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Мы не такие как все!

Ближайшей ночью придет странный праздник Старый НГ. Такое возможно только в этой стране, которую "умом не понять, аршином общим не измерить... а можно только верить!" У меня, паравда, нет уже ни сил ни здоровья праздновать :-)


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Jan. 13th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
Я только что смотрел репортаж в новостях, что старый НГ празднуют в Белоруссии, на Украине, в Сербии и в одном из кантонов Швейцарии. А здоровье можно укрепить в ближайшей проруби:-)
Jan. 13th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
Этот рецепт подходит для тебя, а я в этой пропуби так и останусь :-) Белоруссия и Украина, и даже Сербия - наши люди, а первые две "страны" всегда были Россией, сейчас - это аномалия. А вот целый кантон Швейцарии, живущий по юлианскому календарю, - чудо!
Jan. 13th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
в швейцарии вообще много чудного, даже в одном контоне говорят на архаичном романише, но при этом чистота, порядок, часы и шоколад хорошие делают и туризм поставлен отлично
Jan. 13th, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
мы сегодня решили сделать узкий корпорат с женами в каком-то дорогом камерном месте под струнный квартет, причем программу я составлял (битлз, пьяццолла, вивальди, гершвин, монти...) вот достанется от коллег :)
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
Культурно :-)
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:24 am (UTC)
Это напомнило мне вот об этой старой шутке:-)

Dear Bandleader.

We look forward to your performance at our daughter's wedding. If you don't mind, we would like to request a few of our favorite songs. If you could play these at some point during the reception, we'd be grateful:

1.. Any Keith Jarrett composition from his solo series. Please arrange it for full ensemble and nothing in 4/4 please.

2.. Mahavishnu Orchestra, "Dance of the Maya" and please have the guitarist play John Mclaughlin's solo from the live performance of Nov. 16, 1972 at the Chrysler Arena. My wife and I were at that show and we particularly liked his use of polyrhythms. If you find it too difficult, you can leave out the feedback.

3.. Any of John Coltrane's duets with Pharaoh Sanders. I understand that their use of atonality is not everyone's cup of tea, but all our guests love high register tenor saxes.

4.. We thought a little Stravinsky right after the toast would be nice. We particularly like "The Rite of Spring." If you want to use the sheet music, it's OK. We like a tempo of about 1/4 note = 93.

5.. Then for the candle lighting ceremony, please play Frank Zappa's "The Grand Wazoo." If you want to play it in the original key of B flat, that would be fine. And my cousin Jeannie would like to sing the baritone sax solo, though you may have to play that part in another key - she has kind of a high voice.

6.. When my new son-in-law takes off the garter, could you play just a
little of Varese's "Ionization." It's such a funny piece, we think it would go over real well - much better than "The Stripper." And for the bride & groom's first dance, please slow things down a bit by doing Barber's "Adagio For Strings." It's so much better than "We've Only Just Begun" or the "Anniversary Waltz."

7.. When my wife and I join in the first dance, could you please segue to
Thelonius Monk's "Ruby, My Dear" - it's in honor of my wife's grandmother whose name was Ruby. It would mean so much to the family.

Thanks very much for all your help. We'll certainly be happy to recommend your band to all our friends. By the way, the gig pays $250 for the group, and before you leave, please feel free to ask the caterer for a sandwich and a soda.
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
Долго читал, но и долго смеялся :-)
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
ну да, я почти тем же занимался :)
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