Sunday Serendipity

By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor

No musical would be complete without at least one dance number. This is one of my favorites. Great music and great dance. How can you go wrong??

Enjoy the music and the dance and as always enjoy your day.

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  1. jace, brings back memories of the south pacific number with the sailors singing and dancing “nothing like a dame”… gene Kelly and Sinatra “on the town”… Kelly “singing in the rain” …bob fosse’s sweet charity, all that jazz, and more.  also of course  agnes de mille’s work with rogers and Hammerstein.   unbelievable grace of dancing goldminers, ball players, pajama factory workers, and how about that little tap dance by mobsters in “kiss me kate”

     

  2. Dancing up walls and onto the ceiling. Dennis Day, Cyd Charise, Fred Astaire, Grease, and don’t forget Bugs and Elmer Fudd.

  3. Happy October, everyone.

    It’s the 99th Anniversary of the Arabs (British) taking Damascus, the culmination of an effort to make the Middle East safe for British oil and shipping interests, which inadvertently touched off the perennial war that runs back and forth across the Muslim World.

  4. And, speaking (figuratively) of bloodbaths, commie China is officially 68 years old today.

  5. “…make the Middle East safe for British oil and shipping interests…”

    xr, yeah and look what’s also happened to the kurds… seems we’ve seen this before in colonized areas like Vietnam, African and  other countries… the cry for independence

  6. newsweek: Trump Could Go to War With North Korea So Everyone Forgets About Russia Probe, Report Says

    The U.K.-based defense and security think tank Rusi released a report ominously titled “Preparing for War in Korea.

    “War is now a real possibility,” wrote report author Malcolm Chalmers, the think tank’s deputy director-general. He laid out reasons President Donald Trump could surprise North Korea and other informed observers and follow through on his threats to attack Pyongyang.

    While the president could decide the U.S. cannot live with a nuclear-armed North Korea, he could also start a conflict to boost his popularity rating or to distract from the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia.

    According to Chalmers, Trump has demonstrated a keen awareness of how his actions affect his popularity rating, referring specifically to how his numbers rose temporarily after the U.S. airstrike against Syria in April, in response to allegations that President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons.

    “War against North Korea might produce a similar outcome, at least in the short term, rallying public support behind the commander-in-chief and dividing his Democratic opponents,” Chalmers wrote. “He might also believe that it would be difficult for the mainstream media to maintain their focus on his past ties with Russia when U.S. forces were fighting and dying in a Korean war.”

    […continues…]

  7. patd

    the war in Vietnam wasn’t started by well meaning people in 1945 nor were they well meaning at any point in time

    People who allow their intellect to be compromised by emotions aren’t dealing in facts and that is why history sometimes is confused

    Do you think the French were fighting so the Vietnamese could have democracy…what was well meaning about their action

  8. Jace

    Great choice

    My personal favorite is  Steam Heat from Pajama Game…pretty much anything from pajama game

  9. Probably shouldn’t be posted on semi family page, but one of the best Fosse dance numbers was Take Off With Us  / Air-Otica from All That Jazz which probably got the film its R rating even without the heart surgery & drugs.

  10. Very Broadway song and dancy, Jace.  I gotta admit that Broadway song and dance is not my favorite offering in the theater district.  Musicals, yes, I like them fine.  I think I may have been affected by having to go see too many dance recitals when my sister was a kid.

    I took a break from the Alabama massacre and caught the SNL cold open last night.  Almost pissed myself when “sessions” gave “trump” a kiss then “trump” picked up “sessions” and set him aside when “Chuck” came into the oval office. And weekend update was good as ever.  Glad they’re back.

  11. Many great dance numbers, too many to from which to choose. Love all the suggestions and posts. I have to admit that I am a sucker for anything Cole Porter.His music and lyrics are simply timeless.

    Glad for the return of SNL. Love seeing the ass hat in the White House portrayed as he really is. Baldwin is doing the country a great service.

  12. Congress did not renew CHIP  effectively leaving 9 million kids without health insurance

    Who could do that?

  13. Listened to today’s tune while watching the antics of squirrel trying in vain to get on our birdfeeder. All around, very entertaining. Thanks again Jace.

  14. “Who could do that?”

    KGC,

    Republican/conservatives that’s who. People who got to this point in their lives by taking advantage of and benefiting from every opportunity this country has to offer, and are for reasons that remain unclear even to them, bound and determined to deny those same chances to anyone else. Health care for children, no way, decent public schools, not on our watch, affordable college education no thanks.

