Sunday Serendipity

By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor

Something different this week. Not classical but most assuredly classic.

Enjoy the music and enjoy your day!🙂

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38 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. There’s only two ways to sum up music; either it’s good or it’s bad. If it’s good you don’t mess about it, you just enjoy it.

    Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong

  2. The calm beauty of Sarah Vaughn juxtaposed against the craziness of the men’s singles luge. Silver for Chris Mazdzer- 1st individual Olympic medal in luge for the US team – ever. Thanks Jace, congratulations Chris.

    PS, Birdland is my favorite jazz venue in nyc.

  3. Lullaby of Birdland……..right up my alley, my cup of tea, blows my dress up and floats my boat……


  4. I guess I was part of a convoy oncet…..’82, it was, going west.  72 Chevy caprice pulling an 18 foot Prowler…..I figured I’d try to make the Dallas/Foat Wuth transit about 2 AM and miss some traffic. Wrong plan, Grasshopper……that’s when most of the truckers must have had the same plan, cause I wound up surrounded by a super slab full of huge trucks at 90 mph plus…….a harrowing ride.

  5. As the rains continue it is obvious one improvement by my new neighbor is paying off.  She put in a water diversion system and a deep dry well.  My yard is no longer Lake Bronco. Hers is and my other neighbor’s is.  What a treat.  The weather is giving me an opportunity to catch up on little indoor projects.  Little things like coat hooks to hang aprons on in the kitchen.

    I am not sure exactly what is happening twenty miles west of here, I think I saw Air Force One taking off a little bit ago. The tic-tock has nothing on the public schedule though.  Maybe the SFB wife decided to go somewhere.

  6. I seem to have found myself lately putting in hordes of hanging hooks and sometimes the boards to put them on……you know, you put in someone’s cabinets and then, right before they cut the check, they suddenly remember an other little thing……”Oh, I’ve got these hooks…….”

    I malign them silently behind my eyes.

  7. Happy Sunday to everyone.

    I tried to take a break from news; I have been dabbling in dog tweets, searching for the “kinder, gentler” aspect of life. It hasn’t resolved my anxieties about our government’s caretakers. It’s only offered a momentary distraction.

    We watched “A Hard Day’s Night” Friday evening, the remastered version with commentary. So fresh, vibrant, and an incredible interpretation of the Beatles energy. Not a wasted frame, word, or second. Clever from opening to end credits. How did Richard Lester come up with that, I asked my husband. French New Wave was his answer.

    If you haven’t seen it in a while, I recommend it as a mood-lifter.

    I wonder: had John Lennon not been shot, what would he be like now?

  8. He’d probably be a lot like Paul, Ringo, Dylan, and Willie…..

    You know, find a stage somewhere and make some music…..

  9. Cherry is a beautiful wood. Kumcho’s dresser is an antique British cherry with beveled mirror. The perfect height for her. It is next to her altar.

  10. I’ve done them natural clear finish cherry, and some I’ve stained…..kind of like em either way…….

    But I’ve found I don’t have an affinity for oak……unless its very old. And already made.

  11. Son-in-law is coming over shortly. We are going down to watch our women’s USC team play Florida at 1300. It will also be on the SEC channel as will our home game against Kentucky a week from today, same time. We were last year’s Natl champs; this year we are ranked 7th. Had key people leave end of season. Still…

  12. mrdoodlesdog,

    Watch the TV Movie “Trudeau” (2002). The first part is influenced by the films of Richard Lester; the makers of the film thought his style would capture the spirit of Trudeaumania – & it is excellently done. One of my all time favorite biopics. The scene which imaginatively explains why Pierre Trudeau wore a rose is a cinematic gem. I love this film.



  13. The Olympics are a big fat bloated whore.

    I’m watching Wilson on TCM, which is actually longer than Woodrow was President. Alexander Knox was made of wood. His performance proves it.

    True fact.



  14. I saw Hard Day’s Night when it hit the theaters……it startled me how much I enjoyed it…….

    It seems to me that had those 4 guys not been so uniquely likeable, there quite possibly would never have been a “British Invasion” musically speaking.

  15. OMG the Doctor telling Edith that Woodrow’s left side is paralyzed sounds exactly like the bald Doctor on Seinfeld.

    Uh oh …. Edith. Is. Acting. President. A woman Leader. Huh. Imagine that 😉


  16. I have a feeling there were/are more Ringo fans than anyone would admit to.

    Big fan of the PreFab Four, The Rutles. Their story is probably closer to the true Beatles story than will ever be known. I’d like my epitaph to read The Fifth Rutle. Cool.

