• singin' the same ol' cowboy song

    From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thu Dec 6 00:00:25 2018
    Hallo Nancy!

    Knowing the back story can make a difference...

    Perhaps, but in this case it was a totally random event given that I was only there for the chatter and had no expectations for any music that they were featuring. Thus the line itself is what caught my ear as they had already stated the song was the theme for "The Sopranos" and at that time there was no mention of the author or his slant on the song. If anything I should have been
    prejudiced against it given that I have such a low opinion of TV and anything it might have to portray about New Jersey gangsters which I believe the show is
    about. It was much, much later and on a different show - Same radio station CBC Radio One - where I heard the interview and the real story behind "Woke Up This Morning".

    wouldn't likely be running that sort of show

    Offhand I cannot think of a TV show with a classical music theme. Many movies but no TV shows. What comes to mind were all the Disney animations done to symphonic compositions.

    If I have the opportunity present

    Understood. In my case it was totally random which is perhaps the best way. Also having everything going against it and it still made an impression might also be required to add additional meaning to the impression.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Sat Dec 8 17:13:18 2018
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 06-Dec-2018 00:00 <=-

    Knowing the back story can make a difference...

    Perhaps, but in this case it was a totally random event given that I
    was only there for the chatter and had no expectations for any music
    that they were featuring. Thus the line itself is what caught my ear

    Have to admit, the line is the sort that would catch your attention...

    as they had already stated the song was the theme for "The Sopranos"
    and at that time there was no mention of the author or his slant on
    the song. If anything I should have been prejudiced against it given
    that I have such a low opinion of TV and anything it might have to
    portray about New Jersey gangsters which I believe the show is about.

    AIS, the theme song doesn't always have much if anything to do with the
    TV show... or might be designed to put a different spin on what one
    might have thought the show would be...

    It was much, much later and on a different show - Same radio station
    CBC Radio One - where I heard the interview and the real story behind "Woke Up This Morning".

    After which you appreciated the song even more.... :)

    wouldn't likely be running that sort of show

    Offhand I cannot think of a TV show with a classical music theme.
    Many movies but no TV shows. What comes to mind were all the Disney animations done to symphonic compositions.

    And not just Disney, but the other cartoon studios also used classical,
    often from opera, musical selections.... But what I was saying was that
    my radio station wouldn't usually be running a tribute show to some
    group like Alabama 3, unless it was on Saturdays, when non-classical
    music shows do happen... like the one currently on, Fascinating Rhythm,
    which showcases American Popular Song, using various themes to be
    illustrated using songs of ragtime, musicals, tin pan alley, big band,
    clubs, etc... Before it was The Score, which uses music from movie soundtracks, which can run the gambit.... Later tonight will be Echoes,
    which is mostly new agey music... My mother used to cite those shows as
    proof that her favorite station was NOT classical music 24/7, as the
    announcers liked to claim, especially during pledge drives... ;)

    If I have the opportunity present

    Understood. In my case it was totally random which is perhaps the
    best way. Also having everything going against it and it still made an impression might also be required to add additional meaning to the impression.

    I'm sure that it would most likely also be totally random as well... and
    most likely when I'm up at our camp, and listening to North Country
    Public Radio, which is the only station up there that has any classical
    music, but also has all the NPR news and some of their talk shows, along
    with a wide variety of music genres featured in various shows...

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sun Dec 9 02:42:21 2018
    Hey Nancy!

    the line is the sort that would catch your attention

    Yes it is. Good thing I was half paying attention.

    As we speak I happening to have it on and there is a commedian doing a really unrelatable commedy routine that I could easily have missed.

    After which you appreciated the song even more

    Not really but it did help explain why it never matched the premise of the TV show ... except maybe the "got youself a gun" line which is something that gangsters feel is a required tool of their trade ... or so I am led to believe.

    but the other cartoon studios also used classical, often from
    opera, musical selections

    I recall "Bugs Bunny" doing an opera(s) way back when. I seem to recall it being small clips from different operas designed to more or less match the action. Elmer Fudd was hunting wabbits if I am not mistaken. There was one scene with the "Barber of Seville" which is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment.

    Looking down at the bottom of this reply I see that we're getting very close.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Thu Dec 13 23:10:26 2018
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 09-Dec-2018 02:42 <=-

    the line is the sort that would catch your attention

    Yes it is. Good thing I was half paying attention.

