Sunday Serendipity

By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor

A gorgeous work for an equally gorgeous Sunday morning.

As lush as it is moving. Enjoy the music and as always enjoy your day!

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32 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. jace, thank you.  here’s some word fantasy for you in return

    By Emily Dickinson          

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers –
    That perches in the soul –
    And sings the tune without the words –
    And never stops – at all –

    And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
    And sore must be the storm –
    That could abash the little Bird
    That kept so many warm –

    I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
    And on the strangest Sea –
    Yet – never – in Extremity,
    It asked a crumb – of me.

  2. Watching the film on PBS last night of the making of Sergeant Peppers was fascinating. I had forgotten that back in 67 when Sergeant Peppers was recorded the largest format for tape was four tracks.  They noted a number of times that the Beatles’ favorite recording of Sergeant Peppers was the monaural version. Considering the amount of remixing and incorporating that had to be done to get the number of tracks actually recorded, that makes sense to me – finally.

  3. Pogo – I have a few twin albums in my collection of vinyl, one mono the other stereo.  One of the Frank Sinatra albums comes to mind where the mono is much better than the stereo.  I cannot remember the title though.

    I wonder if the Brits are sharing anything on this newest attack with the WH?  I cannot imagine them doing so as the orange leak had not sent out any info about the investigation yet.


  4. A glorious sunrise to the mix with wonderful music.

    psst…to our ample, dumbass commander-in-thief…climate change is causing terrorism…over population is causing terrorism.  The US of AA is going down under the weight of this demagogue’s bloated mind & ass with his ancient views of civilization.

    Comedians should not apologize over a bad act…every one bombs.  The comedian’s bomb only hurt the comedian unlike the terrorist.

    And from the TMI file?  Hubby had a surgery this week and blonde wino  Nurse Ratched is suffering from surgery fatigue.  BTW, hubby had a prostate lift this time.  He also gave-up a pound of flesh two months ago to a malignant melanoma (‘2’ on the clark’s scale).  His arrival on Medicare has literally saved his life.

  5. Yesterday, therewas a post of a Harry Bellafonte number. It didn’t sound a bit like the Bellafonte that we had years ago. As impressive as the modern tweaked version is, I think it’s no match for Harry of olde

  6. BW, sorry to learn of your husband’s medical trials and tribulations. He’s fortunate in having a Trail-trained medical augmentee in charge of his convalescence

  7. Damned Ronald Reagan’s ‘management’ of our air traffic controllers left Kumcho and me stranded at RAF Mildenhall in the UK.

  8. Best wishes to Mr. BW and to his caretaker Ratched.  Hope the Cuckoo’s Nest situation improves dramatically.


  9. Harry & Petula Clark.  In 1968 this song caused a huge scandal.  I try to remind myself that things have gotten better and then the President & minions tweet.

  10. Fun facts:   The same guy who wrote “Abraham, Martin, and John” also wrote “Snoopy and the Red Baron”

    Dick Feller

  11. Patd,

    Thanks for the Dickinson. Absolutely beautiful.

    Hope is such a majestic word  and one that one that has always been associated with the American experiment/experience, take your choice.

    To put is bluntly, I’ll be goddamned if I can understand how we have gone from being a country that was characterized by hope and optimism to one  that is mired  in fear and pessisim. We have gone from hope and change to  Dope and change and I am at a loss to explain it much less understand it.

  12. Jamie, even a bigger scandal was one that was banned in most of the south for decades….they didn’t think it fittin’  ms. fontaine cozying up to mr. belafonte

    here’s wiki: Island in the Sun is a 1957 De Luxe in CinemaScope drama film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert Rossen. It features an ensemble cast including James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Michael Rennie, Stephen Boyd, Patricia Owens, John Justin, Diana Wynyard, and Basil Sydney. The film is about race relations and interracial romance set in the fictitious island of Santa Marta. Barbados and Grenada were selected as the sites for the movie based on the 1955 novel by Alec Waugh. The film was controversial at the time of its release for its portrayal of an interracial romance.

    Theme title from the 1957 movie Island In The Sun starring Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge.


