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DrSue Passover Comedy

DrSue Passover Comedy

DrSue Passover Comedy

Dr. Sue Singer-Songwriter-Comedian-Puppeteer!

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz Sings her funny original song: “Matzo Ball Romance” Teddly Bear Puppet plays Matzo Box Tambourine!

(Positive Humor & Songs)

Susan Horowitz is a Speaker and Author of “Queens of Comedy” (Interviews with Comedy Legends: Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller)!

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz Sings Funny Original Passover Song “Matzo Ball Romance”

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz Sings Funny Original Passover Song “Matzo Ball Romance”

DrSue Passover Comedy! Here’s the link to DrSue performance of “Matzoh Ball Romance” at the legendary @Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret in New York City! (“Matzo” and “matzoh” are alternative spellings.)

Please scroll down for lyrics and Dr. Sue’s Contact information!

Dr. Sue Sings “Matzoh Ball Romance”

Dr. Sue Sings “Matzoh Ball Romance” @ Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret

Dr. Sue Sings “Matzoh Ball Romance”
"Matzo Ball Romance"  by Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz 
I was sittin' at a seder 
In a temple of worship 
When a cute guy sat right next to me 
He said, "I am single, and I am a doctor 
I have an Ivy degree."  

My Mama said, "Girl, meet a man at a temple 
It's better than a barroom or dance. 
Don't keep your heart locked or 
Miss out on a doctor 
A beautiful Matzo Ball Romance."  

I was lookin' at my cell phone  
When I saw a text message 
From my romance so kosher and nice 
He said, "I am lonely, visit my office 
I'll give you a discounted price."  

My Mama said, "Girl, when you go to a temple 
Keep your eye out for someone in pants." 
Don't know what to call it: 
His eye on my wallet 
Not a beautiful Matzo Ball Romance." 

Yeah, I went back to the temple. 
He saw me but he ran away  (Like a chicken)  
So I looked 'round the room I made a new friend.  
There's something that I'd like to say:   

"Fellas and girls, when you go to a temple 
Don't be afraid, take a chance 
Some folks are chicken 
But true friends are rib-stickin' 
Like a beautiful Matzo Ball Romance. 

Music and Lyrics 
by  Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz 
copyright 2022

Enjoy “Songwriting Sisters” Dr. Sue’s Solo Show of Songs & Comedy

Enjoy “Switch the Musical” Show and Story Concert by Dr. Sue

“Switch the Musical”: www.switchthemusical.com

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“Queens of Comedy” by Susan Horowitz (Dr. Sue)

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Thanksgiving Song

DrSue Sings Funny Original Thanksgiving Song

DrSue Sings Funny Original Thanksgiving Song

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Thanksgiving Song

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy”

DrSue Sings Funny Original Thanksgiving song “Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy: Tale of a Turkey-Pilgrim Dinner Date!” (Scroll down for Lyric, Thoughts about Self-Esteem, Diversity, Inclusion, American History, and my Life In-and-Out of the Performing Arts!)

My Song-Video Performance was recorded at Church Street School for Music and Art, 41 White Street New York City. Here’s their website: https://churchstreetschool.org/

Photo is from my performance at Singers Space, presented by D’Ambrose Boyd, BarThalia, Symphony Space New York City https://www.facebook.com/groups/143560185778318





Video DrSue Singer-Songwriter @Church Street School Music Party

Susan Horowitz/DrSue Sings her Original Funny Thanksgiving Song!

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy” – Song Lyric by Susan Horowitz/DrSue

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy                                                                       Words and Music by Susan Horowitz/DrSue Copyright 2021

This is a tale of a turkey bird
Who went to a turkey trot
When anyone said, "May I have this dance?"
She answered, "You may not.

I'll only dance with a gentleman
Who makes our country great
If he's got money, then he'll be my honey
And I will be his date!"

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Saucy and surprising
Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Very appetizing!

Suddenly somebody stepped on in
Who came from Pilgrim stock 
He said, "I'll be candid 
My boat has landed here on Plymouth Rock.

Turkeys are dumb, but drumsticks are yum
And you look mighty fine
Please do not stall, my Butterball 
Come with me to dine!"

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Saucy and surprising
Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Very appetizing! 

