Don Zerilli Mooradian

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The Melancholy of Autumn

What makes an “autumn song?” Certainly, most of them share the melancholy of warm summer loves falling to disrepair and, ultimately, despair moving into the cold, barren winter. I don’t … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · Leave a comment


Time slowed, warmed, sometimes boiled in the summer heat. Or it crashed with thunder and lightning, sparking old myths and primal fears. As a child and even young teen, summer … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Set Your Imagination Free, See a Different World

Some people can envision unique connections where others see ordinary objects. Sometimes it is the imagination. Sometimes our minds are prompted with drugs. Sometimes it is just learning to see … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leonard Cohen Sings Himself to Sleep

I have spent many a night with Leonard Cohen—not just listening to his music but seemingly with him in the very same room as his somnolent voice drifted in from … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Century-old photos of Paris are Stunning

I enjoy looking at old photos and I love Paris–been twice. These Rare 100-Year-Old Photos of Paris Are Stunning

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brasil 66 Delivers Rowdy and Smooth Vibes

Keeping with the Rio Olympics theme, here is Sergio Mendez & Brasil 66. Again, remember this music shared the AM charts with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Motown, … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Brazil’ Song is a State of Mind

In keeping with the Rio Olympics theme, I offer you the song known mostly as Brazil but also as Old Brazil and originally as Aquarela do Brasil. It was written … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daily Life in Paris, 1920

Enjoy these wonderful films of Parisian life in the 1920s. Hard to believe this is the short period between World War I and World War II. It is unfortunate that … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Escher Might Look Like in Reality

There is no indication that artist M.C. Escher was ever in India. However, I could not look at these structures without thinking of him. Very trippy, indeed. dm From reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

New York state of mind as seen from above

Through the usual strange twists and turns of Internet surfing I found myself in a New York state of mind this evening. This black and white video set to Sinatra’s … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment