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Hooked on Beatles

Hooked on Beatles

Last weekend we went for a movie screening of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, shown as part of New York International Children’s Film Festival. Lifelong Beatles fan that I am, I have never actually seen the movie in its entirety before, so it was a treat (followed up by a nice…

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Four chords

I think I’d do really well as a blogger if all I did was borrow content from Exler. So here it is, two appropriations in a row. This is Axis of Awesome with an awesome demonstration that a huge number of modern hits are written with only the same four…

Being cool

Being cool

I am getting into a car to go pick up my teenage daughter and a couple of her friends from a trip to the mall. Because I’ve been volunteered to deliver those kids to their homes, and because one of them lives as far as is geographically possible from us…

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A Russian musical treasure exhibit

My tastes as far as Russian music is concerned are more or less calcified at the point of my emigration. Whatever I liked then, I like now. New acts that sprouted in the last two decades – not so much. There is a show on Russian TV that purports to…

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Musical hits 40’s-90’s

I thought this was a really nice compilation of musical hits from 1940’s to 1990’s, so I figured I’d post a link here. It’s a Russian LiveJournal blog post, but the list is heavier on Western music rather than Russian. Those of my readers who are interested in rare insights…

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Happy New Year!

After greeting Christmas just a week ago with the song that I most associated with Christmas in my youth, I figured that I need to do the same for the New Year’s. At least, as far as the English language goes. Never mind that it’s sung by a quartet of…

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It’s Christmas

Christmas to me is just another day off, its significance nowhere near that of New Year’s Eve. But I do enjoy the musical component of the holidays, with all those Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow, and Jingle Bells songs constantly on air. Hell, I sing along to Rudolph the Red-Nosed…

Presenting the newest recording artist

Presenting the newest recording artist

One of the gifts that Becky received this year for her birthday was a recording studio experience (idea by Mom, funding by Grandma and Grandpa). She enlisted a couple of her friends as a personal gallery and went the other day to record three songs of her choice. I have…

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Belle

Just because I like it (and have no time to write otherwise). Big kudos to my brother for showing me Notre Dame for the first time years ago…

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Christmas Carols at Royal Albert Hall

Today we entertained ourselves with a visit to the Royal Albert Hall for the Carols by Candlelight concert. I am a Jew by birth and an atheist by conviction, but as an admirer of classical music I am not afraid to admit that there are many masterpieces produced by the…

Choir (cont.)

Becky dances to YMCA

It took me several days to figure out a good way to post locally stored streaming videos on my website. Trust me, every blogging software puts limitations on what you can transparently do, and what appears to be a simple task with embedding YouTube video becomes a lot less simple…

Choir (cont.)

Girls singing beautifully

It has not been a great week, as we all fluctuated between unwell and well states. Natasha took through Tuesday to recover from Sunday’s malady, but was feeling fine and went for her badminton session on Wednesday. I was back in the office on Tuesday, but continue to have a…