What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. ~ Jane Austen
This was the most uncomfortable day of about a week’s worth of 90-degree plus weather. A former Alexandrian came home from New Orleans to discover it was 15 degrees hotter here. But we had been living pretty much a normal post-pandemic life for about the last three weeks and that would continue unabated . . .
[The Super arrived at a House Party featuring blues singer Joyann Parker, with Mark Lemoine . . . ]
[Said performers . . . ]
I get by with a little help from my friends. ~ John Lennon
I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun. ~ Billy Joel
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won’t. ~ Annie Lennox
Once when asked how I would like to be remembered, I answered, ‘As someone who opened doors.’ ~ Dave Brubeck
If a man whistles at you, do not respond. You are a lady, not a dog. ~ Adele
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a produce. ~ Cole Porter
I’m one of those regular weird people. ~ Janis Joplin
It was always the view of my parents…that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people. ~ Ian McEwan
Hot weather brings out snakes and slaveholders, and I like one class of the venomous creatures as little as I do the other. ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs
Good weather all week, but come the weekend, and the weather stinks. When the weather is too hot, they complain; too cold, they complain; and when it’s just right, they’re watching TV. ~ Rita Rudner
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. ~ Charles D. Warner
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken. ~ James Dent
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. ~ G.K. Chesterton
I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play. ~ Artur Schnabel
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Albert Schweitzer
When people ask me what ‘American Pie’ means, I tell them it means I don’t ever have to work again if I don’t want to. ~ Don McLean
‘It isn’t hot, brother,’ comforted a war correspondent just back from Ethiopia, ‘until the chair gets up when you do!’ ~ Walter Winchell
[Thanks be to our photoed hosts . . . ]
Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door. ~ Jerry Seinfeld
[Again, many thanks to Mary Lou, John, and family . . . ]
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. ~ L.M. Montgomery
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[This looks like always June . . . ]
Joyann and her band will be performing at the Legacy of the Lakes Gardens on August 13, 6:30-8:30 . . .
The Night Before . . .
An evening at The Garden Bar with Tuesday Night Club – Terry, Jim, Bill, and Al . . .
I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes. ~ Jimi Hendrix
Money doesn’t talk, it swears. ~ Bob Dylan
There’s nothing like the eureka moment of knocking off a song that didn’t exist before – I won’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer. ~ Paul McCartney
Let me be clear about this: I don’t have a drug problem, I have a police problem. ~ Keith Richards
[We’re slowly returning to pre-pandemic normal as the regular crown shuffles in . . . ]
In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of. ~ Robert Schumann
I never practice my guitar… from time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat. ~ Wes Montgomery
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal. ~ Igor Stravinsky
Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.
I love to sing, and I love to drink scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink scotch. ~ George Burns
Earlier that morning . . .
[The Fat Boys begin their morning walks at 7:00 from Big Ole. A half hour later we’re on the other side of Lake Agnes looking back at the city . . . ]
[The shirt worn on that morning walk reflects the limited 2020 season for Theatre L’Homme Dieu – this was our debut outdoor concert then . . . ]
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ~ John Steinbeck
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. ~ Frank Zappa
Up Next: Winery music?