Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hallejulah Chorus at Macys

I've been singing Handel's Messiah since I was about 14, and have always loved the musicality of it.  Someone said that watching a western won't make you a cowboy and hearing this song won't make you into a Christian, and it is in that vein that I offer this beautiful rendition of a wonderful piece usually sung at Christmastime.  It is sung as one of those "random acts of culture" that has been popping up all over the place, mostly "randomly" on tv.  This is a sweet one, performed by the Opera Company of Philadelphia, sung at Macy's in Philly over Halloween weekend, 2010.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Felix Unger Day, Everyone!!

I've loved the Odd Couple since i was a young girl.  We celebrate officially on Felix Unger Day, November 13.

On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence.  That request came from his wife.  Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that someday he would return to her.  With nowhere else to go he appeared at the door of his childhood friend, Oscar Madison.  Some years earlier, Madison's wife had thrown him out, requesting that he never return.  Can two divorced men  share an apartment without driving each other crazy?