Weekend 384.0 (…you know I never meant to see you again…but I only passed by as a friend)






(1) How great were the 80s (asks the aged Xer)? Phil, Clapton, and Jeffrey Tambor in the same video. (YouTube)

Weekend 381.0






‘Even though an old proverb says, “too much special knowledge makes you stupid” I, as a craftsman, must say that having gone through an apprenticeship in the field of applied art, gives me certain advantages in the difficult art of design, as compared to those who partly or completely work from theoretical knowledge.’ – Kay […]

Weekend 377.0 (Snow Weekend)






“The future sounds so crazy We all heard that song before Tomorrow’s a name that changed from yesterday to blame When a train just don’t stop here anymore I got starry eyed On a coaster ride Andy said, ‘Man, I need a break from the world outside.’” Scan is from The Hidden Art of Disney’s […]

Endless River






(1) Two quotes from Sir Winston Churchill: “…whatever the worries of the hour or the threats of the future once the picture has begun to flow along…they pass out into shadow and darkness.” “Let us be contented with what has happened to us and thankful for all we have been spared. Let us accept the […]

Musical Interlude






(1) String Quartet No. 2 In D Major

Weekend 368.1






Rush hour in sepia #shareGCT by @anjanihr pic.twitter.com/TnEesprGZx — GrandCentralTerminal (@GrandCentralNYC) July 5, 2016 (1) New Yorkers can start using a secret subway tunnel under Central Park this December (Quartz) (2) Am I Wrong by Love Split Love

Weekend 364.1






I saw the NY Philharmonic play Fantasia on Friday Night at Lincoln Center (David Geffen Hall). It’s the 75th Anniversary of Fantasia and the program included selections from Fantasia (1940) and Fantasia 2000 (1999). It was a fantas(ia)tic evening, but they didn’t play my three favorite pieces: Night On Bald Mountain (1940) Ave Maria (1940) […]

Weekend 360.0 (The Art of Sight and Sound)






“At nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn, rejoicing.” (1) For the first time, Disney Music Emporium brings its vinyl magic—and cool record player—to independent record stores on Saturday, April 16. (2) Several quotes from Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and Technology: “Perhaps no other film in the Disney canon showcases Walt’s willingness […]

Weekend 352.1






“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” – T.S. Eliot (1) Pink Floyd: The Endless River (COS) (2) David Gilmour and Nick Mason discuss ‘The Endless River’ – The organ on Autumn 68′ is pretty haunting. It was played by Wright and recorded in 1968 at the Royal Albert Hall. According to […]

Weekend 350.0






“On earth we are wayfarers, always on the go. This means that we have to keep on moving forward. Therefore be always unhappy about what you are if you want to reach what you are not.” – St. Augustine (1) China’s Ghost Cities (YouTube) (2) Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours review – the romance […]

Weekend 348.0 (Make Mine Music)






(1) Make Time For It: Meantime X Brompton collaboration (YouTube) (2) David Gilmour – The Girl In The Yellow Dress (Official Music Video) (YouTube)

le coup d’oeil de génie






Finished the Michael Korda tome on Ike. I still need to excerpt quotes, but love that his favorite painter was J.M.W. Turner. He “owned” a watercolor of Culzean Castle (by Turner) that hung in his bedroom and that he donated to the National Trust for Scotland shortly before his death. (1) What happens if Greece […]

Weekend 326.0 (Is this the real deal?)






***Update: The storm was kind of a bust and ridiculously over-hyped (shocker)*** We’re expecting a little snow here in New England so I biked to the diner for breakfast and by the beach expecting limited “obstruction-free” cycling opportunities over the next couple of days. Some musical accompaniment for various blizzard activities: (1) Geronimo (2) Change […]

Weekend 322.0






(1) THE DØ – Dust it Off (YouTube) (2) A couple of quotes from The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera: “What is a gatekeeper to do if not to warn of what she’s seen? Gatekeepers aren’t optimistic or pessimistic, Prudencia. They’re either awake or asleep.” “I’ve been told that you value delicacy […]

Weekend 306.0






(1) World Cup themed episode of Disney’s Mickey Mouse shorts debuts (2) Playmobil channels Mary Blair? (3) Book Review: ‘Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History’ by Tony Hadland and Hans-Erhard Lessing (WSJ – Registration Required) (4) What Type of Camera Clicks for You? (WSJ) (5) How about some lyrics from Green River Ordinance? Put on your […]