Among the 4,000 people who paid their respects to slain MIT police officer Sean Collier at the university's memorial service Wednesday were six Edgartown police officers. James Taylor performed a song in Collier's honor.
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On Facebook and YouTube, the star singer-songwriter with Island roots shares his guitar technique in a series of free lessons. Here's "Carolina in My Mind," chord by chord.
Especially on Martha's Vineyard, where his family began living seasonally in the early 1950s, James Taylor's voice and songs are so well-known that we may forget he's also an accomplished guitarist. He's also a generous one: On his Facebook page and YouTube channel, Taylor is offering a series of free guitar lessons in which he breaks down some of his most famous songs chord by chord, then plays them through. Find Taylor's video channel at youtube.com/user/jamestaylorvideo and like his Facebook page at facebook.com/JamesTaylor for updates when he posts a new guitar lesson. Do you have a James Taylor memory to share? Tell us in the comments. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Note to the Vineyard's favorite celeb, Carly Simon: It's time to spill!
The song came out in 1973 and climbed the charts to a number one hit. Carly Simon’s was the voice of the New Woman: bold, unflinching: “You’re so vain, I bet you think this song is about you!” The subtext was, “You got my attention, buddy, but ‘with your one eye in the mirror as you watch yourself gavotte,’ all your attention is on YOU.” Suddenly everyone had to know: Who was this self-centered playboy? A list racked up of Carly’s famous BFs. First off, she was married to James Taylor and, sure, a pop star in his own right. He may have suffered a vain streak, but he was also the sensitive poet of “Fire and Rain” and “Country Road,” among many other beautifully crafted and poignant songs, so this man gets a pass. Cat Stevens? The maestro …