All Hail the Newly Crowned King of Moons!

The planet known as “The Great Benefic”, Jupiter may be the “King of Planets” but the planet known as “The Great Malefic”, aka Saturn now has more courtiers. Citizens of Earth, let it be known that the planetary spotlight that was taken up for so long by Jupiter, the King of Everything has now been usurped as of this past October 7th! With it being officially announced that 20 new moons orbit around the ringed planet, Saturn currently has the most Moons of 82 edging out Jupiter’s long time record of 79. The ringed planet now bears another title of distinction as the newly crowned “King of Moons”.

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Shirley Verrett – Artistic Versatility at its Penultimate Best

When Shirley Verrett switched fachs from mezzo-soprano to soprano much of the opera world didn’t know what to think since hardly ever did a singer make such a drastic transition while still in their vocal prime. One can only assume the constant hemming and hawing from those associated with such a pristine art form that got shaken up over the slightest bit of change must have worn out La Verrett over time. I made this presumption after walking along the fountained plaza of Lincoln Center one day in the late 1980’s to see banners being newly put on display along the cultural center’s entire perimeter which stated in big bold letters:

“SHIRLEY VERRETT – SINGER”

To which I murmured aloud, “What vocal coglioni!”
(If you’re not sure what that foreign word means, good.)

Through those simply worded banners, Shirley Verrett was telling every nay-sayer in the classical world in no uncertain terms to Fach Off.

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Brexit’s Imminent Arrival & Great Britain’s Political State of Inertia – Part II

“Loose talk about proposals for negotiations is irresponsible. We agreed that it is now time for Boris Johnson to produce his own proposals in writing – if they exist. If no proposals are received by the end of September, then it’s over.”

– Atti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland and current President of the European Union with Emmanuel Macron, President of France at a Paris press conference on September 18th, 2019.

Going by the words of the EU President Atti Rinne said on September 18th, it appears Britain’s current Prime Minister hasn’t even gotten around to putting any of the United Kingdom’s concerns in writing at this beyond critical stage of the Brexit game.

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Brexit’s Imminent Arrival & Great Britain’s Political State of Inertia – Part I

With less than a month to go as the imminent deadline of October 31st draws ever nearer for Great Britain to make its final decision whether to retain an active role within the European Union, it’s still anyone’s guess if the United Kingdom goes forward into the future allied with the EU or whether the sovereign nation chooses to withdraw from this European conglomeration of countries and in effect opts to “Brexit”.

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A Brad Kronen Book Signing for his latest book “We All SCREAM for Halloween”!

 

Hot off the press.  It’s a Halloween hit of horrifying proportions.

 

Halloween Book

 

A BOOK  SIGNING!
for Brad Kronen’s Latest Book

“We All **SCREAM** for Halloween!
(And Hold our Breath for Christmas)”

Venture into the night and meet the man who is making everyone SCREAM for Halloween!

Thursday, October 24th, 2019   6 – 8 PM

Mystic Journey Bookstore
1624 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, California 90291

 

https://www.mysticjourneybookstore.com/events/we-all-scream-for-halloween

 

 

 

 

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