Saturday, March 24, 2007

To lighten the gloom

In the middle of a Working Weekend, my spirits are lightened by a URL - http://www.tropicalglen.com/ sent to me by a Kind Person (Who thus Proves that Some Bosses can Be Nice and thus Gives Me Hope).

How many of you knew that BJ Thomas and Leo Sayer were actually on the charts apart from the One Song Each that We All Know About? Well, OK, stop showing off, I didn’t.

Besides, it’s nice to go back through the years and haul out people like Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor. Not to mention the “Oh-was-THAT-the-year-they-did-Hotel-California” kind of murmur.

But no Eric Clapton ANY year? Have to go back and look for Those Numbers, folks. See you after the 31st. “If I be alive, and your mind hold, and your Dinner worth the eating”. (Act I, Scene II, if I recall aright, and God bless Mr. Vijayan Bala for drumming the possibilities of blank verse into our thick heads.)

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9 comments:

Kaushik said...

Thanks. Tropicalglen is great.

km said...

Sweet. And completely illegal. The best kind of music there is.

Thanks, JAP!

Priya said...

WOooAA! Super link. This does call for a worthy Dinner. Or would you prefer lunch? Hmmm? ;-)

Aunty Marianne said...

I once went to a site that told you what the n°1 was on the day you were born.

And it appears I Was Born Under A Wandrin' Star.

Figures.

Stuart said...

I have a photo essay in today's New York Times on the palaces of North Calcutta that may interest your readers:

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/travel/20070325_CALCUTTA_FEATURE/blocker.html

Regards,

Stuart Isett

neha said...

That is Perfect for a working weekend. Maybe even a non-working weekend. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This capitalising of first letter in words and random phrases - is there a name for this phenomenon? It gets a bit irksome after a while.

Oh, I mean no mischief

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Kaushik, my plaiyah.

KM, you too.

Priya, food? You think I like FOOD? What on earth gave you that idea?

Aunty M, I'm afraid to check. I'd probably find something from Weird Al Yankelovich.

Stuart, your photos made me sick. With envy. Great stuff.

Neha, try the Non-Working variety some time.

Anonymous, surely you Mean No Mischief? (which is More Than I Can Say)

J.A.P.

M (tread softly upon) said...

very nice..thanks!