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Daddy

The Cole Porter classic. My heart belongs to Daddy too, by the way. Only I don’t think it’s the daddy that Cole had in mind. Andy Pope at the Baldwin Grand, July 19, 2019.

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Fumblin’ with the Blues

I pulled this off yesterday on the Baldwin grand, playing and singing a Tom Waits tune I’ve always kinda liked.  Let me post somethng in my usual vein tomorrow, but this ought to tide y’all over till then.  Happy Holidaze.  

 

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The Blog and the Blues

For those who have been anticipating a Friday piano offering, I want you all to know that I have not forgotten.  I wasn’t able to get to the church piano earlier than this morning.  So right now I’m in the process of uploading.  I should have the piece posted later on tonight.

Meanwhile, I’m trying to call attention to an earlier post of which I am proud.  I earlier received the following comment on A Homily for the Homeless at Heart from Lauren Sapala, a San Francisco-based writing coach who has authored several fine books, including Firefly Magic, The INFJ Writer, and Between the Shadow and Lo:

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I found it interesting that I was about to trash the post before I received this comment.  Believe it or not, I had actually thought it was the worst piece I had ever written about homelessness in America! Thanks to Ms. Sapala, I had a change of heart.  I then edited it four times to polish it until I was able to feel proud of it.  As I started the fifth edit, my friend Danielle sent me an email reading: “Please don’t make many more changes.”

So I didn’t.   Here it is, in finished form:

A Homily for the Homeless at Heart

Hopefully this will give you something to chew on while you’re waiting for my somewhat chaotic version of “Billy’s Blues” by the late Laura Nyro.   I hope you enjoy both the blog and the blues.   

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Summertime

In honor of the hottest day all year.  Hope you like it.

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Bridge

Today, instead of only giving you one piano piece as I typically do on Fridays, I am offering three.   Wonder which one you like the best?

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Hunted

Another more-or-less jazzy version of a song that figures in my new musical Eden in Babylon.  For the more profound and eerie version, complete with singing and fancy instrumentation, say a prayer for me, keep your fingers crossed, get your mojo rising, and come see me next week.

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