Old Man River – NYFOS takeover, day 5

The final day of my week at the NYFOS blog is devoted to one of my all-time favorite artists, Paul Robeson, in his signature song. The original post is here, or continue below.     For the final Song of the Day of my week here at NYFOS, let me introduce you to the reason […]

Pretty Saro – NYFOS takeover, day 4

Here is the fourth day of my week of guest posting chez NYFOS. Read the original here, or continue below. Enjoy!   This song is an old one, even by the standards of classical art song. “Pretty Saro” is a folk ballad first notated in England the early 1700’s, though, as is the way with […]

“You’ll Be Back / What Comes Next” from Hamilton – NYFOS takeover, day 3

It’s Hamilton day again over on the NYFOS blog “No Song is Safe from Us,” where my weeklong takeover continues. Read on below, or see the original post here.     Last week, my dear friend and colleague Miles Mykkanen wrote a beautiful post on this blog [NYFOS.org, not samuellevinetenor.com] about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash-hit musical Hamilton. Miles wrote very well about […]

There is a Light that Never Goes Out – NYFOS takeover, day 2

The second post in my weeklong on the NYFOS blog, No Song is Safe from Us, has been posted! Today the song is “There is a Light That Never Goes Out,” by The Smiths. You can read it below, or see the original post here. Enjoy!   It’s a funny thing to love a song for […]

What Are They Doing in Heaven – NYFOS takeover, day 1

The first of my posts on the NYFOS blog, “No Song is Safe from Us,” has posted today! You can read it below, or view the  original post here.     For Memorial Day, here’s a song about the missing and wondering we do when our loved ones pass away. “What Are They Doing in […]