Sunday Music

Franconia bakes under the sun, it is well over 30° C. The sky looks milky, like when you spill milk on the sink, under a thin white film the metal shines through. It will get a bit cooler through the night, and tomorrow we’ll only reach the mid-twenties, but the heat will slowly come back, a little rain may be expected for the second part of the week.
There are gushes of hot air. I hope it will be bearable tomorrow afternoon ; work starts in the early morning, when all will be fresh and cool.
Nothing new here. All is prepared for the working week, paper heaps on the desk were properly dealt with – after all, and some weeks, most things can be ripped apart / thrown away, what stays is important and must be dealt with properly, then it’s “file & forget”.
I found a translation (cheater !) of Cicero’s conversations (Ger., Eng.) in Tusculum (Ger., Eng.) , and want to read it now. I have no idea why, but it seems to be apt. Visiting the place would be nice, preferably not in the summer heat. I would like to travel from Cicero’s villa and garden to Montaigne’s tower (Ger., Eng.) – maybe one could use a history of philosophy as trip advisor ? I am pretty sure that this was already done, but I know of no example.
Let’s listen to some gentle music, a little foxtrot composed by Alexander N. ZFASMAN (1906-1971) (Ger., Eng.), a gentle little piece of music that does not want to be something else but a gentle piece of music. I hope you like it. May the coming week be friendly to all of us.

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Sunday Music, Monday Edition

Back from Suebia – they get all the goodies there : Hail, thunder & storm, dramatic clouds, the whole experience ! While Franconia is plain sunny. I was moonlighting in Suebia as foot warmer, successfully I may add, a nice sideline.
The world moves on unimpressed by my abilities, so it is only just that I turn around – and counter world’s indifference with elegant swing : Mssrs DESMOND (Ger., Eng.), HALL (Ger., Eng.), CHERICO (Ger., Eng.) and KAY (Ger., Eng.) present to us the theme from Black Orpheus (Manhã de Carnaval ) from their 1963 long-player Take Ten (Eng.).
I hope you like the music. May you never have to suffer from cold feet through this week !

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Sunday Music

Sorry, no asparagus today. But something nice happened last week related to my work, and it was in true Knights’ form. On Thursday I was told that I’d do the route on Friday morning for the last time. I should bring the co-driver home, park the vehicle there, and wait – they’d pick me up. So I disinfected my former workplace on Friday morning, and waited – until a young lady showed up, and drove me around. We finally reached our destination, where I was given a print of the basic data for my new route, the key to the new vehicle, and a friendly “Off you go !”
The only downside was that I could not enter the vehicle – I should loose a few pounds, really. So a contortionist had to be found, but finally I rumbled off. Pretty happy btw, because finally I drive over land again. It is not as long as what I had before the pause, but better than what I had to do for the last few weeks. I expect that I will keep this tour until the end of the school year – in other words, the end of July. Best thing so far, the new co-driver likes classical music too. There is hope.
Today’s Sunday Music is a little piece by BACH, the Sarabande from his French Suite Nr. 1 (in d-moll), performed by Gila GOLDSTEIN. I hope you enjoy the music. May the coming week be restful & relaxing !

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