They went to a fabulous restaurant
She was his dinner date
But when they got there the table was bare 
Except for an empty plate

The rest of the story is terribly gory
I'll leave out the end
Let me just say have a fine Turkey day
And share it with a friend.

Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Saucy and surprising
Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy
Very appetizing! 

Contact Susan Horowitz/DrSue Social Media (Website Upper Right)

Hope you enjoyed my original song “Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy: Tale of a Turkey/Pilgrim Dinner Date.” (Lyric is slightly revised to my latest version.) As you can see, the song is designed for fun, with a catchy, easy-to-sing melody and a sing-along chorus that includes the audience. The story (told in the verses) has two main characters: the Turkey Bird and the Pilgrim, who interact with dialogue and action, and the other turkeys, who don’t get to dance with the Turkey Bird.

The story also has a Narrator, the Singer (in this case, myself, the Singer Songwriter) who tells the story and articulates the theme in a humorous, ironic chorus. I encourage the audience to sing the chorus with me, and in fact, they do!

Why does my audience sing along? Because I give them an easy, catchy melody, with a repetitive refrain “Life Is Just a Bowl of Gravy” which probably reminds many audience members of the optimistic, popular song “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.” But cherries have pits, and life has pitfalls – especially for snobbish birds.

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy” sounds cheerful, but in fact, it’s a cynical (though perky) comment on the demise of the Turkey Bird! The self-deluding bird rejects her real friends, misunderstands her real situation, and will only dance with a rich “Pilgrim” who (like Donald Trump) promises to “make our country great.” The “Pilgrim” views the Turkey as an appetizing fool suitable for his main course. The story spares the listener the gory details, but ends with a bit of advice – enjoy Thanksgiving (“Turkey day”) and share it with a friend.

The advice – know who you are, don’t try to be who you are not, and value and enjoy your life – applies to many situations. The word “turkey” has become slang for an inept loser, a bird who can’t fly like the eagle. But in fact, the wild turkey (unlike its domesticated cousin, bred for the dinner table) is a native American bird, who can fly and run fast and is traditionally prized by Native Americans, whose own story is part of the real history of Thanksgiving

“Life is Just a Bowl of Gravy” is an original song rooted in a few song genres, including traditional story songs. The ongoing narrative is told in the verses, and the theme shows up in the chorus. The form is verse-chorus, and the repeating chorus makes it easy to learn and sing along.

I also draw inspiration from theatre/revue songs, which often became popular standards. “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” by Ray Henderson/Lew Brown (published in 1931) comes from a Broadway revue (George White’s Scandals, modeled after the Ziegfeld Follies). The easy-to-remember, positive refrain and catchy tune made it a song standard with many recordings. You can learn and enjoy more great song standards by visiting the American Popular Song Society American Popular Song Society (apssinc.org)

Some songwriters and musical theatre writers experiment and challenge traditional song forms. But even the most radical do well to learn their craft and tradition – even if what they want to do is rebel against it.

My life in-and-out of the Performing Arts reflects who I am as a Singer-Songwriter, Musical Theatre Creator, Educator, and Person.

Singer-Songwriters create a personal, intimate art form, which directly connects to audiences. The audience often includes other musicians or singers. If the songs are simple or well-known, the audience can sing or play along and build community.

Musical theatre is much more elaborate, with an emphasis on unusual talents, professional collaboration, production values – and substantial funding. The effect can be thrilling!

Autumn Photo by Suzen http://www.suzennyc.com/

I also love the melodic sweep and wit of musical theatre – especially my own show “Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com – and the intimacy and freedom of singing-songwriting, where I can immediately connect with my audience. I consider everything I (and we) create to be aspects of our talents and personal values. And unlike the foolish turkey, we don’t need to seek validation from fake “Pilgrims.” We can do it for ourselves.

Comedians as “Wild Turkeys” Book: “Queens of Comedy”

Great comedians are like wild turkey chicks who have landed among the domesticated breed. They don’t look as plump and juicy as the ones bred for the dinner table. But if they embrace their own talents, they can fly! Here’s a link to some of my favorite “birds” – the legendary comediennes I interviewed for my book “Queens of Comedy”

Contact Susan Horowitz/DrSue Social Media (Website Upper Right)

I hope you enjoy my blog about life in-and-out of the performing arts. You can contact me by clicking the Contact Links and Social Media on this website. (www.DrSue.com)

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

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DrSue New Word Sustainable Chile

DrSue New Word Sustainable Chile Wine, Food, Travel Entertainment Brooklyn Grange Farm

DrSue New Word Sustainable Chile

DrSue New Word Sustainable Chile Wine, Food, Travel, Environment Education, Fun!

