The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 148

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 148 

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.

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The fashionable Tommy Hilfiger …

The fashionable Tommy Hilfiger …

Tommy Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951) is an American fashion designer best known for founding the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1985. After starting his career by co-founding a chain of clothing and record stores in upstate New York in the 1970s, he began designing preppy sportswear for his own eponymous menswear line in the 1980s. The company later expanded into women’s clothing and various luxury items such as perfumes, and went public in 1992. In 1997, Hilfiger published his first book, All American: A Style Book, and he has written several since. Hilfiger’s memoirs American Dreamer were published in 2016. Welcome to the 1951 Club Tommy.

My Sunday poem … #24

My Sunday poem … #24

I wrote this while I was living near the New Forest in Hampshire. 

Song of the Forest Leaves

Are we the faded flags of glory past
Or early guests at Winter’s icy dance,
Or Summer’s orphans dressed in rags
All huddled now in ditch and dell.
Or are we perhaps the dreams of fallen heroes
Or the tears of fallen saints,
Or the prayers of silent troopers
Trudging Frontwards in the rain.
Or are we simply forests leaves
Consigned to play a part,
Each tumbling through eternity
Towards the central Heart ?

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 147

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 147

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.

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I, Writer … #20

Routine Matters

I, Writer … #20

Cry me a river …

I mentioned a wine called Writer’s Block in a recent post.

My pal Dermott Hayes over at Postcard from a Pigeon very kindly left a comment in which he mentioned a brand of Irish Whiskey called Writers Tears.

So, I think I’ll go and cry me a river …

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Kim Moon-soo …

Kim Moon-soo

Kim Moon-soo

김문수
金文洙

Kim Moon-soo was born on August 27, 1951. He is a Korean politician and was the 32nd Governor of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea from 2006-2014.

Sputnik 1 …

Sputnik 1 …

60 years ago today, on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. It was visible all around the Earth and its radio pulses were detectable. 

The front page of the Soviet newspaper Pravda on October 6, 1957

The satellite travelled at about 18,000 miles per hour, taking 96.2 minutes to complete each orbit. It transmitted on 20.005 and 40.002 MHz, which were monitored by amateur radio operators throughout the world. The signals continued for 21 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957. Sputnik burned up on 4 January 1958 while reentering Earth’s atmosphere, after three months, 1440 completed orbits of the Earth, and a distance travelled of about 43 million miles.