I completely forgot to do one last week because I was already traveling for Thanksgiving.
So here’s a great rendition of the Rachmaninoff Vocalise:
And here’s Richard Strauss’ Symphonische Fantasie aus ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’.
Hope everyone’s had a great week! Enjoy!
Continuing with Latin American style music, here’s a movement from great piece by Revueltas – “El Noche de los Mayas.”
Asshat of the Year
Circa the year 2000, sometime when I was between 4th and 6th grade, the students of my hometown were visited by a motivational speaker named Justin Lookadoo. He was loud, he was obnoxious, I don’t remember a damned thing he said, just that he kept squawking on and on about leading a life that ROCKS!!!!!!!
Today, I was stunned to find out that this man, who I was certain would be changing oil somewhere by now, is still at it. On top of that, he appears to have evolved from random hyperactive man-child to full-fledged “Lookadouche” as he is being called lately on Twitter.
So now that I know what kind of person he really is, it’s small wonder he was invited to my small, rural Texas town.
Beloved spiritual minimalist composer John Tavener has passed away aged 69.
If you don’t like this one at least a little bit, you have no soul. It’s Gershwin’s Cuban Overture!
25 Spiritual Lessons……...
I know some of these to be true through life experience. Not so sure about a couple of them though…
Glazunov’s 8th symphony. Have a great weekend!