Right Column Redux: Schindler Jingle/Dream of a Lifetime

The column to the right on this blog contains permanent content, most of which has appeared at one time or another in the main body. I’ve decided to include a reminder.

Schindler Jingle/Dream of a Lifetime

Normally I don’t say much about these links, but since this one is just a recording…

I was jealous of my friends who had their names sung by the Johnny Mann singers because they were disc jockeys. Turns out you can have PAM sing your name, for a price. So I ordered one.

Sometimes in the car, I just play it on loop.

How often does someone have two dreams in a lifetime come true? My other dream was to get the music from Sam Patch, The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far, remixed with serious instrumentation and an overture added.

In Schindler Music News

A greatest hits compilation of all my love songs. No novelty tunes! The title is simply Love Songs: (You’ll love the cover)




Sam Patch Overture

This will only really make sense to the four people who read this blog and who have ever heard any part of Sam Patch, The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far. But if you enjoy great Broadway show overtures, you should  like this

Overture to the Musical Sam Patch

arranged by Jordan Grieg. The brisk fanfare that starts it literally brings tears to my eyes.


 This and That

On Sunday I sang my love song If Offered A Choice before several hundred people (and my wife and daughters) accompanied by the Danville Community Band. The video cuts out before the stirring ending and the brisk round of applause, but you'll get the idea.

Cool Art
I am beginning to think that I read all the notifications in LinkedIn so you don’t have to. In any case, super-cool stroboscopic art.

Bollards Ahoy
You ever wondered if bollards are effective?
[not a stealth edit] Thank you Robert Malchman for pointing out this was CGI.

Spider Humor

From Semi-Rad: I didn’t come here to f**k spiders.

Journalism Quote
The late Pete Hamill on celebrity journalism: “If the headlines scream about the living arrangements of the sitcom actress Ellen DeGeneres, what will they do if there is another Hiroshima?”

Bolero-Like Songs


Any American male who was an adult in 1979 and saw Bo Derek’s 10 knows that Ravel’s Bolero is the perfect length and rhythm to serve as a soundtrack for making love.

I once found, but now can’t find, an article naming similar songs. The only one I remembered was Kashmir by Led Zeppelin, released four years earlier.

If you can think of any other songs of a similar length and rhythm (or can find the article I can’t), please let me know.

You’ve Got To Be Taught

This Rogers and Hammerstein song from South Pacific (1949) is as true today as the day it was written, which is why several southern states once banned it for being “Communist.”

You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught from year to year,
It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear—
You’ve got to be carefully taught!

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a different shade—
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate—
You’ve got to be carefully taught!