Saturday, March 10, 2007
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007
It's Tuesday, and I'm in Ohio. But through the magic of the internet, I can still post you a little bit of music. Today's two tracks are drum workouts from a couple of later-day big bands, Billy May and Pete Rugolo. I could tell you more about them, but it's late and I'm tired. If you have any questions after you've downloaded and listened, just leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do. FYI-The drummers on the Pete Rugolo track are Shelly Manne, Mel Lewis & Larry Bunker. Oh, and the piano is played by one Andre Previn. So go download these things, and don't forget to check back every week for more musical excitement!
Posted by Ernie at 3/06/2007 10:59:00 PM
Monday, March 05, 2007
Well, here I am in Ohio, and what a shock to the system. The shot above is from right before I boarded the plane. That's the skyline of Tampa off to the right. And below was the view outside the terminal after landing at Cleveland-Hopkins a few hours later. It was actually snowing quite a bit while the plane was landing, but it ended quickly. It's been fairly nice ever since, if you can call anything below freezing nice. At least it's not snowing anymore...
Posted by Ernie at 3/05/2007 05:43:00 PM
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Update: I was mistaken. It's not Tinker Creek that flows throught this gorge, it's Chippewa Creek. It flows all through the Brecksville reservation, eventually reaching the Cuyahoga River. Sorry about that screw-up. I guess I did get some use out of my recent trip to Ohio after all.
Posted by Ernie at 3/04/2007 08:35:00 PM
It's been three weeks since the last time I shared a volume of Hi-Fi Living with you, but I'm back in the groove and ready to go tonight. We're going to spend a little time at the beach, or at least long enough to take a picture. Doesn't the blanket that the woman is on look like a big pair of lips? I wonder if that's intentional? Hmmm... Anyhow, please download and enjoy Malcolm Lockyer And His Orchestra-A Lazy Afternoon-Vol. 8 For Hi-Fi Living (RCA Custom RAL-1008, 1957). It's smoooooooooooooooooth!
Don't forget, if you're just joining the party, you can still download the previous 7 volumes of this series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). And stay tuned, we're in the home stretch now, with only volumes 9 through 12 left to go!
Posted by Ernie at 3/04/2007 07:47:00 PM