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I don’t understand what it is, how it works or why it exists, but I notice that Florida Cracker has included me in a list o’ blogs tagged for musical things…given my exuberance from yesterday/thereabouts about one of the many CDs I just received from my recent purchases from, I feel compelled — nah, obligated — to share (again) the list o’ musical CDs I have this past evening and night and now morning been a-listen’ to. It’s a blue morning, and I had an evening and night last of personal challenge, refusing to hate the hateful.

BD21297_.gif Thus, perhaps it’s understandable that I needed to dwell in other places for a while, and here’s what helped me do that:

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] – Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison, John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman, McCoy Tyner

Stan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio: The Silver Collection – Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson

The Best of Jackie Gleason [Capitol/Curb]

Tawny/Music, Martinis and Memories by Jackie Gleason

and, A String of Pearls/Trumpets’ Greatest Hits by Bobby Hackett, Stan Getz’s Finest Hour, by Stan Getz, and, Getz for Lovers by Stan Getz.

BD21297_.gif I also completed a set of logos for another, favored bigtime blogger, and watched 28 Days Later and The Order twice each in the background while all that was going on.

BD21297_.gif If anyone would like to buy me something from my Amazon Wish List, here it is. Gifts are like hugs, not to be trite because I’m not: I need to hug it out. I dare say, I can say from firsthand experience that Jeremy Piven gives immensely great hugs. So, there’s that.

But, pain is relative. And mine is not yet to the point of blood, so it’s written, and the needs of others are so much greater than mine. Here I am with broadband, a fine computer, digital television and a recorder, all this music by all these musical geniuses, well fed, clean clothes and home…much to be grateful for, and I am.

Still, if someone knows how to avoid hating the hateful, I’d be interested in reading how it’s done.

BD21297_.gif Obligatory Tag
Because, there’s a sort of musical note to all these threads this morning:

LaShawn Barber’s Corner

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  1. Donnah says:

    You know, S, it’s not ‘tagging’ like as in ‘categories’ — it’s tagging like on the playground.
    You follow the format given in post wherein you got tagged. If you click my link from Tim Blair you’d have seen I’ve done just that.
    You don’t have to do it if you don’t feel like it, but you have ‘tagged’ other folks and they might find the prospect of reproducing your post with their fave things stuck in to be a bit daunting. ;)

  2. -S- says:

    Ha, yes, Donna, I realized the tagging concept as playground fun among blogs, just was bemused by the unofficial officialness of the formatting, making fun.

    I have a very wan sense of humor and a lot of times people mistake it for seriousness, when what I’m doing is writing wry opinions. Which means, I realize, I have a lot of work to do as a writer.


  3. No, it wasn’t me. I have your blog described thusly:

    “keen observer of life, great artist”

    The link you have with my name is to Florida Cracker, but I couldn’t find a reference to your blog.

    I use Technorati tags, but have never played blog tag. It takes all my time staying afloat with the serious stuff.

  4. -S- says:

    My typo apologies….copy has now been corrected to read, “Florida Cracker” — I’d just visited your site when I wrote (^^), thus, the name confusion.

  5. No need to apologize. I consider you one of my dear friends on the web, and I love visiting your Blog.

    I do think you know a lot about music, probably from your involvement with the entertainment industry. It seems kinda glamorous to me.

  6. -S- says:

    About the glamour thing, I’ve never seen/experienced that aspect (it’s largely a perceptual aspect that the press/marketers/advertisers promote)…but music, music only in that sense. Meaning, my focus has always been about what I hear.

    Mutual as to the online friendship; same with Florida Cracker, which is probably moreso why I confused the two of your online names, prior to correction here.

    I sometimes reach a maximum overload with the socio-politico issues and humor and music and film and the arts in general helps (in general and specifically). Only sans the ‘glamourous’ tag — maybe what you’re describing is closer to evocation than the cosmetic appeal? Nothing wrong with cosmetics, just saying, it’s about the aural and not about the visual, where music in my enjoyment of it is concerned.