Monday, February 20, 2017

Still Rockin' It at 94 Years Old:
Rhapsody in Blue,
by George Gershwin

very lovingly lifted from History(dot)com :


“The audience packed a house that could have been sold out at twice the size,” wrote New York Times critic Olin Downes on February 13, 1924, of a concert staged the previous afternoon at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. Billed as an educational event, the “Experiment In Modern Music” concert was organized by Paul Whiteman, the immensely popular leader of the Palais Royal Orchestra, to demonstrate that the relatively new form of music called jazz deserved to be regarded as a serious and sophisticated art form. The program featured didactic segments intended to make this case—segments with titles like “Contrast: Legitimate Scoring vs. Jazzing.” After 24 such stem-winders, the house was growing restless. Then a young man named George Gershwin, then known only as a composer of Broadway songs, seated himself at the piano to accompany the orchestra in the performance of a brand new piece of his own composition, called Rhapsody In Blue.

“It starts with an outrageous cadenza of the clarinet,” wrote Downes of the now-famous two-and-a-half-octave glissando that makes Rhapsody in Blue as instantly recognizable as Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. “It has subsidiary phrases, logically growing out of it…often metamorphosed by devices of rhythm and instrumentation.” The music critic of the New York Times was in agreement with Whiteman’s basic premise: “This is no mere dance-tune set for piano and other instruments,” he judged. “This composition shows extraordinary talent, just as it also shows a young composer with aims that go far beyond those of his ilk.”

It may be true that George Gershwin had always hoped to transcend the category of popular music, but the piece he used to accomplish that feat was put together very hastily. Just five weeks prior to the “Experiment in Modern Music” concert, Gershwin had not committed to writing a piece for it, when his brother Ira read a report in the New York Tribune stating that George was “at work on a jazz concerto” for the program. Thus painted into a corner, George Gershwin pieced Rhapsody In Blue together as best he could in the time available, leaving his own piano part to be improvised during the world premiere. Rhapsody would, of course, come to be regarded as one of the most important American musical works of the 20th century.
It would also open the door for a whole generation of “serious” composers—from Copeland to Brecht—to draw on jazz elements in their own important works.

So lucky are we, to be blessed by such wonderful imagination and audible beauty~!
I'm pleased to present here, one of my all-time, spirit lifting favourites, "RHAPSODY IN BLUE":

Saturday, February 18, 2017

So, Who Knows the Differences Between 1)Holland,
2)Belgium,
3)The Netherlands?


People refer to Holland in the same way as they would to The Netherlands.  They think Holland is the same as The Netherlands.  Just to let you in on a little secret: Wrong!
So what is the difference, you may ask?
Well, the difference is that The Netherlands (the kingdom as we know it nowadays) came into existence after Napoleon (1830).  Between 1815 and 1830 The Kingdom of The Netherlands also included Belgium.  Nowadays The Netherlands consists out of twelve provinces:  Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Flevoland, Gelderland, Utrecht, North-Holland,South-Holland, North Brabant, Limburg, and Zealand.

OMG, New Zealand's part of this too, for heaven's sake ~?

No, forget New Zealand, for now~

So what is Holland then?

Two of the twelve provinces in The Netherlands have the name Holland, 'North Holland' and 'South Holland'. The major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague are located in these two provinces. So if you have ever been to The Netherlands, chances are very good that you have been to Holland.

Think 'Texas' and 'Hawai'i ~

Why does everyone refer to The Netherlands as Holland, and vice-versa?

To answer that question,  a brief history lesson: 

When the Dutch went out into the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century) to establish trading routes, most ships came from the two provinces now called North Holland and South Holland.  The Netherlands did not exist at that time yet, so when you'd ask the sailor where he was from he'd respond with the name of the city-state. Most of the time the sailor response would be that he was from "Holland".

Ever since Holland has been a synonym for the area that would later be called The Netherlands.

To Be Dutch is to be a person from The Netherlands, possibly from Holland.

So where can I find all the famous dikes in Holland?   Shuddupurmouth

To be Flemish is to be a person from Belgium, possibly from 
Poteau like I am, but not the 'Poteau' here in Oklahoma--;
On the other hand, not Dutch, and not The Netherlands, but Flemish, and quite likely not Okie.

SAY WHUT!??  
Yeah, sure... "Who's On First?"  "Naturally."
"SAME THING~!"