    I guess so... :)

    As we speak I happening to have it on and there is a commedian doing a really unrelatable commedy routine that I could easily have missed.

    The radio, you mean... And are you meaning that you'd just as soon have missed, or that it was a fortunate thing you were able to catch it... ;)

    After which you appreciated the song even more

    Not really but it did help explain why it never matched the premise of
    the TV show ... except maybe the "got youself a gun" line which is something that gangsters feel is a required tool of their trade ... or
    so I am led to believe.

    Indeed. Or at least a perceived need... ;)

    but the other cartoon studios also used classical, often from
    opera, musical selections

    I recall "Bugs Bunny" doing an opera(s) way back when. I seem to
    recall it being small clips from different operas designed to more or
    less match the action. Elmer Fudd was hunting wabbits if I am not mistaken. There was one scene with the "Barber of Seville" which is
    the only thing that comes to mind at the moment.

    Where Bugs is dressed like a barber, and sings a version of Figaro's
    song... yes that was one cartoon episode...

    Looking down at the bottom of this reply I see that we're getting very close.
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    2024-11-05 is 2158 days from now and falls on a Tuesday.

    Indeed.... and closer yet, now... ;) less than 3 weeks now... :)
    Getting to be close enough to start making plans, perhaps.. ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Fri Dec 14 03:34:25 2018
    Hey Nancy!

    Where Bugs is dressed like a barber, and sings a version of
    Figaro's song... yes that was one cartoon episode...

    That sounds like the one that came to mind. I just did a search and came up with this link; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_of_Seville and it notes that in 1994 it was rated #12 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time. It was released in 1950 according to the wikipedia page.

    Getting to be close enough to start making plans, perhaps

    Yes. I am assuming the usual 9PM Rochester time if for whatever reason you don't get back to me before then with a revised time. I still have to obtain my end of the toast and will probably do so next week barring any unforseen catastophe. Speaking of which we're getting back to back storms all this week up to and including Sunday. Lots of flooding so far but so far I've managed to
    escape any damage. :::knock on wood:::

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wed Dec 19 20:45:10 2018
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 14-Dec-2018 03:34 <=-

    Where Bugs is dressed like a barber, and sings a version of
    Figaro's song... yes that was one cartoon episode...

    That sounds like the one that came to mind. I just did a search and
    came up with this link;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_of_Seville and it notes that in
    1994 it was rated #12 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time. It was released in 1950 according to the wikipedia page.

    Sounds about right... :)

    Getting to be close enough to start making plans, perhaps

    Yes. I am assuming the usual 9PM Rochester time if for whatever
    reason you don't get back to me before then with a revised time.

    I think that will work out just fine... if not, I'll let you know... :)

    I still have to obtain my end of the toast and will probably do so next week barring any unforseen catastophe.

    Let me know what you end up with... :)

    Speaking of which we're getting back to back storms all this week up
    to and including Sunday. Lots of flooding so far but so far I've
    managed to escape any damage. :::knock on wood:::

    Hopefully the storms have passed and you still have managed to escape any damage.... Are the storms rain or snow... or both....? We've only had a
    little snow, most of which (except for the piles from plowing) has
    already melted off... forecast has it that there's snow coming starting
    maybe Friday night, through the weekend, so maybe we'll have a white Christmas....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thu Dec 20 04:54:57 2018
    Hey Nancy!

    I think that will work out just fine... if not, I'll let you
    know...

    Okee dokee.

    Let me know what you end up with...

    I'll stop in Saturday and see what they have. I am sure if they - the usual Ladysmith store - doesn't have something I like then I will probably find something suitable somewhere else. `Tis the season.

    Hopefully the storms have passed

    At least two more on their way with the one tomorrow carrying a severe wind warning along with the bucket of rain.

    Are the storms rain or snow... or both....?

    Buckets and buckets of rain. No mention of snow in the next two. The weather person on CBC Radio One is calling for a Green Christmas this year which is normal for these parts. Last Friday we had two power outages due to trees being toppled over the power lines. However the last storm generated a tornado
    just east of Seattle so we definetly didn't get the worst of this series of storms. Mind you it isn't over but if we escape damage tomorrow then we should
    be okay for the immediate future. The long range forcast only calls for more (and more) rain.

    so maybe we'll have a white Christmas....

    Is this a good thing? If so then I'll wish it for you. Myself I am only looking to survive tomorrow's event.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Sun Dec 23 02:19:22 2018
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 20-Dec-2018 04:54 <=-

    Let me know what you end up with...

