I Heard He Had a Style by Mary Ann Reilly

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Many, many years ago I was at the Bottom Line in the Village to listen to Don McLean and was mesmerized by the simplicity of his performance. Lori Lieberman (1971) wrote Killing Me Softly with His Blues in response to seeing Don McLean. It was later covered by Roberta Flack (1973) and still later by the Fugees (1996).

Killing Me Softly is a song that came to mind as I made this image which has nothing to do with Don McClean, but does have to do with being moved by music.

I worry about the fate of music in schools as I hear from friends that so many school systems seem to be cutting the arts from their offerings for students. In my world, there is nothing as essential or important as preserving the arts both in and out of school.

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  • toriyule
    toriyuleover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture! Great Title

  • Thanks Tori:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • deepbluwater
    deepbluwaterover 5 years ago

    Such a glowing, gorgeous image Mary Ann!
    what incredible light, mystery & mood…

  • thanks so much:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago

    Really beautiful Mary Ann, and, Roberta Flack!
    nuff said!

  • yeah she has some voice:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 5 years ago

    I have always loved the song, the way she sang it ….. and the image … WOW!

  • me too. thanks Arla:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    beautiful tones

  • TY

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyover 5 years ago

    Important sentiments, Mary Ann, it’s so hard to protect the arts in a world so preocuppied with the pursuit of money for it’s own sake. But this type of digital democratization might just be a key – Bravo for your skillful contributions.

  • Thank you Ken. Your words mean so much:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    So wonderful mary Ann…and with the descriptions attached – very apt:))

  • thanks Ralph. love her voice.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    Love the colouring here, and everything about this image is just perfect! And the song goes hand in hand!! Wow! :) Fantastic work Mary Ann!

  • thanks Vicki. so pleased you enjoyed the duo:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    You are so right about the arts… glad you said it… Beautiful work

  • yes, i think we all need to say it repeatedly. thanks Maureen:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonover 5 years ago

    really beautiful work, Mary Ann!

  • thanks Gail. Glad you liked it. I was hoping you, Nels, and Anne M. would like it :)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

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