Monday, April 30, 2018

I is culcharal

I might meet an opera lover and say, I love Carmen, well actually and really The Roller Door Song. If you are Aussie, go on. Sing along.


I might meet a lover of paintings and say, hey, isn't Van Gogh's flower painting just wonderful, but so  small when we saw it in the National Gallery in London. (yes, I am a name dropper)

I might meet a ballet dancer and say, I just adore Swan Lake and has none been better in the ballet than Nureyev, and did you notice the bulge when he lept into the air. (I hope Nureyev did perform in Swan Lake. I read a biography a long time ago and I think he did)

I might meet a country and western fan, and say, isn't Twania Twain just brilliant. (One hit wonder for me)

I might meet a hard rock fan and say has then ever been better that Led Zeppelin. (I can't actually remember any of their music)

I might meet someone who likes crooning and mention, what about Michael Buble. Never mind Bing Crosby. How good were they. (I have heard both and they are good, but aside from a Crosby duet with Bowie for I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas, I can't remember much else)

I might come across a disco fan, and mention Love to Love you Baby, and add 'what a pity she ended up being homophobic'. (and therein is a another future post)

I expect I would be despised by all experts in the aforesaid areas for liking the cliches.

What music is missing? Classical music, and I will be dismissed here too.

With a friend I attended in the 1980s a Sunday afternoon quintet performance at the Toorak Uniting Church of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. I loved it and I still do love the music, and I make no apologies for loving it. You may well think less of me for liking the ever so common musac but I don't care. I just love it, from Summer back to Summer the next year. I close my eyes when listening to it and immerse myself in the music, rather like I do with The Doors, Riders on the Storm. Well actually, I like to watch Riders on the Storm to see the delectable Jim Morrison. He looks like a wickedly bad boy.

30 comments:

  1. You are very right about Jim Morrison. Sad as his early death was, I cannot imagine him old and tired. And refuse to try.
    I am not culcharal. And feel little shame.

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    1. EC, one of the few benefits of dying young is that you keep your youthful looks in everyone's mind.

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  2. Funny the roller door advert.
    I like "riders on the storm" too. What a pity some of the best singers died far too young.

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    1. Sami, we can wonder what talent and music we have missed out on.

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  3. I hated riders
    I have no idea why

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    1. John, I don't think worse of you.

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  4. I don't like Riders either, but I like his People are Strange and sometimes like The End.

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    1. Strayer, you are more familiar with his music than I am. I must listen to some of their other music.

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  5. Love all them thar musik stuffs you mentioned, I'm equal opportunity like that lol.

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  6. Anonymous10:44 am

    Twania Twain. Do you mean her brother Shania? If so three hits.
    Nureyev danced Swine Lake with Miss Piggy on the Muppets and was never better. Keep up.
    Bing Crosby? Bob Hope was funnier and Dorothy Lamour had the legs.
    Moaning Liza (Simpson) at the Hoover Louvre is also small.
    Carmen Miranda, didn't she wear them fruit hats?
    Didn't Led Zeppelin crash and burn in New Jersey? Their last gig?
    Roller door. Why don't they have a remote? What's the pink pages? - Ian

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    1. Ian, I don't know where that name came from. Of course, Shania, but brother? Ok, you are making amusing points. I am certain you know what the pink pages were. A gay business directory, of course.

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    1. Dora, he was very good.

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  8. Like that add.
    Riders in the storm rather a nice song from way back, forgot about it actually till I saw and listened to your video.
    There have been some wonderful singers in the past now gone - you just don't hear voices like them anymore, or rarely.
    Love Swan Lake and saw Dame Margot Fonteyn dance here in Launceston way back..went to the beach after arriving about 3am down the east coast :)

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    1. Yes, there are not many great, especially solo singers like there used to be. Dame Margot must have been wonderful to see.

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    2. She was indeed, just a glorious dancer.

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  9. I went to see Nigel Kennedy playing Viv's 4 seasons. They had placed a large thick piece of carpet for him to stand on (and play on), because he used to 'jump' all the time, and the noise needed to be muffled.

    Your bit of useless info for today!

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    1. Cro, he was well known here, but somehow just disappeared. I can't remember him really well, but I do recall he was a real showman, or show off.

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  10. It was the old Bug's Bunny cartoons that taught me the love of classic music!
    Blast from the past with Roller Door! LOL

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    1. Lady J, there is classical music in Bugs Bunny? A roller door seemed ever so modern, as against old swing garage doors.

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    2. Yes..... youtube it! :)

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    3. Ok, it is quite a big thing it seems. I was not a great Bugs fan.

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  11. Twania Twain? That's funny. You probably has more culcha than me.

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  12. Led Zeppelin were fabulous a definite favourite. Vivaldi yes, yes and yes! Jim Morrison looks more mad than bad Andrew, but I can appreciate the appeal ☺

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    1. Mad or bad Grace, I would not care.

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  13. The duet between Bowie and Crosby was "Little Drummer Boy".

    Yes, Nureyev did dance "Swan Lake", famously partnering Margot Fonteyn...many times over. I saw Nurevey live, in "Giselle" in Brisbane ...mid-70s. He was magnificent...awesome.

    You don't know any of Led Zepplin's music????

    Shania Twain was not a "one-hit wonder"....she is touring again, too.

    Why apologise for liking or loving classical music? I love it and offer no apology for loving it!

    The Doors...I can take them or leave them swinging...and offer no apology for my ambivalence. :)

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    1. Lee, hopeless aren't I. I have seen Nureyev dance on tv and he was very impressive.

      I have just checked and I do know Stairway to Heaven and Black Dog.

      Twain was a one hit wonder for me. I guess nothing else she sang appealed to me.

      I don't really listen to classical music, except for the Vivaldi piece I mentioned.

      Nice pun with swinging.

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  14. Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite old hard rock bands. I've been to a couple street concerts of Zeppelin wanna be's. There are quite a few of those.

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