It’s Me Again (Part 4)

January 24

Merry Christmas, Nearly Everybody! ~ Ogden Nash

Still in catch up mode after the unexplained outage.

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~ Benjamin Franklin

December 18

You create a community with music, not just at concerts but by talking about it with your friends. ~ David Byrne

[The annual high school orchestra and choirs concert is always the best show we see every year . . . ]

When concerts start at eight o’clock, the wife pushes the husband to go to the concert, where some promptly fall asleep! ~ Vladimir Horowitz

[We invited Karin and Dave Berg, our usual fellow music lovers, to join us. As first time attendees they thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The kids always dazzle us . . . ]

My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly. ~ Carlos Santana

It’s a great privilege and a highlight for choir and orchestra members to perform for audiences in live concerts. ~ Mack Wilberg

[Maestro Brad Lambrecht takes the stage . . . ]

All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds! ~ Yoko One

The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs, I’ll keep playing until I feel like I can’t. ~ B. B. King

The three great moments of my life had to be the concerts of Ellington in 1938, Dizzy in ’48, and Ella in ’52. ~ Boris Vian

I love going to concerts, so that whole environment is something that intrigues me anyway. ~ Gary Cole

I say what’s in my heart, and I do it in my concerts. ~ Rita Coolidge

Do you know how many concerts I’ve done in my whole life, in more than 35 years of performing? Sixty-four. ~ Carly Simon

His last 2 shows in the U.S. were in Chicago and St. Louis. I don’t know what made me go on the trip with him, but I’m so very glad I did. They were two of the finest concerts I’ve ever seen. ~ Nancy Sinatra

It was really strange for me when I started to play concerts in America where the audiences were all sitting down. ~ Van Morrison

We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too… obviously… a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts. ~ Skitch Henderson

If you’ve never been to one of my concerts. I want you to know that it is OK to scream and yell. ~ Donna Summer


December 19

Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. ~ Sam Levenson

[For festivities sake, a Christmas present from sister Gretch . . . ]

It is better to act and repent than not to act and regret. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

[Dining at Longtrees Woodfire Grille after Community Ed movie, “Lost in Paris,” at Grand Arbor. The beauty that is a chicken pot pie . . . ]

I long for a day of judgment when the plotlines of our lives will be neatly tied, and all puzzles explained, and the meaning of events made clear. We take to fiction, I suppose, because no such thing is going to happen. ~ Fay Weldon

[The beauty that is poutine, the Canadian national dish, with Ruthie; while Paul also enjoys chicken pot pie . . . ]

Millions long for immortality, who don’t know what to do with themselves in a rainy Sunday afternoon. ~ Susan Ertz

[The beauty that is popovers and Swedish meatballs with Judy; and a giant mound of meat with Dwaine . . . ]

December 20

The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet. ~ William Gibson

[And yet another in a series of continuing attendances at the Garden Bar on 6th for Tuesday Nightclub . . . ]

December 21

‘Twas the Wednesday before Christmas, time is becoming a blur; for the sake of fine dining, we four attended The Lure; we shared firecracker cauliflower, but came in our own cars; we had a great time, but smoked no cigars. ~ Me

This crisp winter air is full of it. ~ John Burroughs

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. ~ Aristotle

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people. ~ Bill Bowerman

There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~ John Ruskin

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