JWDailies 06-04-2021

Song of the day: “Woodstock” was written by Joni Mitchell who famously skipped that event for a previously scheduled appearance on the Dick Cavett Show. But she made up for it by writing the definitive song about the gentle, peace-loving, utopian, laid-back, free-flowing hippie spirit of that moment in time. The earliest live version of … Read more

JWDailies 04-16-2021

Song of the day: “Alone Again Or” by the late Bryan MacLean. (Yep, same song as the one by Love. Bryan was in Love. And Bryan’s half-sister, fyi, is Maria McKee.) Poem of the day: “Ox Cart Man” by Donald Hall. Fact of the day: The great American road trip has always been anything but … Read more

JWDailies 04-07-2021

Song of the day: “Madman Across the Water” by Elton John. (Here’s an amazing live version from 1971!) Poem of the day: “Brownie Troop #722 Visits the Nursing Home” by Mary Jo Salter. Fact of the day: Our perceptions of time warp our experience of time. Excellent essay that doubles as a book review. (Another … Read more