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Which Will It Be? — Charmed Chaos

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ― Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night May your thoughts … Continue reading

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taking note

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So many white clouds Just beyond the tall, green trees There are even more ©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

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In Memory: “compared to classical composers like Bach… or Mozart, I would define myself as unemployed“

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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjq6e1LJHxw ? Mr. Morricone placed his acclaimed oeuvre in a modest perspective. “The notion that I am a composer who writes a lot of things is true on one hand and not true…

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3 — Practical Jokes, Prejudice

Practical Jokes • Pianist J.W. “Blind” Boone owned a watch that cost $1,000, an enormous amount of money at the time. He used the watch to play a practical joke on children, whom he told that the watch could foretell the … Continue reading

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Music Recommendation: The Underwater Bosses — “Basshead”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC Music: “Basshead” from the album AQUA LA VISTA Artist: The Underwater Bosses Artist Location: Syracuse, New York Info: “Formed in September 2018, the surf rock band Underwater Bosses consists of drummer Bob Breen, guitarist/organist Chris … Continue reading

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3 — Politics, Practical Jokes

Politics • Back in 1956, when Yugoslavia was under the control of the dictator Josef Broz Tito, a Yugoslav consul-general confessed to theatrical guru Danny Newman that he never missed a performance at the Chicago Civic Opera by the baritone Tito … Continue reading

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Music Recommendation: The Hula Girls — “Jungle Girls”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC Music: “Jungle Girl” from the album THE HULA GIRLS Artist: The Hula Girls Artist Location: Costa Mesa, California Info: “The Hula Girls formed in 2008 and have been busy playing their self-described ‘hulabilly’ music all … Continue reading

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sounds so good

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Time to have a seat After a long day at work Crack a cold one too Put up your feet, close your eyes Allow your mind to empty ©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

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David Bruce: The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3 — Opera

Opera • Early in her career, Ernestine Schumann-Heink studied the lead role of Carmen. At first, she learned the part by ear, then she studied various performances of Carmen, learning something from each performance. Unfortunately, after she sang the role professionally … Continue reading

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Music Recommendation: The Space Agency — “Teeside Guitar”

BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC Music: “Teeside Guitar” from the album THE CELESTIAL SOUNDS OF THE SPACE AGENCY Artist: The Space Agency Artist Location: Hove, UK Info: “Formed in 2002 by Simon Jones from England, Hiromi Jones from Japan & … Continue reading

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