Wednesday, August 22, 2007

David Oistrakh plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (3rd Mov.)

Now here is the BEST player of this piece ever...The Heifetz was the first movement, this is the last movement.

More So Called Research - No Action, As Usual

The Centre for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto has come up with another in their long string of astonishing pieces of research.

Apparently (gasp, pause, roll eyes), Vancouver has more dope fiends and falling down drunks than, say, Saskatoon or Brandon or Peggy's Cove.


This is what the Centre does with its many millions of annul tax dollars. It has never knowingly helped an addict quit or a drunk get sober.

But it does have several big buildings in the downtown core and a big, big, important staff and it does numbers real well.

And newspapers, instead of telling these thieves to jump off a bridge, keep printing their scratchings as if they mean something.

Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto: 1st mov.

Now, on the other hand, this is one of my All-Time favorite pieces of music. I've had the vinyl LP of David Oistrach playing this for almost 40 years now. Take your shoes off, lean back...

To the Moon, Alice!

A Canadian mission to Mars?


Here are my first recommendations:

The Nutty Mayor

The GVRD/Metro

Richmond City Council

That Woman who heads the Green Party

Half the judges in the land

Jascha Heifetz plays Paganini Caprice No. 24

The Magic Flute on West 4th Avenue has been closed for many months now. I was not surprised when it went tits up. IThe last time I was there I asked the clerk to help me find some Jascha Heifetz. She didn't know who I was talking about.