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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday -- The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson

Viennese Percussionist Martin Breinschmid with his version of the "Typewriter" Live at the BASF concert hall Ludwigshafen,Germany 2008, Strauß Festival Orchestra Vienna


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Marvelous Music Monday - Songs from Broadway Musicals


Today's Theme for Monday's Music Moves Me is
Broadway Musicals
Standing on the Corner
from The Most Happy Fella (1956)

I could not find an original cast recording, but Dean Martin will do.

The Most Happy Fella is a 1956 musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The story, about a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production ran for 14 months and it has enjoyed several revivals, including one staged by the New York City Opera.

The original production was partially bankrolled by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The 1957 I Love Lucy episode "Lucy's Night In Town" focuses on the Ricardos and Mertzes going to a sold-out performance. Three songs from the show are heard in scenes showing the characters sitting in the theater. At one point, Fred Mertz is inspired by the title to remark, "The guy is not married."--From Wikipedia

Ol' Man River
from Show Boat
I chose the 1951 version sung by William Warfield

Give My Regards To Broadway
from the musical, Little Johnny Jones (1904)
by George M. Cohan
I found a version of this song sung by George M. Cohan, Jr and The Guild Chorus

George M. Cohan, Jr and The Guild Chorus - Give My Regards to Broadway .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

"Give My Regards to Broadway" is a song written by George M. Cohan for his musical play Little Johnny Jones (initiated 1904 in a Broadway theater).
1904 sheet music cover

Cohan, playing the title character, sings this song as his friend is about to sail to America, looking for evidence aboard ship that will clear his name for allegedly throwing the English Derby.

Cohan's life's work centered around the Broadway stage, so this song is as much about him personally, as about a character in a play. It is, of course, replete with references to his adoptive city.

The sentimental song has been recorded many times. It was featured prominently in a solo song-and-dance sequence done by James Cagney in his Oscar-winning performance in the 1942 film about Cohan's life, Yankee Doodle Dandy. It was also covered by Al Jolson. --Wikipedia

I hope you enjoyed my choices for today honoring the Great White Way.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Serene Sunday - Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

The Peace Prayer of St. Francis
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
sung by Susan Boyle

May you all have a blessed Sunday.


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"Marvel's The Avengers" Assemble on Twitter




BURBANK, CALIF. (January 27, 2012)Marvel Studios announced today that they will be sponsoring a Global Twitter Chat on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. (PST) with cast members and the director of their highly anticipated action-adventure “Marvel’s The Avengers,” opening in theaters on May 4, 2012. The 30-minute live tweeting event features writer/director Joss Whedon and cast members Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg.

Fans around the world will be able to participate in the Q&A on Twitter by using the @Avengers handle and the #Avengers hashtag. Participating fans will have the opportunity to see a 10-second tease of the 30-second Super Bowl spot that will air during Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 on NBC. They will also have a chance to answer “Avengers” trivia for a chance to win “Avengers” prize packs.

International fans will be able to submit questions for the talent in their native language through a global translation tool provided by The chat will be moderated by Marvel’s @Agent_M.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, NickFury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert DowneyJr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, JeremyRenner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, and written and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Follow @Avengers on Twitter for more details.

I was given this information from Walt Disney Studios Publicity. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Silly Saturday - The Honeybees from Gilligan's Island

Here are the girls with the really really big future.
The girls with the new sound.
And here they are, The Honeybees

All except Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) did their own singing. Dawn Wells said she couldn't sing---so some singer did her vocals, which she lip synced to. 

Come join up if you have a funny/cute/top 5 laugh post.


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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fun Feature Friday - Duck! Rabbit, Duck!

Ah..Friday at last.  Time for Fun Feature Friday.
Today's Fun Feature is
Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953)
featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd

Do come by tomorrow for Silly Saturday for more laughs.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Theatrical Thursday Recipe - Maverick Steak

I believe that this is recipe from James Garner, but am not certain.  I've had this recipe for some time now.  My husband likes to make it every now and then.  I got it from quite a few years ago on his page of celebrity recipes.  It is from an unknown book or magazine.  This is our version.

Maverick Steak  
(adapted from the original [pdf])
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 6-oz. can tomato paste
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon horseradish
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

Combine all ingredients to be used as a marinade and basting sauce.

Select the desired cut of beef steak for bar-b-queuing and place in a dish or a zip-loc bag with the marinade.  Allow steak to marinate for a few hours to overnight in the refrigerator.  Bar-b-que the steak as desired, basting from time to time with the marinade.  

Theme from Maverick

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday -- Earth | Time Lapse View from Space #WW w/linky

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

 Phineas Fogg went around the world in eighty days.  Be prepared to go around the world in five minutes.

Let it load first, and then watch it in full screen.
You are in for a delight!

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night 


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