Happy Monday. It is Monday, right? The days bleed one into the other. Montuwedthufrisatsunday. And back around again. And they go fast, too, don’t they? One minute it’s 8 a.m. and the next, it’s dinnertime. What did I do all day?
But never fear, I’m launching a NEW EDIT CALENDAR for my blog posts that will help you keep track of the days. From now on, think of your week like this:
MUSIC MONDAY (Listen to today’s track below!)
To kick off the week, I share a song recorded in my Paris studio (and by “studio” I mean literally my one-room apartment). I’ll mix it up, classical, pop, torch songs, American Songbook—whatever suits my fancy (and whatever has karaoke tracks on Youtube.)
Sick of the view outside your window? I’m sick of mine, too. So I’ll be sharing the views of my friends and readers from around the world—plus, they’ll tell you what it’s like on lockdown where they are.
ANYTHING GOES WEDNESDAY
An essay, a poem, a photo—I let my creativity flow, free from the constraints of the diary format.
A day reserved for introspection, musings—and from time to time, hard philosophical questions about us during confinement.
I (attempt to) make you laugh, to find the humor in human behavior during these hard times. You gotta laugh to keep yourself from crying, am I right?
EDITOR’S CHOICE SATURDAY
I take a break from themes altogether, and write whatever comes to mind, as I have been doing up to now—musings, lists, tips, ideas, and more.
A pictorial of a whatever I see on my weekly walks in my neighborhood, as well as photos of Paris before lockdown.
Music Monday is here!
“My Man” was written originally for the French stage sensation, Misinguett (Mon Homme). When Florenz Ziegfeld heard it, he immediately bought the rights for his Follies star, Fanny Brice. This was a staple in my cabaret shows. I’d often sing it in both the original French and English, but here, I’m taking a stab at the Streisand arrangement from the film Funny Girl. Enjoy.