“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
All three selections sound very similar if not identical, but I kinda LIKE this sort of jive music, because it's UPBEAT and ENERGIZING, even though large doses soon get monotonous. The best example of this "genre" in my informed opinion would be Fred Astaire's spectacular version of With a Shine on My Shoes and a Melody in My Heart. I forget which movie showcased it, because the number pretty much eclipsed the rest of the show, but like "classic music," its appeal only increases with the passage of time for those equipped to appreciate it.I'll see if i can find you a link.
Here 'tis:https://youtu.be/Gbb4kEk3NbQI have to take it back about the movie, though, It's from The Bandwagon (1953) which is thoroughly delightful from beginning t end. This "Shoes" number is still a standout, however.Give it a whirl, and see if you don't agree.
I really like some of the retro- trends out there. They're not as good as the originals, as you point out, but they do point to something that's missing in the "current" times. Dance.
Imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it is never as good as the real thing, Thersites.My piano teacher at the conservatory often said, "If two do the same, it is not the same."
I want to register my opinion of the Vice Presidential Debate. I hope you don't resent the intrusion, but I believe it good to be timely in a crisis election year like this:Tim Kaine is a rude, nasty, ill-bred, loudmouth. In short an impossible SHIT.Mike Pence is positively NOBLE. I don't know how he was able to stop himself from getting up, pulling the bastard up out of his chair by the scruff of his thick neck, and punching his lights out.Governor Pence was unable to get a word in edgewise most of the evening, because of the constant interruptions from Twerpy Kaine. And when he did manage to eke out a sentence or two, Kaine pulled a Joe Biden by jerking his head head constantly, twitching, smirking, scowling, and keeping much of his body in constant motion. In stagecraft that's a NO-NO. Actors can get fired for trying it onstage to draw attention away form a central character ––. But, Kaine –– like Biden with Paul Ryan in 2012 ––, has turned the major distraction of rude, clownish, impertinent, indirect physical commentary into a fine art.The MODERATOR failed completely to perform her role adequately. She seemed unable –– or more likely unwilling –– to govern Kaine's OUT of ORDER behavior, so the Twerp got away with hogging all the attention and sucking most of the oxygen out of the room. I felt like STRANGLING the bastard, and could hardly make myself stay with this travesty of proper debate procedure. I felt short of breath with indignation the whole time.ALSO, every time Governor Pence DID manage even to begin making a point the friggin' MODERATOR interrupted him, but she made only the feeblest, ineffectual attempt to reign in the vicious, demonic Twerp.It was worse than an interview with Bill O'Reilly. Mike Pence is a perfect gentleman, but I so wanted him to man up and neutralize his OBSCENE antagonist by playing the thug,Altogether a HORRIBLE, almost unendurable experience, but no doubt the DIRTOCARAT will be declared The Winner, because –– thanks no doubt to the pernicious influence of rock 'n roll, and all its hideous derivatives –– John Q. Publick just loves to witness savage, unbridled CACOPHONY devoid of subtlety and intellectual substance in action.Pro-WRESTLING is more aesthetically pleasing, and has more socially redeeming qualities to offer than the FILTH dished out by DIRTOCRATS –– may God damn their souls.This was not a debate it was a Campaign Speech for Hillary Clinton riding roughshod over every attempt the mild-mannered Mike Pence made to answer the questions put to him.To review the event in a single word:DISGUSTING!
Pence supporters are the most sore winners I've ever seen.If Kaine wouldn't have blown Pence off the stage, I'm sure Pence would have won even more.LOL
Sorry, I watched the Baltimore Orioles lose to Toronto.
I wish I had watched baseball, and I hate baseball.Pence detached himself from reality even further (I mean more than just openly supporting Trump for President) by questioning if Trump had ever made any controversial statements, including the statements Pence responded to at the time. It's time to test Mike Pence for meth abuse.
"Sorry, I watched the Baltimore Orioles lose to Toronto."That's too bad. I'm sorry, but I consider it m patriotic duty to watch these events in hopes of learn something I may not already know.“As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State ’What does it matter to me?’ the State may be given up for lost.”~ Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
I do my best to ignore perverts, cynics, alcoholics and fools. In the immortal words of Max Ehrmann "they are a vexation to the spirit."};^)>
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