Weekend 445.1

(1) Leopold Stokowski Collection (Penn Libraries) (2) “He could feel the music. In Fantasia, there’s a lot of his soul in that picture.” —Joe Grant in Remembering Disney (3) A scan from Ave Maria

Weekend 445.0 (Terminus)

(1) A quote from Absolutely On Music by Haruki Murakami: “In that sense, Seiji Ozawa is simultaneously an unschooled ‘child of nature’ and a fountain of deep, practical wisdom; a man who must have what he wants immediately and who can be infinitely patient; a man with bright confidence in the people around him who […]

Weekend 443.0 (Fellow Travelers)

“Driven out of paradise by You and exiled in a distant land, I cannot return by myself unless You, O Lord, come to meet me in my wandering. My return is based on hope in Your mercy during all of my earthly life. My only hope, the only source of confidence, and only solid promise […]

Christmas 2018 Sabbatical (Principle of Connectivity)

This placeholder is a tradition now. It’s a space to capture all the randomness linked to my couple weeks of downtime. I’ll try to organize it near the end of my break. Here’s a fun fact…my first post was on August 21, 2003 on Blogger. I’ve been posting for 15 years and 4 months (or […]

Weekend 441.0 (Annual Advent Abbey Retreat)

(1) An excerpt from Daily Meditations on the Psalms: “We sing when we are happy. A lover sings when he has found his beloved. Sports fans shout for all to hear when their team has won. When Christians sing on joyous occasions, they name God because He is the source of all the good things […]

Weekend 440.0

(1) One final, musically inspired quote, from Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami: “‘It’s an usual opera [Der Rosenkavalier]. The plot’s critical, of course, like with all operas, but with this one even if you don’t know the plot it’s easy to give yourself over to the music and be completely enveloped by that world. The […]

Weekend 439.0 (Andantino con moto)

(1) Dvořák Carnival, Op. 92 (YouTube) Heard this last night at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. The performance on YouTube is from Royal Albert Hall in 2012. (1a) Limestone Photo Archives: Royal Albert Hall (2) A quote from Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami: “I was a mere caretaker, and they were kind enough to let me […]

Weekend 437.0

“The music was somehow addictive, as he had warned. An uninterrupted stream of emotion, Musical instruments in colorful profusion. It was Strauss who boasted, ‘I can describe anything in music, even a common ‘broom.’ Maybe he didn’t say ‘broom’—it could have been something else.  At any rate, there was something painterly about his music.” — Haruki […]

Portland

The one on the west coast. I was there for a long weekend and in traditional limestone fashion wanted to draft a top ten… (1) The Hollywood Theater at PDX. My favorite shorts from the Summer Program are Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated and The Famished Frog. I also liked The Water’s Fine because it reminds […]

Weekend 434.0

Cool flea market find this weekend for $3.00. I found the soundtrack for Explorers on vinyl. It’s notable for Disney Geeks because the music was done by Jerry Goldsmith who composed the theme song for Soarin’.

Searching everywhere from steeplechase to palisades

(1) Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen (YouTube) (1a) Tunnel of Love by Dire Straights(YouTube) “And now I’m searching through these carousels and the carnival arcades…Searching everywhere from steeplechase to palisades. In any shooting gallery where promises are made…” (1b) Palisades Park by Counting Crows (YouTube) Image from Lisa Meader via Flickr

Weekend 424.0

(1) 2018 World Cup Fixture List (via Playmobil) (2) Your musical inspiration this weekend is Spaceship Earth by Bruce Broughton

Weekend 423.0 (Architecture is frozen music)

(1) Another quote from Ware: Conversations: “There’s a quote from Goethe that ‘architecture is frozen music,’ and I think it actually applies to comics more than anything because you’re taking images, making them still. They don’t actually come alive until you read them though; it’s sort of like reading sheet music in a way.” (2) […]

Weekend 417.0

“A thousand skeptic hands won’t keep us from the things we plan. Unless we’re clinging to the things we prize.” (1) Arcade fame turns to infamy as Billy Mitchell’s record-setting Donkey Kong score is invalidated “Regardless of who falls, the community will no doubt continue to thrive; the passion for these old games is undying […]

Christmas 2017 Sabbatical (P2)

(1) Yes! Yes! Yes! #Isles https://t.co/oSBjfaejKn — Jeff Capellini (@JCapWFAN) December 27, 2017 (2) How Washington, D.C., Built a Bike Boom (CityLab) (3) The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth (NY Times) “Along with interviews with contractors, the documents reveal a dizzying maze of jobs, many of which do not exist on projects […]