DrSue New Word and Sustainable Chile share Wine, Food and the Joy of International Travel at Brooklyn Grange Farm – a rooftop garden in Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City! www.brooklyngrangefarm.com Scroll down to enjoy 1 Minute Song-Video with Magical Sunset Views of Manhattan! Find Susan Horowitz (DrSue) on Instagram @horowitz30

We wend our way through the wine stations – a journey through the gorgeous geography of Chile www.prochile.gob.cl , a south-western Latin-American country, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains – and through time. Chilean wines (originally from in Spain) have a five-hundred year old tradition – and blend handcraft and modern technology. Wine varieties that became extinct in Europe still grow in Chile (85% certified sustainable) and are exported internationally. www.prochile.gob.cl

Christophe Desplas, Trade Commissioner of Chile, and Dr. Sue say “Salud” (Health) as we toast Sustainable Chile!

Other treats include empanadas (Latin-American stuffed pastries) and desserts from Dulceria, a Harlem-based Bakery-Wine Bar http://www.Dulcerianyc.com and En Boga Magazine www.enbogam.com

We also played a Chilean game of tossing a wine cork into boxes (I got one out of three), and fun photo ops with Chilean style sombreros (hats)! We all felt safe and healthy due to mandated proof of vaccination in New York State. (I have the app for NYS Covid-19 Vaccination proof on my cell phone for easy access.)

Learn more about DrSue New Word Entertaining, Educational Program https://drsue.com/about/drsue-new-word/

Enjoy 1 Minute Video DrSue New Word Sustainable Chile

Here’s the Lyric to Dr. Sue’s Original Song: “Love is Sweet As Wine”

"Love is Sweet as Wine" Original Song by Susan Horowitz
"...The moonlight shines like chardonnay
And seems to glisten in your eyes
And our reflections in the glass hypnotize...

Oh my love, hear me call
Let yourself fall
Bedazzled and dizzy 
The feeling's divine
Love is Sweet as Wine,  Sweet as Wine" 

To hear the entire song (Words and Music) 
Contact Dr. Sue on Instagram @horowitz30 
or: drsue at drsue dot com

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Dr. Sue & Teddly New Word Mug & More!

DrSue New Word Learning Diversity Fun

DrSue New Word MultiMedia Learning, Diversity and Fun! Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue & Teddly New Word Mug & More!
Dr. Sue & Teddly New Word Logo for Mug, Notebook, Stickers, Games, Videos & More!

DrSue New Word is a MultiMedia, Entertaining, Educational Program that teaches vocabulary and celebrates inclusion, self-esteem, travel, art, science and fun!

DrSue New Word includes 1 minute videos (for All Social Media) with Dr. Sue’s singing jingle and original logo (for mugs, notebooks, stickers, games and more)! Dr. Sue invites you to travel, make new friends (from diverse backgrounds) enjoy art, music, and science, expand your knowledge, and take a chance – in sports, arts and life!

Themes of Self-Esteem, Fairness, Love, and Persistence remind us of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! DRSUE NEW WORD Combines Academics, Creativity, Emotional Learning, and Fun – with Related Positive Merchandise

DrSue New Word One Minute Videos (hosted by Dr. Sue) include a catchy jingle, happy logo, videos, photos, original songs – Perfect for All Media!

DrSue New Word Celebrates Learning, Diversity, Art, Science, Friends & Fun!

DRSUE NEW WORD “DINOSAUR”

DRSUE NEW WORD “DINOSAUR”

DRSUE NEW WORD “CHANCE”

DRSUE NEW WORD “CHANCE”

DRSUE NEW WORD ‘PRIDE”

DRSUE NEW WORD “PRIDE”

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian

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DRSUE NEW WORD “MUSIC

DRSUE NEW WORD “MUSIC”

DRSUE NEW WORD “LIGHT”

DRSUE NEW WORD ‘LIGHT”

DRSUE NEW WORD “ART”

DRSUE NEW WORD ‘”ART”
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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Be Your True Self – Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment

Be Your True Self – Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment

I recently posted my latest YouTube video about my original musical “SssWitch” www.SssWitch.net

The video story-song includes two songs from “SssWitch” www.SssWitch.net I share some of the story and a brief explanation of the themes and ideas. In my explanation, I say, “Being yourself is True Magic.”

