I got nothin’, folks. Today was complete shit. Here, as is my practice in such situations, is Franz von Suppe.
Our conductor here (leading the Vienna Philharmonic in their 1990 (!) New Year’s Day Concert) is Zubin Mehta, who just celebrated his 86th birthday the other day. Mehta, by the way, was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2006, along with Smokey Robinson, Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Dolly Parton. What a night that was!
(If you’re wondering, an emergency hot water heater replacement, news that a guy I knew in high school died (I didn’t know him very well, but well enough to know that he was a nice guy), and, yes, the Supreme Court thing.)