Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday Night #BlackLivesMatter Protest Party! (Part 14)

This is how I am feeling right now.

In memory of
Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis.

"As people exercise their right to protest all across the country––let the undeniable paths of our progress be a guide going forward: peaceful, sustained protest; strategic, committed organizing; and purposeful, overwhelming participation at the ballot box.” - Barack Obama, August 2020


PS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY (September 26) to Leanna.
 


PPS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY (September 28) to Jadedj.

 

PPPS - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (September 25) to Mr. Shife.


Kicking it old school this week.











31 comments:

  1. Scott Joplin takes his 'Maple Leaf Rag' at a fair lick, doesn't he? It's always been (one of) my favourites of his, and I always got great pleasure from playing it on the ol' Joanna. Then I found that what I was playing was a revision transposed down a semitone rather than the original written in what for me is that most difficult of keys to play up to speed in, Ab. But not to be deterred, I accept now that this is the ONLY way to perform it, just as Scott intended.

    Have a pleasant w/e - and do try not to let the announcement of the new SCOTUS nominee, whose name and unfortunate reputation can be counted on as I type this, rile you TOO much.

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    1. THE KING IS FIRST ONCE MORE! glad you enjoyed scott joplin's piano rag. and ms. barrett is a fucking cunt!

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  2. True story. I grew up in tiny town called Lebanon, in the heart of PA Dutch country, and there was a nightclub called Pushniks. And Pushniks was popular for jazz. Among those playing in the Waterfall Room were Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington... in Lebanon of all places.

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    1. DAYUM! can you just imagine their live shows! and I love lebanon bologna!

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  3. Happy birthday to all celebrants!!

    Listenting to Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun" brought me immediately back to walking into my childhood basement (my Dad's man cave). Dad is a music fan and would often play all kinds of genres. Jazz is his all time favorite. He loves sewing and doing the alteration on clothing. Anyway, hearing that song brought back some nostalgia.

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    1. how cool is that! dr. spo and your dad should get together and compare sewing notes.

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  4. SDJr!
    One cool cat.

    Have a faboosh weekend AM!

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  5. So much amazing talent. Scott Joplin was a genius and could he ever move his fingers (and all that went with them). Great music. We got to see Lena Horne's one-woman show on Broadway twice. And I can't ride or see a sign for the A train without singing that song. I even put it on my phone a few years ago, so I could play it while I was riding (ear buds).

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    1. there is another voice I missed seeing live - lena horne.

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  6. Lovely selections, all. I love Ms. Lena. No one sang like her. She was so brave. And Believe in Yourself is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals (The Wiz). Thanks for sharing, oh, musical mistress of my Saturdays. Kizzes.

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    1. her phrasing makes lena unique, like billie holiday.

      "musical mistress of my saturdays" - I like that; has a nice sound to it.

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  7. Some of those are older than I am, and that is OLD!

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  8. I must be going Looney. I don't see any videos on my screen😥😥😥 and last week I couldn't even assess your blog. Hope all is well in PA.

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    1. it must be the new blogger shit format. spouse has had some heart health issues the past 2 weeks and I am still looking for a job.

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  9. I hope all is well, and nope I'm not feeling hopeless today. I'm about to update the ol' blog soon.

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    1. other than spouse's heart and my unemployment, everything is just a smiley face! :)

      (sarcasm)

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  10. Happy anniversary, Mr. Shife!
    And happy bday to everyone!

    Lena Horne was stunning!

    XoXo

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  11. Thanks for that great selection of music, music truly uplifts my spirit!

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  12. so many birthdays! How do you manage them all?

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    1. I have an excel spreadsheet; I consult it each week to see who gets a shout-out. october will be busy with plenty of birthdays/anniversaries too.

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  13. Thanks for the shout out, anne marie in philly. You are too kind. And thanks for the education on Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis. Another tragedy I was unaware of.

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    1. I like to recognize my friends on a special occasion.

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    2. I appreciate it. Have a great weekend.

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  14. So today I danced my ass off (like no one was watching--and no one but the dog and cats were watching, cause the partner was still at work. It got rid of my headache and it was to the best song "What A Feeling" by Irene Cara.

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    1. oooooooooooooooh, that's a good one! what did the dog and cats have to say; did they applaud your dancing?

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