Sunday morning music

  Spanish composer JoaquĆ­n Rodrigo is one of the twentieth century’s most important and prolific producers of music for guitar and orchestra.  He’s probably best known for his world-famous Concierto de Aranjuez (which provided his title when he was ennobled by the King of Spain as the first Marquess of the Gardens of Aranjuez).  Other… Continue reading Sunday morning music

Sunday morning music

  Time for some musical laughter.  How many of you know of the educational franchise “Horrible Histories“?  It’s designed to teach history in a fun, enjoyable way;  and one of the techniques it uses is to write songs about the era under discussion.  They’re usually off-beat, funny, and sometimes in-your-face politically incorrect. Here’s a brief… Continue reading Sunday morning music

Political correctness – with diarrhea

  I had to laugh when reading this strip from Scott Adams a few days ago.  Click the image to be taken to a larger version at the Dilbert comic strip Web page. ESG is one of the politically correct buzzwords doing the rounds at present.  It’s essentially an attempt to force companies to conform… Continue reading Political correctness – with diarrhea

A politically correct Titanic???

  I had to laugh at this take on the evacuation of the Titanic, if it happened today.  I can’t embed it here, but follow the link below to see it on YouTube.  It’s only a little over a minute long. I’m only surprised they didn’t include a requirement for a COVID-19 vaccination certificate… Continue reading A politically correct Titanic???

Sunday morning music

  Many of my readers doubtless enjoyed the made-for-TV movie series based on Bernard Cornwell’s “Sharpe” historical novels. John Tams‘ adaptation (including new lyrics) of an old English folk tune, “Over The Hills And Far Away“, became one of the theme songs of the series, and quite a popular hit besides.  He co-wrote the music for the… Continue reading Sunday morning music

I’ve had days like that…

  Stephan Pastis does it again.  Click the image to be taken to a larger version at the “Pearls Before Swine” Web page. How does he manage to so often put his finger on the zeitgeist of our current messy existence?  However he gets it right, I’m glad he does!  We need something to laugh… Continue reading I’ve had days like that…

Sunday morning music

  Today our musical entertainment is as much visual as auditory – and, in one case, very funny. The musical “Riverdance” was initially the brainchild of Moya Doherty, Executive Producer of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest final in Dublin, Ireland.  She commissioned the titular piece to be performed during the interval of that show.  It… Continue reading Sunday morning music