** brought to you by Italian sausage pizza and Canada Dry Ginger Ale, always being served in My Mind's Playground


have a great 3-day weekend~!


Friday, February 17, 2017

The TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S
NEW EPA HEAD, SCOTT PRUITT

An Environmental Protection Chief
that We Can Depend Upon

It just now happened--- Scott Pruitt has just been confirmed by the US Senate as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency~!

This is a great day for America, believe me, and a great day/future for the environment of the united States of America henceforth.


I know Scott Pruitt-- We're actually acquainted with him- 

He and his wife Marilyn have been guests in our Yanush home during the controversy over Sardis' water rights,

and I supported his extraordinary work as Oklahoma AG, in negotiations with the Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma (READ THE CHOCTAW TRIBE), with the 3-sided, mutually beneficial agreement over the Lake Sardis water distribution!  Yeah, our former home (just outside our bedroom window/deck), Choctaw water rights, & Oklahoma City's rights, as well as those needs, after the first two were fulfilled, of north Texas;

MY highest congratulations, my admiration to my friend, Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, the New Environmental Protection Agency Administrator for President Donald J. Trump~ !

What a great day for America, to have this HONEST man as the head of the EPA~!!

Do research on him , on his very honest, very humanitarian viewpoints, regarding the planet's natural resources, and you will have to agree, Scott Pruitt is a rising star of conservatism, is a rising star of environmental pragmatism and CARE~!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"Ol' Abner has done it again."


Now for the other great love of my life, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, this Valentine's Day.

I get so giddy this time of year-- 
So ready for some great Cardinal baseball~!
Between the time of the last OU football bowl game 
and then the Zzzz Super Bowl, all there is to listen to on the radio, sportswise, is golf and tennis.  

And believe you me, listening to Golf play-by-play on the radio will cause you to deliberately drive onward in traffic.

Say, what a beautiful moon outside tonight; I wish you folks in St. Louis could see it too....



I post these (indelicate) quotes, not to make fun of
St. Louis Cardinal baseball broadcaster Mike Shannon,
but because I am a true & diehard fan.
I love listening to him broadcast games & miss the days of Jack & Mike. 
So with all due respect & admiration, I honor Mike Shannon here
enjoy these Shannonisms

Very lovingly lifted from a brand-new website, Shannonisms(dot)comthese spoken Goldnuggets
by St. Louis Baseball broadcaster, Mike Shannon:

Broadcasting the day before Easter:
"I just want to tell everyone Happy Easter and Happy Hanukkah."

"He was trying to hit a three run homer with the bases empty. To my knowledge, no one in the history of the game has ever done that. But it could happen someday. You never know in this world of baseball."

Referring to former manager Whitey Herzog:
"The key thing is, he has that photogenic mind."

"Boy, a cold frosty Budweiser would be great about now. (Long pause) Ahhhhh."

"Well that’s the life of a reliever. It’s either a mountain or a valley, there’s no in-between. You either get all of the glory or all of the goat hair."

(After Brian Jordan was hit by a pitch for the 4th time on a single road trip)
”He must feel like a Ouija board.”

“Like Spring makes the rains come, so does the edge of the plate grow.”

“Our next home stand follows this road trip.”

“I don’t like that play. I’ve seen it go opposite more often than positive.”

"The crowd's on their feet for the Canadian Star Spangled Banner."

(Cards-Cubs rivalry) ‘‘It doesn’t matter if they’re home or away,
or vice versa.”

(about a 1-0 lead at Wrigley Field) ‘‘One run in this ballpark is like a grain of salt in the Sahara Desert.”

(About a base stealer) “Sometimes when you feel the urge, you’ve just gotta go.”

"there's a nice young couple enjoying the game. I'll betcha he's kissing her on the strikes and she's kissing him on the balls."

While on an extended road trip, Jack Buck mentioned the next stop; (paraphrasing) "Next we move on to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love." After a very short pause, Mike offers (with a chuckle); "I thought that was San Francisco."

"Yosemite Sam was my favorite looney tune. He's the kind of guy I'd like to sit down and have a couple adult beverages with."

(referring to the opposing pitcher) "He's having trouble with the signals out there. I don't know if they're giving them in English, Spanish, computer, or what."

