Thursday, August 4, 2016

Music Thursday

I was raised with everything from the classics to heavy metal. Music soothes, inspires, annoys, and everything in between. I'm endeavoring to break the habit of watching so much television. I developed the habit of having the television on for company. Last week, I went to work breaking some habits.

For a number of years, I used a website that played random music. I liked it okay. I remember my frustration over some of the site's choices. I'm embarrassed I was so slow on the uptake. When I go to YouTube I'm able to choose whatever I want, if it's available. It's astounding how much is.

In my new experiment, I started with Holst's The Planets. I'll share it another time. One of the suggestions was Maurice Ravel's Boléro.

The piece is almost fifteen minutes long. I'll only post links that will open in a separate window. You may choose to follow them or not.

In the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics, Torvill and Dean earned the only perfect 6.0s from every judge for their ice dancing interpretation. I remember watching, mesmerized. I knew I was privileged to be a part of history and to enjoy something awesome. No matter how many times I see it, I cry. Simply wow.

The first clip isn't high quality but includes the scoring.

The second clip is higher quality but doesn't include the scoring.

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