Spring is Here!

Spring is here, ah, spring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring,
Don’t you? Of course you do!
Tom Lehrer, Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Spring is Finally Here!

Today I took my heavy overcoat off and walked to the bus. The Japanese plum tree on the boulevard was in full bloom. The only time of the year it looks nice. Spring had arrived. Continue reading


#19 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Live

Finally – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Live

I had the great pleasure of hearing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony live.

Originally it was supposed to be called the Ode to Freedom but the politically situation in Vienna at the time of Bonaparte overthrowing the aristocracy meant it was necessary to call it the Ode to Joy.

Rock Star

Beethoven is a rock star.  THE original rock star. Continue reading