Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brahms First Symphony

Speaking of Brahms' First Symphony: how can a work so dark and brooding end on such a joyful and triumphant tone?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keep old radio shows alive!

Old radio shows may become a lost art very soon. The last network shows ended around 1960, and soon very few will be alive that remembered them. It will take a concerted effort to keep them alive. I am doing my part.
"Begorra" is a swear word, as in the common Irish expressions, "Faith and begorra." Roughly translated, it means "by God."

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Ah, there goes a good kid."

Who said that, and on what occasion?

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Can actors be sincere?

Among the many reasons for the high rate of failures of marriages among actors must be the very nature of their profession. When the person so whom you are married is trained to pretend to be something he is not, how can you ever believe that he really means his expressions of love and fidelity.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The "Ostrich" school of management: stick your head in the sand and hope that your employees will bail you out.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Donnybrook was once the location of Donnybrook Fair, a fair held from the time of King John onwards, which became notorious for drunkenness and violent disorder. This gave rise to the term a donnybrook, meaning a brawl or fracas.