Sunday Music

Another week sped by. How does they do it, this seemingly endless acceleration ? It was an uncomfortable week, I found it difficult to sleep properly. So I fell asleep through daytime for some hours, what lead to an unpleasant rhythm of work, sleep, work, hang around, sleep badly, start the day with work again. Nevertheless I managed to do some necessary stuff at the desk, at least accomplished something.
The days usually started foggy, cleared up for a few hours around midday, to just become gray again, slipping into early darkness – not very mood enhancing. As an antidote I today felt the need to prepare something to eat based on vegetables, and because I am lazy I opted for the most simple solution, a vegetable soup. With an egg, or two.
And while the soup gently simmers, and starts to release gentle scents into the kitchen, we could listen to today’s Sunday Music. It is not by Mr HENDRIX (1942-1970) (Ger., Eng.), despite today being his eightieth birthday ; but I do not believe that Jimi will fall into oblivion. And this is the title of today’s Sunday Music, a tango nuevo by Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) (Ger., Eng.), Oblivion, here in an arrangement for piano, performed by Gamma1734. I hope you enjoy the music. May the coming week be bearable for all of us. May your soup be delectable !

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Manching

It seems to have been a professional job. They broke into a telecommunications sub-station, and cut off the out-going fibre optic cables, what effectively stopped all internet (and communications in general) traffic in the community (Ger., Eng.) : No internet, no phone.
Then they broke into the museum (Ger.), and grabbed the gold (pic). They left with nearly five hundred gold coins (Ger., Eng.). The ongoing coverage reports nothing new. The police showed up only late in the morning (around 9:45), so the thieves had effectively some hours to transport die Sore (rotwelsch for stolen goods) away. And given the amount of criminal energy shown – this was no impulsive smash & grab action – one can be sure that they did use their time.
Mad collector, who ordered the heist ? Possible, but not that probable. Blackmail ? Possible. I think the more belike state of the affaire is that the coins will be melted down.
It is a cultural crime, a crime against the European culture, executed by barbarians. I hope they left a trace, will be caught and punished. Bastards.

Sunday Music

Yesterday morning greeted me with the first snow of the year. When I had went to bed hours earlier, I heard the rush of steady rain, but the morning was all white. And it kept on snowing through Saturday. Of course it is not yet cold enough for the snow to stay, but it is a friendly reminder of what is possible. Temperatures are already climbing up, and will stay well over zero Celsius, so there will be no freezing roads in the next week. Maybe later.
Here follows photographic evidence :

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First Snow of ’22

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The week was un-eventful. I threw some things out of my cellar compartement, and managed to cramp the rest back in. At least I now have simple access to the trunk that contains some family related stuff. Sorry Melanie, no photographs (yet) – brown storage boxes and plastic wraps are not photogenic ; the search & rescue has only to start.
Without further ado, let’s listen to today’s Sunday Music, a piece aptly named Melodie. It is number 9 out of 10 Pièces Mignonnes (op. 77) by Moritz MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925) (Ger., Eng.) (who btw was brother-in-law (“Schwager”, he married her sister) to Mdme Cécile CHAMINADE (1857-1944) (Ger., Eng.)).
I hope you like the music. May the coming week be bearable.

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