Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sheldon Leonard's voice

Sheldon Leonard has to be one of the most recognizable voices in radio or movie history, although very few people perhaps knew the man behind the voice. The quintessential gangster brogue.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It should be no great surprise to anyone the frequency of Alzheimer's cases today, given the small amount of exercise our brains (particularly our memories) get today because of the prevalence of and reliance upon electronic devices.

Friday, August 06, 2010

I had a wonderful surprise for my birthday today. Four beautiful young ladies and two fine young men (not to mention their lovely mothers) came by the office to sing Happy Birthday to me. Very nice!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Just a skunk

I do not have to know a man personally to know that he is a skunk. Just look at his tracks - and note the smell.

Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum

When Oscar Peterson was still a young boy, his father played him a recording of Art Tatum performing "Tiger Rag". Once the young Peterson was finally persuaded that it was performed by a single person, Peterson was so intimidated that he did not touch the piano for weeks.