Babushka

“Babushka”
Composed and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek
copyright Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)

Maybe it’s just me but this current situation has me reviewing my early life. Memories of the first years of my life are floating past in cascades. Which leads me to this song and memory.

A babushka is a term for a headscarf and also a Slavic term for grandmother. One of my grandmothers was born in Poland. We called her “babushka” and, incidentally, she always wore one. 

I remember the red roses she raised each year. I remember the halting English she spoke because English just never became a natural way of expressing herself. I especially remember she called me “Ronyal” because she just couldn’t get the hang of Reynold.

Please take care in this time.

Video link: https://youtu.be/FZ5ZYzyIv4Y

Who Knows?

“Who Knows?”
(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2018 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)
Guitars-Reynold
Keys-Gregg Inhofer

I wrote and recorded this piece in the Spring of 2018.
“Who knows?” is a question I have been asking myself as long as I can recall.
Now that I am in my musical and physically mature years, I find myself becoming more of a minimalist. The songs on my last album “Picture This,” especially typify this development and this one follows suit.
The piece does end on a harmony that suggests a question but after all, so does the song’s title.
I am joined by my longtime pal Gregg Inhofer on this piece.


“Who Knows?” link:

https://youtu.be/WKhS05tbTvU


And we found this video of “Babushka” in the archives.
I forgot about it.
“Babushka” is a Slavic term for grandmother, or a name used for the typical headscarves worn. My “Babushka” (born in Poland) was called “Babushka” and wore one as well.
“Babushka” (written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2011 copyright)
“Babushka” link:
https://youtu.be/FZ5ZYzyIv4Y

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