Category Archives: Music

Family of Us

May the paw of light shed happiness on us all in this New Year. I hope you enjoy the gentle vibe of this lovely song and video, “Famille Feat,” from Lokua Kanza of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reminding us to … Continue reading

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The Blues. Before, During, Hopefully After.

Boy, I got ‘em and how. Here are two major elements: * Several bruising encounters with the American “health-care” system. Make that the American “ill-health brutality” system. * I am sorely missing my African drum and dance teacher Angelo. He … Continue reading

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We All Need Somebody To Lean On

Poet Miller Williams died not long ago here in town. He wrote this, about compassion: Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism, is always a sign … Continue reading

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Cat’s Got Bugs’s Tongue

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone . . . . Bugs has lost his voice.  Before Fangie’s death, he had pipes on him worthy of the Metropolitan Opera.  After, he … Continue reading

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Fog Does Lift

In the unsettling, unseasonable heat that is this first of April – Where, fully one month too soon, the lettuce is already bolting – Bugsy is having tummy issues again. And I myself have fumbled into the freefloating anxiety that … Continue reading

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Bugs Considers Another Bean; Bean Likewise Vice Verse

Hello reader-beans.  Bugs here again.  Bean has been rocked back on her ass for a few days, by various Bad Things that apparently needed her urgent and bad-tempered attention.  She asked me to tell you she’s doing fine now, though.  … Continue reading

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Bugs Plays The Djembe

Ma.  I know that rhythm.  I want to play it. Bean:  Gosh, Bugs, I don’t know.  You know what a pain in the patooty it is to replace drum-heads.  Remember the little drum I let you play a while back? … Continue reading

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