Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jukebox Saturday Night Entry July 19th, 2014: The Bright, Joyful, & Rhythmic Dancer Edition


"Bright" by Peter White from his album release Good Day (2009)

"Bright" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. As for the video accompanying it, this has to be one of the most stunning such accompaniments that I have seen to any song I have posted in the whole Jukebox Saturday Night and predecessor Friday Night Musical Interlude series. Below are a series of three screen shots from the video.


It starts out with a view from low-Earth orbit of what can only be the boundless blue of the awesome Pacific Ocean. It then features small tropical islands covered in palm trees.


Finally, it gets to footage of shallow coral reefs with waves breaking above while seals frolic and swim -- they really do remind me of aquatic versions of certain kinds of dogs such as my little Brady (God, I love that little dog) -- and a surfer is seen riding overhead.


I really hope this video survives on YouTube.

Please, Wall-P, Tool of the Corporate Oligarchical Overclass, specifically, the legal instruments of its mega-billion dollar media/entertainment for-profit machine for doping up the populace into a catatonic stupor, please don't let this video vanish because of some bogus copyright issue.

"Eh. Eh. Eheheh. Copyright infringement with loss of royalties represents a tortious infraction under American civil law. Therefore, by the transitive power of legal fees rendered, injunctive relief is sought from the Court so that plaintiff is made whole due to the loss of its fiduciary and monetary--"

Ohhhh, shut-up, Wall-P. I got the message, you little binary-circuited absurd robot on wheels.

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"Joy" by Alfonzo Blackwell from his album Reflections (2001)

By the way, as a Google image search reveals, Alfonzo Blackwell is JACKED with hugely muscular arms. I guess when he's not a jazz saxophonist, songwriter, and producer, he is at the gym. Blackwell's website is here.

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And now for something more Saturday night upbeat in the 1990s Old School Eurodance style ...


"Sweet Dreams (Ola Ola E)" by La Bouche from their eponymously titled release Sweet Dreams (1994)

Melanie Thornton died much too soon, but her music and energetic spirit lives on.

And what a stanza from this hyper-energetic song:

"Rhythm is a creation, / A better sensation / That will lead you through the night! / When your body is movin', /
The music is groovin'! / I wanna take you home tonight!"

Oh, and I love the fact that part of the video takes place -- in the manner of SO many movies and TV shows from the mid-to-late 20th Century in the cemented river bed of the seldom-flowing Los Angeles River.


From the movie Grease to an episode of Cannon and all manner of movie and TV cop show chase scenes, the sunken cemented wasteland of the Los Angeles River was the go-to place. Now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an ambitious plan to "restore" the river. Good luck with that. (Oddly enough, the above-linked article was just published today.)

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The Smithsonian Castle visible through the trees in the Enid Haupt Garden, Washington, D.C., 6:56PM July 17, 2014.

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As the briefest of updates ... I had a good gym work out earlier today and did my laundry and made dinner. Now I'll go out -- first to No. 9 and then to Larry's Lounge, esp. since Chris is working there again tonight. It is a cloudy and NOT horribly hot for mid-summer night with temps. around 76F (following a non-oppressive mid-July high temp. of 84F at KDCA) with scattered showers in the area.


Last night, I had a really nice time with my co-worker and friend AT at Chadwicks in Georgetown. It was sort of a goodbye night out as she is moving to San Francisco to start a new job. We were initially at the downstairs bar and then at the upstairs bar (which is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays). I biked there and back home. Toward the end of the night, I had a conversation with one of the managers about whether or not there is an apostrophe in Chadwicks. To her chagrin, there is not and it has been a source of some internal disagreement, she said. I said there should be an apostrophe, even if it comes after the "s".

Tomorrow, I plan to take a bike ride.

OK, that's all for now.

--Regulus

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