Thursday, April 28, 2011

...let it Snow

Phoebe Snow, whose signature hit, “Poetry Man,” established her as a leading light of the singer-songwriter movement and whose swooping vocal acrobatics transcended musical genres, died on Tuesday in Edison, N.J. She was 60. She named herself after a railroad car, had a daughter who was born with severe brain damage and befriended Karen Carpenter when Karen was in New York battling anorexia nervosa. A voice given to her by God, she is best known for the above mentioned song but my favorite track is Ms. Snows' "If I Can Just Get Through The Night" where she takes on the roll of an addict. Rest In Peace Phoebe. People get ready, there's a train a comin'. Phoebe Snow has reached her final destination.

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."
Henry Ellis