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Home and Away

“Graceful music by a pianist with an exquisite touch. Beautiful, just beautiful.” Marian McPartland, NPR Piano Jazz EPK, Home and Away Direct from the Artist Robin on Pandora (North America, Australia, New Zealand) Stream on Apple Music Robin on Spotify Robin Meloy Goldsby’s elegant album of acoustic solo piano music, Home and Away, takes the listener […]

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Manhattan Road Trip: Short Stories

Manhattan Road Trip: Short Stories In Robin Meloy Goldsby’s musical tales of passion, wild success and gut-wrenching regret, a classical pianist battles middle age and Rachmaninoff; a bebop saxophonist struggles with a varmint sharing her New York City apartment; and a cellist performs Mozart for her mentally ill mother. Filled with the biting humor and […]

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Thanksgiving: Keep the Cat off the Pie

My mother made excellent Thanksgiving pies. Stripey the cat thought so, too. No store-bought piecrusts for mom, but homemade masterpieces that involved chilled butter, shortening, Grandma Rawsthorne’s secret-weapon multi-generational aluminum pie pans, and a big dusty mess in the kitchen. One year, Stripey leapt to the counter and, as cats do, walked across a pumpkin pie, an hour before guests were due to arrive. Without missing a beat, mom grabbed a spray can of whipped cream, covered the incriminating paw prints with an inch of white fluff, and swore me to secrecy. In her defense, the catwalk happened decades before the discovery of toxoplasmosis, so her cover-up was hardly a bioterrorism act on the level of the Pilgrim smallpox blankets, but still. She could have offed the entire family, which may have been exactly what Stripey had in mind.

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