Category Archives: Frivolity

Song of the Day #1895

Song of the Day: Salsoul Christmas Medley, produced, arranged, and conducted by Vincent Montana, Jr., is from the 1976 album, “Christmas Jollies,” by the Salsoul Orchestra. The album actually hit the Top 40 on the R&B chart. It’s a fun disco journey through carols and songs of the holiday season. And if you cringe over this … that’s part of the fun! Anyway, at 10:59 am (ET) today, it’s the Winter Solstice … which means, in the Northern Hemisphere, we begin our march toward the light! And only a few more days till Santa takes flight!

A New FB Profile Pic … for Christmas!

It was either that ^ or this:

🙂

Went with #1! 😉

Song of the Day #1894

Song of the Day: Bobby DJ’s Disconet Christmas Medley [YouTube link], mixed by the late Bobby “DJ” Guttadaro, was released in December 1978 by the Disconet Subscription Service. This past summer, I featured a tribute to the many wonderful dance medleys produced by the fine DJs at Disconet—and Bobby was one of the original team of remixers for the service. For a man who started out as a professional pharmacist, he would go on to become one of the great pioneers in beatmixing and disco remixing. Born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Bobby was the first DJ to be presented with a Gold Disc and was a Billboard National DJ of the Year Award recipient. This fun, if eclectic, Disconet medley has a certain poignancy. Bobby loved Christmas. He died the day after Christmas in 1989, due to complications from HIV/AIDS. But his spirit lives on in the music he left behind. His sense of humor blesses this medley, which concludes with The Singing Dogs barking out “Jingle Bells“. I’ll be posting three additional Christmas holiday music selections until Santa touches down on Christmas Day! Stay tuned!

Some Holiday Cheer (II)

This SNL skit with John Malkovich still cracks me up. 🙂

The “Omicron Delta Epsilon” Conspiracy?

When I got my BA at New York University (in history, politics, and economics), I was inducted into the International Honor Society for Economics: Omicron Delta Epsilon.

I couldn’t help but notice that the “Delta” variant of COVID-19 has now been followed by the “Omicron” variant. And for those who have a short memory, the first strain that originated in the United States was called the “Epsilon” variant.

So there you have it! “Omicron”, “Delta”, and “Epsilon”—all variants of SARS-CoV-2 … not necessarily proof positive that this is all a conspiracy of the economists, but anecdotal evidence that economics remains the dismal science! (Oh take it easy, my economics colleagues! Ever hear of gallows humor?)

Still Hilarious Geiko Halloween Commercial …

Cracks me up every time!