Tag Archives: music

Resisting A Replay of Xanadu

I cried when I left the movie theater. I walked to the car with my parents and their friends, bawling with large tears and large voice, all emotional after Xanadu. Granted, I was ten. The music and love story must’ve been too much for my pre-teen self. The parking lot was dark enough that had […]
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The First Time I Heard Little Big Town

I turned on the car radio, and I heard these lyrics. “… One thing I know, no matter where I go, I keep my heart and soul in the boondocks …” I thought, someone’s singing about living in the boondocks? I love it. I turned the sound up. I flipped the blinker on and made […]
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Another Yellow Umbrella

Before the yellow umbrella of Ted Mosby appeared on How I Met Your Mother, there was another Yellow Umbrella, a book by Korean artists, composer Dong II Sheen and writer/illustrator Jae-Soo Liu. This picture book and its accompanying CD tell the story of children going to school in the rain. Readers of all ages will […]
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The Sheet Music

Your parents make you take the lessons. You’re learning piano. It’s boring. It’s not beautiful. Your parents add pennies to a basket each time you practice. They think money motivates. You learn vocabulary like treble clef and F sharp and ritardando. You learn quarter note and how to say “blueberry” when you play triplets. You […]
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Afternoon at the Pizzeria

We sit at a table under the breeze of a ceiling fan.  Covering the checkered tablecloth is parchment paper.  My daughters find the tin of crayons.  Melisandra draws a flower.  Corrigan scribbles lines.  “Look, Mommy,” she says, “snakes.”  Coloring is fun, but it gets better.  Our waitress brings balls of pizza dough to shape and […]
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