Sunday Music

Sometimes time is crawling, then rushing, actually I think it is back to its “normal” floating flowing.
I had to go to the doctor’s every day in the last week, they always found something that had to be checked ; finally they gummed me with cables and made me carry a little box around my neck. I have to give that thing back tomorrow in the early morning, so that its measurements can be checked before I have to go into St.James’ Infirmary.
I found no music that would please me now, so let’s take the tram through Ulm (Ger., Eng.) in 1922. I hope you like the little excursion. May it be a good week for all of us.
And because I found no other way to show them, some poppies.



Something technical : I tried to comment on blogger sites (Savannah’s [Happy Birthday to the Capt’n ! ], Eros’ [I wanted to say something about the insect], IDV’s [groyn ! ],  et al.), and my comments simply vanished. I first thought that you had voted for “approval”, so that any comment would show up only after being checked, but this is not the case. They simply are not processed properly. And : I am not asked for verification, does not matter how long I wait, it simply does not show up. So please accept my apologies, I’m not staying mum, there is simply (another) software problem.

Dies und Das

The boxer Graciano “Rocky” ROCCHIGIANI (Ger., Eng.) died some days ago. For those of my readers who are not interested in European boxing, Rocky was one of the few German world champions, regardless now of what “federation” ; he won two championships in middle weight. ROCCHIGIANI was one of those guys who fought his way up, only to lose it all, and manage to come back. He blew his money, spent time in jail – the full circle. A terrible loudmouth sometimes.
But one thing no one could ever deny – he was always himself. What all these “personality consultants” tell their (seemingly un-authentic) clients and call “authenticity” – Rocky had enough of this : Not the cleverest or smartest boxer who ever graced a ring, but always Rocky. You should think that one needs a tank to run this guy over to make sure that he does not come back, but he was run over and killed by a person driving a SMART.

Some weeks ago Mr Inexplicable DeVice brought a list of some videos he “most recently watched courtesy of YouTube” “for no reason other than I thought they were quite a diverse selection”. Included was one with the divine Annie LENNOX. Mr Eroswings took the chance to list in the comments to the mentioned post a list of “top recently viewed” videos (that contain nice ladies). This made Mr LẌ put together and post his own list of “top ten videos”.
All this made me think about videos, stuff on youtube and other video platforms – I could not name five favourites. I remembered scenes from films I liked and did not forget despite the fact that I saw them maybe forty years ago for the first time. Like the picture of this canon in Mr KEATONs (Ger., Eng.) The General (Ger., Eng.)  Or what Jacques TATI (Ger., Eng.) did in all his films (just a scene). And then there were some short films that impressed me – I think La Cabina (Ger., Eng.) comes to mind first. Do not read about it, watch it here, 34 minutes. It is of archeological value, because only humans of a certain age know what a “telephon box” / “Telephonzelle” actually was.

Such a holiday in the middle of the week is a nice invention. But generally a week of four working days would be a nice idea, worth a try. I think some company in New Zealand is introducing it. But hey, they stand on their heads there and live in the future …