Dr. Sue Sings “SssWitch” songs, tells story, and gives positive advice!

I always invite comments on my YouTube videos, and this time I got one that really touched and inspired me. I’d like to share the comment – with my reaction.

“Yes being yourself is True Magic. So many people living lives of lies… It’s nothing like experiencing the magic of living your truth. That’s what you do Dr. Sue. 💕” –

– source is private (until I receive permission to share)

I was touched to read a comment that showed that the viewer really paid attention and understood what I was trying to say. “SssWitch” is a fantasy musical – a modern twist on Cinderella, with entertaining elements like a funny Witch. It’s also about real human issues – especially the challenge of living an authentic life based on your true feelings and talents.

Sometimes our true feelings are about gender, sexuality, or relationships (past or present). Sometimes our true feelings are about religion or family values – how we were raised and what we really believe and want. Sometimes our true feelings involve telling a friend, relative, co-worker or boss how we really feel.

Sharing our true feelings can be hard, and we sometimes pick and choose what to say and how to say it. But if we don’t share our personal truth with someone we want to be close to, then we can’t have intimacy. (I’ll talk more about this when we get to another song from “SssWitch” called “Won’t You Let Me Love You?”)

My viewer also said,

“So many people living lives of lies… It’s nothing like experiencing the magic of living your truth.That’s what you do Dr. Sue. 💕” –

“Living lives of lies” is unfulfilling and frustrating. It also damages our self-esteem. If we hide our true feelings, then no matter how much external success we may have, we alway know that we are not being valued for our true selves – only for the false mask that we put on to please someone else – someone or something that we imagine as all-powerful and much more important that we are.

I hope that this Blog will offer some helpful ways to look at our lives – plus some entertainment. Just like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, we can become our beautiful, true selves!

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Learning to Love Yourself is the True Magic!

Please write to me by posting comments on my Blog or YouTube video Channel:

Here’s my YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/drsuecomedian

Here is the link to my SssWitch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lEhcg1yq8

Here is Positive Advice for Your Day!

The real Magic is Transforming Your Life! – SssWitch!

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Queens of Comedy by Susan Horowitz

Dr. Sue Queens of Comedy Book by Susan Horowitz Funny Women Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue “Queens of Comedy” Book by Susan Horowitz Funny Women Positive Entertainment

“Queens of Comedy” – Book by Susan Horowitz (Dr. Sue) – is based on her personal interviews with Comedy Legends Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg and More – Plus a Witty History of Funny Women!

Hard Cover or Paperback Signed by Susan Horowitz (Author,
Entertaining Speaker) E-Mail: drsue at drsue dot com. (Or use Contact Form on Website) Also on Amazon (and More) for more money and no author’s signature.

Queens of Comedy by Susan Horowitz
“Queens of Comedy” Book by Susan Horowitz
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“Queens of Comedy” – Book by Susan Horowitz

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A Perfect Gift for Holidays or Any Time! Ideal for Courses in Women’s Studies and Popular Entertainment!

Dr. Sue’s Entertaining Talk – Diversity & Dolly Parton!

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Queens+of+Comedy+Susan+Horowitz&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

Dr. Sue Sings her original song about Winter 2020, Covid-19 and Vaccine plus Shakespearean Hat Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue Sings her original song about Winter 2020, Covid-19 and Vaccine plus Shakespearean Hat Positive Entertainment

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz, Ph.D. invites you to a Singing, Shakespearean Virtual Art/Song Tour for Winter 2020 – a challenging time, with loss and uncertainty. We need modern medical science, care, compassion, and the beauty of art, music, and nature. More than ever, we need the hope for spring!

I hope you enjoy my Shakespearean style hat with a white winter feather!

I also hope your enjoy my drawing and original song about a new vaccine and a winter crocus.

I’d love to hear from you. (You can use the Contact Form on this Website.)

Scroll down for artworks, drawing, and printed lyric.

Dr. Sue Sings her original song “A New Vaccine… A Winter Crocus”

My virtual background is a beautiful impressionist painting by John Henry Twachtman, American Impressionist.

