Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
In September 1998 I watched the pilot episode of “Will & Grace”. As much as I liked the two title characters, I fell head over heels in love with their friends, Jack & Karen, played by Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Their chemistry was remarkable and their onscreen antics were like none I had ever seen before on network television. For the eight years of the show’s original run, I followed Mullally on the talk show circuit where I discovered her beautiful singing voice. She has put out a number of CD’s over the years and one included one of my favorite songs by Tom Waits (see Day 92). I saw her perform it on “The Late Show With David Letterman” in 2002 and she was fabulous. The last verse has some of the most beautiful lyrics I have ever heard:
“In a land there’s a town, and in that town there’s a house
And in that house there’s a woman
And in that woman there’s a heart I love
I’m gonna take it with me when I go.”
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Megan Mullally: “Take It With Me” (2002, written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan).
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