Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dasvidaniya

Okay, enough posting songs. Here's a whole movie. Warning: I haven't seen it yet myself, just have heard about it. Don't know how it's rated or if there's anything in it that may offend anyone. I'm posting it here so I can keep my link to it and watch it in bits and pieces whenever I have time.


And don't know if this will even stay available. Here's the trailer, just in case:


What I Did for Love (Glee version)


(from "Chorus Line")

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Weird Word of the Week: Boustrophedon

Weird, and completely new to me: "Boustrophedon" is "an ancient method of writing in which the lines run alternately from right to left and from left to right" (Dictionary.com).

The word comes from ancient Greek, where it literally means the way you would turn when you're plowing with your oxen, going down the field one way, then turning around and going back the other way. (This is also the way I mow my lawn!)

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hands-Only CPR


(No kissing! You only kiss your missus on the lips, right?)

Cannon Beach



Even the windiest and coldest day at the beach is better than a balmy day stuck at home. Am I right?

And today the temp was in the 80s at home and the 60s at the beach. Wow!

We saw more than this ladybug and shell at the beach. But this is the one thing we saw that made my day.

Friday, April 22, 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different

Trombones playing "Stars & Stripes Forever," complete with a descant solo you would have sworn, before seeing/hearing this, could only be played by a piccolo:


(I love the way the soloist looks up, surprised, when the audience applauds!)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince Live Version of "Creep"

Best-ever cover of this song, better (IMHO) than the original Radiohead version:


Not everyone in my family agrees with me about Prince, but I still think he was a great artist and a great person.