Category Archives: Music

What a Voice!

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If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) is a favorite song of mine. I was curious if there was anything on YouTube with him doing a live performance of this song. This is often a disappointing search, since 95% of the time I seek a live performance of anything, I get is a lip-synched schtick with the performer standing in front of the microphone. Not this time. This is simply amazing. (And thank heavens this is preserved; I found a clip from 2010 of him singing the same song, and suffice it to say the one below is the one worth remembering).

Life in a Minor Key

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Preface: I’m quite aware what happened with Doha; I’ve been following it every second; but I thought we’d all just take a break from market talk until Monday’s regular open.

It’s obvious that music is a big part of the lives of Slopers, as it is one of the most frequently-shared and discussed items in the comments section. There is no shortage of posts specifically about music, and I thought I’d add another.

When I was in high school and college, a question I’d invariably ask a person I just met was what kind of music they liked. It was, for me, somewhat of a litmus test, just as effective as glancing at the contents of their bookshelves. The worst answer was along the lines of, “I like anything, as long as it’s got a good beat and I can dance to it.” Such an answer assured me I would never want to talk to this person again.