  17. I’ve always thought of Ringo as the spine of the Beatles.  He was what made it possible for the wildly creative three to form a cohesive unit and he did it with humor and humanity.  If you’ve never seen them before, the Act Naturally photographs are great.

  18. SJWNY, I’ll look for “Trudeau.” Right now I’ve found several Lester clips on YouTube. He’s still around.

    Sturge, I’ve admiring your polish. Nice cabinetry. Nothing in my bathroom comes close.

    I grew up with Heywood-Wakefield, Anerican Colonial, furniture. Talk about a gorgeous finish. Rock-hard maple, if I remember correctly. My family dining room set sits in my kitchen; it was the hearth of the many homes we lived in.

    My favorite professor, Dr. Betty Tutton, told our humanities class that in her estimation there had been two musical geniuses in the past 300 years: Mozart and the Beatles.

    The Beatles were pieces of music—each a point, counterpoint, all contributing to an extraordinary balance of wit, life, and charm. Very much of this earth (gritty Liverpool) and then, in the cosmos. No one else like them. No one comes close

    So much for Quincy Jones and his pie hole.

  19. There are two “fifth Beatles” who should never be left out of any discussion of the group and they are George Martin, and Billy Preston…..

  20. it was odd to see the early beatles portrayed in the ITV miniseries about cilla black,  brian Epstein and bobby willis.

    different those days seen from that side of the pond.

  21. flatus, did you see this?

    from the guardian:

    NBC apologizes after praise for Japan’s ‘example’ angers Koreans


    Japan committed human rights abuses during colonial rule
    Comments came during Winter Olympics opening ceremony

    NBC has issued an apology after its Olympic “Asian analyst” Joshua Cooper Ramo praised Japan’s contribution to Korea’s history.
    The comments were greeted with anger by some in South Korea, who pointed to the human rights violations committed by Japan during its colonial rule between 1910 and 1945. Ramo’s comments came during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. He acknowledged Japan’s occupation of Korea before adding: “But Every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, and technological, and economic example, has been so important to their own transformation.” Ramo also worked for NBC during the 2008 Beijing Games and is joint CEO of Kissinger Associates.

    Ramo’s comments were given short shrift by Koreans. “During Japanese rule (1910-1945), many Koreans suffered enormously, often from rape, forced labor, torture and death,” the Korea Times wrote. “The issue of the comfort women, the victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, is one of the many atrocities that occurred during that period. Few Koreans would agree with what Ramo said of Japan.”

    Apologize to Koreans! Koreans do not look to Japan as a positive example, especially based on Japan’s inhumane treatment toward Koreans during their illegal and immoral occupation. #JoshuaCooperRamo@jramo
    2:31 PM – Feb 10, 2018

    NBC issued an apology for Ramo’s comments over the weekend. “During our coverage of the Parade of Nations on Friday we said it was notable that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the trip to Korea for the Olympics, ‘representing Japan, a country which occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945 but every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation.’ We understand the Korean people were insulted by these comments and we apologize.”

    The Olympics have a long history of regrettable actions and comments from participants. At the Rio Games in 2016 USA goalkeeper Hope Solo was booed by home fans after joking about the Zika virus, which had affected many in Brazil. At the Beijing Olympics, the Spanish basketball team were condemned after they posed for a photo making “slit-eyed” gestures.

  22. thought y’all might b interested in seeing Schiff’s entire statement re twit’s memo blockage. click to enlarge the statement.
    After ignoring urging of FBI & DOJ not to release misleading Nunes memo because it omits material facts, now expresses concerns over sharing precisely those facts with public and seeks to send it back to the same Majority that produced the flawed Nunes memo to begin with:


    5:46 PM – 9 Feb 2018

  23. A rainy day is a good day to make kimchijjgae.  While that simmers it is time to watch the perfect Winter Olympics (I can use that?) movie, Blades of Glory.  It looks like the heavy rains are over, I guess we had a minimum of three inches of rain, possibly an inch or two more.  The vacuum truck is roaming around clearing out blocked culverts.  Good thing this little peninsula drains fast.  Lake Bronco is almost gone now.

  24. PatD, thank you for posting the Guardian’s reaction to NBC’s gross remarks.

    As I have mentioned before, my family, via Kumcho, has been irreparably ‘touched’ by the Japanese brutality of the last century. Her sister was taken by the Japanese never to be seen again. She was a young teenager. Our surmise is that she was used to service Japanese soldiers as a sex slave or ‘comfort’ woman as the Japanese euphemistically referred to them. May they rot in hell.

  25. Oh, the Gamecocks beat the Gators in this afternoon’s game. It was a ‘nice’ game in which players on both sides had the chance to exhibit their ample talents. I’m glad we went, and I’m glad I have season tickets for us.

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