of a White Christmas, … .” As far as I’m concerned, white Christmases can stay in Vermont but I want you to have that tune in your head as I tell the story of little Israel Baline, and the man he came to be. Israel was born in Temun, Russia in 1888. His family was
May need to click to embiggen to get the joke. Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
After a brief intermission, we are back at The Dinner Party. Just to refresh your memories, here’s the complete conversation, beginning with the 12th Doctor. Scroll down to see what Mr. Big Food’s guest, Chuck Berry, had to say this morning. And be SURE to play the video of the song! [Next up, that rich and
but still pretty cool. Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. It’s the first time a song writer has been so honored.
Continue across Abbey Road Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
This is wonderful! Thanks to Mr. Big Food’s Dad for sharing.
I know I’ve really fallen down on the job. It’s not that there’s nothing interesting going on, it’s that there’s a lot of interesting things going on here on the Farm. For example, I bought some new crappy old books today. I chatted with some folks in S’vegas and had some interaction with distant representatives
from Worship and Conduct Songs for Beginners and Primaries (1929)
Lyric by George Graff, Jr. Music by Jack Glogau. Published by Leo. Feist, Inc., New York. Copyright MCMXVI. (That’s 1916, for folks who don’t speak Roman.) Believe it or not, this image– on a piece of sheet music I picked up in the Friends of the Starkville Library 50⊄ room a couple of months
We were sitting out on the patio the other evening listening to the Redneck Collection and this Bobby Bare song came on. From Metrolyrics: “Streets Of Baltimore” is track #15 on the album The Storyteller: The Anthology 1960-1983. It was written by Howard, Harlan / Glaser, Tompall. I sold the farm to take my woman
Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia! Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is over, Alleluia! Lo! He sets in blood no more,
Not frequently talked about, but you may recall that for what seems like forever Mr. Big Food has been putting together the– no, THE– definitive collection of American music. It’s called The Redneck Collection and in CD form it’s well over 50 CDs. That’s a lot of American music. Frankly, I like listening to the
Today is the anniversary of Nicholi Andreievich Rimsky-Korsakov’s birth in 1844. He is, next to Dvořák, my favorite composer. Listen to the Russian Easter Festival Overture while having your afternoon tea.
I have nothing against old people, as I am one, but dude. If you want to celebrate 40 years of SNL don’t ask Sir Paul to sing at age 73.
The Friends of Starkville (known by followers of ESPN as “Starkvegas”) Library hold monthly book sales on the First Monday of the Month. (Be a Friend, won’t you?) You know what that means, do you not? Miss M & I had a grand old time this afternoon! Afterward, we went for coffee at Nine-twentynine. As
ZZ Part I here. Bing Crosby singing White Christmas That was the #1 song in 1942. (Other top-selling bands/artists include such rocking names as Glen Miller, Woody Herman, and Jimmy Dorsey along with their respective orchestras.) I did find the book I was looking for– The Encyclopedia of American History (1965) which I’ve written about,
Be there or be square. According to that infallible source Wikipedia, ZZ Top created its signature sound during its first decade, 1973-1982. Let’s use 1978 as our half-way mark thorough that decade and do a little arithmetic. In 1978 I was a 20 year old undergraduate. 2014 – 1978 = 36 1978 – 36 =
“I’m half crazy all for the love of you.” Try and get that out of your head if you can. I dare you!
Words first. Story afterward. Genuine pathos requires tragedy– the non-participation of the agent in his or her misfortune, tough circumstances alone don’t suffice. –Mr. Big Food A sense of pathos is the sole accompaniment of the sentiment of disgust I feel watching msnbc. –A. Leland It has been made abundantly clear over the course of
Keith Richards has replied to Thomas Edison: Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can’t do it by pushing buttons and watching a tv screen. The full conversation– with some wonderful quotes–