Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’

John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert (2022) Release Date: February 4, 2022 (Germany and European Union); March 4, 2022: U.S. & Canada Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Group Genre: Classical/Stage & Screen Style: Orchestral/Film & Screen On Friday, March 4, 2022, Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon (DG) released John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert, a “live” concert performanceContinue reading “Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 4, 2022, or: A Case of the Birthday Blues

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, March 4, 2022. It is a warm spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 45% and the wind blowing from the east at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 79˚FContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, March 4, 2022, or: A Case of the Birthday Blues”

On Music: Have You Ever Bought an Album Just for ‘That ONE Song’ You Want to Hear…Then Fell in Love with the Other Songs?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 25, 2022. It is a warm subtropical winter day here in the Tampa Bay area. The temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 81% and the wind blowing from the south at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “On Music: Have You Ever Bought an Album Just for ‘That ONE Song’ You Want to Hear…Then Fell in Love with the Other Songs?”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, February 18, 2022. It is a gray and cool winter day here in the Tampa Bay area, but we’re also in the midst of a warming trend. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (25˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwestContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, February 18, 2022, or: Additional News Re ‘West Side Story’ 4K Release and Other Ramblings of a Sleep-Deprived Blogger”

On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. It is a gray, chilly Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 54˚F (12˚C) under cloudy conditions. With humidity at 86% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 9 MPH (13 KM/H), the windContinue reading “On Music: John Williams, Jedi Master of Film Composition, Celebrates His 90th Birthday Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 24, 2022, or: Waiting for the Mail to Arrive

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, January 24, 2022. It is a chilly day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 45˚F (7˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 2 MPH (4 KM/H) and humidity at 89%, the wind-chill factor isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, January 24, 2022, or: Waiting for the Mail to Arrive”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 23, 2022, or: Notes on a Cold ‘Lazy Sunday’ Afternoon in Florida

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is a chilly, gray wintry afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Currently, the temperature is 48˚F (9˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 91% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the wind-chill factor is 42˚F (6˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 23, 2022, or: Notes on a Cold ‘Lazy Sunday’ Afternoon in Florida”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 22, 2022, or: Reflections on a Cold Florida Winter Afternoon

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, January 22, 2022. It is a cold, gray, and rainy day here in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 52˚F (11˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 95% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 10 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 22, 2022, or: Reflections on a Cold Florida Winter Afternoon”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 21, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages – ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ CD Edition

Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, January 21, 2022. It is a chilly day here in the west-central part of the state. Currently, the temperature is 71˚F (21˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 77% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 3 MPH (4 KM/H0,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, January 21, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages – ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ CD Edition”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues

Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, January 20, 2022. It is a cool – but not freezing – day here in the Sunshine State; currently, the temperature is 70˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues”