3.6.16 - Nothing But the Blues

3.6.16 – Nothing But the Blues

 According to blues musician, Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly, “The bluesis like this. You lay down some night and you turn from one side of the bed to the other: all night long. It’s not too cold in that bed, and it…

2.28.16 - A Snail's Pace

2.28.16 – A Snail’s Pace

While most of us are in a constant rush to get things done, Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare taught us that slow and steady wins the race. This week’s show, features poems and songs that teach us how to…

2.21.15 - Here's Looking at You, Kid!

2.21.15 – Here’s Looking at You, Kid!

William Wordsworth said, “With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” This week our poets and musicians will consider the eye: the eyes we observe,…

2.14.16 - Gone to the Dogs

2.14.16 – Gone to the Dogs

Today’s show is dedicated to Southern Pup Transport and their partners at Passion for Pets. Check them out at www.passionforpetsrescue.org!

2.6.16  - Cool Hot Jazz

2.6.16 – Cool Hot Jazz

Louis Armstrong once said, “Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot, and each can be both. But hot or cool, man, jazz is jazz.” On today’s show, we’ll explore the hot and cold relationship between jazz poetry and jazz music. Like the…

1.31.16 - Purretry

1.31.16 – Purretry

Today’s show, featuring poems and songs about kitties, is dedicated to our feline friends at Good Mews Animal Foundation (goodmews.org), including this beauty, Sasha. Looking to add a furry new family member? Adopt!

1.24.16 - Rats!

1.24.16 – Rats!

A.E.Housman said, “I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.” This week we’ll hear an hour of poetry and music about rodents: both the despicable rat and the adorable squirrel, although, according to Sarah Jessica Parker, “a…

12.20.15 - Eat, Drink & be merry!

12.20.15 – Eat, Drink & be merry!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MELODICALLY CHALLENGED!

12.13.15 - Roads

12.13.15 – Roads

Of roads, Charles de Lint said, “When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.” And Bodidharma said, “Many roads lead to the path,…

12.6.15 - The roaring 20's

12.6.15 – The roaring 20’s

The 1920’s were a decade of economic prosperity following World War I. It is remembered as the golden age of jazz, the days of bootlegging and speakeasies. The dames were dolls and the men were swell. And the poetry of the 20’s was…