I gave up making New Year’s resolutions long ago. Instead, I choose “one word” to focus on every day, all year long, one simple word that summarizes who I want to be and how I want to live my life. Those of you who read this blog regularly might recall the word I chose for […]
Happy Birthday to ME!!!
Today is my sixtieth birthday, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the release of a brand-new single! Flamingo Walk is now available on all platforms! Spotify Pandora Apple Music It’s a piano rag I wrote just for fun – jaunty and whimsical, just like those shrimp-eating pink birds I love […]
I kicked off my 60th birthday week with my parents and youngest son yesterday. I made all our family favorites for Sunday dinner – pulled pork loin, cheesy potatoes, and green beans with bacon – and afterwards there was cake, ice cream, and presents followed by a fiercely competitive game of Uno. (In typical fashion, […]
GENTLEMAN BAILEY by Darla Bower
Gentleman Bailey was written in memory of composer and pianist Darla Bower’s faithful canine companion Bailey, who succumbed to illness in December, 2018. It is a fitting tribute to “the sweetest and gentlest dog” Bower ever owned. The plaintive melodic theme, played in the deep lower register of the piano, alternates with a short section […]