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August 1st, 2013


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12:12 pm - Sing Sing Sing
For reasons you'll hear more about next week -- spoilers, sweeties! -- in the last day or two I have been listening to 30s and 40s jazz. My love for the song stylings of Bing Crosby, for instance, is a real and true thing (despite the documented nastiness of Mr Crosby when at home). But I am also v.v. fond of swing without vocals.

One of my favorite songs, one I feel is particularly life-affirming and fierce, is "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman. (Yes, it's a cliche to like it. I embrace my corniness.) Anyhoo, so I put it on this morning.

The Dangerous Dog was sleeping the sleep of the obnoxious on the cool floor nearby. His ear twitched when the music started, but he remained at rest -- until Harry James's trumpet kicked in, at which point TDD leapt to his feet, cocked his head in manner of His Master's Voice, and then began to bark loud enough to drown out the music.

Everyone's a critic. :)

May you be able to listen to something you love today!

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From:anne_d
Date:August 1st, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
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So, what music does TDD prefer, then?
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
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The Dangerous Dog prefers no music.

(Interestingly, he will tolerate dance/workout music, to the point he'll sleep below the speakers. But nothing else. In this, he is like the Blonde Dog.)

Cheers to you!
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From:paratti
Date:August 1st, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Sings along with you, if off-key.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
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[sings loudly]

[watches the Dangerous Dog cringe]

[sends hugs your way]
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From:mamculuna
Date:August 1st, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Dangerous Dog the big band guy! Animals have such odd tastes in entertainment. Mop doesn't care much what music I play, but she's very taken with Ira Flatow and will even stop yowling in the car to hear him.

I hope you're also a swing dancer! I've always regretted being born a little too late for that. I have some friends who are quite good but I don't have the talent, sigh.

Edited at 2013-08-01 06:59 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Alas, I don't swing dance. Like you, I have several friends who are awesome at it, to the point of doing demonstrations, but not me.

To have something that quiets a yowling cat is to be in possession of magic. :)))

Cheers and a happy day to you!
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From:gwynnega
Date:August 1st, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I like the Dangerous Dog's reaction to jazz trumpet. :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
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The Dangerous Dog has very marked reactions to a lot of things, it has to be said. ;)

Cheers, Gwynne!
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From:desdemonaspace
Date:August 2nd, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
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Gene Krupa! I don't think it's a bit corny to like Benny Goodman. I grew up listening to my folks' big band records.

Perhaps the dangerous dog is saying he wants a set of drums.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 2nd, 2013 10:21 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for big-band music and for you!

But there is no way ON THIS EARTH that I'm giving the Dangerous Dog more opportunities to make noise. He's a barker. ;)

Hugs and a great Friday!
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From:janus_74
Date:August 2nd, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
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TDD is amusing in his dislike for jazz trumpet :)

Have an excellent weekend!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 2nd, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Happy weekend to you, T, from me and the Dangerous Dog! :))

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