JWDailies 06-08-2021

Song of the day: “On Top of the World” by bluegrass fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor, from his 2021 release Markology II. Here is the original version from his first guitar album, Markology, released in 1978. Poem of the day: “Six O’Clock Flight to the Interment” by Philip White. Fact of the day: The action-packed story … Read more

JWDailies 04-29-2021

Song of the day: “She’s Just Dancing” by David Wilcox. Poem of the day: “By Blue Ontario’s Shore” by Walt Whitman. Fact of the day: This is old news, but there’s a new book on the paltry pop psychology of self-esteem. Learned one thing today: Also old news, but you make better decisions when you … Read more

JWDailies 03-11-2021 (Dedicated to my amazing wife on her milestone birthday)

Song of the day: “B-Day Song” by Madonna. Poem of the day: “in the rain-” by e.e. cummings. Fact of the day: The year 1956. Learned one thing today: 14 reasons why the best is yet to come. Visual of the day: 65 photos of … Princess Diana’s fashion and style. Two centuries of flooding … Read more

JWDailies 03-09-2021

Song of the day: “Lover Man” by Coleman Hawkins. The Hawk flies! Sittin’ in with some other jazz greats. Love this video clip and the voiceover introduction! Poem of the day: “Moment” by Hildegarde Flanner. Fact of the day: U.K. audiences are different. Great Twitter thread of British reactions to U.S. DTC pharmaceutical ads. (One … Read more

JWDailies 02-23-2021

Song of the day: “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends” as recorded by Bobby Bare. Kris Kristofferson wrote this song, and recorded it himself but Bare recorded it first. This is also the final song Kristofferson performed in his last show before officially retiring. Poem of the day: “What the Living Do” by … Read more