House at Pooh Corner

Now that we’ve got a grandchild, I’m dusting off my rusty fingers and getting back into lullaby mode! So far, Luna’s favorite song is Kenny Loggin’s House at Pooh Corner. In the video below, you’ll see that Kenny stopped by (via YouTube) and we jammed a bit.

Story Behind House at Pooh Corner
Kenny Loggins was a 17-year-old high-school senior, staring down his impending adulthood, when he wrote “House at Pooh Corner.” The song was inspired by A.A. Milne’s 1928 book “The House at Pooh Corner,” a collection of short stories about Winnie the Pooh and the rest of the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood.

My all-time favorite song is KD Lang’s performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction of Leonard Cohen in 2006. Here’s a LINK to it on YouTube. Make sure to watch it all the way to the end. Leonard Cohen is in the audience.

What is your all-time favorite song? 

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The Pastel Lollipops

I’ve been in a reminiscing mode with some folks from “back in the day.” Recently, we had the opportunity to share some of our favorite memories in writing and/or with photographs. I chose this picture that my mom took in 1972 of The Pastel Lollipops, a singing group that I belonged to.

The Pastel Lollipops

The Pastel Lollipops

From left to right: Gina Minoli, Julie Hunter, Cindy Landis, and me—with the guitar. I’m 14 years old at the time.

Do you sing and/or play a musical instrument? If neither, who’s your favorite singer or group?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

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