Playbill

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Playbill has been producing programs since 1884. And it gets handed to you at every Broadway show in NYC. It can be a collectors dream. The best part is having a playbill, looking at it, and remembering some of the best times you had sitting in the theatre.

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Silver Linings Playbook

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When I first watched Silver Linings Playbook I was nervous because I wasn’t sure where the story was going to go. Concerned that it was going to take a turn for the worst. Instead it proved to be this weird, funny, smart, unexpected film. We have viewed it over and over and I can tell you it gets better every time. That’s the sign of a good movie.

Tiffany: You know, for a while, I thought you were the best thing that ever happened to me. But now I’m starting to think you’re the worst.

Pat: Of course you do. Come on, let’s go dance.

Trailer:

Diner scene:

Final dance scene:

Chasing Tiffany scene:

Dolores: It’s game day. I’m making crabby snacks and homemades.

Pat: Yeah, come on, Dad, be nice. Come on, she’s making crabby snacks and homemades!

#SELFIE – The Chainsmokers (Bonus Fascination)

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Talk about a Zeitgiest song. #SELFIE by The Chainsmokers has already hit over 1 million views on youtube. If it catches on it will go much higher.

The Chainsmokers (according to wikipedia) are a New York City based disc jockey/producer duo consisting of members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall.

Well done fellas, looks like you’ve got a hit on your hands.

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Also according to wikipedia: The earliest usage of the word selfie can be traced as far back as 2002. It first appeared in an Australian internet forum (ABC Online) on 2002 September 13.

Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer [sic] and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.[6]

Clair de lune – Claude Debussy

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“Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Here’s a version of the song:

Here’s the Google Doodle that featured the song:

From youtube Adagietto:

Claude-Achille Debussy – Clair de Lune (Mondglanz, Mondschein, Moonlight), Suite Bergamasque, Claudio Arrau pianist. The Suite bergamasque was first composed by Debussy, 1890-1905. Claudio Arrau, 88 years old. Recorded in 1991. Arrau died in June 1991

Claude Debussy’s famous Clair de lune is the third piece of the Suite bergamasque for piano, a work whose title was chosen as much for its composer’s love of the word-sounds as for its Renaissance implications (though the work can rightly be described as something of a tribute to the French harpsichordists of olden days).

The D flat major of Clair de lune is perfectly chosen, the gleaming melody in parallel thirds (con sordina, Debussy requests) expertly balanced by the beautifully dissonant tempo rubato that follows it. During the un poco mosso middle section of Clair de lune, the music swells far past the pianissimo of the opening, and in its climax one might say that the young composer has crafted more of sunlight than of moonlight; the incessant arpeggios may well be overdone, but one can cherish them all the same. Little wisps of these arpeggios find their way over into the reprise of the opening music, and the rolling tones of the middle section are given a few measures to plead their case once more before the final chromatic cadence, a moment of absolute tranquility, is made.

This is the album I recommend that contains this song and more from Debussy. Available on itunes or Amazon.

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Twitter

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I have entered into the world of Twitter most reluctantly. It appeals to me that you can select certain people to follow. Kind of like a customized friend newsfeed. But I am still on the fence. It’s already tough enough to keep up with everything. I guess that’s why you can only write 140 characters at a time. Short and sweet. Perhaps that’s why it works so well, who has time for more than 140 characters?

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