Music Album Review: ‘I’ll Remember You: The D-Day Darlings: VE Day Celebration Edition’ (2020)


I’ll Remember You: The D-Day Darlings VE Day Celebration Edition Release Date: March 26, 2020 (Original version released on November 9, 2018) Record Label: Sony Music UK On Friday, November 9, 2018, Sony Records released I’ll Remember You: The D-Day Darlings, the recording debut of The D-Day Darlings, a British “wartime choir” of nine womenContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘I’ll Remember You: The D-Day Darlings: VE Day Celebration Edition’ (2020)”

Five Things I Am Good At


Share five things you’re good at. Auburn hair, loose, brushed Past fair shoulders gently spills Catches morning’s light

Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T: Music from the Original Blog Soundtrack


Last week, as many of you know, I wrote a series of posts in the “memoir” category I call Tempus Fugit (Time Flies) about a boy, a girl, and their painfully brief schoolyard romance at Coral Park in November of 1972. I called it Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T – 50 Years Later, and evenContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T: Music from the Original Blog Soundtrack”

On Music: Melodies for a Lazy Saturday, from a Profoundly Lazy Blogger


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. It is a hot late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. This being Saturday, I’m going to take the path of least resistance, as far as blogging goes anyway, and share some of my favorite music videos instead ofContinue reading “On Music: Melodies for a Lazy Saturday, from a Profoundly Lazy Blogger”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped


One of the biggest peeves that I have about home media releases on disc (especially the new 4K UHD Blu-ray format) is with packaging, especially when it comes to commemorative box sets such as last year’s Indiana Jones: 4-Movie Collection (released to celebrate Raiders of the Lost Ark’s 40th Anniversary) or this week’s The GodfatherContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped”

50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, March 21, 2022. It is a warm first day of astronomical spring in the Tampa Bay area; meteorological spring began on March 1. Currently, the temperature is 80˚ F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11Continue reading “50 Years On: Remembering – or Trying to Remember – March of 1972 is No Easy Thing”

On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!


Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. It is a gray, chilly Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 54˚F (12˚C) under cloudy conditions. With humidity at 86% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 9 MPH (13 KM/H), the windContinue reading “On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!”

On Music: Meet My Latest Musical Find – ‘Spotlight on John Williams’


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. It is a warm winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Music: Meet My Latest Musical Find – ‘Spotlight on John Williams’”

In Memoriam: Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)


Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Saturday, November 27, 2021. It’s a chilly late fall day. The current temperature is 68˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H) and humidity at 36%, the feels-like temperature is 67˚FContinue reading “In Memoriam: Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)”

Music Album Review: ‘The Essential Glenn Miller’ (2005)


He was neither an outstanding soloist nor showman nor an original composer. Instead Miller’s personality combined idealism with a formidable work ethic in a soul that was deeply musical. – Mike Plaskett, in the liner notes for The Essential Glenn Miller Boy, the way Glenn Miller playedsongs that made the hit parade…. – Charles StrouseContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘The Essential Glenn Miller’ (2005)”