Here is the original painting, which was kindly sent to me by Diane Maglaque, Director of Street Art Museum Tours. Painting is from The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Web: streetartmuseumtours.com

“Winter Harmony” by John Henry Twatchtman, National Gallery of Art, 1890

Below is my drawing of early crocuses in a mix of earth and snow.

The crocus is usually an early Spring flower, but sometimes it blooms when there is still snow on the ground. You may notice that the colors of the crocus (purple, green, and gold) are like those of Mardi Gras – a holiday that arrives as winter turns to spring!

(Scroll down for complete song lyric – and a suprise Hanukkah painting!)

 
 “A Winter Crocus”  
 They all ask me if I’m ready to take a new vaccine
 Going first and going early - not my scene
 Can my frozen hopes have power?
 Doesn’t frost kill every flower?
 How can winter snows turn purple, gold, and green?
 How can winter snows turn purple, gold, and green?
  
 Well I feel a bit unsteady, they all know what I mean
 Got the jitters like I drank too much caffeine 
 So I ask a frosty crocus
 "What’s your secret hocus pocus? 
 How can winter snows turn purple, gold, and green?
 How can winter snows turn purple, gold, and green?"
  
 And that cool courageous crocus says, 
 “I’ll tell you just one thing
 All my roots and leaves still believe in spring
 May my blossoms make you bold
 And cheer you when you're cold 
 May your winter snows turn purple, green, and gold.
 May your winter snows turn purple, green, and gold."

Words & Music by Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz, copyright 2020
Music Available on Request

Enjoy my original Hanukkah painting: “Maidle the Dreidle”!

Maidle the Dreidle
Maidle the Dreidle -a Happy Holiday Painting, Song, Story and Game by Susan Horowitz PhD (‘Dr. Sue”) copyright 2020
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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Dr. Sue Virtual Art Tour, Shakespeare & Original Song about Friends and Art Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue Virtual Art Tour, Shakespeare & Original Song about Friends and Art Positive Entertainment

Winter Sue Painting Title
Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment with Painting “Winter Harmony” by John Henry Twatchma, National Gallery of Art

Dr. Sue invites you to a Virtual Art Tour with a Shakespearean Sonnet and her Original Song about Friends and Art.

The artworks come from the National Gallery of Art and Street Art Museum Tours – streetartmuseumtours.com

Blog includes “Menorah” paper-cut artwork by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz at the American Jewish Historical Society Art Workshop ajhs.org

Please scroll down for artworks .

Dr. Sue’s Video: Winter Art, Shakespeare & Dr. Sue’s Original Song!

Here are winter-inspired artworks from the National Gallery of Art.

“Winter Harmony” by John Henry Twatchtman 1890, National Gallery of Art.
“Winter Valley” by Lamar Dodd 1944, National Gallery of Art
“The Cratchits’ Christmas Dinner” National Gallery of Art
Dr. Sue Virtual Art Tour with Shakespeare Sonnet & Original Song about Friends.
“Menorah” by Ben Shahn (screen print) 1965, National Gallery of Art, Notecards at The Met Store & Museum NYC
Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment, with Winter-Inspired Art by John Henry Twatchma
“Menorah” by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz (paper cut art ) AJHS Workshop 2018
Art is Soul Food 

Art is Soul Food
Friends are Soul Food
Take a tour and I am sure
We'll share good company

Art is Soul Food 
Friends are Soul Food
We can share the art we love 
With a special friend
Won't you be my friend...

"Art Is Soul Food" Words and Music by Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz
copyright 2020 
"Friends Are Soul Food" is also a complete song with Written Music 
Available on Request from Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz
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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Rudy the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Dr. Sue

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Parody “Rudy the Red-Nosed Lawyer” Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Parody “Rudy the Red-Nosed Lawyer” Positive Entertainment

You’re invited to Sing Along to “Rudy the Red-Nosed Lawyer” – a funny parody for the 2020 holiday – and political season! The tune (and part of the title) are based on a favorite holiday song: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by songwriter Johnny Marks based on a 1939 story by Robert L. May.

Here’s my Song-Video – Scroll down for Lyrics!

Rudy The Red-Nosed Lawyer
Has a client known as Trump
Rudy was once a mayor
Now he runs the city dump

Rudy, he loves his garbage
And he thinks collection's sweet
But he forgot one detail
You can't collect from a deadbeat! 

