George Michæl Symphonica CD (A Review, With Oodles of Background Info)

          This blog post was revised on October 27, 2017. There’s no typographical error or computer glitch involved in the headline for this post.  The “a” and “e,” pressed together in text, are called an æsc, or ash.  The æsc exists in different languages, including English.  Note the correct spelling of the reference book title, Encyclopædia Britannica. The æsc has never appeared on typewriter keys, but it’s still around in spite of the fact that it’s considered archaic.  If you can pull up a sophisticated keyboard on a Dell Inspiron computer screen, you’ll probably find it.  … Continue reading George Michæl Symphonica CD (A Review, With Oodles of Background Info)

Waking Up To Jazz Music

The title of this blog post isn’t literal.  I didn’t set the alarm to music. Actually, no music was played until I popped a CD into the Walkman and, thanks to the AUX IN feature, listened through nearly-obsolete radio speakers. Call it the Fred Flintstone approach, but the music was great.  The speakers are just okay, but I’m used to them. I’m hesitating to review the CD because I’m not familiar enough with Vince Guaraldi’s music to compare this Essential Standards collection with his other work.  However, it helped me rebound after spending most of the night with insomnia, so it’ll … Continue reading Waking Up To Jazz Music