Friday, October 31, 2008


The Mistress of Sarcasm Deviltry, Hallowe’en 1987.

Yes! It is Friday once again. Not just any Friday, either: It is Hallowe’en, or as we Red Sea Pedestrians refer to it, Yom shel Noyische Garrischkeit.

The Missus is all decked out in full-bore Harlequin Mode, the better to entertain her students.

Hallowe'en SWMBO

This evening, in a departure from our usual custom of handing out sweet-meats to the neighborhood youth, we’ll head off to the Ferst Center for a radio show production of War of the Worlds. I’ve always had an abiding affection for Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre production of the story, possibly because the action was set in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey...just up the road from my Alma Mater. But the best part is avoiding having to answer the door eighty-five thousand times in order to fill the extortion-sacks of the local Urchin-Hordes. I mean, the little ones are cute enough (if clueless), but once they get old enough to shave, they probably ought to be finding something else to do. Like drinking and throwing up in the neighbor’s bushes.

Tomorrow, we’re off to Franklin, Tennessee along with our friends Gary and JoAnn, there to spend the weekend with the Mistress of Sarcasm and Gilad. It’s our annual Fall Getaway: last year Asheville, this year Nashville.

With all that exposition behind us, it’s time to take a look and see what random musical goodies are being horked out by the iPod d’Elisson. Lookee:
  1. Straight Up And Down - Chick Corea

    From the mid-1960’s vintage “Inner Space” album - my first exposure to the Chickster.

  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth - Prelude - Bernard Herrmann

  3. Kolmannen lin jan Mona Lisa - Tuomari Nurmio & Alamaailman Vasarat

    From the “Kinaporin kalifaati” album, which for all I know means “Picking Boogers” - anyone know any Finnish?

  4. Gone - Ben Folds

  5. For Lydia - Michael Leviton

  6. Rule Brittania - The Royal Marines

    I used this as part of the musical backdrop for our Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin dinner last year.

  7. Tiger Rag - Django Reinhardt

  8. Carey - Joni Mitchell

  9. The Council of Elrond - Howard Shore, The Fellowship of the Ring

  10. In Limbo - Radiohead

It’s Friday. What are you listening to?

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