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Wallflower Medley (Diana Krall)


Here’s a medley of songs from Diana Krall’s new album titled “WallFlower” scheduled to be released in February, 2015.  Find details here on iTunes and Amazon.

And if you can’t get enough, check her on a longer Youtube clip of Eagles hit: Desperado.


Related Post: Diana Krall – Case of You

Easing into Friday Night…with Diana Krall

Tune into a Canadian’s blog and you’ll eventually be subjected to a post on famous Canadian artists. Diana Krall was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia.  Krall sold more the 15,000,000 albums worldwide, more albums than any other female jazz artist during the 90’s and 2000’s.  She’s won three Grammy Awards and eight Juno’s.  And per Wiki, she is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums. 

After a long week, it’s time to slow the pulse rate, close your eyes and have Diana serenade you with a beautiful Joni Mitchell composition: “A Case of You.”


Walking Cross Town. With No Next.

It’s Wednesday.  I take a late morning train to attend a late morning meeting. There are no meetings that follow. There is no Next, and Next and Next.

I sit in the train. The train clears. I’m immersed in the final chapter of the last book in Rachel Cusk‘s trilogy. I take the time to finish up, I grab my bag, and exit the train. There’s no rushing to the exits, the platform is empty. I walk alone in Kaminsky’s quiet: “What is silence? Something of the sky in us.”

Security at Grand Central is tight. Each entrance is heavily armed. Yet, I don’t flinch – the gunmetal black, semi-automatic weapon looks like a prop in a scene in Toy Story – I’m among the extras, commuters rushing to their Next, and tourists snapping photos.

Broadway teems with tourists mingling on sidewalks, trying to decide What’s Next. I smile, step around them, not interrupting their chat as they stand three abreast. Tis’ the season.

Full body sized neon letters hum and flash overhead: Mueller probe. Cohen. Trump. Russia. This nasty, viscous, mucus is non-stick, and glances off. You won’t touch me, not today. 

My meeting ends. A luncheon thanking colleagues for exceptional work on a project with a highly successful outcome.  I learn at lunch that today is the 86th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting CeremonyAha! This accounts for the heavy security and unusually large crowds. [Read more…]

The Look of Love

 


Notes:

Walk on By


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A Case of You


Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) was in  Vancouver this month singing Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” with Stu Larsen, The Once, Dan Medland and Chris Vallejo. Just how beautiful is Vancouver (and this tune)?!


Related Post: Diana Krall, A Case of You (Still, my all-time favorite rendition)

People should be waiting for their next word, not mine.

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“But please remember, I don’t sit around wondering how people see the world, or how they feel about things. I don’t attempt to express their feelings. I only write about the way I feel. I mean, I’m not arbitrator of public tastes or opinion. I don’t have a following of people who are waiting for my next word. I hope I never have that kind of following. People should be waiting for their own next word, not mine.”

– Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello, 59, born Declan Patrick Macmanus, is an English singer-songwriter. He was born in London.  He has won multiple awards in his career including a Grammy.  He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Costello’s first broadcast recording was alongside his dad, also a musician, in a television commercial for R. White’s Lemonade (I’m a Secret Lemonade Drinker). His father wrote and sang the song; Costello provided backing vocals. Costello married Canadian piano-vocalist Diana Krall in May 2003, and married her at the home of Elton John.  Krall gave birth to twin sons, Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, on 6 December 2006 in New York City.  A vegetarian since the early 1980s, Costello says he was moved to reject meat after seeing the documentary The Animals Film (1982), which also helped inspire his song “Pills and Soap” from 1983’s Punch the Clock). (Source: Wiki)

 Credits: Portrait – By James O’Mara. Quote Source – apoetreflects. Bio – Wiki.

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