Tom and Doug play "Roia's on Tour" in their famous podcast 

My dear friends, Tom and Doug, break out this song every so often. It's my one chance at true stardom, so, you know...this is your chance to bask in the insanity as well. 

Here's your very own opportunity to roll your eyes. :- )

The challenge of picking just six songs... 

Recently, JoAnn, a social media savvy music therapist, was reading Daniel Levitin's book ("The World in Six Songs") and she decided that she too wanted to figure out which six songs reflected her life. Being the fine and interactive blogger she is, she invited the rest of us to come up with our own list of songs.

So. There we all were (we music therapists, I mean) on Twitter, tweeting away, and she reminded me a couple of times, that, um, I hadn't done this yet. 

Okay, so, yes! It's true! I was resisting…

Read more

While we're on the subject of music I love... 

I have been obsessing over Joni Mitchell's "Song For Sharon" (not, mind you, that I ever stopped obsessing over Joni Mitchell's music in general- and on principle- since about college, which would be humanahmrf years ago). Here's a video of her performing it live:

 

In case you'd like to join me in the great obsession (in a music playing kind of way), here's a link to the tuning (yow!), tablature and lyrics. Seriously. About the tuning...it's gorgeous (first of all), but I almost broke my…

Read more

Music I Love 12/26/10 

Seasons greetings, kind folks! It occurs to me (yes, a bit belatedly) that I haven't spent enough time inviting you to listen to music I love, and that would be a terrible shame, because there's so darned much wonderful music for us all to obsess over, is there not?

I mean, I'm sure it's always obvious, when we listen to various songwriters, who their beloved songwriters are because elements of the songs they've been engaged with emerge in all sorts of ways in the music they write. 

So here you have it…

Read more

She's alive! 

I have been absolutely in slow motion with regard to blogs in the past couple of months. Here's the thing: I had an incredible amount of pain and needed emergency surgery. I am, happily, on the road to recovery and feel much (much) better now. 

I've learned a few important things while I was down for the count though. One is that my neighbors are incredible! They checked in on me, ran errands for me, offered to cook for me and to just sit with me if I needed. In fact, people came out of the very woodwork…

Read more

What the world needs now, is blogs, sweet blogs... 

So, I'm thinking that instead of updating the News/Journal section, I'll just move my ramblings over here to the blog section. 

Well, we all know (by now) that the biggest news is finally getting the new CD ("Look Inside") done. Can we get an "amen"? And Oasis (the good folks who printed my CD for me) just sent along the Acoustic Sampler with my song "Grateful" on it (which you can hear by fast forwarding the embedded player on my website to the second song). From what I gather, they've sent that Sampler…

Read more