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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” – D.H. Lawrence
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Category Archives: Music
I don’t know why, but music like this just makes me think of summer. This is lots and lots of fun! . The talented group of singers/dancers is called “Burn the Floor“. You can get a copy of their “Best … Continue reading
Fellow Texan (and fellow Texas Aggie!) Lyle Lovett never fails to deliver: . . The man knows how to put on a show, don’t he? Have a great day! .
. It wouldn’t be summer without some surfing tunes: . .
.. What better way to celebrate this day than with a song specifically about the United States flag? Written by George M. Cohan in 1906 – and the first song from a musical to sell over a million copies of … Continue reading
Now that it’s summer, what better song to share than the haunting “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess“? Here is Harolyn Blackwell’s ethereal performance (Paula Ingram plays the role of “Clara” in this 1993 “American Playhouse” staging; her voice is dubbed … Continue reading
. . Many folks consider Memorial Day Weekend to be the “official” start to the Summer season. There is the annual running of the Indy 500, the men fire up their grills, and the fashionable ladies are “allowed” to start wearing white shoes. I figured I … Continue reading
. It’s the first day of June – what better way to start out the month than with this classic number from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” ? . . Wasn’t that fun? Hope you enjoyed it! .
. . General Orders No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters. I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of … Continue reading
. What are the chances? On this date in history, not one, but TWO classical composers were born – Johannes Brahms (1833) and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840).