The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (243): Thanks given


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  • It’s really not the kind of music I care to listen to.
    Fred Waring was considered an oldy moldy even back in the 30s, and this stuff is pure mold.
    (Duke Ellington’s re-composing of The Nutcracker, however, is superb! I hope you’ll post an excerpt of THAT, Norman.)
    Fun fact: Waring established and owned the Waring Blendor (sic) Company.

  • I couldn’t get further than halfway through for danger of severe emesis. Was there a twist at the end? Did it dissolve into a mad axe murder for comic effect or something? Am I going completely insane or have I missed something? Please help. I’m deeply puzzled and disturbed by this.Thank you.

  • I like going over the river and through the woods just fine, but my favorite is to gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  • Well Thanksgiving IS the day to disregard all those doctor’s warnings about blood sugar levels, but this pushes things pretty close to the diabetic coma level. Coming after this, watching a Shirley Temple movie would be like a mouthwash of lemon juice and muriatic acid.

    But before you wonder what the market could possibly have been for this particular “unbreakable record,” it does pay to familiarize yourself with the old airchecks of the 1930s and 1940s, and try to understand what made someone like Gabriel Heatter one of the most famous and beloved broadcasters of his time.

    If we must do this to ourselves for Thanksgiving then I suggest instead the very lovely recording Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops made of the “Song of Thanksgiving” by Valarius. I refer to the stereo remake, not their old 78 rpm, but that will do, too.

  • Perhaps people will enjoy Arlo Guthrie’s tale of how he spent one Thanksgiving Day over half a century ago, “Alice’s Restaurant.”

    The original:

    Also check out his live versions. I’m listening to one on the radio, which has a funny added story concerning President Carter’s son and President Nixon.

    Arlo is the son of famed folk singer and activist Woody Guthrie.

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