Just heard the music. Really well done. Thank you to anyone who can help.
Searching for the libretto. Would appreciate any help! Thank you!!
Might anyone have either/both of these?? Thanks in advance.
I've been doing a jazz playlist series for a few months and this week I'm celebrating 100 followers! Today's playlist features 2.5 hours Cole Porter tunes, so if you're a musician who has recorded any Cole Porter, or can think of a tune I’ve missed, let me know in the comments, and I’d love to check it out and add it!
This week features: Bill Charlap, Sonny Rollins, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Diane Reeves, and so many more.
🎧 For Spotify users, find it under “Artist Pick” here: https://spoti.fi/3cNss3n
Or listen to it and a whole bunch of other playlists about the rhythm section, solo piano, comping, jazz pop covers, jazz blues, jazz in Canada and more on my user profile: https://spoti.fi/30cuHIo
Thanks for listening! 🤗
I'm very impressed by Cole Porter's original lyrics to the song "Anything Goes," which can be heard sung by Porter himself on YouTube. They are amazingly clever. One only ever hears a few of them nowadays, because they were about contemporary events.
However, years ago, I saw a dance production of the song on a TV variety show, and suddenly heard this at the end of the middle section:
.. And those names we got
Of all the dames we got
For each hurricane that blows.
--a reference to the fact that, at the time, tropical storms were customarily given female names.
This struck me as one of the cleverest lines I had yet heard, not having yet seen that YouTube video.
But try as I might, I can find no mention of such lines on the Internet. Were they written as special material for the TV show, or is this a "lost lyric"?
It’s easy and, I think, commonplace for armchair quarterbacks to sit in their basements (or wherever), take a bit of news – eve a sentence – and, with doing no further research or exhibiting no further curiosity, draw conclusion about what it “must” mean. We’ve seen this in recent years with folks who see the phrase “Black Lives Matter” and conclude “they must mean other lives don’t matter!” Erroneous to the point of absurdity.
Ms. Fromage has read that in the mid Sixties President Ikeda restructured the Soka Gakkai so that new members belonged to the district nearest them, rather than the district of their sponsor.
One conclusion she draws is that “that was more politically expedient for Ikeda's plans of political take-over”.
See, in the “Whistleblowers” world, anything Sensei does for the members is actually, nefariously, for himself. Everything – in their world, he’s never done one nice, selfless thing.
But her main conclusion: “In SGI, you don't get to choose who you're going to practice with…” In fact the title of the post is “Friends and SGI: SGI members do not get too choose their own”.
And anyone who actually practices in the SGI knows this isn’t the least bit true. For instance, my district has at least two members practicing with us who live, geographically, in another district. But they like us! So they’re with us, and nobody cares. Likewise, I’ve had neighbors – literally living less than a block away – who have never practiced in our district, but drive quite a distance to be with their friends.
And in fact, in our Region, t least, we are often encouraged to attend another district’s meeting if our schedule doesn’t make it possible to attend out own. As a result, we’ve had quite a few “guests” from other districts.
Finally, most SGI members I know (including me) have a lot of friends who are not members. And SGI didn't choose them for us!
By the way, I kind of accuse myself if intellectual laziness too: this was pretty low hanging fruit. I’ll try something a little more challenging next time.