Published poet for over 25 years. Record collector and classic jazz/big (& small) band enthusiast, primarily of music of the 1920s to early 1940s. Independent thinker (as opposed to opinionated thinker – at least, I think so).

47 comments on “About

  1. Mary Clark says:

    Thanks for your comment on my post in Speak Without Interruption. My screen name there is “write2bfree”

    I’ve enjoyed your poetry and bookmarked your blog.

    Mary C

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  2. Mélanie says:

    excellent blog, glad to have come across it… my very best, tons of inspiration and friendly greetings from Toulouse(Airbus City!), France, “old Europe”… cheers! 🙂 Mélanie

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  3. mistermuse says:

    Good to hear from you. I’ve been to Paris, but never made la treck to Toulouse. I love “old Europe” – both my wife and I have ancestral roots there.

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    • Mélanie says:

      merci! 🙂 we lived in Paris for several years and it’s great – as a tourist… 😉 glad to hear you love “old Europe” – it’s been “smart” Rumsfeld’s expression after France and other Western European countries opposed the illegal war in Iraq!)… America is a melting pot and ALL the white Americans have European roots and origins. Toulouse is the European capital of space and aviation, situated 2h-drive from the French-Catalan Pyrénées and the Mediterranean sea; 3h-drive from Barcelona, Spain, olé! 🙂

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  4. mistermuse says:

    One of the best things about being a tourist in Europe is the chance to visit multiple countries in a relatively short time frame – not that “If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium” is ideal, but it beats not going at all. My favorite countries? Switzerland for the scenery, and Ireland for the people (I may be “biased” because we speak a common language & I have relatives there!).

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  5. Haha, on the last part. The best of disclaimers. Like your “about” = short and sweet. Nice to meet you. 🙂

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  6. mistermuse says:

    It’s a pleasure to meet you as well. Will look forward to checking in on your posts from time to time, and I invite you to do the same here.

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  7. Cardboard Express says:

    Hi there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and that I find your poems and writing to be both refreshing and apt.

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  8. mistermuse says:

    Thank you! You have excellent taste. 🙂

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  9. Osyth says:

    Just found you by dint of your liking a couple of things on my Blog. I need to take a closer look at yours but I suspect a sneaky follow follows 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  10. mistermuse says:

    Please don’t look too close because I can’t stand the pressure 😦

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  11. Thank you for all the “likes” I find from you on my blog today. I’ve just been browsing here and thoroughly entertained. I share your taste in music and light verse, I think. I’ll be back!

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  12. mistermuse says:

    Thanks very much for the comment. As you may have noticed, I only post every 5 days in order to catch up on my sleep, so I’ll be “looking” for you next on Nov. 10. Of course, if you want to come back before then, I’ll leave the door open if you promise to enter quietly and not wake me up. 🙂

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  13. carmen says:

    I see, mistermuse, that you have ancestors in Ireland – me, too! (I’m a ‘ginger’ – although it’s considerably darker than it used to be – , two daughters are, and five of the eleven grandchildren. . 😉 )

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  14. mistermuse says:

    I’m only a ‘ginger’ when I get a sunburn on the top of my half-bald head. I suppose I could get a red wig, but then I’d have to die my mustache red to match. It hardly seems worth the trouble (no offence intended). 🙂

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  15. carmen says:

    I’ve been reading through your site, mister muse. It’ll be awhile before I finish; I’m only up to Feb/10. . but I like what I’m reading! I can see why you’re a published poet; I also liked the Western short. All good!

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  16. mistermuse says:

    Carmen, all I can say (other than to express my sincere gratitude) is that you must be a glutton for punishment!
    I’d like to return the favor by checking out your blog (if you have one), but I’m not very computer-savvy, so you’ll have to ‘spell it out for me’ in order for me to find it. In any case, it’s a pleasure to exchange comments.

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  17. mistermuse says:

    Thank you for the reminder. I’d forgotten the name “crazyforshore,” and clicking on “carmen” doesn’t take me to your blog, so I was stuck offshore, in a manner of speaking.
    Anyway, it’s past my bedtime, so will get back to you after I catch some snores.

