Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Modern Recording of Mussorgsky for Disney’s “Night On Bald Mountain”

epiminondas writes: I guess Halloween is as good a time as any to take another look at the Mussorgsky piece in Disney’s 1940 film masterpiece Fantasia. However, the music score has been replaced with a modern recording. I think the … Continue reading

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Actors (etc.) in Hats and Headgear …

Sherbrooke writes: Myrna Loy–the early years. .

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Departure of the Witches by Luis Ricardo Faléro, 1878

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David, Victor, and Stanley

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Another Era

Paleo Retiree writes: The way it used to be: A more recent staging of the same tune: Fun fact: Bob Crewe, the man behind this wonderfully arousing music — as well as behind rockin’ performances by the Four Seasons and … Continue reading

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Rant Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Fred Reed thinks that boys should be taught by men. Women are totalitarian. Men are happy to let boys be boys and girls be girls. Women want all children to be girls. In school this means emphasizing … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys’ Fourth Studio Album: Little Deuce Coupe

Sax von Stroheim writes: The first of the Hot Rod Albums. Their third album of 1963, released just a month after Surfer Girl.

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire. — Gustav Mahler

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Beautiful Doors of Death

epiminondas writes: Among the most beautiful objects of art ever created are the funerary monuments which are to be found scattered around the world in all cultures. Worldwide, there are about ten cemeteries which claim special attention, and among those … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Three and a half stars. Set on the harshly beautiful Italian island of Lampedusa, this 2002 film is EZ neorealism — and I don’t mean that as a putdown. For much of its length, the film is … Continue reading

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