    These people epitomize the selfish, exclusionary, ill informed philosophy that guides the republican/conservative movement in this day and age.

    Make no mistake about they are not country first, as they would have us believe, but rather ME FIRST, everyone else,NEVER! I gaurentee that the final version of tax reform will spell this out in big bold letters.

  15. Jamie,

    I stuck with her dance classes plenty long, right up to the point they mercifully ended when she became part of the Alabama State Ballet when she was about 13.  I was the older brother with a driver’s license and was dispatched by mom to transport her to her ballet classes and practices.  That actually helped me develop an appreciation for ballet.

    If a Fred or Ginger or Cab had been in her classes I might have appreciated them more.

  16. Love Cab Calloway. Love the Nicholas Brothers.

    Geek type thing: Anything Goes was offered to the great Twenties torch singer/Broadway star Libby Holman as a comeback vehicle following the mysterious shooting death of her husband, Zachary Smith Reynolds. Holman turned the show down. Another woman didn’t, and Anything Goes launched the career of the legendary Ethel Merman.

  17. LadyeFair,

    Did not know that bit of the story. Merman had an amazing career.

    Thanks for sharing.?

  18. They didn’t stop with helping to kill children:

    Programs GOP Congress let expire last night-healthcare for low-income kids-Community health centers-Loans for low-income college students

  19. perhaps they’ve decided everybody’s going to be nuked anyway so why spend the money and effort on the future, our children.  here’s their beloved leader leading the parade to extinction.

    wapo:

    A day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested that the United States maintains “lines of communications” with Kim Jong Un’s regime, Trump wrote on Twitter that Tillerson is “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man” — his nickname for Kim.
    …Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017

    […article undercutting his own people continues….]

  20. from the atlantic:

    …as the remaining unmet needs in Puerto Rico become clearer, and after the Yulín criticized Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke for calling Puerto Rico “a good news story,” Trump has taken any complaints about the federal response as personal attacks. He also referred to those executing the federal response as “my people.” Like Louis XIV, the president adores ostentation and proclaims, “L’etat, c’est moi.”

    Within Trump’s worldview, this makes sense: If the alleged success of the relief effort a few days ago reflected Trump’s personal brilliance, then any criticism of the effort must represent a personal attack on the president. Outside of Trump’s worldview, however, this is not only illogical but inhumane: As American citizens in an American territory remain without basic necessities, the president of the United States seems primarily concerned about settling political scores and making it about him.

    Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, who won applause for turning around the chaotic Katrina relief effort 12 years ago, put Trump’s attacks on the San Juan mayor in clear contrast during a CNN interview Saturday.

    “The mayor’s living on a cot, and I hope the president has a good day at golf,” Honoré said, alluding to Trump’s weekend at his luxurious Bedminster Club in New Jersey.

    Trump’s response this weekend is shocking (not to say surprising, as Fallows noted last weekend during a prior chapter in this crisis) not just because he is attacking public officials desperate to get aid for their people, but because his denunciation of press coverage verges on fantasy. Not for the first time, Trump seeks to deny the plain truth of news reports, but in this case there is no shortage of visual evidence to confirm the destruction. Even if he thinks he can fool mainlanders, Trump is also demanding that Puerto Ricans believe him, rather than their lying eyes:

    @realDonaldTrump Sep 30 

    To the people of Puerto Rico: Do not believe the ! ??

    It’s hard to imagine this would convince a Puerto Rican whose house was destroyed, was going without medicine, or had no reliable drinking water, but since the country’s electrical grid is down and cellphone towers are destroyed, relatively few of them are likely to see the tweet anyway.

    [….]

    The weekend fusillade recenters two tendencies about Trump’s handling of crises. One is that he personalizes everything and makes it about himself, whether that’s a manmade crisis like the white-supremacist march in Charlottesville or an environmental one like Hurricane Maria. Another is his haste to assign blame elsewhere. North Korea? Previous administrations failed to deal with it. (True, though Trump has escalated tensions.) Gas attacks in Syria? Obama’s fault. Iraq and Afghanistan? Impossible problems. (Never mind that Trump had promised, “I alone can fix it.”) And now Puerto Rico? An “almost impossible situation.”

    [….continues…]

  21. Most welcome, Jace. Back in the ages dark I wrote a blog post about Libby Holman, who held copyright with another songwriter on at least one version of “House of the Rising Sun”. Made me curious, so I did some research. Strange and sad life she led.

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