Tag: music

love makes the world go ’round….but it doesn’t pay the mortgage.

on May 29, 2015 in Barbie Angell's Blog, poetry, rhyme, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by

Sheila Shine's property
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you know I spent last weekend on a gorgeous property just outside Marshall, NC. While I’m not a vain person, one of the things I really like about me is that I can make people laugh. I’m funniest in bad situations, but so far no one’s asked me to do a comedy tour at hospitals and funeral homes around the country. For now, my gift of wit is donated to friends and family who are going through a difficult time. I know love doesn’t pay the mortgage, but it’s the only currency I’ve ever accepted for what I do.

My visit to the Rising Spirit property outside Marshall was requested by my amazing friend Sheila Shine. This woman loves music as much as I do. She has a spirituality that is unlike anything I’ve ever encountered. Her capacity to love and desire to connect people together is fierce. She is tenacious when she sets her brain on something that will improve someone’s world. Unfortunately, her breast cancer is just as tenacious.

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I love National Poetry Month….

on April 3, 2015 in Barbie Angell's Blog, poetry, rhyme, Roasting Questions, Shel Silverstein, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet, I’m required to have this knowledge and not just wait around for someone to post about it on Facebook…. and then look it up on Snopes to see if it’s actually true.
: )

If you have a child, then you may know about all the poetry that happens in April. Even schools who don’t normally have poetry in their classes will seize the day (so to speak) and break out the Shel Silverstein, Dorothy Parker or may snag a local poet to come perform for the kids. I’m one of those fortunate local poets.

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Rosanne Cash’s The River & The Thread….a non-standard review.

on January 12, 2014 in Barbie Angell's Blog, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by
Rosanne Cash’s The River & The Thread

Before I share my thoughts on Rosanne Cash’s new album, The River & The Thread, let’s go ahead and address the metaphorical elephant in the room. Yes, I am referring to the “clad in black, full of charm, iconic voice” known to all generations as Johnny Cash. Because yes, he is Rosanne Cash’s father; however his black coattails have never carried her career. To me, the fact that they are related is almost an aside when discussing her music. An interesting association, and certainly it enabled her to gather an insider’s perspective of the industry, but this is not what has made her an Americana music legend. read more →

Steep Canyon Rangers….a non-standard review.

on September 8, 2013 in Barbie Angell's Blog, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with 2 comments by
steep canyon rangers

Yes, this is another “completely non-standard” album review. I’m sure there won’t be a shortage of actual music writers putting keyboard to screen about Steep Canyon Rangers’ brand-pickin’-new album, Tell The Ones I Love. In spite of that, sometimes I am just so taken with something that I simply have to write about it. I’ve owned the cd for two weeks, and I’d need algebra to figure out how many people I’ve talked to about it in person, let alone through social media.

“If Barbie talks to an average of 20 people a day, tweets to approximately 3,000 followers, has 825 ‘friends’ on Facebook and fell in love with an album fourteen days ago… how many superlatives has she used in the last two weeks?”

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Pre-sales & website launch for my new book….

on September 23, 2012 in poetry, rhyme, Roasting Questions, Shel Silverstein, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by
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The website for my book has been launched.  Since my publisher is a non-profit organization, Roasting Questions will be sent to press once pre-sales read more →

My book "Roasting Questions" is now available to purchase!