Archive for August 2010

TO ACHIEVE WHAT YOU MOST CARE ABOUT

Sunday, August 29, 2010: TO ACHIEVE WHAT YOU MOST CARE ABOUT Kevin Spacey appeared on “Inside the Actors Studio”.  He responded to a question from an acting student, “How can we appreciate these lean years leading up to the ultimate prize?” Spacey stated, “There is no ultimate prize,” and further explained, “To want and to…

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THE FIRST DAY

Sunday, August 22, 2010: THE FIRST DAY September approaches – the traditional time for the first day of classes in public schools and universities.  (More and more schools open learning to a full year calendar.)   Think about your experiences with “the first day” – in kindergarten, in grade school, at work, at university, at…

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HOW TO IMPROVE AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER

Sunday, August 15, 2010: HOW TO IMPROVE AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER “I have no incentive to pad my repertoire with second rate material of my own when I could easily add some first-rate material by someone else,” are the words of Dave Van Ronk – known as the Mayor of MacDougal Street and the poet laureate…

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AT THE BITTER END

Sunday August 7, 2010: AT THE BITTER END “At the bitter end” was my quick text response to a received message. It was a strange response I suppose if I was anywhere else – but in this case I really was at “The Bitter End”, a club in New York with a fabled musical history.…

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YOU WERE FAMOUS, YOUR HEART WAS A LEGEND" (CHELSEA HOTEL)

Sunday, July 31, 2011:  “YOU WERE FAMOUS, YOUR HEART WAS A LEGEND” (CHELSEA HOTEL) “Jesse Dylan was just in here and wondered why I had so many books about Bob Dylan,” said the straw hatted, leather faced owner of the little book store on Carmine Street.   “Obama’s motorcade has been down this street a few…

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