Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mondays Music Moves me SCI FI PART 2

I am a bit under the weather tonight, so I am falling back on what I was going to do last week before I did my XMAS DOLLY Birthday celebration.  These are selected scores from favorite sci fi's Hope you enjoy.

And finally a series that forever changed tv.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mondays' Music Moves Me a long time ago, third star on the left and its' bigger on the inside.

Captains' Log, apparently the Enterprise has been sent back in time to a most special day, some ones' birthday, someone known as XMAS DOLLY.  These are special messages from across the stars for her special day.

Spock, explain what happened?  Uncertain captain, am trying again.

Spock, were' still transmitting the wrong message.

Spock, !  Sorry captain, this is the closest I can find.

Spock, will you find that message!  I believe I have Captain.

Bless you Spock, you found it.

Happy Birthday from some very unique people.  May you continue to Live Long and Prosper. Or what ever.

What do you mean she doesn't get Sci Fi????


Monday, June 10, 2013

Mondays' Music Moves Me

I know this is later than expected, however I have arrived with a special Monday's Music Moves Me.

I may have done this 4 M before, however it for me is one worth revisiting.

When I grew up in Denver, I listr\ed to one radio station a great deal of time. that station was KVOD, the Voice of Denver.

KVOD was owned by John Dunn and Gene Amole and was the local classical music outlet for the Denver metro area.

Now Gene Amole was of the belief that Classical music was fun.  So every Friday live from Ruby Hill he would do the Friday Waltz.

Now this wasn't just putting on a piece by Tchaikovsky or Strauss or any of the other great composers, it was the telling of a story.

So relax and just imagine, you are in Vienna, it is at the castle of Count Frederich Von Munster.  The wommen are dressed in elegent gowns of violet and purple and pink, the men are dressed in deep pursian blue with gold or red trim.  All are wearing the powdered wigs.  There are chandaliers with candle light hanging from the ceiling and then a tall man with a full beard taps a wine glass.

Everyone looks at this man, he smiles and nods his head to the musicians in a corner and they begin to play Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers, the men and women come together in couples and begin to dance.

And now for something completely different, a wonderful piece dedicated to my wife.  Mr. Billy Joel, "She got a way about her."

Friday, June 7, 2013


Recently my wife set us up for a free month of NETFLIX, so we can watch movies with captions; since she is 95% deaf and our TV is not equipped with closed captioning, watching Movies and Television series on NETFLIX on our laptops is the only way we can both enjoy seeing favorites from the past and more recently.

I rediscovered one of my favorite T.V. series, STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE.  For me this became one of the best of the Trek series, but it has been years since I have been able to watch the show from the very beginning.

For some reason, D.S.-9 is not as popular on the syndicated T.V. Circuit as the rest of the TREK franchise, actually most of the TREK Series post Next Generation do not fair as well.

However it is a tragedy with D.S.-9 because from the beginning episode it was more complex and had much richer characters than any sci fi series, including Babylon 5, which was its' chief competition, and the episodes hold up remarkably well for a series that launched in 1991 and ran 7 seasons, six years.

From the beginning D.S.-9 was on a different path, it launched in January of 1991 and ran a complete 26 episodes just in time to have season 2 begin in September of the same year.  It was astonishing, no one had ever had two seasons of any series so close to each other.

What was amazing too, in the pilot episode "The Emissary"  Every single plot element for the series seven season run is outlined.

By the fourth episode, "Babel" an amazing thing has happened, we have completely established and fairly well fleshed out characters and there are some interesting characters who will be major players over the run, such as Garek, the simple tailor, who was never just a tailor, and we have the beginning of the relationship between Jake Sisko and Nog, the two sons, one of the station commander and one the son of the Ferengi brother to Quark.

Quark was an amazing character, a business man, a gambler, crook who knew more about the station that even the constable, Odo played brilliantly by Rene Auberjonis who had become familiar to many as the Governors' assistant on "Benson

In the six year run of Deep Space Nine, we dealt with terrorists, religious issues and an on going spiritual journey  that lead us down many alley ways and had us look deep into our own Pagh (soul) in the process.

If you never have seen STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE, then come on by, the promenade is always open, and you never know who you may meet or what you may experience/  If you are a fan of the series then welcome back.  You can come by and say hello at Quarks and see who Odo has locked up this week,

   A classic scene from D.S.9 between Quark and Garek.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Photo Essay Colorado Chalk Art Festival June 1st and 2nd 2013 Larimer Square.

What follows are photos I took at The Colorado Chalk Art Festival which took place on Larimer Street Friday May 31st through Sunday June 2nd.  All art is done by local artists, some are done by High school students and the rest done by adults of various ages.  Unless I add a caption or title there will be no additional commentary.