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« Reply #500 on: May 19, 2017, 03:41:23 AM »

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« Reply #501 on: May 19, 2017, 09:16:10 PM »

A strange day overall.
Started off okay, harvesting lots of vegetables from the garden.

But then, like so many in my city, I kept a close eye on live feeds from downtown. An event was happening that has caused much emotional responses from all.
The last of the Confederate era monuments was coming down. This one was Robert E Lee.
It has really saddened me reading posts of a vicious, racist nature, primarily from people who don't live here.
It was weird having that statue come down as it's been there since the 1880s and the roundabout was called Lee Circle. However, for 100 years before that it was called other things including Tivoli Circle, and now it will be renamed again. That's the way it is.

Glad that I'll be able to get away from this in a couple of days, as I'm going to a wedding in Asheville, North Carolina. The mountain air will do me good, clear my brain.

Tonight I got the urge to listen online to acapella choral music - by Mozart, Barber, Britten, Debussy, Rutter, Byrd,etc etc. I had sung these in various choirs over the years. Might post some of them - they're all incredible and show the beauty of the human voice. I figure that Beach Boys fans would appreciate that.
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« Reply #502 on: May 20, 2017, 05:26:55 AM »

I will have to go through the list to remember the ones I liked.
Did you do it by now? Would like to check your faves.
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I remember one of them -"The Death Watch". It was very campy, with the guy trying to sound like Count Dracula. It wasn't great but okay.
About the last line in it was an expression my Mother always uses: "The devil's work is never done"
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« Reply #503 on: May 22, 2017, 05:26:03 AM »

Tonight I got the urge to listen online to acapella choral music - by Mozart, Barber, Britten, Debussy, Rutter, Byrd,etc etc. I had sung these in various choirs over the years. Might post some of them - they're all incredible and show the beauty of the human voice. I figure that Beach Boys fans would appreciate that.

Please do, Elizabeth. You're welcome to use my "classical" topic if you need a home for them...
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« Reply #504 on: May 22, 2017, 07:29:10 AM »

Thanks, I just posted a couple of Ave Verums.

Leaving in just a little while to go to the mountains for the rest of the week.
Can post more songs when I get back.
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« Reply #505 on: May 22, 2017, 08:00:03 AM »

Thanks, I just posted a couple of Ave Verums.

Leaving in just a little while to go to the mountains for the rest of the week.
Can post more songs when I get back.

Okay, great. Have fun in the mountains.
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« Reply #506 on: May 23, 2017, 06:21:12 PM »

Drove with a Traveling Companion (TC) from Birmingham, Alabam to Asheville North Carolina.

During the first part we listened to the BBC World Service and their coverage of the Manchester tragedy. There was a vigil service held, and at the end, part of Barber's Adagio for Strings was played.
During the broadcast word came of Sir Roger Moore's passing. My TC said that her father (a local Jazz musician) turned down a small part in the movie Live and Let Die.
I took the driving route to avoid the mess in Atlanta. Instead we went through a mess in Chatanooga, Tennessee. But it allowed me to see some advertisements. Do you know there is an "International Towing and Recovery Museum"? Guess it has a Repo Man Hall of Fame?

Going off the interstate north of Chatanooga, we then drove on an older highway that ran parallel to a river, with lots of rapids in places. There were people having fun in their rafts. I decided to change the radio to the "Spa Channel" which played soft music to match the beautiful scenery. One of the songs played was "A Song of Enchantment" by Libera. Wow!

We got to Asheville, checked in and had a nice dinner with other friends at a nearby restaurant.
My niece and her husband to be were discussing whether rain on their wedding day would bring good or bad luck.
The wedding is tomorrow morning. Forecast - Rain...   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #507 on: May 27, 2017, 03:05:41 PM »

The wedding was rather dreamlike. We were at a mountain chapel, in the clouds, misty. We all agreed that the only thing missing was bagpipes.  Smiley

The following night I had a dream that I was walking by a building and a brass band was rehearsing "Trombone Dixie." Thought I heard someone who sounded like Brian giving instructions.
So that tune was in my head. Another ear worm was the first part of "Holidays" from TSS.
Had a wonderful time shopping at a calligraphy shop and another place specializing in Weather and Astronomy items.