  13. yes, Jace, I second that………its nice to see a regular feature of a sunday AM which is centered around a lot of excellent music to which I might otherwise not be exposed…..

    Kudorinos and felicitationals

  14. Jace, I look forward to your submission every Saturday night, host privilege: I get to hear them first.

  15. so will he also be urging a similar travel ban for Portland and maybe suggest that the pro-trump rally there today be cancelled?

    politico: After London attack, Trump urges travel ban, end to political correctness

    “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety,” the president tweeted at 7:17 p.m.

    Several minutes later he added: “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”


    On Sunday morning, he resumed his tweets. First up: “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”

    Then Trump tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed.'” He was referring to Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor.

    A few minutes later there was a third presidential tweet: “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck.”

  16. Jamie, speaking of roiling racial roles, another and much older “scandal” of stage and screen was Shakespeare’s othello.   from the guardian story
    Othello: the role that entices and enrages actors of all skin colours

    The actor-activist Paul Robeson …. first played the Moor in London in 1930, the reviews were disparaging, with many in the audience outraged by the sight of Robeson kissing Peggy Ashcroft, but Robeson felt it was his destiny to play what he termed a “tragedy of racial conflict”.

    When he returned to the role on Broadway in 1943, one reviewer declared that “no white man should ever dare play the part again”. With the notable exception of Patrick Stewart, who played Othello as part of an otherwise African-American cast in a “photonegative” production in Washington DC in 1997, most actors in Britain and America have heeded the advice.

  17. Patd

    Watching the Kennedy Pre-inaugural concert on PBS last night and remembered why Sammy Davis was shut out of performing because he had married May Britt in 1960.  We have made a great deal of progress on that front and then I remember Bannon pulls the puppet’s strings and Sessions heads up Justice.  Arghhhhhhhhh Barf.


  18. BB, I had a bunch of monaural records – 33s and 45s – and got CDs of those of them I really liked that really don’t have the same sound quality as the mono vinyl. Back in the day when mono gave way to stereo and artists and record engineers played with moving voice and instruments in the sound field in stereo and surround sound it was novel and neat, but it didn’t advance the sound quality much. When studios began advancing to 8, 12, 26 & 24 track recorders and employing Dolby noise reduction and tape quality went up, hiss went away and imho sound quality took a great leap forward. But alas, cassettes became the norm, and sound quality became much poorer for consumer music. Then CDs brought the quality back up, and now, vinyl is coming back- with better source quality and I presume better sound from the records. Gonna have to dig the turntable out I guess. I suspect LP will enjoy this little experiment.

  19. Pogo – I like vinyl and acetate for a big reason – the total range is heard, including out of my ability to hear anymore.  Some of the recordings have background noise in them that with decent stylus, head, pre-amp and amp, you can hear people in the studio talking.  I never did like CD’s because those were recordings with limitations of analog-digital electronics producing off sounding noises compared to vinyl or tape.  MP3’s are horrible, but necessary as I cannot carry my turntable and amp with me as I go about.  The same with the latest digital recordings.  For happiness I enjoy watching a record go around and around and around.


  20. Robbie Williams at the Love Concert for Manchester tonight.  Audience sing along.

    Robbie Williams

    I sit and wait
    Does an angel contemplate my fate
    And do they know
    The places where we go
    When we’re grey and old
    ‘Cause I have been told
    That salvation lets their wings unfold
    So when I’m lying in my bed
    Thoughts running through my head
    And I feel the love is dead
    I’m loving angels instead
    And through it all she offers me protection
    A lot of love and affection
    Whether I’m right or wrong
    And down the waterfall
    Wherever it may take me
    I know that life won’t break me
    When I come to call, she won’t forsake me
    I’m loving angels instead
    When I’m feeling weak
    And my pain walks down a one way street
    I look above
    And I know I’ll always be blessed with love
    And as the feeling grows
    She breathes flesh to my bones
    And when love is dead
    I’m loving angels instead


  21. So now I’ve decided to drag out the old turntable and find the old albums. I’m afraid of what I’ll find in the garage where they’re all stored. And yes, mp3s are just tape without the hiss. They’re convenient, but not much more

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