Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

REPRISE: The Friday Fling Enjoys Christmas Music!

2013-12-19 BlogBlog RSSRSS

  This is a reprise of our December 16th, 2011 challenge, Friday Fling #159. The original had 634 views, 119 comments including fifteen poems posted by eight different writers, and thirteen hearts.   Friday Fling #262 December 13th 2013 As many classical music and most Peanuts fans know, December 16th is Beethoven’s birthday. That made [...]

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a vacation for whom?

2013-12-18 BlogBlog RSSRSS

so the roomie’s vacation starts tomorrow…meaning that the solitude I enjoy during the morning will not exist…on the other hand, my Boss will be on vacation starting Friday…In order to do my job AND his, I will likely be going in to work overnight for about a week…THAT is innaresting…almost like having a vacation of [...]

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I was wrong…and kinda right too

2013-12-14 BlogBlog RSSRSS

So the gig with SLR went well…far from perfect, of course…but like I’ve said before, if we please one person, that counts for something…I think more than one person was positively affected…The turnout seemed rather light; I suspect that the weather was a factor…There was food, so I had Dinner…we got $100 EACH…I bought the [...]

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back to “normal” more or less

2013-12-13 BlogBlog RSSRSS

it felt like a typical workday, but I got through it…getting nervous about the gig with SLR Saturday…found my dress shoes–I hope they fit… SLR asked me to do one my doodles for her for Christmas–it’s only half finished (as of now) but it might be done by the time I leave for Baltimore… there [...]

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U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Full Audio Book

2013-12-10 BlogBlog RSSRSS


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short and sweet

2013-12-07 BlogBlog RSSRSS

so SLR and I had a rehearsal for the gig next Saturday…brief but productive…worked on a Christmas song or two…trying not to worry about playing in a black church…not yet looking forward to it…I must maintain my Atheism…As far as what to wear,”Sunday go to meetin’” clothes I’ve got–but I gotta find my dress shoes…THAT [...]

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I can stop wondering about THAT

2013-12-06 BlogBlog RSSRSS

the “Southwestern” eatery across the street opened today–without me…Friday morning I’m gonna call the Doctor who is allegedly my new Primary Care Physician…kinda nervous about that…I think he’s gonna find LOTSA stuff wrong with me…But for ME, the thing I wanna work on is my vision–which he has nothing to do with…Other than financially, Life [...]

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Classic songs and future evergreens

2013-12-04 BlogBlog RSSRSS

Der var engang (complete) A song from Tosca Når en sailor går i land Never ever Små stød Lil Johnnys mund Death comes crawling (live)

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Nutcracker stuff

2013-12-04 BlogBlog RSSRSS

The whole story and a song (add the http yourself if the video won’t show)

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the New Year started today

2013-12-03 BlogBlog RSSRSS

I know I’m early, but I was antsy, so…I’m letting some of my facial hair grow…I’m focusing on my “doodles” and not my guitar playing…and significantly, I’ve started a NEW Facebook account…at some point I will abandon the original one without actually closing it…and I won’t have a couple hundred strangers for “friends” if I [...]

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might be a first…

2013-12-02 BlogBlog RSSRSS

When I can’t sleep, my Mind wanders…sometimes I replay Musical memories; sometimes I even imagine Musical things that haven’t happened yet, hoping that they will…for the first time that I can remember I lay awake thinking of the next “doodle”…the latest one is almost (but not yet) finished and I wanna get on with the [...]

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what’s the f**kin’ problem?

2013-12-01 BlogBlog RSSRSS

yet another so-called friend has apparently formed a duo with someone who is not me…I’m not grotesque looking, so I must be a major asshole or something…that’s ok, the retirement from Music will begin on 1/1/14…I’m debating whether or not there should/will be an announcement on the other FB…If anyone actually ASKS me to participate [...]

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a reluctant yes

2013-11-29 BlogBlog RSSRSS

I THINK I’m gonna be able to go to the Legion tonight, using the roomie’s car…the CHECK ENGINE light went off, *I* think that’s very good news–maybe it was just a loose gas cap…perhaps the roomie kinda resents that I’m gonna go have fun somewhere…didn’t she have fun last night? And she’s scheduled to go [...]

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let’s see what happens

2013-11-28 BlogBlog RSSRSS

going to my ex-sister-in law’s house for Thanksgiving, I was invited…being alone on a holiday isn’t that bad; still it is nice to be included with the roommie’s family… today is a paid holiday, I’m off tomorrow (w/o pay) too–hoping to go to the Legion O.M. and play…Maybe I’m not yet ready to give up [...]

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2013-11-27 BlogBlog RSSRSS

I didn’t tell the guy who signs my paychecks about MY plans re: my work schedule for this week, and he didn’t tell me his…I think he’s outta town…I DIDN’T get my paycheck this morning and I’m not at all happy about that…my immediate Boss has it–HE’S on vacation…he told me he wasn’t going anywhere, [...]

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a secret mission ?

2013-11-26 BlogBlog RSSRSS

instead of going into work Monday afternoon, I went in at nearly Midnight…I’m not 100% sure, but I think my Boss (who’s on vacation) knew I was gonna do that…My plan is to do that again tonight and tomorrow night…I get to take the roommie’s car…I kinda think it’s possible that he might maybe know [...]

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a semi-typical evening at the Legion

2013-11-23 BlogBlog RSSRSS

So I went to the AmerLegion open mic…I was invited by someone I know to help him play some Who songs…in addition, I played a bunch, sang some…was unusually adamant about wanting to play…no regrets (yet) had fun most of the time…One of the performers allegedly had a “hissy fit”–I missed that…Played with at least [...]

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The Friday Fling Hosts a Personal Music Festival!

2013-11-21 BlogBlog RSSRSS

  Friday Fling #259 for November 22nd 2013 They are not as popular as they were back in the days of my youth, the middle ages of the twentieth century, the 1950s and 60s. But there were many pop hits back then which were known as “instrumentals” in that they were hit TUNES, without lyrics.  [...]

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the beginning of the new beginning

2013-11-18 BlogBlog RSSRSS

the house sitting gig is over, but I THINK I left some stuff at the house–like my newly purchased markers and paper (sigh)…maybe that’s some kinda omen…gonna go back and get ‘em this morning and (while I’ve got borrowed wheels) pay the DMV… The acoustic jam at Lake Needwood was a fair amount of fun, [...]

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what I wanted vs. what I got 2

2013-11-17 BlogBlog RSSRSS

So the AmerLegion benefit is history…I sat in with one band for their whole (hour long) set and sat in with the Crimestoppers for a couple of songs–unbelievably I pushed for more; I didn’t get more, but I tried…I think I played a bit better than the last time I sat in with them (on [...]

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