Wednesday, April 30, 2008

SHEET MUSIC. For those of you who visit my house and play the piano, I got in a batch of old sheet music. I have only played one of them, but they look enjoyable.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earl Grey tea

If you like hot tea in the British manner, I recommend the Earl Grey variety. I drink a cup each morning at work (not that I like hot tea that much, but it is supposed to be good for you). I picked up a tin of Earl Grey at Tuesday morning, and it is not bad.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

General Pershing

In 1919 Congress honored Pershing for his wartime service by permitting the President to promote him to General of the Armies of the United States, which he held until he retired in 1924. He chose his own insignia, which was four stars. Nobody else has received that rank during his lifetime. In 1976 Congress authorized the President to posthumously appoint George Washington General of the Armies of the United States and specified that he would rank first among all officers, of the Army, past or present.

Friday, April 11, 2008

If I haven't mentioned it, I HATE loud cell phone rings!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Too Late Now

Too Late Now.

Here are the lyrics. The song is from the Fred Astaire movie, Royal Wedding.

Too late now to forget your smile
The way we cling when we danced awhile
Too late now to forget and go on to someone newT
oo late now to forget your voice
The way one word makes my heart rejoice
Too late now to imagine myself away from you
All the things we've done togetherI relive when we're apart
All the tender fun together
Stays on in my heart
How could I ever close the door
And be the same as I was before?
Darling, no, no I can't anymore
It's too late now

Friday, April 04, 2008

Timeless - by Diane Schuur

Let me highly recommend the CD entitled "Timeless" by Diane Schuur. I am not a huge fan of her singing, although she is very good. The arrangements on this recording, however, are tremendous. It includes some swaggering big band pieces like "Come Rain or Come Shine," (one of the all-time great arrangements, IMHO), and "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me". But probably the real strength of the album are the slower numbers: "How About Me,"  "Too Late Now," "A Time For Love," "How Long Has This Been Going On?" On the last three mentioned, the sax solo is by the all-time great, Stan Getz, who could play romantic obligato lines like no one else.