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Rod in action at The Riverton Rendezvous, July 2001. 
Photograph courtesy Jay Hagan.

A Thought for Today

Love makes the bashful beautiful and gives the awkward grace.


Rod is still in producer mode and busy putting the finishing touches to a couple of new albums.

He'll be back with you tomorrow.

Details of Rod's next appearance can be obtained by following the link below.

"Tap Your Troubles Away" - the music of Jerry Herman

notable birthdays Adele Astaire o Kate Burton o Hilda Doolittle o Jose Feliciano o Ian Fleming o Isaac Funk o Judy Geeson o Christopher Hogwood o Amy Irving o Charles Kuralt o Karl Lagerfeld o Bessie Love o Roger Maris o Edmond O’Brien o Tommy Overstreet o Arnold Palmer o Ryan Phillippe o Yma Sumac o Margaret Trudeau o Robert Wise o Fay Wray
Rod's random thoughts Genius is a matter of opinion.

Genius understands the work of genius.

The best friend Genius has is order.

FOR S. C. / Your Black Hair

I do not know
what is more beautiful
than your tangled black hair
on a white pillow.
I have thought about it all afternoon
and decided not even butterflies or children
or the blossoms in the hills above the beach
can compare.

If I had money
I would not buy a comb or a red ribbon
to decorate it

Instead I might charter worlds
so you could walk in them
and everyone could see your hair.

- from "Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows," 1965
© 1965, 1970, 1986, 2001 by Stanyan Music Group & Rod McKuen. All Rights Reserved
Birthday research by Wade Alexander o Poetry from the collection of Jay Hagan o Coordinated by Melinda Smith
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