Author: Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.
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Heavenly! (Mystery Symphony)

This week, we examine another work that sounds even more like late Mozart. “Sounds like late Mozart” is high praise. For anyone.

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Heavenly! Schubert’s 5th Symphony

Sometimes it’s nice hearing something comfortable! Schubert’s 5th Symphony breaks no new ground. It is Mozart in drag. But works for me.

Heavenly! Charles Avison

After first hearing this thoroughly lovely piece, I was surprised to learn that it was written by Charles Avison, an English composer I’d never heard of.

Remembering Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner was one of the funniest men in show business for almost 70 years, which hardly seems possible.

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Series! World Series of the 1940’s

Since baseball in present time is on hold for the duration, let’s resume our travels through its past. We began post-WWII and proceeded through the Nationals’ first championship in 2019

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Songs! A Song From Your Preteen Years

We haven’t done one of these for a long time, but here goes: This week’s prompt is “A song from your preteen years”.

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Songs!

Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da

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Songs!

“And I’ve never gotten used to it.”

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Songs!

A bit of Mrazzmatazz.

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Songs!

99 songs about booze in this post. 99 songs about booze.

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Songs!

I don’t care about pollution
I’m an air-conditioned gypsy
That’s my solution
Watch the police and the taxman miss me!

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Songs!

Not so dire? Damn straight! This week’s prompt, which should once again be a fun one: “A song that makes you want to dance”

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Songs!

Too late now, Roger, for both of us.

Songs!

Actually, it’s for you. This week’s music prompt: “A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget.”

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Songs!

Summer is coming.

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Songs!

One is the loneliest number, but that’s not this week’s song.

Trivia!

These two films have something quite unusual in common. What is it?