Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Happy New Year 2018! ~ 01 January 2018
Posted on 12/31/2017 5:05:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
I crack up every time I see that pic. It’s an old one and that sweet kitteh, Merlin, is no longer with us.
He was a real character.
But we still have a house full of other characters to keep us entertained, although they’re very quiet at the moment. Whew! But the night is young and they WILL wake up. LOL
That's too long to wait! We want Spring NOW! LOL!
Dionne had come out of Flo Greenbergs Scepter Records in the Brill Building and had been a major success in the Sixties, all while making the first recordings of the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. With Scepter going under, she switched to Ahmet Erteguns Atlantic Records and went in a different direction, teaming with the Spinners, who had left Motown. This recording brought her back to Burt and his new partner, Carol Bayer Sager. Thats Burt on keyboards, and that's Stevie, Gladys and Elton as the friends.
awww, she wants attention.
I just opened a bottle of champagne and my re-closable stopper I had for years just broke in half while I was putting it in! Guess I should have used it more often. It probably when in shock it was being used. At least it broke off so it is still pourable. Guess I have to drink it all now.
Haven’t had jammies off since Sat afternoon LOL
Binge watched “Our Zoo” Today
You are all set!!
Yes...she wants my undivided attention!
Can’t waste good Champagne.
I got a Christian Dior tuxedo shirt with a very high collar for Christmas once, and a girl said I looked like Sting.
Certainly tastes good. Glad I didn’t have to purchase blindly this time. They had a guy up at the liquor barn with a table full of different champagnes for taste testing. Good strategy. I ended up buying more than if I hadn’t tried them.
LOL! Can’t blame ya for just stayin’ in yer jammies. Too durn cold to go anywhere so why bother getting dressed?
The girls honestly thought this song would fail, but it opened them up to a whole new set of pre-pubescent female fans. It was the first punk tune to make it all the way to the top for a given year.
~ Happy New Year 2018!! ~
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What Is It with the Metropolitan Opera’s set and costume design???
There were two Met productions this weekend, the Pearl Fishers and MacBeth.
Now, while I understand that The Pearl Fishers was an early work by Bizet, and not considered his best effort, it could have easily been elevated by its exotic, sun-drenched locale (Sri Lanka”) and its glamorous heroine (A priestess of an eastern pagan religion). But no. Dreary, raggedy, monochromatic costumes that can’t make up their mind what century they belong to, and brutalist sets that evoke “The Flying Dutchman marries the Desk Set” sets. Seriously...one set was a wall full of filing cabinets!
So. I nixed that, and went to the computer room and FReeped the rest of the night.
Now, tonight, was the Met doing Macbeth. Let’s see...Shakespeare. Check. Verdi. Check. Anna Netrebko. Check. Love ‘em all...so this should be good.
WRONG! The sets were so dark, industrial, and gloomy, I felt like The glorious music was being presented at the bottom of a 30 yard dumpster!
As if Scotland wasn’t gloomy enough for that “Scottish Opera”?
Last Year’s “Carmen” though, was the worst. (I’ll bet you remember me complaining about THAT!)
I’ve heard of Dvorak’s “Russalka” being staged in a set that was just a swimming pool.
The Met was always good on radio
Well, if it was done around Here, it would be “Roussalka on Ice”.
It’s Freezing up here, Mr. Wigglesworth!
George was in and out of the spotlight after the Beatles. This was one of the cleverest videos of the year.
Saturday Afternoons on WCRB!
Those were the days.
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