On a bright November night
Kamala and Joe 
Turned most of the country blue
And said, "Trump, you gotta go!"

Donny said, "I'm gonna sue ya.
Rudy is my legal brain."
Rudy the Red-Nosed Lawyer
And Trump are going down the drain! 

"Rudy the Red-Nosed Lawyer" 
Parody Lyrics by Susan "Dr. Sue" Horowitz
Copyright 2020
Please ask permission to use or share.

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.
Entertaining Motivational Speaker-Author-Educator-Singer/Songwriter.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Switch the Musical” www.switchthemusical.com

Dr. Sue YouTube Channel
youtube.com/user/drsuecomedian/videos

Dr. Sue Song (or Poem) of the Month “Winter Rhythm” Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue Song (or Poem) of the Month “Winter Rhythm” Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue November 2020
Dr. Sue November 2020, Photo by SuZen

Do you like a Creative Challenge? Do you enjoy songs, poetry, art, and nature? Do you like combining words with music or pictures? Do you like learning and/or teaching, and sharing?

Here is your Song/Poem Challenge of the Month!

Create a song or poem inspired by a month, season, and/or holiday – with an optional image. If you don’t compose music, write a lyric or poem.

Here is “Winter Rhythm” my song and poem inspired by December with an image of migrating geese.

Scroll down for printed lyric, explanation of the poem and my creative process – which may inspire yours! Music is available on request. Click on Image to Enlarge.

Winter Rhythm

Winter Rhythm, something in the sky
Makes the geese sense snow in the air...and fly

Winter Rhythm, something in me grieves
Golden autumn clings to the trees...then leaves

Once upon a summertime we waltzed in sweet romance
Now our steps don't rhyme and we don't dance

Out of rhythm, but trying not to show
In your mind you're gone like the spring 
And though December leaves try to cling
Like the geese, I know...it's time to go

"Winter Rhythm" Words and Music by Susan Horowitz 
copyright 2020
Please request permission to share.

Here’s my explanation of the poem/lyric and my creative process. I hope it inspires your own creativity and love of songs, art, and literature.

My Creative Challenge is a Song or Poem for December. My season is the turn from autumn to winter – from November into December.

I started with the Title – “Winter Rhythm.” I took the title from a music festival sponsored by Urban Stages Theater in New York City (urbanstages.org/winterrhythms)

I like the musicality of the word “rhythms” (which I shortened to “rhythm”) and the connection to the winter season.

I wanted an image from nature that reflects seasonal change – like the migration of birds. I thought about the mallard ducks in the pond of a local park. However, “Ducks” (with the sharp “cks” sound) seemed too sharp, so I changed it to “geese” (with a soft “s” sound) which slid nicely into “sense”.

Migrating geese sense the coming of winter and fly south. How does that connect to other aspects of nature and to human emotions? In the second verse, the glorious golden leaves of autumn turn brown, wither, and fall. I am sad to lose their beauty – which also suggests human loss.

The form and rhythm of the first two verses is the same – which also allows the music to repeat and satisfies our ear – we “catch” the melody. Both verses open with the refrain “Winter Rhythm.”

Now it’s time for a change – the “bridge” of the song, which usually has a different rhythm, melody, and feeling or thought. We shift focus from late autumn/early winter sadness to a memory of summertime happiness. The first two verses introduced the word “rhythm,” but now we focus on a different rhythm – a “waltz,” which has a 3/4 rhythm and is associated with romantic dancing.

The last verse returns to the current season, connects earlier parts of the song and reveals their meaning. “Rhythm” shows up in the refrain, but now the romantic relationship feels “out of rhythm” awkward and forced. “You” (the beloved) are already disconnected from the “spring” (youthful enthusiasm) of early love. As “December leaves” cling to a tree, the speaker wants to cling to the beloved, but realizes that their romance is now frail, fading and falling away. It’s time to move on. “Like the geese, I know…it’s time to go.”

My main poetic influences in writing this song lyric are sonnets of William Shakespeare, which often connect nature (including seasonal change) and human emotions, and the poetry of Edna Saint Vincent Millay – especially her poem “The Spring and the Fall.” The music (in a minor key) suggests sadness – and is available on request.

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