The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 125

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 125

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly 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 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 124

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 124

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly 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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Inside my head …

Inside my head …

I had an MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) scan the other day. It was actually quite relaxing in a weird sort of a way, confined in a narrow tube with magnets whirring and buzzing away all round. Reminded me of the noises you get on an arcade pinball machine. It was a busy little miracle building up images of the inside of my head.

The whole process took about twenty minutes. Lying there, I brought to mind so many things. Summer days and starry nights. Butterflies and the cats we looked after on Corfu. Things going on at the edge of the universe. My wife. My children. Songs & poetry. All sorts of stuff. I wanted that scanner to see beautiful things … just in case it had to see something not so beautiful.

 

Beaches …

Beaches …

This is a picture of me, (The Anonymous Majority), circa 1955 building sand castles on a beach with my Mum. I suspect I may well have been attempting to draw her attention to a nearby ice-cream vendor. This splendid photograph was taken by my Dad with his Brownie 127 camera at a setting of Gas mark 3.

This second glorious snapshot is of me on a nice pebble beach this time. We were staying in one of the caravans you can spot lurking suspiciously in the background. I think that the object on my immediate right is the crumpled remains of my parachute. Hence the first rule of skydiving : Always eat a banana immediately after landing.

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 123

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 123

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly 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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Mark Harmon …

Mark Harmon …

Mark Harmon (born September 2, 1951) is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s.

He gained recognition for portraying Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in the four-episode story arc. A year later he was cast in a similar role as special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the American police procedural series NCIS.

He has been married to actress Pam Dawber since 1987.

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 122

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 122

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly 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.

Continue reading