You Say It's Your Birthday?
It's my birthday too, yeah. The relentless measurable gyre about the sun carves another circle in the spiral toward oblivion. Conversely: Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me!
I am usually asked "what are you doing for your birthday? So I'll short-circuit that with some graceless enumeration. I'll finish the Photoshop project which frustrated me yesterday. I had an inspiration in my hypnopompic state that should allow me to get the effect I want without totally screwing the image.
What else, what else? I mentioned the great new shirt I got. And I'm told that a couple of packages are on their way to me. Always excitement in anticipating what arrives unknown. Thanks to Lycurgus and the lovely lady. But I also got myself a couple of things. A triple car socket from Amazon. I'd like to be able to run both my GPS and the iPod player at the same time. And I'd still have a socket for, say, charging my iPhone if need be. This has the additional plus of being able to rearrange the positioning of the iPod radio thingie which has always been somewhat in the way.
And, a strange music purchase. I bought the LP (yes, vinyl) "Bongos, Bongos, Bongos" by a group called Los Amadores from which I plan to rip one song. Maybe more if I like them but there's one song thereon that is simply not available in digital form in all my investigations. It's an instrumental of the song "Tenderly." Here is a uToob viddy of the great Rosemary Clooney singing it which I won't embed. (Parenthetically, what a great beauty she was - astonishingly gorgeous though I may base my estimation of her partly on that liquid silver voice of hers. As much as I like much modern music, I can't think of a single woman singing popular music who can sing as well as Rosemary Clooney.)
The version of "Tenderly" I bought was used as the theme music to a nightly show on local radio for at least a couple of decades here in the DC area. Felix Grant had what was nominally a jazz show on WMAL (which is now all talk - practical for AM these days) that opened with, if I remember correctly, muted trumpets playing that song. I very much want to add that memory to my iTunes library. So I found the record on eBay and I bought it. So there!
What would you do for your birthday?