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It took until 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to finally get my pay sent to Paypal.  Whoever had copied my email address had put in an extra “L” in the @ part.  Sigh.  However, I did get the bill paid on time, and I am paid in full across the board — for the moment.

I had two onions that needed to be used, so I made another bowl of beet salad, and did some Carving Board roast beef in my chopper and made a sandwich spread with it, plus onions plus pickles plus mayo.  It was delicious on a toasted ciabatta bun, as well as spooned on crackers.

I was daddy sitting Sunday, and on Dish, there’s an arts channel they get that shows “arts” videos — clips of opera singers, classical music, ballet, etc.  All of them are from last century (weird to realize that “last century” was only 14 years ago) and most of them are pre-1980.  There are some clips from the old “Bell Telephone Hour” and clips of Van Cliburn winning the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and all sorts of famous opera singers — Callas, Nilsson, Te Kanawa, Sutherland, Sills to name a few of the ladies.  My mom loves it.  I watch it when there’s nothing else interesting on, especially on Friday and Sunday mornings, and particularly if I’ve brought a book.  I was watching it the other day and saw the below video.

Now you have to realize, I was also reading a book and missed the opening credits, so I didn’t see who the pianists were.  That one at the front caught my eye.  I did a double take . . . I thought, that looks like . . .yes, that’s exactly who it is! Oh, wow, and the other one is Michael Tilson-Thomas!  Based on how young (and drule-worthy!) cellist Steven Isserlis is, I would say this video was made sometime around 1976-78. People who know Dudley Moore from his acting often don’t know that he was a very accomplished piano player and composer. The piece they are playing is very famous in the ballet world as well:

“The Dying Swan” was made famous by Anna Pavlova who danced with the Ballets Russe.  Here, we see it danced by Maya Thickenthighya, from Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo, choreography by Michel Fokine, music by Camille Saint-Saens.

Anyway, thus endeth the lesson in culcha for today.

In other news, the white one is still hopping about on one forepaw for the most part, but he will walk gingerly five or six feet on the ailing paw more and more often.  The weather is still overcast and, we hope, rainy.

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