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GC Myers- In Rhapsody  2021

“In Rhapsody”- Now at the Principle Gallery

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we’re apart

–Stardust, Hoagy Carmichael

I wasn’t going to write this morning but Stardust came on my playlist and I couldn’t help sharing it. It felt like a decent way to start the day, with a gentle breeze. Not a boomboom– I don’t need that today. The song is an American classic written by Hoagy Carmichael. Besides Stardust, Carmichael wrote songs that have become part of the musical fabric of this country– Georgia on My Mind, Up a Lazy River, Rockin’ Chair and many others. He also wrote a song with what is considered the longest title–  I’m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin’ Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues.

But Stardust performed by the inimitable Nat King Cole is what stirred me this morning as I get ready for my upcoming show at the West End Gallery.

I also am readying myself for an appearance on our local morning news show this coming Friday. The morning show from WETM has recently been doing a series live each Friday from 6-7 AM called Mornings in Corning which features artists based in the Southern Tier. The artists appear in several short spots throughout the hour to talk a bit about their work and their career. This Friday is my turn to be uncomfortable while doing that in front of a camera.

If you’re up and able to watch WETM, please tune in. I’ll try not to do anything that might embarrass either of us.

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