Category Archives: Music

from a favorite film

One-armed band.

Music at all costs.

“The man on the right in all four images is Bert Amend, who, as a shake mill worker, lost an arm at the turn of the twentieth century. Determined not to give up music, he ultimately invented several attachments and devices to enable himself and similarly handicapped players to play many different instruments (he was granted a patent for a chord-fingering device for the piano). During the early ‘teens his trio was billed as “The Greatest Novelty Musical Act in Vaudeville.” Eventually adding more players — all one-armed individuals — the group played violins, cellos, guitars, piano and drums.”


a song for Tuesday

life barrels on like a runaway train

someday we’ll find it

to be lifted.

And made wise.

yesterday and tomorrow

jingle a la king arthur’s court



It’s been a while since I’ve posted in this space. I’ve visited, but there’s much going on; I don’t know where to begin. It’ll wait. I’m in Israel for another week and some. There’s much I have to do.

Here’s music I’ve been enjoying.


French Passione

Jacques Brel draws you in with his fire and poetry. Brilliant.

I Wish I Was

No One’s Laughing at G-d

The Logical Song

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Filled with Song

Amelie. One of my favorite films.

יוצא שאת תמיד שותקת אבל בפנים זה בוער