Category: Song of the day

The Last Link

(“Over My Head, I Hear Music in the Air,” Kathleen Battle) Saturday, December 25 “I have a last link for you before I go… check it with headphones, please. I love you, Alan… I...

Him and Me

Friday, December 24 “Há flores de cores concentradas…” says Caetano Veloso’s song. “There are flowers in such intensive hues,” how else could I express this passionate clues… “The sun reflects its rays on the...

Love & Psyche

Friday, December 17 “I’m planning a nice afternoon… that’s why I sang you a samba, after all. Did you check the painting by João Câmara?” “It sounds lovely. I’m limited here to another 40...

Happy First Month, my Love

Tuesday, December 15 “I had send him an email yesterday with a Brazilian painting, The Kiss, by Rubens Gerchman… ahead of time, I was so eager to celebrate: ‘What you give to me and...

Kites (Next Year We Will…)

Saturday, December 11 “Dear Alan, check in to see a 2005 preview (for us, I mean, kites and all). Attached for you a Brazilian painting, Kites, oil on canvas by Candido Portinari.   “Love/...

Lullaby

Lullaby

Thursday, December 9 “I sent him a pen and ink Picasso drawing, a woman’s face resting relaxed upon her arms, quiet… happy… I sang ‘There’s a kind of hush’ for him, and I whispered ‘I...

Jaya, Jaya

Jaya, Jaya

Saturday, December 4 “So as I was making love to you again this morning, against the wall, on top of the kitchen sink, on the table, on the couch, on the floor, in the...

“Ferida” [“Wound”]

“Ferida” [“Wound”]

Friday, December 3 So, I’m here. Singing Cazuza: “I want the fortune of a tranquil lover…” Would you like to keep typing? You apparently don’t, so I’m sending you an email. When you listen...

Till There Was You

Till There Was You

Friday, December 3 Friday, December 3 I sang Beatles for him in an email, with the blue of Monet’s lilies all over the screen: Till There Was You. “How lovely you sing, mon amour,” he...

Kathleen Battle’s Comeback to the Met

Kathleen Battle’s Comeback to the Met

I’ve just read in the NY Times: “It may be the biggest unfiring in opera since Maria Callas’s New York comeback: Kathleen Battle, a prima donna whose dismissal by the Metropolitan Opera more than...

An die Entfernte

An die Entfernte

  An die Entfernte, D765 First line: So hab’ ich wirklich dich verloren? composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) December 1822; first published in 1868 by Wilhelm Müller of Berlin author of text Johann Wolfgang von...