Musical Interlude: Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

Terry Starbucker recently asked his Twitter friends to share their favorite guilty pleasure songs.  46 songs were nominated, which were then voted on to find the top 10.  Come on Eileen was #1 – with 50% of the votes! This song is a personal favorite of mine. I don’t consider it a guilty pleasure. I ain’t ashamed of my love for eighties music. I’m reminded of the impromput 80′s dance party we had at my brother’s house in South Africa this New Year’s. This song was on the play list and all of us jumped around unashamedly to this tune, […] Read more...

Musical Interlude: Sia – Day Too Soon

This song has been in HEAVY rotation on my computer since I discovered it a few days ago.  It’s the kind of song that makes me cry a little because I think its just so beautiful. Enjoy! Read more...

A Different Kind of Valentines Day

It’s Valentines Day today, and while I don’t subscribe to the insane merchandising extravaganza its become there is something I love about it. Read more...

Books and more books….

Last night I went to the book store for the first time in weeks. I’ve been staying away, partly because I’ve been too busy moving and working, but also because I needed to take a break from my addictive compulsion to buy books. My house is scattered with piles of brand spanking new, as yet unread books. If I had to hazard a guess I’d have to say there are at least 30 of them. I’m not exaggerating. So many books so little time. Sometimes I wake up in a cold sweat at night contemplating the seemingly insurmountable dilemma of […] Read more...