After reading the SS posts about Dennis and that movie he was in (have never seen it so don't know if he could "act" or not), I woke up this morning to the ear worm of the chorus for Slip On Through.
Will be home tomorrow. Back to reality.
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« Reply #508 on: May 28, 2017, 02:05:46 AM »

The wedding was rather dreamlike. We were at a mountain chapel, in the clouds, misty. We all agreed that the only thing missing was bagpipes.  Smiley

The following night I had a dream that I was walking by a building and a brass band was rehearsing "Trombone Dixie." Thought I heard someone who sounded like Brian giving instructions.
So that tune was in my head. Another ear worm was the first part of "Holidays" from TSS.
Had a wonderful time shopping at a calligraphy shop and another place specializing in Weather and Astronomy items.

After reading the SS posts about Dennis and that movie he was in (have never seen it so don't know if he could "act" or not), I woke up this morning to the ear worm of the chorus for Slip On Through.
Will be home tomorrow. Back to reality.

Wow. Quite a musical trip, by the sound of things. ;=)
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« Reply #509 on: June 01, 2017, 08:58:29 PM »

Went to Farmer's Market and got a bunch of sweet, very juicy peaches. Plus blueberries, blackberry preserves, and fish (black drum).

Then the heavens opened with torrential rain. Good weather to listen to music, I'm subscribed for the time being to Amazon Music so want to take advantage of all the albums available.
Listened to the new mix of Sgt Pepper. Although I no longer care for some of the songs, the music sounded terrific.
Who knows why, but I decided to listen to all of Dylan's 60s albums. Last night I listened to his first "Bob Dylan", then today to the incredible Freewheeling recording.

Also decided to listen to "Days of Future Passed." My sister had bought that in the early 70s and played it constantly. However she must have only played side 2 since I don't remember ever hearing the first few songs.
Have always gotten upset with how Pinder says the last line of the lament.
He says "But we decide what is right / and which IS an illusion?"
I think it should be "But we decide what is right / and which is an ilLUsion?"
Yes, I've got too much time on my hands  LOL
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« Reply #510 on: June 02, 2017, 05:53:33 AM »

Have always gotten upset with how Pinder says the last line of the lament.
He says "But we decide what is right / and which IS an illusion?"
I think it should be "But we decide what is right / and which is an ilLUsion?"
Yes, I've got too much time on my hands  LOL
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Doesn't he say, "But we decide which is right / and which is an illusion"?

Someone else with two much hands on their time. Grin
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« Reply #511 on: June 02, 2017, 06:48:50 AM »

 LOL

Also listened to some of the BBs Hawthorne compilation.
Love how Brian pronounces "huarache" on the Surfin USA demo

Elizabeth, busy doin nothing...
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« Reply #512 on: June 04, 2017, 09:46:56 PM »

US baseball player Jimmy Piersall passed away. He was mainly known for publicizing his mental illness in his book, "Fear Strikes Out."
I watched the 1957 movie adaptation this afternoon. Anthony Perkins played Piersall, and Karl Malden played his overbearing father.
After being hospitalized for a good while he eventually was able to play Major League Baseball again. He was later diagnosed as being bi-polar.
Read a quote from him today -"Probably the best thing that ever happened to me was going nuts. Who ever heard of Jimmy Piersall, until that happened?"

Continued my Dylan listenings, today was Another Side of Bob Dylan, featuring songs such as All I Really Want to Do, My Back Pages, and It Ain't Me, Babe.

On the Hoffman music board someone asked which were favorite songs from TLOS. I'll take any excuse to listen to that recording again.
Just finished it. Going to bed now.
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« Reply #513 on: June 08, 2017, 08:28:14 PM »

Was on the road until early afternoon. Listened to a bit of the US hearings involving former FBI head James Comey. I was surprised to hear a line from one of my favorite films, Becket. The line was "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?" Comey quoted it and the US Rep responded, yes, that was what Henry II said shortly before Becket was assassinated.

Driving home I found out that there's a radio station that's playing Beach Music for the next month or so. I love that music which I heard while living in North Carolina in the early 80s. It's R and B, and the dance associated with it is the Shag. Will post a couple of favorites on the Old Record thread.

Went to a garden center and created a miniature garden in a pot using succulents, different colored gravels, and miniature cats and frogs. Fun and relaxing!

