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Fantasia for Alto Saxophone ~ Claude T. Smith
This lovely piece performed by Otis Murphy presented in a form allowing you to play along. Quite the workout indeed. There is so much altissimo in this one. Still a wonderful performance by Otis.
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Shaming Americans into Caring about Energy Consumption
How many of you have checked your email today? How about finances? Today, this hour, this month? How many of you know what your energy usage is this week? TED Video by Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your … Continue reading
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Grandparents can be special in their own ways. The song in this video is Youth, done by the band Daughter.
Gordon Goodwin ~ Too Close for Comfort
The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra luv’s this chart sung by our own Shaz. We don’t play a lot of Gordon Goodwin’s stuff because it is so fricken’ hard to do well. This one took a lot of practice, but we … Continue reading
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Sexy Movie Review ~ The Thomas Crown Affair
Another of my many, many favorite movies, the Thomas Crown Affair, is not for prudes. It is however a lovely heist movie sans the murder and violence that many movies of this kind include. For me the best part of … Continue reading
Posted in Man stuff, Movies, Music, Nude, Panties, review, Sun bathing, Too Spicy for some, Video, YouTube Tagged Bill Conti, Faye Dunaway, Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Steve McQueen, Sting, Thomas Crown, Windmills of Your Mind 2 Comments
Ngram Viewer: Most Popular Instrument Ever!
I have been playing around with Google’s Book Ngram Viewer. There is a nice and humorous introduction on this TED video, What we learned from 5 million books. It’s an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas … Continue reading
Contrabass Clarinet in Jazz You say?
A friend of mine is selling/trading his Leblanc Model 7182 Contrabass Clarinet (link here). He includes some videos of him playing his contra and this one caught my ear. I’m on my third listen. Sounds kinda Klezmery to me. ;O) … Continue reading
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The Beatles ~ Why Music Matters
Got to thinking about this as my granddaughter was singing a Beatles tune. What a legacy the Beatles brings to the table. Three generations and counting of my family luv the music, videos, and times of the Beatles. Sad with … Continue reading
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What is this Cloud thing everyone is talking about?
When Aunt Joanne or sister Debby asks me what is the cloud computing, I point to this video. The official definition is something like: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool … Continue reading
Posted in Hobbies, Internet, Microsoft, Technology, Video, YouTube Tagged Windows 7 2 Comments
Movie for the Weekend ~ The Fab Baker Boys
I was using a Michelle Pfeiffer video of “Ten Cents a Dance” for the Microsoft Jazz Band and I thought of all of the great music played in this movie. It takes the worst of experiences from all singers and … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Female vocalists, Health and wellness, Jazz, Movies, Music, Piano, romantic, Video Tagged Dave Grusin, Fabulous Baker Boys, Jeff Bridges, michelle pfeiffer 2 Comments