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The Art Of Dance

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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers first movie together Flying Down to Rio.

An RKO publicity still of Astaire and Rogers dancing to “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” in Roberta (1935)

Astaire and Rogers made nine films together, including
Roberta (1935),
Top Hat (1935),
Swing Time (1936),
Shall We Dance (1937), and
Carefree(1938). Six out of the nine Astaire-Rogers musicals became the biggest moneymakers for RKO; all of the films brought a certain prestige and artistry that all studios coveted at the time. Their partnership elevated them both to stardom; as Katharine Hepburnreportedly said,
“He gives her class and she gives him sex appeal.[22]:
via wikipedia
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Step back in time and dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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You Know You Are Getting Older When…

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So I was putting my hair in a french twist , when I noticed “Ye Gods,  the underside of my upper arms , ever so slighty, are reminding me of Mrs. PARSONS! Now, you say, who is  Mrs. Parsons, well she was the teacher everyone got, one way or the other, before you were out of third grade.

When you did something that displeased her, she  had to be in her 80’s, in those days they allowed teachers to stay on, anyway she would  raise her arm up and wag her pointed finger at the offending party, basically vent at the tyke.

 We use to stare in wonder and awe at the distended hanging bag of withered flesh ( her former under arm ) and watch as it would swing, as her arm swayed and vice versa.  It was truly a sight to see and after a period of some trepidation a spot of delirious glee and laughter shared with my fellow attendees in an otherwise heavy workweek.

Mrs. Parsons was  a taskmaster and the only reason we were sitting in HER class was to learn.

So, Mrs. Parsons, where ever you may be, I want to thank you for teaching me to take work seriously and never wear a short-sleeved dress after a certain age…..

Mrs Parsons always wore a string of pearls, a flowered silk dress, stockings that fell to her ankles and sturdy 2 inch  high heels.

I have not forgotten her and I suggest neither do you, especially when you are dressing in the morning.  ( this post includes all sexes…)

 

Have a well read weekend!

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For MRS. PARSONS a teacher among teachers!

Brick House – Commodores

She’s a brick house, she’s mighty mighty And just lettin’ it all hang out and she’s a brick house And like lady’s stacked and that’s the fact Ain’t holding nothing back, she’s a brick house We’re here together everybody knows This is how the story goes
She knows she’s got everything That a woman needs to get a man How can she lose with the sex she use 36-24-36, what a winning hand
She’s a brick house, she’s mighty mighty And she’s lettin’ it all hang out and she’s a brick house And like lady’s stacked and that’s the fact Ain’t holding nothing back she’s a brick house Yeah she’s the one, the only one built like an Amazon
The clothes she wears, her sexy ways Make a old man wish for younger days She knows she’s built and knows how to please Sure enough to knock a strong man to his knees
‘Cause she’s a brick house yeah she’s mighty mighty Just lettin’ it all hang out a brick house And like lady’s stacked and that’s the fact Ain’t holding nothing back

Brick house yeah she’s mighty mighty And just lettin’ it all hang out Brick house

yeah she’s the one the only one Built like a Amazon yeah
Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down Oh well brick house

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Poem – ” Walking “

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WALKING
 
 
He’s waiting,
 
He’s looking,
 
He’s watching,
 
He’s finding,
 
the light within himself
 
that secret primordial elf.
 

 
 
 
DOUBLESHOT BONUS POEM
 
 
 
MUSCLE FLUSH
 
 
Cushy seat redux
 
his anger sits elsewhere-
 
places where no one stares
 
muscle flush
 
cushy redux
 
my life in flux.
 
    
Elvis’ 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood 60
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in Graceland
Manufacturer Cadillac
Parent company General Motors
Production 1955
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan

 
 
 
Images Courtesy of Wikipedia

 

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Thai – Coffee Deluxe ! Micro- Treat

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Ever been to a Thai restaurant and ordered their Thai iced java/ Yummy !

 

Here is the secret ingredient – Condensed MILK!

 

Follow these easy steps for my version of Thai deluxe coffee,

 

Brew a heavy dense cup of coffee, Sumatra beans ideal

Drop in 2 tabs of condensed milk, mix throughly

smidge of cherry juice

pour over ice

douse with whipped cream, lots

Dos cherries  on top

choc covered raisins sprinkled on whipped cream optional!

 

Watch Twister

Have a great night!

 

 

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Art, Rough Around The Edges Is What Makes It Real

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A small  piece of art that is from the ether, heart the essence of who that spirit is makes a vibration that clouds around and through the expression of that piece which then connects to the viewer.  That sense of awe or wonder that art can create is a physical manifestation of that  wave, tone, color feeling. (Hogwash you say? Perhaps -read on anyway)

Never listen to anyone who tries to tell you can or cannot do something in the arts.  only by attempting to conclude your aspiration will you ever know if it is possible , more importantly, is it what you saw or felt in your mind , does it make sense to you? 

If it does then there is a reason for it existing in this world and it contributes.

So anyone whether you are in your 40th year in the arts or just beginning, do it – take that jump into the unknown, you might surprise yourself!

Peace and Happy Art Making  

 

 The fun of life is falling flat on your face and having a great good laugh  while you get up…again and again…

 

(I love this disc)

 

Song  WALKING AND FALLING     Artist LAURIE ANDERSON

 

I wanted you. And I was looking for you. But I couldn’t find you. I wanted you. And I was looking for you all day. But I couldn’t find you. I couldn’t find you. You’re walking. And you don’t always realize it, but you’re always falling. With each step you fall forward slightly. And then catch yourself from falling. Over and over, you’re falling. And then catching yourself from falling. And this is how you can be walking and falling at the same time.

