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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Sunday Drive: Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King

As performed by NATO massed bands in Germany, 2007.  The bearded guy on the French horn gets my vote.


Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Pork Boys Did Summer

Nothing to see here . . . yet.

Well, I'll tell you.  When you get old and gray, and feel a bit worn out in body and mind, it's hard to keep doing all the things you used to do.  I've been meaning to post some food pics for a long time now, and waiting for M. P. to send them to me from his phone for longer than that.  These cover the whole summer, including birthdays and the 4th of July.  

Now they've piled up in my inbox, and I'm not sure I remember what all the different meals were or when we ate them.  M. le chef and I will have to put our heads together on that.  Whenever we are both awake and clear-headed at the same time.  (Old people sleep a lot, you know, and keep strange hours.)

So as a last resort, since the motivation train has yet to arrive, I'm posting all these in one batch below the jump here.  Maybe that will stimulate me to get the project done.  If so, I'll turn this into a proper Pork Boys post.  If not, well . . . just move along, fellas, don't block the sidewalk.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Sunday Drive: Reach Out, I'll Be There

Something to take your mind off the troubles of the world for a few minutes:  Studly Levi Stubbs leads the fabulous Four Tops in one of their big hits on the Ed Sullivan show in October, 1966 - 56 years ago.


Friday, October 21, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

R. I. P. Angela Lansbury, 1925-2022

Glamorous Angela in The Harvey Girls, 1946.

Angela Lansbury, beloved star of stage, screen, and television in a phenomenal career that spanned nine decades, died yesterday at her home in Los Angeles, five days short of her 97th birthday.


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Sunday Drive: Bach, Sheep May Safely Graze


The lovely Bach tune, as performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The painting shown in the video is the 1825 version of Constable's famous Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds.


Saturday, October 1, 2022

A French Dinner for the Queen (2014)

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the culinary preparations for a State Dinner at the Elysee Palace given by President Hollande of France for Queen Elizabeth II, who was in Paris for the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings in 2014.

It's still hard to believe she's gone.

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