Send Somebody

January 16, 2022

“Send Somebody,” written by Michael Georgiades and Colin Hay, recorded by Colin Hay, 2011. Video directed by Chad Fischer.

Colin Hay website

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Prayer Is A Part Of Man

January 16, 2022

“Prayer Is A Part Of Man,” recorded by Troy Ramey & The Soul Searchers, 1974.

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Pure Imagination

January 15, 2022

“Pure Imagination,” written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, performed by Vox One, 2006. Jodi Jenkins Ainsworth (soprano), Yumiko Matsuoka (alto), Paul Stiller (tenor), Paul Pampinella (baritone), Tom Baskett (bass).

Vox One website

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I’ve Been Lonely Too Long

January 15, 2022

“I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and recorded by them with The Young Rascals, 1967.

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First Date

January 15, 2022

“First Date,” written by James Bishop, recorded by Nella Dodds in 1964 or 1965.

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Under Pressure

January 15, 2022

“Under Pressure,” written by Queen and David Bowie, recorded by Cornbread Red, 2007.

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Crazy House

January 15, 2022

“Crazy House,” a 1940 Walter Lanz “Cartune” featuring Andy Panda. Directed by Walter Lanz (or possibly Alex Lovy).

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Ice Harvesting

January 14, 2022

 

Will Steger harvests ice from frozen lakes near Ely in northern Minnesota.  The ice keeps everything cool in the ice house for the whole year, until the next harvest. Ice Ball, a video directed by Nathaniel Schmidt of Australia’s Gravity Films.

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The Party’s Over: No. 10’s COVID BYOB Affair

January 13, 2022

Above: Dame Shirley Bassey delivers the news.

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, British/American stand-up comediancricketer, and former London Lord Mayor, the Monty Python character currently serving as UK Prime Minister, is well in it for a spingtime garden party at his current abode, No. 10 Downing Street. It was a “bring your own bottle” party for staff. Very plesant-sounding. So why is everyone giving him stick?

The boozy party was on May 20, 2020, during a COVID lockdown strickly limiting outdoor gatherings and imposing fines up to £10,000 ($13,715) on violators. On that same day, there were 328 COVID-related deaths in the UK.

Mr. Johnson apologized before Parliament, but “Partygate” might be the scandal that finally gets BoJo made redundant and booted from office.

More:

“‘The party’s over, Boris’: what the papers say about Johnson’s No 10 crisis,” Graham Russell, The Guardian

“What next for Boris Johnson after his party apology?” Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News

Updates:

“Boris Johnson’s staff accused of more rule-breaking parties inside No 10,” BBC News

“On eve of Prince Philip’s funeral, Downing Street held lockdown parties,” Karla Adam, Washington Post

“Met police accused over failure to investigate No 10 lockdown parties,” Vikram Dodd, The Guardian

“Nobody warned me drinks event was against rules – Boris Johnson,” BBC News

“‘In the Name of God, Go’: Boris Johnson Told to Resign Over Boozy Lockdown Parties,” Jamie Ross, Daily Beast

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Pharmaceutical Money

January 13, 2022

Pharmaceutical Money, a video from John Oliver. Ask your doctor!

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