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September 1, 2014

September 1 - Born Today

I am a trumpet player (however adept I am with the trumpet is, as always, up for debate) and my university degree is in music.  Trumpet performance, some music theory and lotsa musicology.

Every now and then, I'll sift through Wikipedia on a given date to see who was born then.  It's always interesting to see the diverse musicians born on the same date (though not, of course, in the same year).

Today is just one of those dates.  Born today:

In 1653Johann Pachelbel.

(Ok, this might be a bit of a stretch because he was only baptized on this date in 1653 - so sue me.).  Don't know who Pachelbel is?  He's the guy who wrote this:

Yea and now you know.  And now you have today's earworm.  You're welcome.

I had a musicology professor once praised Pachelbel with this line, "Johann Pachelbel - first rate composer, despite that bloody canon!"

In 1935: Seiji Ozawa

Don't know who Seiji Ozawa is?  He's conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra for almost 30 years.  I was hoping to find a video of Ozawa conducting the Pachelbel Canon but, alas, sometimes the Internet Gods smirk and say "Ha!"  So I'll post this instead:

Take a look on the panel. Between Dorothy Kilgallen and Arlene Francis sits none other than Allen Stewart Konigsberg.

In 1957: Gloria Estefan

Don't know who Gloria Estefan is?  Are you kidding me?  Where have you been for the last 3 decades or so?

Lotsa other interesting people born today as well.  But then again lotsa interesting people born EVERY day.

Happy Labor Day.


Heir to the Throne said...

Let us have a moment of silent and secular respect this labor day for a great man who no longer has a job serving the people due to actions of people with no law enforcement training, no law degree and no good motives who would not respect his privacy.

The swiftboating of Police Lieutenant Ray Albers
“a whole bunch of what you’d call citizen journalists, who were sitting with cameras recording, waiting for something stupid to happen, which they got. They won on this one,”

Dayvoe said...

It's amazing to me how HTTT can turn any blog post into, well this I guess.

As Winston Churchill once said, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."