Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ezra Brooks and Villa Lobos

Been busy with work and life the past couple of days. Saw some dear, long absent friends. Played with a two year old child. If we could be guaranteed a baby this happy, we might consider getting one ourselves. But of course there are no guarantees, and there a are a few more things we want to do first. (A very selfish and modern view, no doubt.)

Relaxing with a scotch and water and thinking I might get a post up before the end of the day. There are a handful of minutes left!

Here is my prescription for the end of your work week, wherever that may fall. Ezra Brooks scotch, which is in the budget range but which comes a very close second to Dewars for smoothness, flavor, and drinkability. (I like adding just a splash of soda or tap water to open it up a bit.)

And some music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, a modern composer whose career was coming to an end in the 1950s. Plug him into your pandora radio station (you’ll get mostly guitar solos) or search for performances of his piano works on youtube. More on him later, but until then, wonder why more folks don’t know about this music, and consider this my gift to you.

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