Fifty Candles in the Wind

This past Thursday night, my sisters and brothers surprised me with a poem, commemorating my 50th birthday celebration earlier this year. Of course, they knew whatever they wrote must have some linkage to EJ, so here it is… Fifty Candles in the Wind* Told to pack for two days, Kim asked “Where are we going?”…

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You can cage the songbird, but you can’t make her sing

Candle in the Wind, the boys’ tribute to Marilyn Monroe, is essentially ubiquitous (which doesn’t make it any less amazing, by the way).  And, of course, the version of Candle in the Wind dedicated to Princess Diana perhaps even more so.  On the other hand, Cage the Songbird, also a tribute (albeit obscure), is from…

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Hey, there’s an angel in my tree!

You tell me there’s an angel in your tree Did he say he’d come to call on me For things are getting desperate in our home Living in the parish of the restless folks I know If you don’t recognize these lyrics, they’re from Burn Down the Mission (but I’m sure you knew that already). …

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Come on, Razor Face, my old friend…

Today was a Madman Across the Water kind of a day…do you ever have those?  I feel like I’ve had about 3 weeks of them in fact.  That’s the main reason I haven’t blogged in a while (I know you’ve missed me)! Anyway, I was listening to the Madman CD today while heading down the…

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