Ron here….I’m having puter troubles, so I’m on another persons computer for now. If anybody has a Windows 7 home edition….let me know!
I need to post more here I know….I will be back!
Ron here…in a contest based on a cocktail I made! I need some voters who are on Facebook also!
Thanks a bunch! Ron
Added: I have a Ginger Rogers post up at the Classic Movie Blog. Check it out here!
There is no particular reason for this post….I just feel the blog should not be left alone for so long!
I’m in a writing mood, and I was wondering…
How is everyone doing? 1-10 scale, 10 being high, how’s your life overall at the moment?
Is there something right now that makes you super happy? or sad?
What’s the best meal you’ve had lately? Did you make it or did you go out?
If you could meet any person from the Classical Age of Greece, who would it be?
If you could meet anyone currently alive who would it be?
It’s summer! Make these!
Pick a song…any song….make a point of singing that song out loud today! Just because! And NOT in the shower! Ron feels just doing so will make you feel better here in the Height of Summer.
You may not believe this but this sort of ties into the previous post. When I was a wee lad, I was quite the taper of things….not video tape, but audio! I taped everything I could; TV shows (nearly all the Peanuts specials), radio….what have you. When I heavily got into classical music, I had no records except an 8(!) disk set of 78’s of Bruno Walter conducting the Beethoven 5th. These disks….could have been back up shields for Captain America, man, they were heavy! I failed horribly trying to put them on the skinny spindle my sisters used to cue up their 45’s.
Detroit had a host of classical music on WJR, Karl Haas, who had a show called “Adventures in Good Music”. Haas was fine, but he never told you about pieces he had just finished playing, only what was coming next! So one day I would up recording something I really loved, but had no idea what it was! I thought it was Haydn or maybe Mozart. I would play this thing over and over just for background music when I was on a tear of reading… Finally I figured out it was the 3rd movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto #3. This was electrifying for young Ron…loving a Beethoven piece without even knowing it was one!
I mention all this because I’ve come back around to it again…in my old ways, with 20 things going on at once in my head. I cook, I watch and emjoy my tree, I read online 10 things at once, writing crazed notes about subjects I know nothing about…but want to know. And of course, I write….and like a conversation in rhythm, Beethoven is right there, right in my ear, my heart, my head, sometimes even adjusting how I type my ideas in “keyboard rhythm” to the music. I don’t even see myself doing this, sometimes, and really notice when it stops!
So I knock off this little post, just to share for you….in the hopes that you too can find that rhythm for something you love….and want to do more of.
Well, hi folks….It’s not a rolling beach, or a stunning cityscape, or misty mountains….but it is spring and I do have a tree outside my window.
So on Facebook the other day, Amba — remember her, bantamweight, the Bulldog Drummond of copyeditors — mentioned that the Chinese may make Detroit a Chinese City. Now, I thought, why? Don’t they have enough empty cities of their own? Or are they trying to complete the set, like baseball cards?
But there must be a million things we could do with Detroit. They’ve already got a new business in “ruin porn” tourism! Can’t screw up that by fixing their problems, can they? It would be just like Detroit to do just that. So I put it to the floor — what would you do with it? Blow it up? Make it into an 11,000 hole golf course? Maybe a place to test new weapons! Oh, we do that now? Never mind. Maybe Detroit is the cutting edge of America’s future….the canary in the fiscal coal mine, setting the standard for collapses to come. Endless possibility — that’s what Detroit has always been about!
My post title comes from Bruce McCall’s Bulgemobile series from the old National Lampoon. His cool book is The Last Dream-O-Rama.
I have a few thoughts on how we are “tranisitioning” (to use a modern buzzword) away from work as fast as we can. Posted over at The End of Work