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Merry Maudlin Monday w/Lana Del Rey

Haunted, beautiful, sad and the subject is hard not for me to connect with, I could create a soundtrack for this weekend, but quite frankly at the present I couldn’t name one artist I retained, other than Lana Del Rey. Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness was the theme song of this weekend. My Lil’Sis discovered it on Friday night. The girls had friends over…so it … Continue reading Merry Maudlin Monday w/Lana Del Rey


Merry Maudlin Monday w/Campfire Doug

Today I’m featuring one of my favourite local folk musicians, Campfire Doug. Armed usually with only his acoustic guitar, Doug’s music captures the open-air magic of the campfire. With the soul of a storyteller, his lyrics grapple with many of the injustices of this “big old goofy world”. It was Doug actually who introduced me to John Prine almost a decade ago now, at a campfire (of course). So please sit back and … Continue reading Merry Maudlin Monday w/Campfire Doug


Merry Maudlin Monday w/Wordsworth

What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; … Continue reading Merry Maudlin Monday w/Wordsworth

Merry Maudlin Monday

Another Merry Maudlin Monday

This MERRY MAUDLIN MONDAY I decided I’d feature a musician. Loreena McKennitt could be said to be both merry as well as maudlin. She composes pieces about ancient trees in Ireland being cut down, Lady’s in distress, and arranges Shakespeare,  Tennyson and Blake into music. In concert once she said inspiration for one of her pieces came whilst “flipping through Norton’s Anthology of Literature”. On … Continue reading Another Merry Maudlin Monday