Tag: Sunday

Sunday Music

Tomorrow in the unreal hours between night and day, in this floating time in grey when all is not yet tangible but still more manifest than before, wenn der Erdrauch sich verfestiget, then I will step out, wade through bluish puddles of stagnant night, climb in, start the engine, and drive off into an uncertain future …
No, I’m not drunk – ich hab’ kein’ BOCK !
School vacancies does not mean that I am on holiday, I am just not driving the usual line. If need be, drivers are called in, happens seldom, but happens. Now it happens to me. So be it.
The last week was easy, I did some necessary things, and besides that I did a lot of nothing. Mainly reading.
I did not follow the news, I find public dick-measuring-contests pretty obscene, and nothing else is what these two, sad, little men do. I find it much more interesting – and plainly disturbing – what happened in Charlottesville, where the American nazis held their first pride-march since Rockwell’s (Ger., Eng.) death. One may wonder what will come out of this, whether it is the start of a new movement, or just the old movement The Leader is already running.
Let’s turn our backs on these nauseating proceedings, and listen to The Nat King Cole Trio’s version of Body & Soul as an antidote. I hope you enjoy the music, may the coming week be uneventful for all of us.

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Sunday Music

It was a busy weekend spent clearing rooms, packing books, a wall was painted – I have Muskelkater now, the result of living the couch-potatoe-life. But all in all, progress is visible. Things are now sorted in three categories : Things that go to another place here, meublement that needs to be stored for a certain time, stuff that goes to the bin / waste collecting point. Commercial storing is astoundingly expensive, so I looked around for a garage or something comparable to rent, but without avail.
The good thing is that I have absolutely no more excuse to avoid my cellar, tomorrow I will start to clear ‘n clean this dreaded dungeon. Either on Thursday or Wednesday I will abuse the vehicle and bring tons of “stuff” to the tip. I really wonder what lurks down in the lowest darkest basement level, where the concrete is rough, and big black pipes burble & gargle, the area tiling forgot. I will sling an old cloth around my head, and wear closed shoes, so that the dead spiders from Mars have it not too easy to get me ! Somewhere I should have a flashlight, whether it works is another question, at least I can hit it on them spiders.
This Sunday Music is an imho interesting piece composed by Giovanni Antonio GIAJ (sometimes GIAY) (Ger., Eng., Italian bio.). It is the first movement Allegro assai of his Sinfonia for Strings and basso continuo in C – here in an older recording of the Orchestra da Camera Italiana under its founder Salvatore ACCARDO (Ger., Eng.) (born 1941). If you like what you hear & are interested, compare ACCARDOs take with the version Reinhard GOEBEL (Ger., Eng.) recorded with the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie (Eng.) – here : GOEBEL (born 1952) does the Allegro at least one minute faster, he rocks it, perhaps a bit too much.
Any way, I hope you enjoy the music – may the coming week be friendly to all of us.

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Sunday Music

Last week was uneventful. Except for a burning flower-pot on the balcony above me. It was gently roasting and puffed out stinky & obnoxious fumes. Why can’t people use good old ceramics ?
The start of the vacancies brought all possible motoring madness, at one point literally nothing was moving on the roads & motorways around the “city”. Accidents, crazy drivers, blown up road surfaces – as if they all had a Les Mans start on Frayday morning.
The coming days will be a nice mix of relaxing (what translates to doing nothing) and mild housework, mostly with a vacuum cleaner.
This is the plan.
This Sunday Music is the aria O ma Lyre Immortelle, the last number in the opera Sapho (Eng.) by French romanticist Charles GOUNOD (Ger., Eng.), here performed by Shirley VERRETT (Ger., Eng., obit).
I hope you like the music, and the voice, and may we all have a peaceful week ahead.

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Sunday Music

I have spent this Sunday with the greatest pleasure busily doing nothing. I did nothing business~ or job-related, no household chores, I just was. Confidently sitting in the centre of my own universe. One more week, five days to work, then things will be different, oh dear …
This Sunday Music is an irrelevant little number called Guilty (1931, Eng.) performed by Harry ROY (Eng.) & His Orchestra in 1947. The singer is a Eve LOMBARD, about who I could find no more information on the web. I hope you like the music.
Now lets survive this week decently, good luck to all !

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