Monthly Archives: April 2018

Monday: World Book Day

Something worth reminding people, students, and kids of. 750 million adults in the world cannot read or write (UNESCO) 1/4 of Americans have not read a book in the past year. 60 million people. 1/5 of Americans would struggle to … Continue reading

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Not too many people know

that MLK was nearly killed previously by a demented woman in Harlem who stabbed him close to the heart as he was reading, leaving a cross-like mark which he saw every day subsequently when he got un/dressed. The tip of … Continue reading

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A Memorable ’60s Songwriter:

(from the excellent 3 CD Rhino boxset: The Look of Love–The Burt Bacharach Collection) Burt Bacharach, along with his lyricist Hal David. So many memorable hits including: The Story of My Life Magic Moments Please Stay Tower of Strength Baby … Continue reading

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So Much for a Dumb Provincial Slogan

“Remember to breathe” will bite the dust when the pot law comes in this summer. How ironic that Alberta air will be everywhere polluted with pot smoke which is offensive or problematic to breathe for most people.

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My musical listening preferences these daze

remain classical and jazz. Comparatively speaking, these two genres are at the bottom of whatever numbers for listeners and purchasers of genre product, with jazz being even lower than classical.Something like 1% in recent articles I’ve been reading. Often, these … Continue reading

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As DJT is put in restraints and led away,

you can be sure he’ll still be raving, “NO COLLUSION! NO OBSTRUCTION!”

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Another Sublime Day

My bucket list shrinks again after this significant purchase. Much audial pleasure awaits and beckons. 142 CDs of Bach played on original instruments (including all keyboards on harpsichord, not piano, as Bach intended and actually played). (Live your dreams in … Continue reading

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A Classy Lady Passes

Barbara Bush, wife and mother to American presidents, one of the great women of American history, will be¬†hugely missed. She had so-o much more class and decency¬†than DJT. A true lady from another time, she exemplified a presidential matriarch more … Continue reading

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Henry Fonda as Clarence Darrow

An excellent one-man show, based on Irving Stone’s biography Clarence Darrow for the Defence, preserved on Kino video from 74. Fonda holds viewer attention for 84 memorable minutes as America’s most famous lawyer who fearlessly was involved in many famous … Continue reading

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Synchronicity Monday

Travelling to dentist in Edmonton Monday. How many people have the Burt Bacharach CD boxset? Anyway, Bobby Vinton’s “Blue on Blue” comes on as I’m listening in the van, which I ultimately play a couple of times. An olde favorite. … Continue reading

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