This evening, the guest performers playing with the Butler Symphony Orchestra for their concert titled “Jazz” were Joe Negri and his trio.
Joe’s a well-known and uber-talented jazz guitarist, and an exceedingly nice person. He soloed on a number that is a signature tune for him, an adaptation of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee. Here’s a clip of him playing it with the Wheeling Symphony.
Above is a picture of a recipe of my own creation. I call it “Butter Curry Noodle,” and it combines three of my favorite food stuffs: butter, curry powder, and noodles. Also salt, but that didn’t seem quite important enough to include in the name. Continue reading “Comfort food: Butter Curry Noodle”
I’ve lived in the Pittsburgh area for years and years, and the National Aviary is in Pittsburgh, and I like birds. You’d think I’d be visiting there a few times a year. But no, yesterday I visited for the first time. I seem to go to museums and zoos and other interesting places only when friends are visiting from out of town — in this case, my friends Tim and Sharon and their two daughters. Continue reading “Feathers, friends”
Whoa: big-time blast from the past. This is a cartoon from Sesame Street, from long, long ago. I always found it troubling, because … well, because the Martian looks really odd, and maybe more because she has a bow on each individual hair. How do the bows stay on?