Category: Sunday Music

Sunday Music, Tuesday

Apologies, I’m late – things, stuff, but mostly life … Someone once remarked that “life” would be what happens while one waits for something else to happen (or at least along this line), who ever it was, I think this person had understood something.
Musicwise I was looking for thundering guitars, but could not decide. I found that someone put out HENDRIX’ first Fillmore East show from 31.XII.69 in a really well remastered version some months ago (tidbit), good GOD what could this man do with a guitar. But finally I chose the Harlem Nocturne in a 1946 version by the Randy BROOKS (Ger., Eng.) Orchestra, the solo sax played by Eddie CAINE, about whom I could find no entry nowhere, despite the fact that he later played with MINGUS.
Here all is back to nearly normal, at least I am tired as usual. I hope you enjoy the music, and that we have an uneventful & peaceful week ahead.

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Sunday Music

Happy Easter – Fröhliche Ostern. In a few hours the festivity will be over, and church bells will be allowed to ring again. No bells when Jesus is dead – but as we are told, after three days the man returns, death has lost. Lucky & enviable who can believe, who has preserved the childhood’s faith, den Kinderglauben. At least, for us normal dubious mortals, there is and remains hope, a true force of nature.
Enough of hard-boiled eggs, chocolate bunnies, traffic jams – tomorrow normal madness, daily deliriousness, random rage, absurd alliterations will prevail again, isn’t it tremendous ?!
Some music to steel our nerves for the coming onslaught of life, ach sometimes …
Mssrs TOWNER (Ger., Eng.), MUTHSPIEL (Ger., Eng., agent), S. GRIGORYAN (Ger., Eng.) wrote a Travel Guide in 2013, and we hear the title Duende.
I hope you like the music. Love, peace & understanding would be a nice gift for this world, getting through unharmed would be good as a start. Let’s hope for the best.

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Sunday Music

*cough* – sorry.
It gets better inch by inch. Walking in the sunshine helps a lot, since we still have sunshine, because next week will be blown & washed away. The sun has tremendous power already, while the air is still crisp.
I do not want to dwell on the news of the last days, it only would make me angry, yell and use too many exclamation marks. Instead we should listen to the overture of PERGOLESIs (1710-1736) (Ger., Eng.) opera L’Olympiade (Ger., Eng.) conducted by Ottavio DANTONE (*1960) (Eng.).
Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI died very young from tuberculosis, so the time he composed secular & religious music was limited to five years only – but his posthumous reputation grew & grew, and some smart publishers foisted fake works on the dead composer. As mentioned in the German wikipedia article, gossip has it that L’Olympiade was no initial success, and a disgruntled member of the audience is said to have thrown an orange at the composer’s head. I do not think that the music is bad enough to throw fruit, eggs or rotten tomatoes at anyone.
Better listen for yourself :

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Let’s hope for better times, a peaceful week without the all too usual madness would be a good start.

Sunday Music

The week that was, was not the best that one could have had. I had worse, but I struggle a bit with highlighting the good aspects. At least my health got better. I find sleeping for long hours undisturbed is a very good thing for brain & body. When the morning coughing fit is over, it is possible to breath freely again, hey this is progress ! No sweat, no Matschbirne, better not look into the mirror, because eyes like bullet holes (was that coined by “Lew Archer” ?) do not help with the healing process.
In a next step I’ll replace the bland water with coffee amaretto. And the day is my friend.
This Sunday Music is an elegant version of an old battle-axe of a song, See See Rider (Ger., Eng.), performed by Beatrice BOOZE (1912-1986, not a Canadian) (Ger., Eng.).
I hope you enjoy the music – stay healthy, keep warm, Alles wird gut.

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