Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland- Song Preview
Track (10) from the album "Hugs and Kisses." The album is available on Compact Disc or MP3 Download. Words by Beth Slater Whitson. Music by Leo Friedman.. Published in 1909. Arranged and recorded by Curtis Chamberlain/Big Band Curtis in 2013. Click the link below then the play button to listen.Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland- Preview
Shakin' and Movin'
Yes, I'm shakin' and movin'!I had a little set back with my nervous system taking a dip which left me unable to feel or move anything for a few hours from the waist down. I am SO working on getting out of here. I have someone who is trying to help but it takes money and I'm waiting for my financial breakthrough.Meanwhile, my training has started for building a strong speaker platform. I'm filling...
MusingS-Lite No. 20
To paraphrase the saying, "My mind's mental junk drawer runneth over." So it's time again to publish another musings-lite.
I am the cook at home – by choice. But I fear I failed a bit in 2013. No one ever told me and I never read it so I never knew that kale was the "in" vegetable for the year. Consequently I never bought or cooked it. Since kale is not my number one choice when it...
Chinese Lantern Festival
After 2,000 years, the festivities and tradition continue: it is time to light the Chinese lanterns.
A sea of color, light and dance surround this day of feast. Falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, (2/14/14 this year) the Lantern Festival is the first significant feast after the Spring Festival and culmination of the 21 days of New Year celebrations. The rousing activities start...
My Appearance on LA Talk Live Feb. 18th
I’ll be a guest on LA Talk Live, “Here’s To Your Health” with host Joshua Lane, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. Pacific. Live webcast and will also be available for later viewing.
Addendum: My appearance occurred closer to 1 pm Pacific and lasted about eight minutes. Here is a link to the show. (Click on Feb...
Money Can't buy me Love
A relationship strengthening guide for intimate connections
Can a stuffed animal with a romantic message solve a relationship problem? Nope. Neither can a trip to the jewelry store, boxes of chocolate, sappy cards, balloons or vases of expensive flowers... none of these can fix a distant, damaged or dying relationship. But the VASE can. Let me explain why.
Relationships take work. There is...
Celebrate February 14th
One might rightfully question, why celebrate Valentine’s Day if efforts (card, chocolate, or flowers) aren’t recognized because your loved one is no longer capable of remembering such a day? You might conclude it is it less painful to pretend such a special day doesn’t exist.
To those people, I say the pain is worth seeing the reward of your gesture, however brief it is. Never regret...
Songs from way back when - 1
While I enjoy the songs popular in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, earlier songs hold a special place in my heart - maybe because my parents enjoyed them so much. Given that, I thought I'd resurrect the lyrics from an old song now and then. If you are a senior, you may recall them. If you are much younger, well... you can learn the lyrics of songs your grandparents sang and danced to. As I have...
So what is a "Big Band" anyway?
A "Big Band" is a large jazz or popular ensemble that dominated American popular music of the period 1935-45. Typically, a rhythm section of piano, upright bass, drums and guitar accompanies five saxophones (two altos, two tenors, and one baritone, who also double on clarinet and flute) three or four trumpets, three or four trombones. A male or female vocalist frequently performs with such groups....
Can I try again?
It seems we are all given a certain numbers of years to live and so we do. In that journey (as I often refer to it) we have our success and failures. We do things we are proud of and others we are ashamed to admit. Our lives are filed with good and bad, smart and dumb, happiness and sadness because of what we said or did. They are all part of traveling that path called life.
But, as I have...