Posts Tagged ‘music’



April 25th, 2023 Posted 7:08 am

Mindy Todd, host of The Point on Cape Cod and Islands NPR has a regular show on books where I’m sometimes a guest. Tomorrow at 9 AM ET she and I and former librarian and friend Jill Erickson will be discussing books on and about music and musicians. An enormous topic! But, as Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.” And right at this moment I realize there’s tons of music in his plays and I forgot to look into that. Alps on Alps arise, in the words of some other poet.


Music …


January 6th, 2021 Posted 8:50 am

… plays in the background – in a way – of throughout the Chet and Bernie series, but it’s front and center in Heart of Barkness (now on paperback). Here’s what a recent Amazon reviewer had to say about it:

“Brilliant! Chet is my hero – I adore following along on his adventures.”



Food of Love


August 14th, 2020 Posted 8:04 am

I heard from a reader asking for a list of all the songs mentioned in the Chet and Bernie novels. Seems like a good idea but … yikes! So how about a little crowdsourcing today? If you remember one or two, please jot them in a comment here. That will help me make a start. Thanks!


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Playlist Help


July 19th, 2013 Posted 8:56 am

“You’re thinking of compiling a Chet and Bernie playlist?” Admin says.

“Right,” says Spence. “I’m looking for all the songs that have been mentioned in the series so far. I was hoping some people here at the blog might remember some, and note them down below.”

“Saving you from some work?”

“And maybe having a little fun.”

“Fun? Fun? What’s happening to this country?”

Welcome American patriot, Tucker & Team Fiddlin’, Bella, Casey & Tropicana, Demo de Dogue.


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