It’s only $2 for a mug of it.
Yet, that $2 buys me a half day of sitting here drinking coffee, watching people, and using electricity from their outlets.
It’s a great gig, if you think about it.
And I don’t, really. I have bigger problems to fry.
But you can think about it, if you wish.
Today’s performances once again featured Stanley Hoogland on fortepiano.
However, unlike yesterday’s performance, today’s began more subdued. Less jovial. More melancholy. At least, the tempi was slower on most of these performances.
Movement I (“Moderato”) of t he second piano sonata (Piano Sonata in D HOB XVI: 19) reminded me of Chico Marx playing one of his signature piano pieces in the classic Marx Brothers movie Animal Crackers.
Don’t ask me why.
Because I’ll tell you anyway.
The notes and style between 1:44 and 1:50 are vaguely reminiscent of some of what Chico is playing in this clip:
It’s funny how my mind connects dots and/or makes associations.
Most people probably wouldn’t be reminded of Chico Marx as they listen to Stanley Hoogland.
As I wrote, I have Continue reading