Daily Archives: 29 January 2015

Galavant — The Soundtrack

And news of another new album today!  ABC’s Galavant turned out to be the happiest US TV surprise of 2015 so far.   (I know.  January.)

No word yet on whether there will be a second season.  The show wasn’t well-promoted, and ratings were poor, but Galavant has developed an intense cult following already.

And now the soundtrack album is available on ITunes.   Some of the songs from the series are missing, but what’s left is delicious.  Here are two of the 14 pieces that were included:

 

There are videos for three more songs in my original posting about the first two episodes of Galavant.

2Cellos — A New Video, a New Album, and an American Tour!

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, the amazing Croatian musicians who make up 2Cellos, are about to become famous in the US.  The video, in which they contend with brilliant Chinese pianist Lang Lang for space on a too-small piano bench,  is for a song from their new album, Celloverse, which was released this week.

Next month they’ll begin a 41 city US tour.  Several of the shows have already sold out.  I imagine they’ll also make the rounds of late-night talk shows, but nothing’s scheduled so far.

I posted a couple of 2Cellos videos last February, including their legendary open-air performance of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long,” live in Dubrovnik.   2Cellos are generous w/videos, so you can find many more online.

It doesn’t hurt at all that Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are both serious eye-candy.

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Warm Green

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Temperatures in Washington today were in the low 30s, and the wind made it feel much colder, but I had a really good day.  I had an excellent lunch at Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro w/some fondly remembered former cow orkers.  Wish I could see them more often….

Then it was off to the U.S. Botanic Garden.  I go there at least once a month during winter.  it’s warm and green at a time when DC definitely isn’t.   I often take a book and spend a couple of hours.

Today, though, I took my tablet.  What better place than the Botanic Garden to play a few rounds of “Plants vs. Zombies”?   With all that greenery, the zombies didn’t have a chance.

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Look at all this green!  The Botanic Garden is divided into different environments—there’s a desert zone, a jungle area, and orchid room, etc.

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