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  18. VocareMentor says:

    I’m no music expert, let alone early Jazz, but a friend of mine shared some early music put out by The Mills Brothers. Wonderful stuff. My friend said how much he liked their early music but later they became more popular and ‘mainstream.’

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  19. mistermuse says:

    The Mills Bros. weren’t the only ones who went mainstream after being jazz-oriented early in their careers. Bing Crosby also took that route (you probably wouldn’t even recognize his singing voice from the late 1920s-early 1930s). Frank Sinatra, on the other hand, went the opposite way and, I think it’s fair to say, left the more lasting legacy.

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  20. Rashminotes says:

    Lovely blog! Look forward to reading many of your posts:)

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  21. GP Cox says:

    Pleased to meet you.

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  22. mistermuse says:

    Likewise. I enjoyed what I saw of your blog and look forward to checking it out further soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Short but sweet. I like the idea of being an independent thinker over an opinionated thinker. I’m all for that too, though I’m full of opinions! Ha ha. I’m glad we connected. 🙂

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  24. mistermuse says:

    Thanks, Diana. Though your compliment was about my “About,” I’m “short but sweet” myself (just so you know — ha ha). 😦

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  25. Don’t judge me by what I’m about to do – started poking around your blog and remembered “Pink” https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/a-z-poetry-p-is-for-pink/
    Hoping you forgive the impulse and know your perspective intrigues me.

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  26. mistermuse says:

    It’s just a clip of an old song titled THINK PINK. No biggie (it’s the thought that counts — ha ha).

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  27. pendantry says:

    Hi 🙂

    I couldn’t find a ‘contact’ feature on your blog. I hope you don’t mind me trying to reach you through this ‘comment’ (you can always delete it!)

    I have a favour to ask…

    I’ve been trying to figure out how to reach folks who don’t have their Gravatars set up in the way I suggest in my ‘Using Gravatar…’ post. It’s catch-22: when I see a Gravatar that’s not set up, I usually have no way to contact that person to suggest that they visit that article!

    So, in order to stretch the reach of this post, I would be most grateful if you would consider linking to, or even ‘reblogging’ the article.

    As a reminder, it’s here:

    Thanks very much for listening!

    (s) ‘pendantry’

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks for your request. It’s not that I’m unwilling to help you, but that I’m too computer-illiterate to see a way of doing what you ask. As I said in my first comment to your Gravatar post, “what’s easy for others on the computer is seldom easy for me.”

      If it’s any help, I’ll leave your comment in place so that any reader who wishes to do so can click on the link you referred to. Sorry I can’t do more.

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    • Hi mistermuse,

      Like Colin (pendantry), I also couldn’t locate a ‘contact’ feature on your blog, and therefore have arrived here to greet and meet you.

      Thank you for recently liking one of my posts. It has been a while since I last commented on your blog. If you have been wondering about or noticing the scant presence of SoundEagle, then please kindly be informed that I have been away from the blogosphere for a long time until quite recently, as a result of having to deal with the daily demands of filial piety and caring duties, as explicated in the post lovingly crafted and published as a special eulogy entitled “Khai & Khim: For Always and Beyond Goodbye”, published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2019/08/31/khai-khim-for-always-and-beyond-goodbye/

      I look forward to your comment and feedback at the said eulogy. Please take your time to read it as it is very involved and multidisciplinary. Moreover, this multimedia eulogy is very extensive and is best viewed on the large screen of a desktop or laptop.

      By the way, there are several of my musical compositions and arrangements that you can relish in the eulogy there. Since you are a lover and collector of music, I would like to inform you that you can instantly jump and listen to each and every one of the musical tracks by using the navigational menu entitled “Music Dedicated to Khim” located at the start of the said post.

      May you find this autumn very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, independent thinking and music collecting!

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  28. restlessjo says:

    But no clues where ‘home’ might have been? 🙂 🙂

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  29. geno says:

    you’re welcome:

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  30. tubularsock says:

    MM, Tubularsock thought Tubularsock followed you already but just discovered that space aliens had stolen that information.

    However Tubularsock prefer documentaries like Abbot and Costello. Something that is factual, you know.

    Enjoy your work.

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