Miscellanea

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since my last posting, and a number of things have happened: Baby Sis is finally home and undergoing physical therapy. The school year has ended and I’ll now need to find something with which to occupy myself.  I have something in mind, but I’ll need to hit the library…

The only thing positive about this recent heat spike is that it’s allowed me to consider the various texts I might consult for that literary dinner them that I’d mentioned previously.

Perchance to Read

I love books. I’ve been a vociferous reader my entire life.  To be honest, there’s a certain pleasure that one finds while immersed in the pages of a well-written tome; I don’t know if it’s the idea of engaging the imagination, or the fact (more often than not) that the world on the page can seem…

Music, pt. I

I am not musically inclined.  I can neither play an instrument, nor read a note; I can barely carry a tune.  Yet, I have a rather strange relationship with music.

Ferris’ Wheel

Another aspect of a course on the White City is to show just how “their” world compares to “ours.” If you’ve read Larson’s book, then you should recall how he regularly references that there were nuts and bolts falling off of Ferris’ Wheel. Now you see why that was such a big deal.

Presto

I’m watching a magic video on You Tube, featuring the classic illusion, Sawing a Woman in Half.  It’s not a particularly good attempt at the trick, but what gets me is that despite the fake nature of the illusion itself, this performer has decided to include a cutaway in the middle of the footage that…

Mystery Music

Thought I’d take a few minutes to experiment with the idea of embedding video on this site.  I’ve never done it before because I’ve never really had anything I’ve wanted to add.  But while bumming around You Tube, I found some of my favorite Agatha Christie/PBS themes and decided that this was as good a…

Maestro, If You Please…

Someone recently sold a slew of older movie soundtracks on CD to a local resale shop, so naturally, I had to jump and take my fill. 

A Sand Pebble

You might not be able to tell from the entries on this site, but I’ve interests other than food.  I love most vintage things, including movies and music.  On that note, I’m happy to report that I recently acquired the complete soundtrack recording to one of my all-time favorite films, now available from Intrada.