I read the news today, oh boy. Hey, it's not that much after Valentine's Day, already. So anyway, way out there on the heart- or heartless, front: Men, there is a Cyrano de Bergerac Bot now available to write love letters for you. Ladies, have you ever been in the situation where someone female- neighbor, … Continue reading And Then There Was Valentine’s Day: The Battle Of The Sexes: Or…The Up-Bot Side Of Life.
One of the literary theories I like most, and find most applicable to life, is that you can create an atmosphere by changing the pace of what you are doing. Umberto Eco was an expert at this- see the Name of the Rose. Real Life in those days, medievally-speaking, was considered a metronome marking (they … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Pace And Pacing
I'm not much of a meat-eater, but Sunday here in the land of Gutenberg requires dire measures. What, you don't make a roast? How does your poor husband handle that? What do you feed the guests who are invited. Hint hint. Actually, with regard to my handicap- being unable to make anything but hefalump gravy- … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday In The Park With Gorge. Of Office Workers, Paella, and Hefalump Gravy.
Yes, I know the title sounds like Groucho Marx , dressed in tails and mortar board, lecturing on the state of the union. But Voila All I really mean is the fact that: Way back when, like 1671 someone, like George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, registered a play he wished to be published. A … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: “On The Socially Influenced Evolution Of The Rehearsal Comedy- And Other Noises Off.” LOL.
One of the more interesting facts about living here in Gutenberg Land, is the number of times you find out that something you always considered 100% made in the good old US of A, is supposedly- made in Gutenberg Land. ie the refrigerator, the Linde company is in a tiny town called Kastel (from the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: When Is A Donut A Cannonball?
Yesterday afternoon I did a matinée with sort of modern songs- sambas, rumbas, paart of a vocal dance suite I wrote several years ago for my husband and a wonderful gospel piece called Father Abraham, that usually has everyone up on their feet swaying, and that reminds me a lot of Peggy Lee's Fever. (And,... … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Welsh Music, The Carnival Season, And Fasting Pigs.
Since, as a singer, you almost never know where you are going to be, and when you are going to be there, and since I am married to a mathematician, to whom a vacation consists of a conference near Disneyworld, (with one day layover) or Colorado Springs (conference plus four days of beautiful mountain hiking) … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Why Is There A Plane In The Honeymoon Suite