"The pitcher and catcher talk it over. He says, 'Look, we're up by six. If he wants to steal third, let him. If he wants to steal home, let him. If he wants to steal from the cookie jar, he can have that, too.'"

"Foul ball! Oh and it lands right in that lady's bush.
(long pause)
 And by Busch, of course, I'm referring to her ice cold beer. That sounds pretty good right about now."

Pretty soon, the sounds of the Cardinal Call to Worship, on KMOX radio,
and the world begins ANEW:







Lastly, a ragtime, Joplin-esque version of "The King of Beers", featuring all the popular Budweiser commercials~ ~Have a lovely night, you eager-beaver sports fans...



HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, 2017

Another version of a day dedicated to love, pursuing love, celebrating love, and another Valentine's day which I thought was eternally denied to me:  To be a father.

Last year on Valentine's Day, I celebrated my pregnant Leticia (here) with a corny song from the 1960s, "You're Havin' my Baby".  So here's another corny song for this year, LOL...

Our personal Valentine's day celebration, like I hope for you, was & will be, far more personal~



Have a wonderful, Very Personal Valentine's Day everyone!!  Because all there is, is love.

Today's local weather Forecast?? Lots of 'Reign',
inches of love reigning down from
the One Who Loves us Most~

Monday, February 13, 2017

NSFW~
Busta Rhymes Attempts to Speak English

And now, some words of political inspiration from Busta Rhymes, the leading voice in America today, teaching us how to behave....


“I wanna thank president agent orange for perpetuating all the evil that you’ve been perpetuating throughout the United States,” Busta Rhymes said. “I wanna thank president agent orange for your unsuccessful attempt at the Muslim ban. Now we come together! We the people! We the people!”
.... all the while living on the self-imposed BLM plantation,  with the mentality of a scolded 13-year-old child. (giving him lots of credit for mental age~)


You surely remember Busta Rhymes,
aka Trevor G. Smith, Jr.,born 5/20/72 - the rap artist who has advocated for fences around his drug-infested neighborhood, in his (NSFW) lovely rendition of "Get OFF My Block" :




If you had trouble with the uh, "volume", whatever,
HERE IS BUSTA'S SOLILOQUY FROM THE ABOVE:


Just get off my block 
Lord Have Mercy, Busta Rhymes. Flipmode Trilogy

A yo, we ain't familiar at all nigga
Don't like, go grab your gat and lets brawl at hall nigga
Straight fallin
When we use to chill up on park benches
My 20 block radius think we need some barb wire fences
Stop bitch niggas like you from easily trespassing
Nickel nine shine on your eye then you see fire blastin
Get off my premises 
A yo Lord is you a friend of his
Mouth him back to John and show this nigga just who the winner is
The presence of a small town
I diminish and blemishes
And my player amps out like a game on my little sega genesis, ha
This inappropriate
Fuck is we talkin for when we ain't even associates
Ass lyrical beatings
Straight trick or treating
What ya eatin
I ain't got no words for you 
Fuck speakinm ain't part of my crew
Face look to brand new, who?
Niggas ain't even aloud to send my pass through
Can't chill on corner can't go up in my bull digger
Chill before I call Dinco to grab the qanco sinco
We don't give a fuck right now
We be hi caliber shit
Ya'll corny niggas must bow
We do unforgivable shit
We blow the spot any how, move
Ready for battle cause I'm refusin to lose
I'ma beat ya ass in front of nobody with nuthin to prove
Live nigga shit right there
Beware, stand clear
Many y'all niggaz is welcome here

[Chorus:]

Fuck is these niggas son
Get off my block
Yo I don't know none of these niggas du
Get off my block
Them niggas wanna sell there weed here
Get off my block
Yo how these unfamiliar corn balls
Get off my block
It's one of these niggas off my street corner
Get off my block

[Lord Have Mercy:]