Going to bed now. Hope I can shake off a toothache.
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« Reply #514 on: June 09, 2017, 08:18:34 PM »

Drove home from Birmingham, Alabama, where I had been attending a Sacred Harp convention, (a type of shape note singing, 4 parts acapella).
On the way home my traveling companion played Sacred Harp music, then Gilbert & Sullivan, then finally 1920s Jazz.
After dropping her off, went home to discover that my copy of BW Live at the Roxy arrived.
Had to drive back to Mississippi and thoroughly enjoyed listening to Brian and his band.
Now relaxing, listening to the frogs and crickets. Making their own music.
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« Reply #515 on: June 17, 2017, 08:42:41 PM »

I've had about 7 hours of sleep in the past two nights, so I feel a bit crazy. I've had a little wine... determined to fall asleep. I miss my better half Sad
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« Reply #516 on: June 20, 2017, 08:50:05 AM »

I've had about 7 hours of sleep in the past two nights, so I feel a bit crazy. I've had a little wine... determined to fall asleep. I miss my better half Sad

Well, M, let's hope auf wiedersehen gets back to you soon. And tell him "Freundliche Gre" from me. Smokin
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« Reply #517 on: June 20, 2017, 09:04:33 PM »

Crazy day. Tried to calm down one of my sisters who is really anxious about this tropical storm we're going through.
Turned on the 60s station and they played Catch a Wave. Then turned on TV to hear warning for everyone to avoid going out in the water due to dangerous rip currents.

We're getting absolutely hammered right now. High winds, heavy rain. Squalls.
I'm a little bit anxious, quite frankly.
This isn't supposed to end until at least Thursday afternoon.
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« Reply #518 on: June 21, 2017, 02:07:13 AM »

We're getting absolutely hammered right now. High winds, heavy rain. Squalls.
I'm a little bit anxious, quite frankly.
This isn't supposed to end until at least Thursday afternoon.

Stay safe, E.
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« Reply #519 on: July 19, 2017, 07:55:25 PM »

Went to our place in the woods (about an hour's drive from here).
We had put out cardboard traps because of a growing problem with field mice getting in the house. We used to have a couple of cats there - one was a champion mouser - but they're with us now and as they say, When the cat's away, the mice will play. If the only didn't play on our beds -  Angry
Well, I noticed that one of the traps was occupied, and not just with a mouse. Stuck in the trap was a rat snake! I got in touch with my sister who came over and helped open up the box. The snake's head was stuck in the glue. Working gingerly, trying to soothe the snake (it's okay snaky snaky, we're trying to help you; he wasn't buying that) we got virtually all the paper off, his eyes and mouth were clear, and he quickly slithered away.
Now have to call a company to plug up the openings to the house!

Also am getting finalized with some miniature gardening projects. One will be a beach theme, another is an "octopus' garden" and will try to make that Beatle-esque.
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« Reply #520 on: July 21, 2017, 03:45:23 AM »

Stuck in the trap was a rat snake! I got in touch with my sister who came over and helped open up the box. The snake's head was stuck in the glue. Working gingerly, trying to soothe the snake (it's okay snaky snaky, we're trying to help you; he wasn't buying that) we got virtually all the paper off, his eyes and mouth were clear, and he quickly slithered away.

Eek! That's amazing. Rat Snakes are non-venomous, I see, but they can be quite big!

Last night I finally got round to watching Alexander Nevsky. And quite an exhausting experience it was too. Eisenstein wasn't one for half-measures...   
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« Reply #521 on: July 22, 2017, 07:18:07 PM »

I tried relaxing, and here I am (it means I succeeded, because I haven't posted here in forever!).
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« Reply #522 on: Today at 08:55:31 AM »

I spent the morning in the 'Rank The Tracks' section of 'Album, Book and Video Reviews And Discussions'. It's my day off and it's raining outside. At least I kept my mind busy, right?


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Today I was having a discussion with a neighbor about staying healthy and couldn't remember when was the last time I was actually sick. Then later I remembered that the last time I was sick I spent the day "ranking the tracks" on this site, which kept my mind busy while I was couped up in the house (even though I only mentioned that it was a day off and it was raining...but I had the flu which totally sucked for it being a day off). Best time I ever had being sick! And wow I haven't been sick since 2014! I must be doing something right.  Afro
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