Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tone Poem Tuesday

Jacques Offenbach might well have been the French equivalent of Franz von Suppe and, later on, Vienna’s Strauss family in that he wrote a great deal of very pleasing music of high energy which was often infused with the rhythms … Continue reading

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Something for Thursday

Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is falling on a Thursday, I’ll set aside the song challenge for one week in favor of some love songs, because who doesn’t want to hear a few love songs, right? Share This Post

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Today in Good Dogs

Meet Rudy. Note Rudy’s happy grin after he makes it to the end of the obstacle course. Rudy is a good dog. Share This Post

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Tone Poem Tuesday

When in doubt, there are always Mozart and Beethoven. In 1822 Karl Friedrich Hensler, a Vienna dramatist and theater manager, was opening a rebuilt venue called the Theater in der Josefstadt, which still stands and is apparently now the oldest … Continue reading

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Bad Advice Friday

Not a joke, but it’s still kind of funny (and I do not recommend doing this): Share This Post

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Something for Thursday

Next up on our ongoing Song Challenge (details here) is a song that makes me sad. Well, I can’t really think of too many of those, but this song from the Broadway show Camelot is terribly, terribly sad. It comes … Continue reading

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Tone Poem Tuesday

Jean Sibelius is a composer with whom I am in constant need of discovery. His work is sometimes warm and melodic and fully Romantic, but other times there is an austerity to his music, a certain emotional coolness and introspection … Continue reading

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And now, a morning sky

Taken yesterday at Knox Farm State Park, where I was finally able to take the Dee-oh-gee for his nature walk after missing out for a few Sundays because of very cold weather. Minutes later the sun came out. Share This … Continue reading

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