BOOK OF THE WEEK
I think it is important to learn about other cultures and the virtues they value, you many even find some practices you would consider adopting.
The Klingon Way: A Warrior’s Guide
By Marc Okrand
A compendium of the infinite wisdom of the Klingons, a fierce warrior race, presents information on the Klingon language, lore, and a collection of adages in Klingon and English (Source: Amazon)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Sanditon Season 2 (March 20,, 2022)
If you saw Season 1 of this series, no doubt you will want to check out Season 2. I understand that there will be a Season 3, probably in 2023.
Sanditon is a British historical drama television series adapted by Andrew Davies from an unfinished manuscript by Jane Austen and [..] set during the Regency era, the plot follows young and naive heroines as [they] navigate the new seaside resort of Sanditon.
Due to the unfinished nature of the novel (Austen completed only eleven chapters), the original work was used for the majority of the first episode, and then Davies used the developed characters to complete the story. At the time of her death in 1817, Austen had completed 24,000 words of the novel.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Long Tall Sally (1955)
By Little Richard
“Tutti Frutti” was a big hit for Little Richard and Specialty in early 1956, reaching number two in the R&B charts. Pat Boone’s cover version of the song reached number 12 in the pop charts.
Specialty publishing firm, producer “Bumps” Blackwell and Richard decided to write a song that was so up-tempo and the lyrics so fast that Boone would not be able to handle it. (Boone eventually did record his own version, however, which reached number 18.)
According to Blackwell, he was introduced to a little girl by Honey Chile, a popular disc-jockey. The girl had written a song for Little Richard to record so she could pay the treatment for her ailing aunt Mary. The song, actually a few lines on a piece of paper, went like this:
Saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally
They saw Aunt Mary comin’
So they ducked back in the alley
Not wishing to upset an influential disc-jockey, Blackwell accepted the offer and took the idea to Richard, who was reluctant at first. Nevertheless, the line “ducked back in the alley” was exactly what they were looking for, and Richard kept practicing until he could sing it as fast as possible. They worked on the song, adding verses and a chorus, until they got the hit they wanted.
Featuring a tenor saxophone solo by Lee Allen (as did “Tutti Frutti”), “Long Tall Sally” was the best-selling 45 of the history of Specialty Records. (Source: Wikipedia)
ART OF THE WEEK
I thought this was rather clever.
Tree of Lost Soles
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (1400 – 3 February 1468) was a German inventor, printer, publisher, and goldsmith who introduced printing to Europe with his mechanical movable-type printing press.
His work started the Printing Revolution in Europe and is regarded as a milestone of the second millennium, ushering in the modern period of human history.
It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution, as well as laying the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Michelangelo, perhaps history’s greatest sculptor, said I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Set the angel inside of you free.
People who don’t read have no idea how obvious it is to those who do.
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book is free, and the paperback version is $10
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.