Saturday, August 17, 2013

Jukebox Saturday Night for Aug. 17th, 2013: The Butler, White, Millar, and H&O Edition

"Avia / For My Baby" by Jonathan Butler, "So Strong" release (2010)

This is just a wonderful smooth jazz piece, and the video has some just all-around stunning tropical seashore / resort still frame images (certainly some are from the South Pacific and/or Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean).


A still frame image from the Butler video posted above.

This is my jukebox Saturday night entry. I am posting it earlier than I intended as I have dinner plans tonight -- Andrea and I are going to the Quarterdeck in Rosslyn. (Imara is away in Ocean City, Md., with Jake and other others, but his sister may also join us.) I will probably take the Metro to Rosslyn and then walk back. I would not mind stopping at Chadwicks in Georgetown (under the Whitehurst Freeway and by the Washington Harbour), if only to sit at the small upstairs bar that is only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

I was last at the Quarterdeck on that ill-fated July 4th night, and prior to that, it had been at least five -- and probably more like eight -- years since I had been there.


The promised Barry White piece ...

"Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" by Barry White from the "Stone Gon'" album (1973)

This one actually starts in a strange way -- almost like the start of Close Encounters of the Third Kind or some such period science fiction movie (it's kind of a weird spaceship sound) of some sort but then it abruptly slides into that distinctive style. The best part starts after around 2:30. Then it's pure Barry White magic. His voice gets me tingly.


I don't have a lot of time to post this entry, but after the previous one I just posted, I really don't feel like doing a lot more blogging. Just as a very quick update, though, I did nothing today except post that entry and a bit of grocery shopping. (No, I never went on a bike ride.)

"City Lights" by Duncan Millar from his "Dream Your Dream" release (1998)


OK, this is admittedly off-topic for this entry, but I wanted to note that Paul Krugman has some good stuff on his blog, including this entry "Inflation Nostalgia" and this excellent on "Conservatives Are (Mostly) Not Libertarians" that contains a link to another political/philosophical treatise by Prof. Corey Robin of Brooklyn College - CUNY from the Jan. 2012 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled "The Conservative Reaction" (or, alternatively, "The Conservative Mind").

As for tomorrow, I'd like to go to the gym, though it may instead be on Monday. It may or may not rain.


And let's end with something a bit Saturday night upbeat ...

"Kiss On My List" by Hall & Oates from their "Voices" album (1981)

This YouTube version even has conveniently posted lyrics with which -- in following the bouncing white ball style -- to sing along.


OK, that's all for now. I may try to post an update tomorrow, though it may not be until late Monday night (i.e., after midnight Tuesday).


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