twoGuitar pickers in NashvilleAnd they can pick more notes than the number of antsOn a Tennessee anthill The Lovin' Spoonfull's Nashville Cats written by John Sebastian N I usually try to write a title to my posts that (I think anyway) is a little bit witty. Nashville, though, seemed … Continue reading Nashville, Tennessee
Keith Urban is a Big Deal
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up highThere's a land that I heard of, once in a lullabySomewhere over the rainbow, skies are blueAnd the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true From "The Wizard of OZ" written by EY Harburg and Harold Arlen When Dorothy clicked her heels together in Kansas and … Continue reading Keith Urban is a Big Deal
Boulder, Colorado, Covid and a New Entry Port
But the Colorado Rocky Mountain highI've seen it rainin' fire in the skyThe shadow from the starlightIs softer than a lullabyRocky Mountain highRocky Mountain high From Rocky Mountain High - Written by John Denver and Mike Taylor A view of Wonderland Lake up to the foothills If you have ever walked in the Rocky Mountains … Continue reading Boulder, Colorado, Covid and a New Entry Port
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Its a heartache Nothing but a heartache Hits you when its too late Hits you when you're down Bonnie Tyler Words and Music by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe Little known fact - Bonnie Tyler's husband is a cousin of Catherine Zeta-Jones who was raised in the same Welsh village. Better known fact is that … Continue reading What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?