    I'll stop in Saturday and see what they have. I am sure if they - the usual Ladysmith store - doesn't have something I like then I will
    probably find something suitable somewhere else. `Tis the season.

    And did you find something good at the usual Ladysmith store...? Or did
    you have to go elsewhere....?

    Hopefully the storms have passed

    At least two more on their way with the one tomorrow carrying a severe wind warning along with the bucket of rain.

    We had quite a bit of rain earlier this week, then just a dusting of
    snow last night....

    Are the storms rain or snow... or both....?

    Buckets and buckets of rain. No mention of snow in the next two. The weather person on CBC Radio One is calling for a Green Christmas this
    year which is normal for these parts. Last Friday we had two power outages due to trees being toppled over the power lines. However the
    last storm generated a tornado just east of Seattle so we definetly
    didn't get the worst of this series of storms. Mind you it isn't over
    but if we escape damage tomorrow then we should be okay for the
    immediate future. The long range forcast only calls for more (and
    more) rain.

    And how are you faring now...? Were you without power for long...?

    so maybe we'll have a white Christmas....

    Is this a good thing? If so then I'll wish it for you.

    It's rather traditional here, so it does make it seem a little more
    Christmas-y when it is white... it's looking like we may have only a
    dusting, if anything, this year....

    Myself I am only looking to survive tomorrow's event.

    Survival is a good thing.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wed Dec 26 05:54:26 2018
    Hey Nancy!

    And did you find something good at the usual Ladysmith store...?

    Yes. 12 year old Glenlivet. :-)

    just a dusting of snow last night....

    Still no snow here and only a slight chance of snow for this weekend.

    Survival is a good thing.... ;)

    Yes it is and I made it through what the weather people are calling the worst storm in 20 years. The power was out from Thursday morning until last night at
    10:30 pm PST. The rest (telephone, cable, etc) just came on a couple hours ago.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Dec 31 03:07:58 2018
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 26-Dec-2018 05:54 <=-

    And did you find something good at the usual Ladysmith store...?

    Yes. 12 year old Glenlivet. :-)

    That sounds nice... :)

    just a dusting of snow last night....

    Still no snow here and only a slight chance of snow for this weekend.

    We got a little more this morning, after all the previous snow was
    pretty much all gone, what with rain and high 50s (F) temps on Friday...
    And much of that new snow is gone now tonight....

    Survival is a good thing.... ;)

    Yes it is and I made it through what the weather people are calling
    the worst storm in 20 years. The power was out from Thursday morning until last night at 10:30 pm PST. The rest (telephone, cable, etc)
    just came on a couple hours ago.

    That would explain why it took you so long to answer.... My excuse is
    that I wasn't home much at all for Thursday or Friday this past week, no
    time to do messages....

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Tue Jan 1 02:29:32 2019
    Hallo Nancy!

    We got a little more this morning, after all the previous snow
    was pretty much all gone

    We're still green but there is a marginal threat of the white stuff this week.

    no time to do messages....

    I have discovered that when it is time to do messages there is exactly enough time to do messages. Mind you I don't have that much else going on at that time. Looking at the clock on the wall I see there is 23 hours left before we can officially put 2019-01-01 behind us. I for one am looking forward to it.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wed Jan 2 17:51:24 2019
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 01-Jan-2019 02:29 <=-

    We got a little more this morning, after all the previous snow
    was pretty much all gone

    We're still green but there is a marginal threat of the white stuff
    this week.

    We're green again... Eventually we'll have more snow, though.... It's
    what one expects here for the winter... and the bushes and other
    greenery do better with a nice blanket of snow to protect from the cold
    which is also to be expected here.... :)

    no time to do messages....

    I have discovered that when it is time to do messages there is exactly enough time to do messages. Mind you I don't have that much else
    going on at that time.

    It works best for me when there isn't a lot other happening... We took a
    450 mile day-trip the one day, and then the next was my family getting
    together at my sister's for Christmas... I wasn't even home to be able
    to do messages.... Getting a little caught up now, finally... ;)

    Looking at the clock on the wall I see there
    is 23 hours left before we can officially put 2019-01-01 behind us. I
    for one am looking forward to it.

    The cybertoast was indeed an enjoyable thing.... I'm glad to put the old
    year behind us, though... hopefully this year will be better....

    ttyl neb

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