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 Monday, December 13, 2021

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, December 13, 2021. It’s a cool start to another early winter workday. Currently, the temperature is 70˚F (22˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 5 MPH (9˚C) and humidity at 90%, it feels like 68˚F (21˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 13, 2021”

Music Album Review: ‘Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver’

In 1976, Windstar Records – a Colorado-based record label founded by the late John Denver – released Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver, an LP album featuring all-instrumental presentations of some of Denver’s best-known songs, including Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Sunshine on My Shoulders, My Sweet Lady, and two medleys – FollowContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Lee Holdridge Conducts the Music of John Denver’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 27, 2020, or: How I Survived Thanksgiving 2020 & John Denver Gets the ‘Beautiful Music’ Treatment

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon on Friday, November 27, 2020, and it is a quiet one here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and an east southeasterly breeze blowing at 2 MPH (3 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 84˚F (29˚C). The forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, November 27, 2020, or: How I Survived Thanksgiving 2020 & John Denver Gets the ‘Beautiful Music’ Treatment”

Album Review: ‘Great Voices Sing John Denver’

On June 11, 2013, MPE Music released Great Voices Sing John Denver, a 17-track tribute album produced by Milt Okun and Elisa Justice Holdridge that brings together some of opera’s great voices and the music and lyrics of singer-songwriter John Denver. Released 15 years, seven months, and 30 days after Denver’s death, this recording includes performancesContinue reading “Album Review: ‘Great Voices Sing John Denver’”