LIGHTS ALL ASKEW IN THE HEAVENS

May 29th is the centenary of Sir Arthur Eddington’s eclipse experiment, which proved Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.  “A young German physicist, Albert Einstein, had worked tirelessly on his new theories of relativity beginning with his first published papers in 1905, and culminating with his magnum opus ‘General Relativity’ in 1915. Only a handful of physicists...

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Flirting with Disaster

This is a shot from a photo session I did with Mikel Healey for my  new album, Flirting with Disaster.  Michael Ticcino, the artist who created the cover and booklets for my last two releases, is working with me on this one too. Michael specializes in photo-surreal composites, which means that Mikel shoots me in front of white paper and then Michael can place me...

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Writing, This and That

I’ve talked about about writing in quite a few interviews now, both writing lyrics on my own and collaborating with my esteemed co-writers. This post is about some of my own particular writing habits at home, little problems I come across or things I obsess about. Okay, that was one. I could have said “about which I obsess” but it sounded pedantic to me. It was my father, Leonard...

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Misplacement

Glasses soon to disappear into the great unknown For as long as I can remember, I’ve had trouble holding onto things. It started with my tendency to divest myself of glasses, coats, hats and countless items of little-girl jewelry when I was a child in New York City. As a teen and a young woman, I picked up various nicknames that mocked me for this well-known failing, including “Lorraine...

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