May 8, 2009

SPOTIFY-ED

BUT NOT ON GOOGLE EARTH!

Otherwise unavailable in Spain except by invitation, Spotify has been offered to me personally by the Head of Spotify Spain (many thanks, Señor HOSS, if you’re reading) and I've thus regained a bit of paradise lost (not so sure about sanity). So in love with it, in fact, it’s shunted the Beloved Blackberry and Magnificent Manolos into reserve spots on my Desert Island Discs essential luxuries list waiting for that elusive call from Kirsty ...

Result: can now work and listen to those two great musical icons Berlioz and Bob sans interruption ('cos no commercial interruptions).

Berlioz and Dylan in the same breath?, I hear some shout. A musical heresy, I hear others scream. Berlioz, 19th century master showman that he was, would have been hugely flattered; not so sure about Bob…

Interesting that so many 19th century composers’ surnames begin with "B": from Beethoven, Bellini, Berlioz, Borodin, Brahms and Bruckner to Bliszt, Baganini, Bendelssohn etc etc. Surely the sine qua non for appearing on that well-known 19th century show, Europe’s Got Talent, hosted by Amandeus Humperdinckholden, Johann Simbastian Corellicowell and Piergolesi Mendelssohnmorgan (above)?

P.S. Hopefully will be back in the blogosphere (who wouldn’t?!) just as soon as get out of the way big current assignments which have been holding things up a lot. Something of an occupational hazard…

10 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Moonspinner: Not yet familiar with Allingham nor Sayers Gaudy Night mentioned in previous post comment. But am sure will enjoy both - am INVETERATE crime junky!
Also many thanks for becoming a follower and adding my simple blog to yr blog list! So flattered it’s like Christmas morning again! I've done likewise. Great to "meet" you & look forward to seeing you again!
xN

Nora Johnson said...

Moonspinner: btw Pawed my way up to this laptop thingie when she wasn’t looking (she’s been très occupée recently - doesn’t even come for walks with me!) and saw your comment about moi! I’m not surprised you prefer my posts to her drivel. Soo much more intelligent and interesting. As soon as I next get the opportunity, I WILL write again. For I have something important to tell the world. An exclusive to break…(Yawn)
Thank you for stopping by and recognising my superior intelligence & accomplishments. (Yawn) Oh, I feel another siesta coming on...
LOL LOLA xxx

Moonspinner said...

Was overcome by excitment that you have join the Attic, had to say Thank you in person.xx
ps I'm afraid you'll find my blog not up to your literary standards, was constantly told off by english teacher for day-dreaming and drawing in class, hence my rather miniscule literary efforts which are rather overcompensated by the visual variety.

Moonspinner said...

Lola my darling, so good to hear from you, looking foward to your next post. I'm putting a picture up on my site which you'll love. xxxx

Nora Johnson said...

Moonspinner: Thank you again for yr kind words about my humble blog! Doesn't nearly match yrs though in the visual or aural stakes!
Look forward to popping back to Australia (when I get current work out of way!)
xN

Nora Johnson said...

Moonspinner: I am so heureuse you like my bons mots. And am soo looking forward to your peinture too which I know I will love. I am sûre it will be soo beautiful. Of course, there are always pics of me...
LOL LOLA xxx

Moonspinner said...

Bonjour Lola ... talking of pic's of you, I fear you may have to take boriswoman in hand. Horror of horror's no picture in my delightful followers list, just an outline! You can image my disappointment ... me being sooooo artistic and such, ahem. Anyway, you may have to paw your way up to a camera and make up for it darling.xxx Au revoir!

Nora Johnson said...

Moonspinner: Merci beaucoup pour le message! I will tell Boriswoman just as soon as she returns -she's tres occupee with an assignment en ce moment. But no pic in your followers list - or in your blog roll either! And we girls always want to look our best as I know you, who recognize beauty, know so well!
Au revoir pour le moment!
LOL LOLA
PS Hope the move is OK. Even when I go on holiday, I have so many valises they need to hire an extra car!

ModernMom said...

As usual, your post has made me smile! Love the picture. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
MM

tattyhousehastings said...

Oooh - Spotify sounds good, yet I just don't quite understand. Why, oh why does technology keep changing? Or am I just in wrong country/century?