Fleet Foxes again

I thought this might be a nice break fro the solemnity of Prince Philip’s funeral today. It is my second post featuring Fleet Foxes. Obviously this was recorded during COVID-19 times, and some members of the group were performing from home.  These performance are shown in black and white.

Kurt Weill

In the days when hifi stereo long playing vinyl records were the ultimate when matched with a good cartridge, tone arm, turntable, amplifier and speakers, and parallel tone arms were arguably better, the Bette Midler album simply titled Bette Midler came out in 1973 and I bought a copy from John Stagg at the Regent … Read more

Berlioz – Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale

I first heard of and listened to Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triumphale by Hector Berlioz when the LP shown below was sent to me in 1969 as a member of the World Record Club.  I was enthralled by the work on my first hearing, and nearly 50 years later it still excites and moves me when I … Read more

Trooping the Colour – 2017

A year has gone past since my last post, and because of that I was going to skip posting a video of Trooping the Colour this year. But this afternoon, just out of interest I had a look at the video this year, and I was so impressed that I decided to post it. The … Read more

Florence Foster Jenkins – Part 2

This is my second post about Florence Foster Jenkins.  The first can be found here.   In it I wrote that there were plans to make a movie about her life in 2015 staring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  As it turned out, two movies inspired by her life were released in 2016.  The first was a … Read more

Note By Note – The Making of Steinway L1037

From the Dreamweaver old JTHonline site   Hmmm. Richter has played a 7 min 51 sec (or longer) piece in 5 min 54 secs? The official website can be visited HERE and it has the Pounding Room Intro, followed by a slide show of scenes and review hightlights. You can control the speed of the … Read more