Sunday Serendipity

By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor

A big work for a Sunday morning. Concerto for four hands. Enjoy the music and have a wonderful Sunday!

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34 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. jace, thanks, beautiful. but only 4 hands? wow, what a duo! violin sections alone usually need more than that

    oh, you mean those pye-aner players.  🙂

  2. from lizzie speech yesterday, Berkshire eagle:

    “But there is hope,” she said. Warren urged those in the audience to “raise your hand. Get involved. Nothing is inevitable. It’s about choice. If our government has been taken over by the rich and powerful, we can take it back. They have money. We have numbers.”

    She suggested an emphasis on investing in education, infrastructure and research.

    “We need a government that works for all of us,” she said. “That’s the point here.”

  3. # 11 from carl Hiaasen:  Rick Scott’s list of how to fight Zika in 14 easy steps
    If anyone at the table points out that President Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion in Zika funds way back in February, and asks me why House Republicans sabotaged the bill by adding off-the-wall provisions to punish Planned Parenthood and honor the Confederate flag, I’ll let my eyes glaze over, stammer for a moment and then repeat my wishes for a “partnership” between Tallahassee and Washington.

  4. must give credit for the wonderful photo atop the thread. here’s wiki about the photographer:

    William Wegman (born December 2, 1943) is an American artist best known for creating series of compositions involving dogs, primarily his own Weimaraners in various costumes and poses.[…]

    While he was in Long Beach Wegman got his dog, Man Ray, with whom he began a long and fruitful collaboration. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman’s photographs and videotapes. In 1982, Man Ray died, and was named “Man of the Year” by the Village Voice. It was not until 1986 that Wegman got a new dog, Fay Ray, and another collaboration began marked by Wegman’s extensive use of the Polaroid 20 x 24 camera. With the birth of Fay’s litter in 1989, Wegman’s cast of grew to include Fay’s offspring — Battina, Crooky and Chundo — and later, their offspring: Battina’s son Chip in 1995, Chip’s son Bobbin in 1999 and Candy and Bobbin’s daughter Penny in 2004. [….]

    His work, which includes photography, video, painting and drawing, is held in permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

    His work has also been a popular success, and have appeared in books, advertisements, films, as well as on television programs like Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. In 2006, Wegman’s work was featured in a retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Norton Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts and the Addison Gallery of American Art. The show, entitled William Wegman: Funney/Strangeexplored 40 years of his work in all mediums

  5. Beautiful Jace.  A great powerful piece.  You really did well this week.  Thank you.

  6. that painting in the vid jace gave us brought to mind

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-dome decree

    but then yada yada yada and so on later in the poem it bro’t tho’ts of the drumpf

    And all who heard should see them there,
    And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
    His flashing eyes, his floating hair!

    is there no escaping him! save us from this insanity!!

  7. Thanks all. Glad you enjoyed the selection. It’s really a win/win, because I do so enjoy picking them out and posting them.

  8. Of course it’s foreign hands, for goodness sake it’s Czerny, already. A very nice Czerny I must say, played with both sensitivity and passion. Jace, take the rest of the day off–you done good.

  9. Music for surrogate Sunday….thank you.  trump is getting more free press…the bleed has entered the local level…small news stories about trump appearing on local news. His son with the tragedy porn of the injured children of Syria stating that the blame is Clinton’s for her failed policies.  For that very reason, Clinton must debate trump.    He is the one who needs to duck out…she just needs to have her correct facts and stay cool.   She needs to correct the record…educate.   I hope trump has to stand at the debates…he hates that.  He is lazy and not thoughtful…he should fold like the weak cardboard he is.  Or maybe she should have a cardboard stand-in for herself and watch the non-sleeping moron destroy himself.

    hey, crackerjack assange…what is taking so long to get trump’s taxes?  Hasn’t putie given you the files yet??

  10. Watched “In The Heart of the Sea” last night on HBO. It is about the real life voyage of the Essex that became the basis for Moby Dick.  It got mixed reviews when it came out, but I really enjoyed it. Perhaps you really need to love the book to make the film truly come to life.


  11. Jace, another fine choice. Thanks. As always I hit play and go about my surfing with your tunes in the background.

    Patd, thought that must be a Wegman (added photo credit). My first dog was a Weimaraner (named Rebel), so I always enjoyed his work.

