"Just hold it there," said the Artist leveling up the prospective from his stand. He sharpened his pencil with a penknife and started to sketch. "Do you think it will sell?" Asked his model. "You are an exquisite thing my dear," cooed the Artist. "This will be a valuable addition to any collection of beautiful … Continue reading The Artist
I love this tune, it's by a Hoagy Carmichael Band and was recorded in the same session which proved to be the final recording session of the legendary Bix Beiderbecke. However the video link below is slightly misleading as Bix sat out on the recording of this tune. https://youtu.be/_lPEE1s2KpQ Now of course everyone knows Hoagy … Continue reading DWP: One Night in Havana
The corporal crumpled up the note and threw it to the flaw and stared at it as it came to a halt at the foot of the stairs. She'd read it five times and her reaction had been the same. Numbness. It wasn't shock or concern, she felt nothing. She rose from her chair and … Continue reading RDP: A Most Unwelcome Letter
Rest assured this post will not be repeating that photo. Nopes I am just sharing a few holiday snaps Margarita 2007 Margarita 2008 Detroit Zoo 2006 Cuba Your Daily Word Prompt: Photograph
Some food related songs (allegedly): Fats Waller: Rump Steak Serenade https://youtu.be/-VhidlqZtKo Stan Kenton and his Orchestra: Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy https://youtu.be/8uo-LGlo2d8 Dexter Gordon: Cheesecake https://youtu.be/hkyJQcmVtZQ Dexter Gordon: Fried Bananas https://youtu.be/J1lpVguArUQ Word of the Day Challenge: Appetite
The decorations are coming down and people are recovered from the festivities of Yuletide and soon Pub staff will be finding a night for them to have their Christmas parties. A fact that seems to rub some people up the wrong way. Having frequented various pub pages, there is always one group of people who … Continue reading Daily Word Prompt: Party Time?
They say "Revenge is Sweet", I wouldn't know as I have never gotten revenge on someone and the motivation to do so is low because I am not a Klingon or an Arthurian Knight of the realm. However "Revenge is Sweet" was for the working title for the first episode of a series pitch I … Continue reading FOWC: The Birth of Arthur Fransure
In Pursuit of the 27th Man is an early 70s album by Jazz Pianist Horace Silver. It's a bit of a mixed bag of an album being composed of two very different studio sessions. However it is well worth a listen and shows Horace moving away from his gospel infused Hard-Bop and into new territories. … Continue reading FOWC: In Pursuit of the 27th Man
Late one night the old music master sat at his old piano slowly beating down the keys in hope to find the notes for the melody which was hiding just out of his mind. His eyes were heavy with fatigue but he was determined to finish it. His wife, much younger than him, entered his … Continue reading FOWC: The Old Music Master (fiction) NSFW-ish
In response to the Word of the Day Challenge: Enrapture. This is a repost of “your Daily Word Prompt” of the same word.
When Mrs A informed me she had joined my old theatre group just before Christmas I was amused. She was cast as half of a pantomime cow in the pantomime of that year, which was based on Jack and the Beanstalk but more had an element of The Goodies about it (the giant was played by a guy who was 5ft1 and had the immortal line “there is more to being a giant then size you know”) and as I was working I missed that performance.
I did however see her next play in which she disrobed on stage and while watching it I couldn’t help think, I hope none of her classes are here. I am not sure if they’d feel they were an enraptured or a captured audience….