Category: Sunday Music

Sunday Music

Freedom is just another word for riding my bicycle. Some years ago I declared proudly that “my bicycle is indestructible” – but, of course, time wins, and at some point even necessary parts started to fall off. There is a moment when the unavoidable effort to keep it running becomes too much, when the former flying pride turns into a badly repaired, bitty & unsafe rolling accident in waiting. So I had no bike for some time.
Until yesterday when I got my new used bicycle. It is only three years old, and chic ; it has a fork with shock absorbers (!), a dynamo that is built around the front axle and hence runs without friction ; very good brakes, 8×3 gears, and a very useful metal basket over the rear wheel. I am not yet absolutely content with the sitting position, but it all works very nice.
I learned that Mr DRAIS (Ger., Eng.) took out his Laufmaschine on the 12th of June 1817 for the first longer tour – I’m just a few days behind. I want it to become a habit, regular exercise is a good thing.
This afternoon I cycled over the former American area, where in one go three different projects are tackled : First, the university enlarges the campus ; second, new houses are built that will form a new district of town ; and third, preparations are made for a large horticultural show that should start spring next year. The whole area becomes thoroughly transformed.
This Sunday’s music is a sinfonietta or sinfonia titled La Tempesta di Mare by Carlo MONZA (1735-1802) (Ger.), performed by Fabio BIONDI and his Europa Galante. I hope you like the music – may the coming week be satisfyingly tranquil. Un’ jezz lass’mmer’s grache …

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Sunday Music

I feel like living through “the day after” after a week-long pup crawl, despite the fact that I was very easy on the bottle and “approximately quit” smoking over the last weeks – with one gaffe thrown in, but I’m not perfect, astoundingly …
I blame the weather. Last evening something changed in the atmosphere pretty fast. I had to lie down, and slept, only to wake up two hours later, it was not a funny night. I wanted to be active today and deal with several things, but I feel as I’d drag a ton of bricks along. At least I wrote some mails, and I will sort papers, later, or so …
The last days, since my return from Suebia, were uneventful, I spent them reading books & news, worked on my trullering.
And while trawling through youtube I found today’s Sunday Music : A band called “The Masters” (oh dear …) performs a self-written title called Breaktime. The group consists of three young men, Ronnie WILLIAMS (bass & drums), Paul BUFF (piano), and Frank ZAPPA (guitar). According to the uploader this is “the first released single Frank ZAPPA (Ger., Eng.) appeared on”, June 1961.

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And just for fun, and because I can, another early recording of Frank – together with Ray COLLINS (Ger., Eng.) Any Way the Wind Blows.
I hope you enjoy the music – may we all enjoy a lazy and peaceful week !

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Sunday Music

These were nice four days, time to sleep, to cook light & easy, to do “nothing”. Gently time shuffled onwards. A sparkling sun warmed the air a little more every day, tomorrow more than 30°C are expected. Summer arrived. This week’s end will see some action, I may be offline, but hey, it’s days away.
Here is some music from the AdisAdabaBand, I hope you like it. I have no further information about this group, I think they are from Denmark.
A little more peace, love, and understanding would be a good thing in this world, hope you can find it !

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Sunday Music

It looks as if my weekends are even busy-ier than working days through the week. I want to believe that somewhere is still a little “Sunday” left on the planet when I bring this post – but I have absolutely no clue about celestial mechanics and hence the measuring of time. I can read the clock, and that has to be enough.
This Sunday Music is the overture of the dramma giocosa “Le Nozze (di Dorina)” (1755), composed by Baldassare GALUPPI (1706-1785) (Ger., Eng.), performed by the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Sergio AZZOLINI (Ger., Eng.) in 2006.
I hope you like the music. This is a short working week, so I’ll see you soon – may it be a peaceful week for all of us !

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