LOOK FOR THE GOO GOO GOOGLY EYES – Marilyn Armstrong

I woke up this morning with an earworm. Not your normal earworm. Mine was a 1920s earworm. It was a song my mother sang often and for once, she actually got the words right. Ask any member of my family and they will assure you: my mother never ever remembered the words to any song … Continue reading LOOK FOR THE GOO GOO GOOGLY EYES – Marilyn Armstrong

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT GOOGLE! – Marilyn Armstrong

I woke up this morning with an earworm. Not your normal earworm. Mine was a 1920s earworm. It was a song my mother sang often and for once, she actually got the words right. Ask any member of my family and they will assure you: my mother never ever remembered the words to any song … Continue reading THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT GOOGLE! – Marilyn Armstrong

THE SONG IS YOU – Garry Armstrong

One of the great pleasures in my life these days is our car radio. Marilyn, in one of the most thoughtful of her gifts in this past year of discontent, signed us - me really - for Sirius Satellite radio, highlighted by the signature "Siriusly Sinatra" station.  It's all Sinatra, 24-7. Not just Sinatra. It's … Continue reading THE SONG IS YOU – Garry Armstrong

MUSIC AND LANGUAGE, PROVOCATIVE QUESTION #53 – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s Provocative Question #53 I need to begin this by saying that I don't think music IS a language. I agree that it is universal. It crosses over national and cultural borders. But it's music, not a language. There are some songs that are language, but it's the words that makes them a language, not the … Continue reading MUSIC AND LANGUAGE, PROVOCATIVE QUESTION #53 – Marilyn Armstrong

THE GREATEST BROADWAY MUSICAL — Marilyn Armstrong

Back in my bright college days, I was a music major. I hung out on the quad with other wannabe musicians on warm sunny days where we planned projects which would make us famous. Symphonies. Great achievements as conductors and composers though my class never produced anyone huge. Medium is as good as we got. … Continue reading THE GREATEST BROADWAY MUSICAL — Marilyn Armstrong