  12. Things that make you love poetry for life.  Still remember the first time I read
    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
    Through caverns measureless to man
       Down to a sunless sea.

  13. Might as well throw in a reading if only because listening to Benedict Cumberbatch speak is always a good thing.

  14. Jace…  a real nice selection as usual…

    Craig…  I agree with your analysis of the debates.  There’s nothing for Clinton to win, but there’s something for her to lose. There’s nothing for Trump to lose, but there’s something for him to win.

    And I’m with DV on this election…  it’s starting to bore the crap outta me.

    Let’s go football!

  15. Jamie, yes, poetry can be magical. always was taken with this by

    E. E. Cummings, 1894 – 1962

    anyone lived in a pretty how town
    (with up so floating many bells down)
    spring summer autumn winter
    he sang his didn’t he danced his did.

    Women and men(both little and small)
    cared for anyone not at all
    they sowed their isn’t they reaped their same
    sun moon stars rain

    children guessed(but only a few
    and down they forgot as up they grew
    autumn winter spring summer)
    that noone loved him more by more

    when by now and tree by leaf
    she laughed his joy she cried his grief
    bird by snow and stir by still
    anyone’s any was all to her

    someones married their everyones
    laughed their cryings and did their dance
    (sleep wake hope and then)they
    said their nevers they slept their dream

    stars rain sun moon
    (and only the snow can begin to explain
    how children are apt to forget to remember
    with up so floating many bells down)

    one day anyone died i guess
    (and noone stooped to kiss his face)
    busy folk buried them side by side
    little by little and was by was

    all by all and deep by deep
    and more by more they dream their sleep
    noone and anyone earth by april
    wish by spirit and if by yes.

    Women and men(both dong and ding)
    summer autumn winter spring
    reaped their sowing and went their came
    sun moon stars rain

  16. good  job Chuck Load  the master asshole of the false equivalency
    Hugh Hewitt contributes nothing
    “post truth” whose fault is that…not the candidate but the ridiculous excuse for political media – gotta have that horse race and blaming the public for not wanting facts….
    Chuck Toad a big part of the problem even Mrs. Greenspan looked good by comparison


  17. Thx. Jace.

    AZ update: 1) Trump is scheduled to be in PHX this week holding a “unity” rally. Speculation is running high over whether our two Senators, McCain and Flake, will be on the stage with Trump. 2) Republican state leaders are signing up observers for Tuesday’s state primary with the goal of enforcing a new voter law that prohibits turning in more than one mail-in ballot at a time at a local precinct. The observers are being trained to look at ballot runners from churches, family members, and nursing homes and challenging their right to drop off ballots. If a precinct inspector allows this, the observers are being trained to ask for names, photographing the runner, his or her car and license number. If that fails, trainees are being told to call 911 and tell the operator a crime is being committed and the police are requested. As a precinct worker, we post signs about no guns but with the new carry laws we have no idea about who may be bringing their guns with them as a voter, ballot runner, or observer. Who would have thought voting could be a dangerous event?

  18. “As a precinct worker, we post signs about no guns but with the new carry laws we have no idea about who may be bringing their guns with them as a voter, ballot runner, or observer. Who would have thought voting could be a dangerous event?”

    eprof, as the shadow said  evil lurks in the hearts of men. what you fear is why it was scary when earlier this month the drumpf was

    ….hedging his bets in Pennsylvania ahead the November election.

    “The only way we can lose, in my opinion, I really mean this, Pennsylvania, is if cheating goes on,” Trump told attendees at a campaign rally in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on Friday.

    “The only way they can beat it, in my opinion, and I mean this 100%, is if in certain sections of the state they cheat,” he added.

    The Republican presidential nominee suggested that law-enforcement officials should get involved.

    The Manhattan billionaire even encouraged his supporters to “watch and study” people “in certain areas” of the state on Election Day to “make sure people don’t come in and vote five times.”

    “Because if you do that … we’re not going to lose,” Trump said.

    “I hope I win. I’m going to feel very, very foolish if I don’t win,” Trump told the crowd.