Now who the fuck you beeeeee? Landlord
Cradle la stainless for strangers
Vigilante, trigga stampedes
On the bulletproof for the crews
That lade this nigga ta hand breath 
Move you off the block
The a orthodox general
Flash flood when a crowd
Patriotic for the intrepid style and reck more kids that's pitifal
Niggaaaaaaa, for ever trapped in danger
Emaciate when I take my razor
Sharp heards that scare herds
Niggaaaaa, I'm from the wicked city
When chickens twist trees and dick tease
Breast feed 
Pet seeds with asthmatic chest we's
Lord Have, cardiac arrest freeze
Please, bastard handicap crews that stay soft
It's mayor, ate off 
School your army, ya squad weak
Remove four camps when I say
Pumpin arms like nor plants
I conquer and hold
Home sweet home down with monster control
Still they in the cut like runnin the coal
And still we must bring the ruckus to all you motherfuckers
Automatically, assault and battery
We battle thieves that get tragically slap to sleep to relax the beef
Collapse like weak cancerous lungs
Scatter, we numb
Blind feelin nap with jarred villain that alarm buildings
Con scrimmage, woke up a lot of children
Dirty ass venom village
I finish and outsuns
Then pulls like men is the malk of method vanesha blinds 
By all means necessary I reach for mine and lift golden towers from roof tops
And give orders, rugged pound acre 
Drown violators in buckets of piss water

[Chorus 3X]


Proving once again
why we all love him so,

Busta Rhymes IS 
the leading mouth/piece/hole

of a whole lot of really stupid people.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Brothers Cazimero Anthology

~ the most peaceful music I've ever found~
The Hawai'in Brothers Cazimero



Let this video just run in the background, as you start your Internet-surf Day

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Let Me be the First to Wish You
A Very Merry Christmas, 2017



I used to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs office there.  And the first winter in my tiny apartment on N.E. Skyline, I put up a little Christmas tree, but I knew that I'd not get back to Oklahoma to be with family and friends.  It did not matter, because Christmas found me, instead~

I was so lonely that winter of 1991 there in Albuquerque--
so lonely and sad, I called the "Dial-A-Prayer" phone number, and heard a message from the Santa Fe, NM Fire Department Chief--- 

an extraordinary message, which warmed my heart then, 25 years ago, and still to this day, I still find it relevant, so loving,
and Share-worthy here.

His message was this::  Why do people extend far warmer expressions of love/cheer/good will around Christmas, than any other days of the year?   And, if people really and truly wished everyone peace and calm, and joy and love,

around Christmas, 

WHY SHOULDN'T that same emotion be extended year round, the other 364 days of the year, as intoned then, on December 21?

As loving, Believing Children of God?  

And so, I'm offering You this Christmas Cheer,
You kids from 1 to 92,
Although it's been said, many times many ways
"MERRY CHRISTMAS To Day~!!"  

I can't emphasize h0w awsome that makes me feel...  Try It~~!

Ahhh, Complacency


Have to admit, I'm pretty happy right now with everything~

Life is just really good at home, and my country is governed by a non-politician businessman; Jeff Sessions is our bulldog Attorney General, and a group of Military Generals is in charge of Defense and Homeland Security; Illegal aliens are self-deporting back to their home countries,

and the Democrats just keep peeing themselves.




I may have to start blogging again on
Joan Crawford,
or 'I Love Lucy',

or maybe another Local MalContest is in order....  

But for just right now, I'm enjoying this life, OK~??
I HOPE YOU ARE TOO~!
~ Everyday is like a nothing-to-do Saturday....

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Original Prince of Wales


(artist's conception)

Lovingly lifted from the BBC, this idiotic story


Researchers have discovered the earliest known ancestor of humans - along with a vast range of other species.

They say that fossilized traces of the 540-million-year-old creature are "exquisitely well preserved".

The microscopic sea animal is the earliest known step on the evolutionary path that led to fish and - eventually - to humans.

The research team says that Saccorhytus is the most primitive example of a category of animals called "deuterostomes" which are common ancestors of a broad range of species, including vertebrates (backboned animals).

Saccorhytus was about a millimetre in size, and is thought to have lived between grains of sand on the sea bed.

And interestingly enough, they add that, based upon study of the 2-dimensional fossil,

"The researchers were unable to find any evidence that the animal had an anus, which suggests that it consumed food and excreted from the same orifice.
-- Just like their Prince Charles

Monday, January 30, 2017

You're Fired

Just 10 days into the Trump Presidency, and my head is spinning.  
And Spinning rhymes with Winning, and Winning is what America is doing~!

President Trump, at 9:16 p.m. Monday, announced the firing of the acting attorney general who had defied him on his migrant-travel ban, saying she "has betrayed the Department of Justice."


