Friday, January 02, 2009

Bach's Minuet in G-Major

You know what I get a real kick out of?
I'll tell you what I get a real kick out of.
I get a real kick out of adding yet another year to my Blogger archives.

Simple things amuse simple minds,and all that.

I also get a kick out of listening to a group of talented kids that have taken a pleasant little piece of classical music,tweaked the cadence from 3/4 time to 4/4 time,and added some damn fine lyrics,sung in delicate harmonies..

'How gentle is the rain
That falls softly on the meadow,
Birds high up in the trees
Serenade the clouds with their melodies'.

That stuff's poetry right there!

..Have a great weekend kids!

'A Lover's Concerto'



At 10:15 AM , Blogger Willym said...

Not sure why but the combination of the song and the images got me a bit teary eyed with nostolgia. Innocent times long passed.

Buon weekend...

At 11:55 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Willym- Oh,I get the same tear my friend.
We were innocent in many ways.
Still,this tune came out in 1965,smack in the middle of some pretty profound social upheaval.
Sorta like the whole world was entering puberty at the same time.
Or perhaps that's the nostalgia talking..

At 11:59 AM , Blogger rosemary said...

At my age, sling, archives take on a whole new meaning. OK....i still have about 50 of my 45's.....I'm gonna go take them out, dust them off and reminisce.....and cry, and hate high school all over again.

At 12:03 PM , Blogger rosemary said... you remember the Pike? I absolutely loved the roller coaster there. My auntie would take me there and let me ride it over and over. My uncle was in the Navy and would come into port at Terminal Island and it would make for a great trip to go to the Pike and then see him for a few days. It was called Queen's Park after that. i remember all of the tattoo places and the sailors lined up to get "marked" as my uncle called it....but he was Italian and that probably meant a lot of other things besides getting a tat.

At 12:27 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Rosie- I swear,I was wondering if anyone was gonna snap to The Long Beach Pike!..I can't tell you how many hours my buddies and I spent wandering the booths,and the tattoo parlors as teenagers.
Remember 'Popeye', the old tattoo artist?..Pretty famous around those parts.

At 1:16 PM , Blogger jan said...

OK, this made me remember how much I loved high school. If anything bad happened back then, I have no memory of it now.

At 1:59 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

i think there's a frank sinatra song in there somewhere.

At 4:59 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

someone must be smoking cause my eyes are watering...sniff, sniff

At 5:22 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Awesome, dude. :)

Plus, Happy New Blog Year! *smiles* I love reading your blog--so keep it up! :)

At 5:31 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Jan- I had a pretty good time in High School,those few times I went.

Billy P.- I think Dean and Sammy might have poked fun at Frank for singin' about birdies and gentle rain and such..maybe not.

Yellerdawg- It's my party,and you can cry if you want to!

Miss HP- :)..I'll blog until the blog police catch me!

At 5:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always liked that one. And I like the idea of adding a year to the archives, too. A life metaphor.

At 7:19 PM , Blogger Mom said...

I spent a good many days and evenings at the Pike, but I only rode that roller coaster once. I was terrified.
I did flirt with a lot of sailor boys there.
Happy, foot-tapping music.

At 9:10 AM , Blogger booda baby said...

Cool. I love learning stuff like that!! And I thought it'd never get better than learning that Happy Birthday was a waltz. Thanks.

At 2:39 PM , Blogger evilganome said...

Thanks for reminding me of that song, I loved it when I was just a wee lad and it turns out I still love it.

At 4:45 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

I remember this one...only had radio then...we didn't even get tele till 1966, and even watched the test pattern...till it came on at about 3pm.

Its not a bad age to be these days...we have some wonderful memories...maybe our mums and dads had the same when they were our age...

Thanks muchly

At 10:44 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Citizen- Blogs make the perfect time capsules.
As time goes on,in spite of the way things get spun,there's a record of what was really goin' on in people's hearts and minds.
I think that's important,and it's a big reason I like adding another year.

mom- We really thought we were hot stuff,hangin' out on the midway,flirting with the girls,and generally getting into minor mischief in a carnival atmosphere..Good times!

Booda Babe- Happy Birthday was a waltz??
Suddenly,it all makes sense!

Evil G.- Glad you like it buddy!
Be forewarned,..I got a million of 'em.

Middle Child- ..and it was just AM radio at that!
We had TV..Seven channels, and white.
I never owned a color TV 'till I was an adult.
I hang on to my parent's music for them.
Rosemary Clooney,Pat that.

At 5:41 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Cool song and cool slide show. I learned a lot stopping by here tonight. I feel better.

At 11:08 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Sage- We're here to educate if nothing else!
Got a minute?..I'll tell ya everything I know.


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