Dave Brubeck born December 6, 1920, passed this month on December 5, 2012. That is 92-years to the day, give or take a few hours. Wow.
I inherited this album from my older brother who purchased it in 1963. He was twelve years older than me, so I was too young to ever really get to know him as an adult. He must have been one "cool cat" listening to this stuff back then.
"Light My Fire" - Bossa Nova lives on . . . Glad you liked Dave Brubeck, I dig them rhythms!
The New Year has dawned across the great Atlantic, but we are still waiting for it to arrive - like a "Wave." Still my favorite version to date. Another jazz piano player, the immortal Oscar Peterson. I had to buy this CD. Happy New Year Ania!
Thank you Mike, but I will have to decline at this time. I talk too much as it is. But I will continue to provide feedback about the site, if you like?
I do enjoy exploring YouTube and sharing some of my finds, and a little chit chat. I rarely watch TV or listen to radio music. Many of the things I am interested in are not topics suitable for Sampod - too boring for the others, or too controversial . . . my more serious side. But I do like "good music" though, and learning all about it from a musician (amateur guitar) point of view - which is all gravy. I would love to see more interest in the music part of the Forum . . .
I love YouTube. You can learn so much on YouTube. Just name a topic you are interested in and voila, there it is, usually with many examples to choose from. I use it to find music, movies, learn how to fix my plumbing, my house, or my car, keep up on the important things going on in the world, how to do just about anything, for inspiration, entertainment, practical problem solving, and free guitar lessons.
I love this song, I can play it now thanks to this guy and YouTube, but it is still a little rough around the edges. Just need to practice, practice, practice until I can do it with my eyes closed . . . when I am done, with my own version, it will be even better (I hope,) because I love the song more than him - way more!
Mike, in the left hand column, consider changing "SONGS AND MEMORIES FORUM" (in all upper-case) to something like:
"FORUM - Come join us!"
Nobody cares what the Forum is called (just the word FORUM capitalized stands out better, and an invitation helps too.)
Also, An Important Rule of Visual Arts and Lettering - using all upper case letters extensively (More than a line or two) strains the eye to visually distinguish the letters (slows the reader down,) that's why books are not written in all upper-case (learned all about it in my "Lettering" and "Advertising and Layout" classes in Commercial Art School. I got all A's...and a degree.)
My instructor always used to say, if you want to write something that NOBODY will read, put it in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. It's OK for titles, headings, emphasis, but should be used sparingly. The variety of upper and lower case also works for titles. It's all about LEGIBILITY which is what using Upper and Lower case, and variety, achieves. It is common for people to think all CAPS is an attention getter - trust me, sparingly is better, I spent hundreds of hours of my life on this - it's an art, and it makes a difference. But just knowing the general rule will help a lot. Just compare these two paragraphs. I never read the whole thing until now.
1. AS OUR WEBSITE REGULARS KNOW, WE HAVE HAD SOME ISSUES WITH THE FOLKS WHO SUPPLY US WITH A FORUM...IT KEEPS MYSTERIOUSLY CLOSING OR DISAPPEARING. IN ORDER FOR THAT NOT TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE, WE HAVE BEGUN THIS NEW FORUM. TALK TO US. TALK TO EACH OTHER. TRY TO KEEP THE COMMENTS FROM GETTING TOO FAR OFF THE BEATEN PATH. FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT MOST ANYTHING, BUT PLEASE KEEP ON TOPIC. WE HAVE A FRESH NEW START HERE...A LOT OF THINGS TO START FROM SCRATCH. IT'S FUN TO BEGIN ANEW. SO...SIT BACK, RELAX, ENJOY!
(The above paragraph letters are too uniform, all the letters are the same height, blah, blah, blah, etc. and blend into each other visually.)
2. As our website regulars know, we have had some issues with the folks who supply us with the FORUM...it keeps mysteriously closing or disappearing. In order for that not to happen in the future, we have begun this new FORUM. Talk to us. Talk to each other. Try to keep the comments from getting too far off the beaten path. Feel free to express your opinions about most anything, but please keep on topic. We have a fresh start here...a lot of things to start from scratch. It's fun to begin anew. So...sit back, relax, enjoy!