 

Now that reminds me of one of my many fantasies, to see Bruce Springsteen and Laurie Anderson collaborate on an album, They are very similar, at the center of their music -so this is me making a blind date between Bruce and Laurie – come on guys, it’s a great idea!

 

PEACE

 

 www.laurieanderson.com

www.brucespringsteen.net

 

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Meatless Tuesday – South Street Spanish Fries !

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SPANISH FRIES

Take 2 potatoes  Slice into strips

Take a red pepper slice into strips

Take a white onion large slice into rings

Flop all into a large pan (Heat oven to 350 degrees)

Pour over all – 1 tab. oil , Louisiana hot sauce , sprinkle with vinegar, stir a bit.

into oven 20 min – 30 min  (watch can cover)

 Place in player ” Death On The Nile” DVD Agatha Christie story lots of actual shots of pyramids tombs, great cast Bette Davis, David Nevin, Mia Farrow! 

 

Have a glass of Port and wait, 

Take out of oven ,cover with salt and pepper and you have Spanish Fries!

 

And you just saved a tiny piece of the planet!

 

( sun-dried tomatoes optional)

 

 

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Musical Artifacts – Clint Eastwood-Gorillaz / William Tell Overture-Rossini

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Lone Ranger
Moore-LoneRanger.jpg

This pair of songs, have in common- one thing…after you get done listening to them you feel like you’ve ridden a horse! 

 One  a slow sunny trot, the other a do- or- die gallop, listen they capture the essence of riding and are 2 WOW! musical presentations.

GORILLAZ   Band       CLINT  EASTWOOD   Song

Ooo ooo ooo ooo
I aint happy, I’m feelin glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I’m useless, but not for long the future is comin’ on

I aint happy, I’m feelin glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I’m useless, but not for long the future is comin’ on,
It’s comin’ on, It’s comin’ on, It’s comin’ on, It’s comin’ on

Yeah, ha Ha HA!
Finally someone let me outa my cage
Now time for me is nothin’ cuz I’m countin’ no age
Nah, I couldn’t be theirs, now you shouldn’t be scared
I’m good at repairs (s’all simple), and I’m under each snare
Intangible (aww dawg), I bet you didn’t think so, I command you to
Panoramic view (you),
Look I’ll make it all manageable
Pick and choose (hmph),
Sit and loose,
All you different crews.
Chicks and dudes,
So who you think is really kickin’ tunes?
Picture you gettin down in tha picture tube,
Like you lit the fuse
You think it’s fictional?
Mystical? maybe
Spiritual?
Hearable
who appears in you ta clear your view (yeah) when your too crazy
Lifeless,
to those a definition for what life is
Priceless,
To you because I put you on the hype shit
You like it? Gun smokin’.
righteous with one token.
Psychic among those,
Possess you with one go.

I aint happy, I’ m feelin glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I’m useless, but not for long the future is comin’ on

Iint happy, I’ m feelin glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I’m useless, but not for long the future (that’s right) is comin’ on,
it’s comin’ on, it’s comin’ on, it’s comin’ on, it’s comin’ on

The essence, the basics,
Without it you make it
Allow me to make this
child-like-in-nature.
Rhythm, you have it or you don’t
That’s a fallacy.
I’m in ’em
Every sprouting tree, every child apiece
Every cloud and sea
You see with your eyes,
I see destruction and demise
Corruption in the skies (that’s right)
From this fuckin’ enterprise,
Now I’m sucked into your lies
Through Russel not his muscles but percussion he provides
With me as their (say what) guide
Y’all can see me now cuz you don’t see with you eye
You perceive with your mind
That’s the inner (fuck em)
So I’ma stick around with Russ and be a mentor
Bust a few rhymes (mmm mmmm) so mother fuckers remember
What the thought is
I brought all this, so you can survive when law is lawless(right here)
Feelings, sensations that you thought was dead (yup)
No squealing, remember that it’s all in your head

I ain’t happy, I’m feelin glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I’m useless, but not for long the future is comin’ on

I ain’t happy, I’ m feelin glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I’m useless, but not for long my future is comin’ on
it’s comin’ on it’s comin’ on it’s comin’ on it’s comin’ on
My future is comin’ on,
it’s comin’ on, it’s comin’ on,
My future is comin’ on
it’s comin’ on, it’s comin’ on,
My future
(chirp chirp chirp)

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William Tell Overture  MUSIC         Rossini   SONGWRITER

Note:

The overture to the opera William Tell, especially its high-energy finale, is a very familiar work composed by Gioachino Rossini. There has been repeated use (and sometimes parody) of this overture in the popular media, most famously for being the theme music for the Lone Ranger radio and television shows, and it is quoted by Dmitri Shostakovich in his Symphony No. 15. William Tell was the last of Rossini’s 39 operas, after which he went into semi-retirement, although he continued to compose cantatas, sacred music, and secular vocal music.

FROM WIKIPEDIA

 

Clint Eastwood, Last heard  on www.radio1045.com,  104.5 FM, Philly, PA ,On DJ Wendy’s Show

William Tell Overture, last heard on www.wrti.org  90.1 , Philly PA, FM Morning show, Classical, Jazz

 

BAND  Gorillaz      www.gorillaz.com  Virtual Band

 

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