Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It is interesting how the detective radio shows differed in their protrayals of law officers:
Philip Marlowe - highly efficient and professional
Pat Novak - brutal and corrupt
Richard Diamond - detective's best friend; very congenial
Philo Vance - also best friend, and a thorough-going professional, but values Vance's talents

Friday, May 11, 2012

I really, really despise the Republican Party, and I like the Democrats even less.
There are a lot of wealthy businessmen in this country who ought to be locked up and the keys thrown away.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Beethoven's string quartets

I have heard it said that Beethoven's most outstanding work was in his string quartets (which is saying something). I heard part of one of them on the way to work this morning, and it certainly was fine music.

Transcribed radio shows

Radio shows were often announced as being "transcribed" or "portions transcribed," which I assume means they were pre-recorded.

Sir James Galway

Renowned flautist James Galway became Sir James in 2001. I wonder if any other flute players have been so honored.