RM Books & Music – Césaria Évora & Loving Frank

Café Atlantic by Césaria Évora

RebelMom Pick!

When you listen to a Césaria Évora you need to have a large glass of Malbec in one-hand, low-lighting, and a comfy couch to lie back in.  She is a woman with a big voice and a lot of heart. She’ll completely absorb you with the passion in her sound.

Her music makes me feel like I’ve been transported to another time and place. It’s a great way to escape from the madness of your day…

What makes Ms. Evora remarkable is that her career took off at the age of 47 and she is now 69. This woman never gave up on her dreams or her love of music.  Take a listen. You won’t be disappointed.

*You can sample this album via the iTunes button below without making a purchase.

Café Atlantico - Césaria Évora

What the Little Kids are Listening to…

Bing Bang Bong by Hey Buster

RebelMom Pick!

Bing Bang Bong is a children’s album created by three dads from Ottawa, Canada, writing about familiar topics in my household… pee dancing, the dangers of licking knives, and boogers. While Hey Buster makes no claims to their album having any educational value, their fun “wonkytonk-folk-a rockabilly” sound will keep your little ones dancing and smiling as they think the songs are about them.

Bing Bang Bong - Hey Buster

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

The fictional account of events, conversations and motivations of the scandalous affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney is like watching a train wreck. You don’t want to look but are captivated by the horror of it all. The story is built around the real life affair between the two. Wright had left his wife and six children and Cheney left her husband and two children.

While no one will truly know the dynamics of their relationship, I felt absolutely no sympathy for their circumstances. Some feminist writers have painted Cheney as a woman fighting for her freedom of choice and unfairly vilified by society. Extra-marital affairs are never without pain, but it seemed like both parties managed the situation badly causing irrevocable damage to the children and spouses. Read it and brace yourself.

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