Skip to comments.Use a Saxophone, Lose Your License (10/27/38)
Posted on 10/27/2008 5:15:34 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
Speaking of "the jungled dischords of the clarinet," how abot B.G. in the Empire Room of the Waldorf-Astoria. I don't care if there is a couvert on top of the $1.75 for dinner. I'm there!
For the Samual Barber 'Adagio for Strings' article, I really wanted to be able to provide a link to a listenable copy of that piece. I got it saved to a file and ready to upload, but after a couple hours of effort I was unable to find a site where I could store it and link to FR. My best bet was fileden.com (another tip from CougarGA7) but I couldn't connect with my activating email to get started. If anyone knows how I can pull this off I would appreciate the help. Maybe I can still get it up in time for the Nov. 5 premier. Otherwise, I urge everyone unfamiliar with it to find a copy of 'Adagio for Strings,' by Samuel Barber and give it a listen. It is an amazing and important 20th century work. It has also been used as the score for several movies, most notably 'Platoon.' My version is by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, 1989.
They’re about to release a remake of the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” That should be be against the law, IMO...
Folks, look closely at the second column, first paragraph, first sentence. Though worded awkwardly by modern parlance, the word discrimination is used to indicate a good thing. As in someone with discriminating tastes.
I thought that to be an odd but interesting tidbit.
I've actually seen an “improved” colorized Ansel Adams photo. THAT deserves the death penalty.
Dinner STARTS at $1.75 depending on entree. “3 beans on toast”? Or Leg of Lamb? You want something “nice” you should expect to pay a bit more.
And the public of 1938 would be surprised at what the FCC permits today.
They jazz the media several times every hour now.
And there were white label dirty records back then, but they were sold under the counter, never under the recording artist’s name, and never played on radio or dicussed in the street level culture.
I think that Ansel Adams did do a little bit of color photography and that he even shot a few portraits. But yes, applying color to one of his carefully composed, developed, and treated silver prints is contrary to all the work and intent.
There’s too much sax and violins on radio.
I got it saved to a file and ready to upload, but after a couple hours of effort I was unable to find a site where I could store it....
Play the piece in windows media player and save as a video file.
Youtube is your best bet for a place to up load it.
[groaning AND giggling]
But if you have to ask how much more, you can't afford it.
(Actually, I'm partial to the fugue)
OH THE HORROR!!!!
LOL! That is too funny.
Which was the basis for a pretty good movie, "Swing Heil!"
Pretty good film alright, except for the last reel.
I think the B Minor Mass might defy attempts to "swing" it. Maybe a hip-hop version though . . .
Let's pass a law keeping negros from playing 'our' music.
But the author of the article needn't worry, black jazz musicians were already sowing the seeds of the demise of swing in the after hours clubs, bebop was right around the corner.
I dont know. It might be hard to reverb it.
Ah but they co-opted the rhythms to push propaganda to our troops:
“Swing and jazz music was ?unerwunschte musik? (undesirable music) for the Nazis who worked hard to suppress this music during World War II, while using it at the same time for propaganda purposes on the airwaves. This is the story of the battle they lost against this irrepressible music. 95 tracks are included in this 4 CD set which comes with a 60 page booklet crammed with information about this fascinating period. THIS CD SET IS NOW IN SHORT SUPPLY AND WILL BE DISCONTINUED WHEN CURRENT STOCK HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED.”
PS Proper has a lot of boxed sets on rock and roll, texas swing, jazz, swing, and now they are getting heavy into bebop jazz collections.
Sound quality is alright for the price ($5 for a single CD through Half Price Books and other retailers, $18 for a 4 CD boxed set). Some of the audio appears subpar to me. But on the whole, they are a decent bargain.
I showed the picture of Radar to my wife this evening. Not Marge. The other one. Anyway, she tolerates my hobby of posting 70-year-old articles on Free Republic but she does not believe it is an indicator of complete mental health, if you know what I mean. She figures I do not pose a threat to myself or others so as long as my behavior is more or less normal in other regards she goes along with it. Anyway, many years ago we watched the episode of M*A*S*H where Radar is trying to score with an intellecually advanced nurse and Hawkeye gives him pointers. For some reason "Ah, Bach" stuck with us and the wife repeats it whenever J.S. Bach enters a conversation. So when I showed her your post she saw, just for a moment the great benefits obtainable at Free Republic.
Now excuse me. I have to go take out the trash.
Not long after Munich Ribbentrop journeyed to Rome. His mind was fixed on war, Ciano noted in his diary of October 28.
The Fuehrer [the German Foreign Minister told Mussolini and Ciano] is convinced that we must inevitably count on a war with the Western democracies in the course of a few years, perhaps three or four . . . The Czech crisis has shown our power! We have the advantage of the initiative and are masters of the situation. We cannot be attacked. The military situation is excellent: as from September  we could face a war with the great democracies.
William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, p. 436
I see that there is an ad for the famous Keen’s Chop House, then in business for 53 years. I had dinner at the fine old pub style restaurant about 50 years ago, and it is still there. It is famous for mutton chops, and was originally a theatrical type place, from the time that NY’s theatre district was based in Herald Square, not Times Square.
Resteraunts come and go in the blink of an eye, but when somebody comes up with the right combination of factors - location, menu, kitchen talent, etc. - it can go on forever.
I don't know. I am not sure I want to know.
Everyone, this is what a few New Yorkers heard for the first time anywhere on Nov. 5, 1938, performed here as a tribute to New Yorkers on Sept. 14, 2001. The last day of the proms. Very moving. You made me late for work but it is worth it.
I see there is also a rocked version of Adagio on Youtube. There should be a law against that. First offense - severe scolding. Second offense - casting into outer darkness where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.
I'll let the jury decide:
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