Monthly Archives: December 2015

At the end of the day …. “Phil Thompson: Adele’s “Hello” Cover”!!

It Is What It Is


~~December 28, 2015~~ 


Phil Thompson continues to gain recognition as an internationally acclaimed pop pianist and vocalist – creating both original songs and unique arrangements of adult contemporary hits.

Phil’s expression and passion for performing come through in all of his works – artistically blending the sounds and styles from some of his biggest inspirations: Elton John, Lionel Richie, Bruce Hornsby and Michael Buble to name a few.

Phil’s latest album “Love Themes from the Silver Screen” consistently ranks on the iTunes “Top 20” love themes charts across the globe.

~~As it appears in …. full read/full credit”



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Story behind the song

The first thing I did after hearing this song on…

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_ Dear lover

Stevie Nicks, Cher, and Janis Joplin are my favorite female singers. Hugs, Barbara


Dear lover

A Poem by Coyote Poetry


People can fall together for the wrong reasons.


                                 Dear lover

I have learned too late. The words not spoken and the letters never written. Are written too late and become meaningless words.

I knew you when we were fleeing from ourselves and we were damned to the booze and the drugs. Everything we held precious had turn to shit and instead of curling up and dying.

We found salvation in each other arms. We were seeking and finding things that were leading us into a inferno of no return. Where saints and sinners find similar corridors of the shade of love promises that cannot be kept.

We laid in beds of hidden rooms in the dark motels seizing the last grasp at desperate needs. We learned too late. The flesh demand payment. When two people are twisted up their last hope, bodies…

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Puerto Rico policeman fatally shoots 3 officers after fight

The world is disintegrating. When will it stop? When we make it stop. Hugs, Barbara

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A Puerto Rico policeman fatally shot two high-ranking officers and a policewoman on Monday following an argument and hostage taking at work that temporarily shut down the station in the U.S. territory’s second largest city, authorities said. The suspect was immediately placed under arrest.
The suspect, Guarionex Candelario, held a female lieutenant, a male commander and a policewoman hostage in an office before he killed them, police spokeswoman Mayra Ayala told The Associated Press. She said authorities were about to start negotiations with the 50-year-old suspect when the victims were killed. She said police did not yet have information on a motive.
Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla told reporters that the suspect was injured during the shooting and remains hospitalized. Padilla declined to say what kind of injuries the officer received and how they were inflicted.
“This took us completely by surprise,” Col. Hector Agosto said in a quiet voice…

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Puerto Rican/European: Francisco Oller’s Hybrid Paintings at the Brooklyn Museum

Repeating Islands


In her blog, CultureGrrl, Lee Rosenbaum offers a brief review of Francisco Oller’s exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum—“Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World.” Here are just a few excerpts below; see full review here.

Like the works of Archibald Motley, now featured at the Whitney Museum, the art of Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller, subject of a concurrent retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum (to Jan. 3), inhabits two separate worlds. More than Motley, Oller often conflated those worlds on the same canvas.

Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World is one manifestation of the Brooklyn Museum’s attempt to have “more interchange with the Latino community, to increasingly diversify our audience”—an objective of former director Arnold Lehman, as described to me in a far-ranging 2010 interview.

Part of that initiative, he said then, was hiring Richard Aste, formerly associate curator of European art at…

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EATING CLOUDS IN ITALY: Plant-based Food, Health and Living in Italy


I’m already thinking post-Christmas and that burning question of what to eat on Boxing Day or the day after…or the day after that…? Left-over turkey, ham and trimmings are always a treat but sometimes you want to pop in a little surprise, something different – but without the work!

Well….I’ve just discovered something rather wonderful thanks to our lovely neighbour who presented us with a large bag of organic, home-grown walnuts. ‘Salsa di noci’ or walnut salsa is this something rather wonderful, a classic Ligurian sauce that’s normally served with pasta but here I’m using it as a dip for chicken wings.

I’m sure somewhere you’ll still have a large bowl of nuts and walnuts left-over from the festivities…..or maybe like me you still have some from last year’s Christmas! If so, chuck them out and start with fresh.

Book yourself some quiet time – light the fire, put…

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