The multimedia tinkering at P A N N A C E A E A E has gone all 21st Century!
That’s right. Behold. No more links to other sites. Music and >gasp!< videos are now available right here, all embedded-like. At your greedy little fingertips, Dear Reader(s) [and Listener(s) and Viewers(s)].
Life for me is once again being problematic but I’m doing my best in trying to put a good face on it. More than a bit of a struggle, so I’m doing a little bend-don’t-break, rope-a-dope dance with it. I could mope and moan, whine and complain*, channel the mean ol’ gutbucket Blues, but instead I’ll indulge in and share some ironic not-quite-blues Blues. Just so you know, I’m not referring to the “happy Blues.”
First thing I’m going to do is take the video feature for a spin. Here’s a classic skit by the comedian Robert Klein. If you already know it, I hope it brings back some good memories; if you don’t know it, I really hope you enjoy it.
The Blues definitely isn’t going to sideline him!
|“I’m Alright” by Loudon Wainwright III, from the 1986 album I’m Alright. Talk about cheating Death! The talented Mr. Wainwright, tongue firmly in cheek, taunts Death with fake-outs and gotchas. I’m resolved to learn from his example.|
|“Yawn Blues” by Fay Lovsky with Joost Swarte, from the 1991 mini-album Jopo in Mono. Talented Dutch musician and songstress Fay Lovsky (perhaps the only person in history to change her name to sound Polish; her birth-name was “Luyendijk”) and talented Dutch cartoonist and designer Joost Swarte. Haven’t we all had days like this?|
*Okay, so maybe I am doing some of that, but it’s out here in the real world where you, my virtual acquaintance(s), don’t have to be exposed to it.