Opus 70 is a set of two Piano Trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, written for piano, violin, and cello. Both trios were composed during Beethoven’s stay at Countess Marie von Erdödy’s estate, and both are dedicated to her for her hospitality. They were published in 1809.
The first, in D major, known as the Ghost, is one of his best known works in the genre (rivaled only by the Archduke Trio). The D major trio features themes found in the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. The All-Music Guide states that “because of its strangely scored and (Read more…)
Summer is here, and I’m excited about going back to Greece with my family. Despite the Greek economic instability, the sea, the mountains, the way of life, and the beauty of Greece is calling my name. And I desperately need a vacation.
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle is now available from Universal 1440 Entertainment is available on DVD and Digital HD Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, [Read On]
I remember as a kid waking up on Saturday mornings to rush downstairs, grabbing a bowl of my favorite cereal with my brothers and sitting down on the carpet to watch our most beloved cartoons. The Smurfs, Garfield, Transformers and Scooby-Doo. It was what we did as kids before going to play. Now my kids […]
Launch into the adventure of a lifetime with everyone’s favorite monkey in this all-new movie, Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle! When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, a little monkeying around forces him to crash-land in Africa. While a worried Man with the Yellow Hat […]
A Q&A with author Sara Moslener about “Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence”
For the first time on DVD, the early years of mythology’s mightiest man are revealed in Young Hercules: The Complete Series! Available now from Shout! Factory, Young Hercules: The Complete Series includes all 50 episodes of the action adventure series in a 6-DVD set, as well as the bonus featurette Writing the Legend of Young […]
I’m probably showing my age when I say that ‘The Love Boat’ was practically ubiquitous when I was a kid. Even if you didn’t make an effort to watch it, it seemed to run in some sort of bizarre, perpetual loop that meant you always wound up catching at least a half an episode here […]
Uncle John’s new book, Lists That Make You Go Hmmm… is available now. Here’s another list to tide you over until your order arrives.
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Movies on the Beach is one of the most fun things to do during the summer in Ottawa. It’s hosted by Majic 100 (who have renamed it Friday Night Flicks by the way) and it’s free! We’ve been to the one at Westboro Beach a few times, so if you’re planning on going, here’s what […]
A Midi recording of the oldest known musical composition (from 1400 BC), which originally would have been played on some kind of dorky harp instrument:The first known drum solo by a chimp:Which do you like better? So far I’m leaning chimp. …
My deep love for the character of Eglantine Price was a reflection of my inner desire to free my own intellect of society’s narrow concept of “womanhood.” She was the first witch I had ever seen who, with obvious feminist sensibilities, claimed her power and used it to transform society.
DAWN, Rose McGowan’s directorial debut, is a coming-of-age film about the perils of coming of age as a young woman. Set in the 1950s, we meet the titular Dawn (Tara Lynne Barr), a cute teenager with a penchant for ponytails. The opening scene takes place in Dawn’s family car, where Dawn’s mother is giving her […]
It was a cold and rainy morning but despite the weather it was a great day to shop for plants.A little rain was no matter for these shoppers. Just put on your wellies and pick your plants!I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all the many many people …
This past weekend, my good friend and I saw the Entourage movie. In case you didn’t know, Entourage is the story of movie star Vincent Chase, and the friends/employees and relatives who form his titular “entourage.” Most episodes feature innumerable faceless girls in bikinis who rarely get to speak. Full disclosure here: I was actually […]
As I’m sure you’re at least dimly aware if you read this blog, Marvel is…decidedly NOT rebooting the Marvel Universe! Because Marvel never does that! That’s the sort of thing DC does, heh heh heh. We’d never ever do a ‘Crisis’ style reboot, not when we can just mush all of the parallel universes together […]
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It’s a sure sign of Spring.The Plant Sale is coming….. and that means a raffle featuring a locally made birdhouse, canteen with fresh baked goodies, aged manure and compost, used garden books, a playground for the children…..and PLANTS. lots …
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Before the final leg begins, Phil, like us, reflects on the fact that despite starting with a lot of promising teams, we somehow got down to a pair of bland nobodies, two irritating douchebags, an epic train wreck of a team, and a very nice couple that stands no chance. Unlike us, Phil tries to […]