Archive for March, 2009


I had the joyous pleasure of meeting and interviewing Lisa Kelly Simone for the Tryon Daily Bulletin today after hearing her sing and field a million questions from the kids at Tryon Elementary. I feel blessed to have been in the presence of such a bright star sharing her light with the world.

It’s a gorgeous day today as I finish up the computer work on my porch listening to the sounds of birds and watching pileated woodpeckers flirt among the locust trees. What an amazing spot to call home!

This evening will bring a reception for Simone and in some ways it feels like Nina Simone has finally come home to Tryon through her daughter. May her spirit receive the love from this town that raised her on music even though the politics of the time sent her away feeling like she could never come back.


March 17, 2009 at 8:27 pm 1 comment

Songs lyrics in my head recently in no particular order

Never was I – Mad Tea Party

Paper Moon – (Arlen & Harburg)

It’s All Right With Me – (Cole Porter)

Love will Come to You – Indigo Girls

Christine – Screaming J’s

The Pearls – Jelly Roll Morton*

Shadows of the Night – Pat Benatar

Rock & Roll Music – Chuck Berry

Dream a Little Dream of Me – (Andre, Schwandt, & Kahn)

My Inspiration is You – Annette Henshaw (Levant, Rose, & Dixon)

*Okay, this one doesn’t have lyrics that I know of, but the tune has been insistant lately.

March 11, 2009 at 5:20 am 1 comment

Frozen Spring

Starting with a dusting
Winter finally wrestles a win
Over the thermal belt.

Icicles drip from rocks
Gleaming golden in the sunset
like the dazed narcissus
Bowing to the white carpet.

Frozen fingers
can’t type the words
hiding in my heart
waiting for the world to thaw.

March 4, 2009 at 11:11 pm Leave a comment

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