Thursday, November 4, 2010

Singing in the Dark: Depression and the Healing Power of Creativity

I had a great show inspired by Susan McKeown's new album, Singing in the Dark. I'll be posting my interview with her this weekend!

  • I Will Not Be Broken, Bonnie Raitt, Souls Alike
  • Autumn, Carla Bruni, No Promises
  • Better Days, Carmen Lundy, Jazz and the New Songbook: Live At the Madrid (Live, Bonus Tracks)
  • I'm So Lonesome I could Cry, Carrie Rodriguez, Carrie Rodriguez 10 Love and Circumstance (9th st.opus)
  • Since You've Been Gone, Cathy Ponton King, Undertow
  • Living In The Moment, Christian, Meg, The Best Of Meg Christian
  • Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Clare Teal, Paradisi Carousel
  • Song Of The Soul, Cris Williamson, The Changer And The Changed: A Record Of The Times
  • Sanctuary, Donna De Lory, Sanctuary
  • Open Your Eyes, Elizabeth Shepherd, Besides
  • Just Getting By, Elizabeth Shepherd Trio, Start to Move
  • Nothing Brings Me Down, Emiliana Torrini, Fisherman's Woman
  • Human Angels, Freshlyground, Nomvula
  • Heartbroken Me, Heather Rigdon, Young & Na├»ve
  • A Foggy Day, Judy Garland, Magic Of Judy Garland
  • Little Girl Blue, Kate Davis, Introducing Kate Davis
  • Heal Me, Melissa Etheridge
  • Who Will Comfort Me, Melody Gardot, My One and Only Thrill
  • Some Lessons, Melody Gardot, Worrisome Heart
  • Sally Sits Weeping, Mixte, Celtic - Women Of Song
  • Break Down And Let It All Out, Nina Simone, Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings - Let It All Out/Wild Is The Wind
  • Sophie's Theme, Pam Parker, Imagine
  • Broken Hearted Melody, Sarah Vaughan, Golden Hits - Sarah Vaughan
  • Cause I Feel Low Down, Sophie Tucker, The Last of the Red Hot Mamas
  • Here's to Life, Suede, Dangerous Mood
  • In a Dark Time, Susan McKeown, Singing in the Dark
  • The Crazy Woman, Susan McKeown, Singing in the Dark
  • Good Old World Blues, Susan McKeown, Singing in the Dark
  • Turn Turn Turn, Susan Werner, Classics


Hilary K. Actor said...


Thanks for this topic and theme today.

I think it's fair to say that, on the subject of depression, mental issues, and creativity, I can let you know about my upcoming live stage performance, "DISORDr, The Play," this Saturday night in Silver Spring.

It's about a character named Pakrat Patty, who is a Hoarder.

Hoarding behavior screams from cable “docu-reality” TV. Disposophobia is the stuff of Oprah and of the April book release "Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things." DC Politico news insider Mike Allen suffers from collector-itis, as did New York’s historically infamous Collyer Brothers, recently novelized by E. L. Doctorow (author of "Ragtime").

Now, live on stage, Pakrat Patty, the hoarder in “DISORDEr,” comes out of the clutter closet. Conceived in Laura Zam's Solo Performance Lab, “DISORDEr,” an uncannily recognizable and potentially alarming encounter with hoarding behavior, humanizes and humorously leavens the “clutter component” of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (“O.C.D.”) and was featured at the 2010 International O.C.D. Foundation Conference.

More information is at:

Tickets are only $10, kids free with adult.

Thank you!

Hilary K. Actor said...

Hey, thanks so much for the mention! Right after I heard it, I got a call from my long time buddy Joe Kennedy ( who heard you and is coming to the show.

I emailed myself a memo about your guest and Kay Jamison at Johns Hopkins on the 18th, so the subject line in at the top of my inbox says: "An exploration of creativity and madness."

Oh, yeah.


Heleeene said...

My pleasure!

Anonymous said...

What a great show. I am a first time listener but promise to be back next week! :)

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