Monthly Archives: October 2015

House on Haunted Hill

We used to watch this entertaining film on TV when I was young.  Vincent Price stars as an eccentric millionaire, who, along with his 4th wife, invite 5 people to their “haunted house” party.  The seemingly random invitees are offered $10,000 each, … Continue reading

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Teremtés by Márta Sebestyén

Some years ago, I stumbled upon an audio CD:  The Best of Márta Sebestyén, a Hungarian singer.  Her soothing vocals and folk instrumentations are a thing of beauty.  Of course, not speaking Hungarian, I had no idea what the lyrics … Continue reading

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Florida “Night Music”

Actually, it’s very early in the morning in a mangrove swamp.  Originally I was just going to post up the sound, but decided to add the time-lapse of the palm trees set against the starry sky, so it’s a bit … Continue reading

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The Angry Red Planet

Today, we can enjoy the great Ridley Scott film adaptation of  The Martian but let us not forget the many, many Mars films which preceded it, like, for example, The Angry Red Planet released in 1959.  I actually saw this film in a … Continue reading

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Greetings from Yosemite

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Greetings from San Francisco

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Lang Lang tackles Prokofiev’s 7th Piano Sonata

I guess there are those purists who are put off by Lang Lang’s theatrics, but no one would deny that this is a supremely talented & gifted musician.  While I have always admired Maurizio Pollini’s take on this work which … Continue reading

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