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Category Archives: Ludwig van Beethoven

Tiger’s Many Aches

About fifty years ago a wisecracking Brooklyn-born barber clipping in Sacramento took a yellow newspaper article off his wall, handed it to me, and said, “This is for you. And don’t forget, despite all these injuries he’s got more World Series home runs than anyone. How many does your guy Willie Mays have?” Uncharacteristically, I […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Baseball, Golf, Jack Nicklaus, Jason Day, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jordan Spieth, Mickey Mantle, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Willie Mays, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Upstaging Maestro

sinuous hair strikes bernstein seizing baton

Also posted in Leonard Bernstein, Mental Health, Music, PBS, Short Pieces - GTC

Berlin Jewish Cultural League

What wonderful idea is Berlin Jewish Cultural League that comfortably immerses in arts we hundred seventy-five thousand Jewish Berliners who shall relax until Nazism disappears which will surely be soon. In meantime we have music and other outlets here and around Germany. It’s unfortunate but tolerable only Jews perform in orchestra and only Jews attend […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, Germany, Hitler Here, Holocaust, Jews, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Music, Short Pieces - GTC, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, World War II

Subject of A Clockwork Orange Refutes Stanley Kubrick

Don’t call me Alex DeLarge. I long ago changed my notorious name, and for that I cannot blame Stanley Kubrick since I would’ve hidden my identity even if he hadn’t directed A Clockwork Orange, the film purportedly about my life. What I do forever excoriate Kubrick for is misrepresenting and exaggerating my deeds, which had […]

Also posted in Crime, England, Mental Health, Movies, Murder, Music, Prisons, Stanley Kubrick