i just pulled myself out of an hour and a half barbara cook youtube black hole. i can't stop feeling a deep sense of longing for her kind of honesty. an uncanny commitment to truth. in her life as in her music she was incapable of hitting a false note. when she was 77 years old she said "...i’ll sing better five years from now - because i expect i’ll have more courage to be even more open. because i believe that’s the kind of the road i’m on. i consider myself a work in progress.” may we all aspire to such courage - to such openness. tonight the angels are blessed with songs. rest in peace.