Sunday Serendipity

Here is a fun piece I ran across several weeks ago. I think maybe I have played this video before. The Youtube algo has a bad habit of doing that. But can you listen to too much Mozart, or too many times?

Enjoy, Jack


25 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. “But can you listen to too much Mozart, or too many times?”

    jack, according to wiki, that was written in 1789.  being around and continuing to be played so often in more than 2 centuries answers your question.

    thank you.  delightful as always

  2. even variations get replays

    A jazz clarinet solo over the chart Mozart’s 40th Symphony from Gordon Goodwin’s XXL with the Azusa Pacific University B Jazz Band. I inspired much of my solo from the original recording of Eddie Daniels.

  3. Jimmy Carter was the reason I stopped at the traveling voter registration bus and got ready to vote. Hunter Thompson had a lot to do with that as I remember.

      I am not fond of (abjure) the way some people preface talking about him with things like about how “he may not have been such a great president” etc etc……Far as I’m concerned he was a great president. He was inundated with gop trash.

    See yas around the bend, Jimmy…….

    Sometimes the good die old.

  4. Me and ‘Narsie had just come out of the creek and we were muddy, laughing, and headed for more beer when there it was:  The mobile voter registration bus.   Damn right, sign me up…..Democrat.

  5. The Surprising Greatness of Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter is seriously underrated. He brought more positive change to the Middle East than any president in the decades before or since; signed more legislation than any post–World War II president except LBJ; and warned of the dangers of climate change before the threat even had a name. Carter’s human rights policy played a huge and largely uncredited role in the collapse of the Soviet Union—more so, perhaps, than any policies enacted by his successor Ronald Reagan.

    The Washington Monthly

  6. something jimmy probably read with great personal comfort and maybe chuckled over:

    But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

    [mark 6:4 KJV]

  7.  “also, I am indeed sorry for the additional pain caused you by the dark humor and sick jokes that pop up in the links i’ve posted.”
    patd, thank you for your words of comfort and the great service you do here on our behalf…no apologies are needed and, please, never feel you must hold back on any germane topic. I’m an aficionado of gallows humor and often find the best of it right here. Grief is a long journey but laughter is the healer. 

  8. Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi responded Saturday to former President Jimmy Carter entering hospice.

    Guglielmi said the agency, which has protected Carter and his family for decades, “will be forever by your side.”

    “Rest easy Mr. President. We will be forever by your side,” Guglielmi stated in a tweet.

  9. Pat
    If you irritate me you will have no doubt that I’m pissed, I very capable of expressing myself. According to Mrs Jack, sometimes too capable. Also, if I take exception to something in a link you posted or a cartoon it is never directed at you. But is a comment on the ideas expressed in the article/cartoon. So post what you want when you want and a least for me don’t worry.
    Now on the subject of grief, I have found it to be an interesting journey. Much longer than I expected. I suspect it will be for a lifetime. 
    The thing that irritated me the most was the rote “I’m sorry for your loss” I got from the call center folks as I dealt with the many, financial issues, transferring 401K’s ect. Then again I would have probably been irritated if they ignored it too. So see, you can’t win ;).
    In the end it doesn’t matter what you say, just that you are there, I don’t remember the words, I remember the hugs. Real and virtual.

  10. You know it is people like Carter who make me give Christianity the benefit of the doubt. They live the good life, not perfect, just good generous people.

  11. yeah, carter fits the definition of a “christian” which my daddy (who in his youth really wanted to become a religious medical missionary but broke bad by the end of his teens becoming a sax player in small beach bands, discovering the temptations of flapper temptresses and long story, 5 kids and responsibilities followed) insisted was “one who tries or is trying to emulate or live like christ.” poor daddy, unfortunately he fell off that particular wagon as well.   so, in my eyes, very very few can rightly call themselves “christian.”

  12. I will dig into the Census data later on, but I do think a big chunk of Americans were not born or were in diapers when Jimmy Carter was president.
    The U.S. Naval Academy renamed one of the buildings from a Civil War traitor to the James Carter Hall.  This just happened, shame he was not able to attend the change of name ceremony.

  13. Well, Jimmah is a good ‘un. He’s earned whatever peace he finds in whatever comes next. He got a bum rap thanks to Ronnie. Those two demonstrate how fucked up marketing of presidents is. 
    My sister played clarinet in HS. She wasn’t terrible after a pain inducing first year but she never sounded like that. 


    The reality of his stance on racial issues was, for many, obscured by the president’s cheery disposition. In a scathing article in The Nation titled “Smiling Racism,” civil rights activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Roger Wilkins laid it bare: “Reagan’s dirty little secret is that he has found a way to make racism palatable and politically potent again.”

    “But when it comes to some of the key problems confronting us now — the craven appeals to the worst elements in our electorate and the cynical denigration of government service — Reagan and Trump were clearly on the same page. Reagan delivered his damage with a smile, while Trump did it with a scowl or a sneer. But the outcome was still the same.”

    “As the conservative pundit P.J. O’Rourke concluded at the end of the Reagan era, “Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.”

    Is there any way yo keep Orange Adolf from attending a State funeral? Even if not allowed to speak, his presence would be most unwelcome; he would manage to use it as PR for his campaign.


    “On June 20, 1979, the Carter administration installed 32 panels designed to harvest the sun’s rays and use them to heat water.”

    “By 1986, the Reagan administration had gutted the research and development budgets for renewable energy at the then-fledgling U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and eliminated tax breaks for the deployment of wind turbines and solar technologies—recommitting the nation to reliance on cheap but polluting fossil fuels, often from foreign suppliers.”

    “Imagine where we would be today if those panels were left there, if the Reagan administration had continued the funding.”

    “And it is China that has taken the lead when it comes to using the sun to heat hot water for daily use, installing roughly two thirds of total global capacity. “In the U.S. everyone already has a hot water system heated by natural gas, oil or electricity,” explains physicist C. Julian Chen of Columbia University, who helped arrange the donation of the Carter panel to the Chinese people. “More than 80 percent of Chinese people do not have hot water; they need it. If you start from scratch, the solar water heater is cheaper.”

    “Carter was the first president to take that idea seriously, warming the reviewing stand for his inauguration on January 20, 1977 with the sun’s heat harvested by roughly 1,000 square meters of solar thermal panels, according to Morse. “President Carter saw [solar] as a really valid energy resource, and he understood it.”

    “In fact, since 1992 16 of the 32 solar panels have been on the Unity College cafeteria roof, located just 15 minutes from the often overcast coast of Maine, warming water in summer and winter.”


    “…in 1979, Egypt and Israel, after having fought four wars since 1948, concluded a formal peace treaty. It was signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and witnessed by President Jimmy Carter at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.”

    Our school bus arrived in DC that day, and we walked toward the WH just as the press was leaving.

    We went to a candlelight vigil at the Lincoln Memorial that night.

  17. Although I hinted at it yesterday, Jimmy Carter was a military man and a submariner (that is quite important as many people could not do the job).  Much of his life was put in to action when he was president, and for the rest of his life.  I skip the specifics, he lived a wonderful life of service.  So much was lost when the politics of the day destroyed his election to a second term.
    It was the flick of a gnat that moved the warp of time.   Oh, what could have been.  Social Security would have been confirmed, the rich would not have been allowed . . .

  18. Yes, BB, and for all of those Republicans trying to twist the words of the Bible to their own benefit, Jimmy Carter is actually walking the Christian walk. 

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