Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Poetic Obituaries:In the hospital after her [Dory Previn's]

breakdown, she was encouraged to write down her feelings, and they emerged as poems.

"I was always afraid to write music," she said in 1970. "I wouldn't have presumed to with a musician like André around the house. But I play a little guitar. So I started working them out on the guitar, thinking I could interest some singer in recording them and that's how all these songs were born."

from The New York Times: Dory Previn, Songwriter, Is Dead at 86


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