Yet another reason to impeach 10 cents….
There was a revival of the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate in 2019. One of the numbers is “Always True to You in My Fashion” about the relationships between a woman and wealthy men. It’s hard to see how the interactions described in the song differ from the complaints leveled about Harvey Weinstein. Surprisingly, the 2019 revival seems to have kept the explicit money-for-sexual-favors-exchange lyrics. How the Wokerati reconcile these lyrics with the #metoo kerfuffle perplexes me.
There’s an oilman known as Tex
Who is keen to give me checks
And his checks, I fear, mean that sex
Is here to stay!... [Read More]
Ya’ know, this has gone too far. Now he wants us to call him; “Your royal highness”! Impeachment is too good for him and if we let the democrats in this forum in charge of it, well you know how that goes, it will take forever.
I propose we just look for a replacement, and I have just the puppets in mind that will fill the bill nicely. They once stared on a segment of MTV and now they say they are ready to come out of retirement! Isn’t that great?... [Read More]
Lulajże, Jezuniu, “Lullaby, Little Jesus” is a traditional Polish Christmas carol dating from the nineteenth century, or who knows, perhaps earlier. Here is a lyric in original and in translation; very homey, yes?
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Christmas is nearly upon us, heralded by the first round of parties this weekend. It seems friends are scheduling gatherings ever earlier in the month to avoid conflicts with holiday travel and others’ parties. That’s put me in a holiday mood so I though I’d share my YouTube Christmas playlist, along with some comments about each song. The playlist spans about five centuries and several musical genres, roughly in chronological order.
In 1935–1936 Carl Orff composed Carmina Burana, a cantata based on 24 medieval poems in vulgar Latin, Old French, and Middle High German. The work was first performed in Frankfurt in 1937. It opens and closes with the Latin “O Fortuna”, a poem dating from the 13th century, which is the best known part of the composition. Since few modern audiences are likely to understand medieval Latin, they’re likely to hear other things, for example:
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In Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Pamina and Papageno sing a duet in praise of marriage between a man and woman: the only kind there was up till the day before yesterday. Pamina’s boyfriend is Tamino, while Papageno is still looking for a wife, whom he eventually finds in Papagena. Thus, the duet is not two lovers singing to each other; it’s a tribute to marriage in the abstract.
Toward the end, Papageno sings,... [Read More]
OK, here’s the drill…
You may or may not know what it is, those that do, sit back for a while and see others fumble at it. I am open to “private” guesses via messages.... [Read More]
Born in 1975, I grew up during the 1980s, and to this day there are certain shows from that decade that never fail to bring a smile to my face as I reminisce. Among them is SCTV, which began as a Toronto-based sketch comedy program in 1976 and was later picked up by NBC in 1981.
SCTV’s ensemble cast included Joe Flaherty, who portrayed such characters as Count Floyd, Guy Caballero, William F. Buckley (!), and Sammy Maudlin. Old-time Ricochetti will recall the time when @pseudodionysius discovered that Mr. Flaherty was a member of the legacy site. What a moment that was.... [Read More]
Apropos of recent events:
“If you don’t love it, leave it. Let this song that I’m singing be a warning. When you’re running down my country, you’re walking on the fighting side of me.”... [Read More]
While listening to The David Webb Show on SiriusXM yesterday morning, a clip from this version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was played, performed by a band named Madison Rising:
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