Other Expressions

  • THE HOSPICE BUBBLE and Other Devastating Affirmations: Poems by Lizzie Wann

    Witnessing the decline and eventual death of a parent is the surest way to send any of us into the deepest well of depression and morbid reflection. Few of us handles it with quite the grace we might have hoped for. Shock, relentless grief, guilt, recrimination are only some aspects the lot of us go […]

  • You’ll Get Pie in the Sky When You Die

    It’s hard to think about the history of labor unions in this country without thinking of the music that gave it its soundtrack. The American labor movement of the 20th century used powerful lyrics and catchy melodies to champion the causes of workers who voiced grievances for just wages and dignity. In 1791, the first […]

  • LENNY BRUCE: Word Blower Supremo (and the brother that you never had)

    Greetings, my fellow Americans. ‘Tis the season to practice gratitude and to remember that every age is the same; only love makes any of them bearable. I am grateful for so many things in this life–choosing to meditate and focus upon that which is truly important, cognizant of the fact that consciousness is the author […]

  • Art on 30th: Creating and Marketing Art You want to Live With

    In early 2014, Ari Kate Ashton’s long-time vision of opening an art center in San Diego was beginning to evolve. She had been a successful artist for many years, blessed with talent and a unique style of work. She had also been an instructor and mentor to many local artists. Due to the economy and […]

  • To Candye–Love, Sue

    On Friday night, May 6, 2016, we lost a force of nature. After an eight-year battle with cancer, Candye Kane passed away. Candye was my long-term musical partner for most of the ’90s and was a very dear friend. She took me all over the world, taught me how to perform to my fullest, inspired […]

  • Nicki Carano: A Tragic End for a Beloved Friend

    Inconceivable, shocking, unimaginable, tragic. These were the sentiments running through the music community when news hit that Nicki Carano had been crushed by a falling tree during the rainy, stormy weather at the end of January. Nicki was driving on Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach, on her way to a gig in Ocean Beach, when […]

  • Movies About Musicians: Real and Imagined

    Fans of Hollywood movies concerning the trials and troublesome turns in the lives of gifted musicians, real and imagined, will doubtlessly note a curious habit among many of the movies attempting a cogent blend of music and moving image. What I’m thinking of in particular are those portraits of a singularly brilliant musician, a jazz […]

  • The Spirit of the Holidays

    Dear friends of the San Diego Troubadour! Happy holidays to all of you music makers and music lovers in San Diego! Here we are at the end of another year and we’ve had a great one, creatively speaking. We are grateful to all of you who have supported us over the years as well as […]

  • Someone’s in the Kitchen with Judy: 35 Years of the Big Kitchen

    The story of Judy Forman, politics, activism, liberation, bacon and eggs, and how she put together a musical Thirty-five years is a long time. It is longer than Google has been around, and the same can be said of anything else with a .com or .org at the end of it. Rubic’s Cubes are not […]