The Heimdall Manuever

The Setup

I use a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Ting/Sprint). Though it is now 3 generations removed from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S model, it still is a great phone. Maybe I’ll switch when it eventually dies. Last week the camera stopped working. It was the dreaded “Camera failed” message. All you can do is press “OK” and hope to find a solution.

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An Update on Henri

I have posted a couple of videos about Henri, the French existentialist cat. Now he has his own website with many videos. See it here:

Henri, Le Chat Noir

Come On People, July 4 Is a Date


Welcome to the pet peeves section of my website.

Every year at this time you will hear people saying, “Have a great Fourth of July weekend!” or something to that effect. Now I’m going to get all “Sheldon Cooper” on that statement, and don’t dare tell me I’m wrong, because I’m not! And, BTW, I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested!

Here comes the logic. July 4 is a date on the calendar. Independence Day is a national civic holiday. They are not the same thing. If you don’t believe me, think about this. When have you ever heard someone say, “Have a Merry December 25”, or “Have a Safe and Happy December 31-January 1”?

Independence Day is always July 4, and Christmas Day is always December 25, and New Year’s Eve-Day is always December 31-January 1. But you only hear the conflagration of dates with the Independence Day holiday.

It’s high time that stopped.

Have a happy, safe, and enjoyable Independence Day weekend!

P.S. I just thought of something else. Isn’t it interesting, that in the midst of all the startling allegations of federal government intrusions into our personal privacy (probably including this website and my e-mail and phone conversations as well as yours), and in so doing, destroying our independence from over-reaching government intrusions, we have almost totally forgotten the actual name of the holiday? Hmm….

Victoria’s Art Featured on Animal Jam

Here’s Victoria’s latest artwork. It was featured recently on the Animal Jam artwork blog.

Click here to see it.

Henri – the French Existentialist Cat

Première vidéo:

Deuxième vidéo:

The Cyber Conductor

A well done comedic video about a remote controlled conductor.

The reality is, most performing musicians have seen all of these conductors…

Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra to perform October 30

Sunday, October 30, 2011
High, Bright, and Clear Classics
Edward P. Sandor, Trumpet
Csilla Csagoly, Soprano
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
201 University Blvd, Daytona Beach

The concert opens with an overture by J. C. Bach and Telemann’s Concerto in D minor for Viola and Two Violins with Maggie Snively, Susan Pitard Acree and Kendra Cochenour. Edward P. Sandor will perform the Concerto for Trumpet by Fasch and then be joined by Csilla Csagoly in Handel’s Let the Bright Seraphim. Two Mozart arias, Geminiani’s Concerto Grosso, “La Follia”, with El Gervasio and Joe Corporon, and Mozart’s Divertimento No. 1 in D, K. 136, will conclude the program.

Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra to perform October 9

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Baroque and Classical Gems
Norris Williams, Baritone
Christ Presbyterian Church
1035 W. Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach

The orchestra opens its season with an overture by William Boyce. The strings will perform Mozart’s beautiful Serenata Notturna, KV 239, with soloists Susan Pitard Acree, Kendra Cochenour, Maggie Snively and Joe Corporon, and Vivaldi’s Concerto in G for Viola with soloist Angelo Goderre. Norris Williams will sing arias by Handel, Bach and Mozart. The concert will conclude with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G.

Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra
Susan Pitard Acree, Music Director
All concerts and recitals begin at 3:00 p.m.

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Bob Hope and James Cagney Dance Routine

James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar’s Club Meeting back when actors were real performers. Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56. This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw but it shows you their enormous talent.

I wonder if contemporary actors are as well rounded?