Archive for 2013

Notes from London September 8th, 2013

For the past ten days or so I’ve been in London, England, by day occupying my usual place (seat number 303) at the British Library, where I’m doing research for my latest book project, and by night walking the streets in search of a song, a good pub, and a decent curry.  Today, being Sunday, the library was closed, so I […]

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Thoughts on the perfect song, and Scott Cook’s “Pass It Along” August 22nd, 2013

I’ve always wished I could write the perfect song: one that sounds immediately classic, as if it were as old as the first inhabited hills; a song familar yet fresh and new, weaving an age-old truth with a simple, striking melody in a way that speaks to the heart.  That’s my aspiration, the dream that keeps […]

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Scarlett Jane with Sahra Featherstone and Scott Cook at Nancy O’s August 7th, 2013

Last night I took in a great show at Nancy O’s, one of Prince George’s main venues for original music.  The evening began with a short set by Scott Cook, who opened with one of the best new songs I’ve heard in a long time, a tune called ”Pass It Along” from his excellent new album One More […]

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