Monday, October 31, 2011

Let Mother Nature Heal us

And carry on with John Williams and Julian Bream with some Telemann to relax and delight

Spent the week end in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley...
We ran into a snow storm on the way out but next day, yesterday, Sunday, was wonderfully bright and not cold. Visited the Shenandoah Caverns and delved into the depths to admire the stalagmites and stalactites formed during centuries and millennial; emptied the mind of needless clutter. The best restaurant in New Market, VA....where the twang is still strong, was Jalisco, a Mexican Restaurant; the rice and beans tasted so good, as well as the fajitas, the tacos, the burrito and the quesadilla...
But the highlight was the drive through the forests of browns, reds, yellows, oranges...against the clear blue sky...
Ya'll want to see that!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Guitar Music, La Vida Breve by Falla


Well, I must admit that I learned to enjoy classical music in the Legion of Christ; maybe it was a "fugue" from the boring routine of "community life"
Of course we heard the Concierto de Aranjuez a lot....
Later, though, on my own I took a real liking for Spanish guitar music, the classical, the popular, and flamenco

Here is my favorite guitarist, Australian John Williams, playing with that British bloke, Julian Bream.