Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two

More Karaoke Madness I am not the world’s greatest singer. I will be the first to admit it. But I have a good ear for music – that’s what my high school chorus teacher, Ms. Owen, once told me, anyway – and I did enjoy my two-and-a-half years as a singer in the men’s andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 15, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different – Part Two”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….

Annoying Phrases Today on Twitter, I came across a tweet by @KaylaChowShow: What word or phrase do people use that you can’t stand? Here’s what I replied: “At the end of the day.” “Irregardless.” “Trump is the best President in U.S. history.” “Do your own research.” Karaoke Madness Before I moved to the Tampa BayContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 14, 2022, or: And Now, Something Somewhat Different….”

On Music: Have You Ever Bought an Album Just for ‘That ONE Song’ You Want to Hear…Then Fell in Love with the Other Songs?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 25, 2022. It is a warm subtropical winter day here in the Tampa Bay area. The temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 81% and the wind blowing from the south at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Music: Have You Ever Bought an Album Just for ‘That ONE Song’ You Want to Hear…Then Fell in Love with the Other Songs?”

A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs

Many years ago, when I still lived in Miami, Florida, I wrote a short story which was both a coming-of-age tale and also a look at an older man who must re-examine his youthful choices after a tragic incident kills his high school “crush.” As Reunion’s summary reads on the back cover and on itsContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, June 5, 2021. It is a hot summery day; the current temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (34˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)”

On Music: My Top 10 Favorite Billy Joel Songs

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to another edition of On Music, the part of A Certain Point of View, Too where I share my favorite songs and other musical compositions across the various genres that I enjoy. Today I’ll be featuring my Top 10 Favorite Songs by Billy Joel, who happens to be (a) myContinue reading “On Music: My Top 10 Favorite Billy Joel Songs”