    The campaign appeared to dig further into that call to action late Friday night. A sign-up form appeared on the GOP nominee’s website prompting people to volunteer as “Trump election observers.”

  19. david horsey in latimes:

    Donald Trump has said many crazy things, some quite entertaining, many wildly fantastical and incendiary. Now he may have outdone himself with his charge that Hillary Clinton is a bigot.

    Even people who oppose Clinton and loathe her political views — maybe even those who believe that she is corrupt and think she should be “locked up” — would have a hard time agreeing that she is a bigot. Perhaps Trump does not know what the word actually means. Given his record and the company he keeps, he should.

  20. this should have been said a long long time ago.

    excerpts from a fantastic editorial by wapo editorial board:
    Asymmetrical warfare, campaign style
    It’s important to hold both candidates to high standards, and in a number of areas we believe Ms. Clinton is falling short. Yet in most of those areas Mr. Trump is so far from even minimal compliance with the expectations people have set for political leaders over the years that it is hard to put them in the same conversation. [….]

    We think it is important not to grade Ms. Clinton on a Mr. Trump curve; to do so would, ironically, give him one more victory in the debasing of our political culture. But it’s also important not to fall for false equivalencies. As we’ve mentioned before, he represents a danger unlike anything the republic has faced in recent times.


  21. In my lifetime Barry Goldwater and Walter Mondale lost elections by huge margins. There were many reasons for those losses, but I don’t recall that either one ever claimed that the system was rigged. Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphry, John Kerry and Al Gore* all lost some very close elections again many reasons, but no one ever claimed the system was rigged. Something is seriously wrong with Trump and his followers.



    * Supreme court was rigged.

  22. “but no one ever claimed the system was rigged”

    jace, this guy might disagree with you… well, maybe not the system, but one of the campaigns

    Michael Moore provides evidence that George W. Bush cheated in the 2000 presidential election, from the opening scene of Michael Moore’s critically acclaimed documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11”.



    cody cain at cnn: Hillary Clinton is a bigot? The art of the reverse attack

    Trump is employing the technique of the reverse attack. When he is faced with a legitimate criticism of himself, he attempts to deflect away the criticism by attacking Clinton for the exact same shortcoming that plagues Trump, regardless of whether it actually applies to Clinton.

  24. The latest bit in the reverse racism is all the brain dead low infos are echoing “but she loved Robert Byrd” all over Twitter and this AM all over TV from the Spokesclowns.  They are definitely not letting either history or facts get in the way.


  25. Great comments, music and poetry.

    One of my favorite poems is by a Psychiatrist named Sidney Friedman – from the TV show M*A*S*H

    Goes something like this:


    “Always remember to take this advice,

    pulllll down your pants and slide on the ice”

  26. dv, the good doc was one of my favorite characters on mash and allan arbus who played him was a favorite actor, a good photographer and a man with an interesting background according to wiki.

  27. Jamie,  I also watched “In the heart of the sea” last night.   I, too, enjoyed it a great deal, Moby Dick being my favorite novel.

    And patd, great snag from Coleridge. Love that poem.

  28. ny times: Coal Country Is Wary of Hillary Clinton’s Pledge to Help

    Mrs. Clinton’s advisers say her plan to save coal country is informed by the lessons of the tobacco programs. Trevor Houser, the plan’s chief architect and an energy economist who grew up in coal-dependent Wyoming, spent two weeks last summer traveling through coal towns there and in Appalachia, meeting with miners, mayors and local boards and councils, to get an understanding of what is needed, what works and what does
    The effort would entail basic infrastructure work, such as road and sewage connections, along with new broadband, internet and cellphone technology; tax incentives for companies to locate in the region; and projects like turning old coal mines into industrial parks.
    There would also be efforts to promote tourism, with projects like converting coal fields into parks for all-terrain vehicles.
    The plan also calls for more spending on schools, modeled after a 1990s-era program to help schools in the Pacific Northwest after environmental regulations hit the lumber industry.not. [….]
    But residents of southwest Virginia, 19 percent of whom live in poverty, can be forgiven for their skepticism.
    “We have great broadband, we’ve gotten some call centers. That’s helped us,” said Terry Kilgore, chairman of the state’s Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. “But it wasn’t enough to replace tobacco, and it’s not enough to replace coal.”

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