I hope this post finds you well. In these challenging times, I think a lot of us are looking for ways to calm. Music is one way for me. As the day winds down, I find there's nothing like listening to a melody at a slow, even tempo to help settle the mind and ease to sleep. Here are a few covers I've recorded recently. Enjoy.
Bridget Berliner, 2007-2022. A damn good dog and companion.
There are so many songs to choose from. This one about the phases of a beautiful relationship sums it up for me.
The one and only Tony Bennett turned 95 this summer of '21, when he gave a final live performance with Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall. Bennett has ended his live performing career because as you may know, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. And while the disease has stolen his memory, music still lives within him -- and pours out of him.
I've recorded covers of some of his iconic songs. Enjoy! And God bless you Tony!
Words and music by Amanda McBroom. First recorded by Bette Midler for the movie of the same name.
Some say, "Love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed"
Some say, "Love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed"
Some say, "Love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need"
I say, "Love, it is a flower
And you its only seed"
It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose
3 unabashedly romantic songs.