Sally Yates, an Obama holdover, late Monday had ordered the Justice Department not to defend his controversial executive order imposing a 90-day ban on entry to the US. by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.


Here is the text of Trump's announcement, emailed to reporters:

Statement on the Appointment of Dana Boente as Acting Attorney General

The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.

It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.

Monsters Are Always Trouble

We can't avoid them, when we are in either service-oriented jobs,
or in governmental jobs.  

Monsters~ Not someone who is deformed against their will, no~
but a monster just because they got up on the wrong side
of the bed today.

One such Monster followed me into the West Siloam Springs Cherokee casino this morning, literally flailing her arms, ranting/raving, cursing me, screaming that "You took my parking space - Nobody else parks there but ME!"

I didn't say a word to her until I'd been cleared to go inside, and at the Security desk, I told the guard how this woman had jumped down my throat, ever since I'd parked in the designated/assigned "Gaming Commission Parking" slot of their parking lot.

But Ohh! Did that stop her?  She continued ranting that since she'd been hired there, all the handicapped parking slots were often full too, that's why she chose the Gaming Commission slot (there's one at every Oklahoma casino) for herself.  She did not appear to be physically handicapped in any way to me; maybe mentally?~

I never learned what her job was there at Siloam- 
Cherokee security took over the matter, once I had reported in;
and she didn't wear a uniform, 
Like there would be uniforms for vulgar, foul-mouthed Monsters

Always Check the Expiration Date~

WAY Past their Shelf Life:  My LIST



While these products may not smell bad YET,
it is never a good idea to keep these things
around.








* ~Unless you've paid a great price, to obtain
them, and then in that case, 
DO KEEP THEM AROUND, 
cause they can still provide some small
incentive.  How, you may ask?






While these products have obviously passed 
their expiration dates, and still remain cold,
they remain a reminder always
to purchase and replace with newer
and maybe improved versions.


Another Psychological Health Tip for your lives,
from Your Local Malcontent~, and the Ad Council

Saturday, January 28, 2017

WAITING TO EXHALE~

By ALL accounts, the first week of
the Donald Trump Presidency
HAS Overwhelmed and Impressed everybody Conservative.


President Trump also promised us Americans that, "(we will)  get tired of Winning So Much

And I pray that that's another campaign promise which he keeps~!


Move Over, Mr. Reagan, 
because there may be somebody even more rock-ribbed, even more American Conservative, than you in the chair,

itching to make his mark on our country...

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Pro-Women, Pro-Life March, Washington, D.C.

In case of any misunderstanding whatsoever,
let me set the record Straight:
In my household, & On my bloggie here, 


WOMEN ROCK MY WORLD

Since forever, I have had a moral belief that womanhood is God's second-greatest gift to Man.  Thanks to being raised in a Choctaw home with a Mommy and a dad, in the Choctaw Indian culture which is by definition 'matriarchal', and by just an intense love for the adoration of the majestic role that each woman plays/can play in her life.  Of Motherhood, and eventually Grandmotherhood, then after a long lifetime of daily, second helpings of stern, yet nurturing love, Great-grandmotherhood.

Your Local Malcontent was so blessed by loving mothers, back 3 generations, during my early life~
And now, one generation forward~!
There is NO question who rules this household.  Her name is Leticia Marie, Her Second-in-Command is named Kelsey Marie.
Hello, my name is Daddy and I'm a happy slave.

As Rush Limbaugh has said, and I agree: "I love the Women's Movement....Especially when viewed from behind."

So I'm very proud to post my Tribute to Womanhood here, To True, Pure, Genuine, Living, Loving, Mothers, Sisters, Aunts, Sisters-In-Law, Daughters and Daughters-In-Law, who are Women.  Not scared ever to admit to, & to defend anti-abortion laws/regulations. We are PRO-CHOICE PLUS~!



Lovingly lifted from New Wave Feminists(dot)Com, this: 




New Wave Feminists are here to take feminism back from those who have corrupted it.

Sometime before we were born
our womanhood was traded for a handful
of birth control pills,
the "privilege" to degrade ourselves in playboy,
and the "right" to abort our children.




It's time for the return of common sense feminism which refuses to exploit women in the name of liberation and create victims while settling for equality. Instead, we will live up to our full potential and demand others rise up to that level as we embrace how strong and bad ass women truly are.

Also, we're pretty flippin' funny and have totally rad hair.