Going back to Chris Paraskevopoulos again.
2010 Rehearsal at St Francis of Assisi at Rhodes Catholic Cathedral.
The Cathedral is a huge church with an acoustic delay of 6 seconds!, and the marvelous Pinchi organ sounds very well, marvelous.
Adagio in G minor. A nice, slow piece.
We have all heard about what happened on Southwest Airlines Flt 1380 earlier this week.
There are several recordings of the radio transmissions between the plane and various ATC (air traffic controllers) and CFR (Crash Fire Rescue) I have decided to share the condensed version
I have listened to aviation radio since I was a teenager and apologize for those who might not understand all the terms/lingo they use.
All involved, especially the pilot, Tammie Jo Shults and First Officer Darren Ellisor, stayed calm and mitigated the emergency. If you are impatient, start listening at 6:15 into the 7:27 audio. Badass cool, but you can tell she understands the gravity of the situation.
Here is the audio:
I was scrolling through some old pictures and came across this one that I took while on a two-week mission trip in 2007.
This Massai boy was responsible for a herd of about 30 cattle and he was trained to use that stick to ward off predators, (spelled LIONS).
We gave him the banana and the Rosary Beads and I caught this photo with my camera as he walked away to get back to his herd. (my Blackberry didn’t have a camera).
Tanzania was a beautiful country and I hope to get back someday.
For “Throw Back Thursday”
They eventually grow up, but they will always be daddy’s little girls.
. . . and 20 or so years later and in a different order. . . .
It’s like Winter is really mad and keeps storming out of the room and then comes back yelling, “And another thing!”
Author unknown, but shared by Elissa Creech
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he/she loves himself.”
― Josh Billings
If you locked your dog and your spouse in the trunk of your car and came back 30 minutes later, which one would be happy to see you when you opened the trunk? Your honor, I rest my case.
Here is a photo of Martha engaging in some shopping therapy last week with our daughter, Megan.
As previously mentioned, one of my favorite composers is Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707).
This video is of Jens Korndoerfer playing The Prelude in D during the first round of the 2008 Canadian International Organ Competition.
The organ is a 1961 Rudolf von Beckerath Organ
I have listened to several performances of this piece and I doubt there is one that I like more than this version. Bravo, Jens.
I currently have a few, “opinion posts” in progress and I am trying to get to a decision as to whether I will publish them.
I’ve tried to shy away from controversy lately, but sometimes I just need to tell the truth about myself.
Time will tell, I suppose.
This is a photo of new signs that seem to be popping up around town. This one happens to be on Laurens St, in front of Second Baptist Church/School.
New evidence that Aiken is a great place to live.