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Happy Birthday…

So… Not at the computer today… The first of many long, long days to come. And I’m trying to do this from the phone. Not sure how it’s gonna turn out, quite honestly. But couldn’t let today go by unremarked. It’s the traditional day we celebrate the birth of William Shakespeare… We don’t really know when he was born, but he was baptized on April 26, and tradition held that you dunked ’em after the third day. So… Happy Birthday, William…   It’s also Miriam’s birthday… but she’s not world-famous yet… Give her time!     I had wanted to post a pic of Willie the Shake, but that appears to be beyond me at the moment…      

Happy Birthday…

  A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. Any of that sound familiar? Ringing any bells…? So said the man whose birthday we remember today. William Wordsworth, born on this date in 1770, helped (along with Coleridge) to launch the Romantic Age in English Literature.

Happy Birthday…

  Today is the day on which we remember the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Eisenach. As always… Well, by always I mean in my recent past posting history, anyway… As always, I will let the honoree speak for himself. A performance by two legends of the violin – David Oistrakh (my personal favorite of all time) and Yehudi Menuhin – of the piece known colloquially as the Bach Double. Enjoy!           Top image found here.