Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Bit Of A Tune And A Step From Cape Breton

A few minutes of this will work up a sweat – and all it takes is practice. And strong ankles. And knees… Stranger

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Handling Money And Other Runiations

Yesterday I was talking about Red Svenson and his wive Olga when the wife told me it was time. I didn’t know time for what but that I was being summoned. To supper, in that case. But Thinking about those … Continue reading

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By The Way, If you like what you see….

…Tell your friends. If you do not like what you see, tell me. Stranger

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What Do You Do When You Are Too Poor To Afford Separate Instruments?

The accordion has gone out of style in the States, a victim of Lady of Spain, $75 Sears accordions, and out of rhythm and off key squeezebox players. These two young ladies are excellent players – who have figured out … Continue reading

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Stupid Football coaches, And Indians With Cameras

Well, there’s some sort of Robert Burns festival on the radio and it’s right interesting. No, they aren’t playing “My Jo, John,” not by any sort of means. What they are playing starts “My girl she’s airy, she’s buxom and … Continue reading

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The Greedy Cat; Colombian Music

For those who fancy Colombian food, one of the many “greedy cats” La Gato Golosa, is usually a good choice. Not always, of course, so caution is advised. This sprightly example of Columbian music, also La Gato Golosa, is a … Continue reading

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A Little Calypso, Sort Of

Even the expurgated version of this tune was banned from air play in 1946. But the unexpurgated version was number one on the juke box that year, resulting in a lot of grins. As well as a few sniggers: This … Continue reading

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Those English, They Been Everywhere

Well, looking back at the rest of this issue, I can’t find a thing that strikes me as funny enough to begin a soliloquy about. Unless it’s the weather – and we are all tired of the weather. Let’s see … Continue reading

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I heard on the news scientists think they are hot on the trail of something that will cure the common cold. Reminds me of the old man who was so mad he was jumping up and down, cussin’ a blue … Continue reading

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A Sprightly Tune, Not Much Heard These Days

Since I was absent yesterday, have a bit of Luigi Boccherini, with a minuet from the early 19th Century: Enjoy Stranger

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