Friday, October 05, 2007

New link

I just don't have the psychological strength these days to clown around making a fool of my self in public in accordance with the ground rules of this site, but I do feel guilty for not blogging for a couple of days, so this sentence is an apology, I guess.
New link, Classical Seattle. For those of you who want to take this stuff seriously.
I've got my violinists, sent the scores off today.
Still many a slip between score and performance.
Anxiety is my favorite weakness.
"It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide."
I read that in a mad magazine back in the '50s. Only recently found the word "rozzer"
in a British mystery story, it means "Copper" or the like.
Great, only three or four words to go.
Ho hum....(see "deliberately boring")
A week at the coast looming.
After RUBY'S 3rd birthday party and a concert by Symphonia Northwest this weekend, we are off.
Damn, I'm going to miss Keith Eisenbrey's recital.
It will be at University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 N.E. 43rd St. in Seattle at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 13
You go, tell me about it.



Blogger butch said...

Guilt is a "learned" emotion, one that most of the time is unfounded, unwarranted, unruly, and unnecessary. But, yes, Dude Savant, you should feel guilty as hell if you leave us, both of us, I mean the clamboring throngs of readers you have for this site --just clicking on an empty slate for several days; or not.

Actually that blog site is called CLASSICAL IN SEATTLE. The blogmeister is Zach Carstensen. His pic shows jolly eyes, a knowing smile or smirk, a pure white fairly unkempt beard with darker hair, no glasses, with ruddy red cheeks, about our age; maybe a bit younger.

He did have a nice list of places in Seattle to listen to Classical Music:

Academy Chamber Orchestra
Bellevue Philharmonic
Bremerton Symphony
Cascade Symphony Orchestra
East Side Symphony
Everett Symphony
Federal Way Symphony
Lake Union Civic Orchestra
Microsoft Orchestra
Music Center of the Northwest
Northwest Sinfonietta
Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers
Philharmonia Northwest
Rain City Symphony
Rainier Symphony
Ravenna String Orchestra
Sammamish Symphony
Seattle Baroque
Seattle Philharmonic
Seattle Youth Symphony
Thalia Symphony

Is this a fairly complete list? Several of these have been mentioned, viewed, listened to,and reviewed by Doug. There is a terrific publicity shot of one pianist named Cecile Licad. She looks hot and short. Have you ever watched her perform, Lane?

Great Boogley-Woogley! Savant/Palmer has "got my violinists"! I guess that means that a "performance" is emminent, and/or forthcoming. Anxiety is good for the liver, or so they say; kicks it into hyperbile.

So, thank God someone still reads and references MAD MAGAZINE, which I haven't read for 30 years, and probably miss it, or should.

"It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide."
OK, you have given us Copper for Rozzer, and Crackers is Crazy.
For Dropsy there is, of course, the normal and medical definition:
Edema (American English), oedema or œdema (British English), formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy, is the increase of interstitial fluid in any organ — swelling. Generally, the amount of interstitial fluid is in the balance of homeostasis. Increased secretion of fluid into the interstitium or impaired removal of this fluid may cause edema.

But somehow that does not fit the bizarre sentence. Let's see old Webster weighs in with:
Main Entry: drop·sy
Pronunciation: 'dräp-sE
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English dropesie, short for ydropesie, from Anglo-French, from Latin hydropisis, modification of Greek hydrOps, from hydOr water -- more at WATER
Physician-reviewed articles on dropsy on Healthline.
1. Swelling (1 image)
Generalized swelling, or massive edema
But I do not think you are offering the cop some water, or liquid, or creating edema. Maybe dropsy in the Brit vernacular can mean a pill, or a mickey, some kind of opiate?
There is of course the Christian definition:
a disease mentioned only in Luke 14:2

The man afflicted with it was cured by Christ on the Sabbath
But I wonder if it has to do with getting the "drop" on the cop, like with a gat, gun, or piece?

The English word dropsy comes from Greek hydrops, itself from hydor = water. The medical term edema is more commonly used nowadays for this affliction, which consists of swelling due to accumulation of excess fluid. Jesus cured a man suffering from dropsy, according to Luke 14.1-6:
And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him again to these things.
The view was prevalent in ancient medicine that sufferers from dropsy were always thirsty, and that drinking did nothing to alleviate their thirst and in fact made their condition worse. Naturally this led to a comparison between avarice (a disease of the soul) and dropsy (a disease of the body). In both cases, what the sufferer wanted (more water or more possessions) only aggravated the problem.

SO maybe the "dropsy" refers to some form of graft, or payment, right? As to "snide", most of us know it as:
snide (snd)
adj. snid·er, snid·est
Derogatory in a malicious, superior way.

So is it possible to translate the sentence to mean:
"It is absolutely nuts to slip a Cop money maliciously."

As to your trip to the Coast(s). That cabin on Lake Quinalt should be peaceful, if not a bit dank and damp. You are in for some wet weather, or so they say. So here is hoping that you took some good books, or can find some. From the lake, you can just slip down Highway 101 to Aberdeen, and then follow the coast down past Grayland and Long Beach, cross the great metal bridge over the mouth of the grand Columbia, and slink into Astoria, and badda bing, there you are on the Oregon coast. Great sights, great eats, and most of the tourists have gone home. Good timing for Doug and Meredith, say what?

Happy 3rd birthday, Miss Ruby, whoever and wherever you are.

A throwback to an age when pianists composed and improvised, Eisenbrey presents three complete sets of 24 preludes composed by three Seattle composers, Greg Short, Lockrem Johnson, and Ken Benshoof. University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, 632-5163, 2 pm, $10 suggested donation.

2 quick facts about Keith Eisenbrey:

Keith Eisenbrey is a pianist, Seattle composer, improviser... Source: What's cooking in the Kitchen? []

More recently, Keith Eisenbrey has provided invaluable service by playing accompaniments at rehearsals when the organist is away and conducting the choir in... Source: University Temple United Methodist Church []

Feel free to laugh Damn, I'm going to miss Keith Eisenbrey's recital. It will be at University Temple United Methodist Church 1415 N.E. 43rd St. in Seattle at 2:00 PM on ...

Since you are out of town, sir, I realize that this comment will not show up for review and rebuke for over a week. Cool.


7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Signor Savanto:
Vito ha detto "Buon viaggio al costa pacifico"
Die LL und ich wünschen Euch einen schönen Urlaub an der Pazifik Küste!


2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Für Lanchen von Savantz:
Glad you found your violinists. If your work will be performed when I'm in the Emerald City, I'd love to experience this Welturaufführung. Toi, toi, toi!


2:12 AM  

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