Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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And when Joe the Georgian gets here, we will dance, dance, DANCE!

jonquil talked about about "Between the Wars," a little-known CD by Al Stewart and Lawrence Juber on her LJ a little while ago. I hadn't heard of it, but I like Al Stewart, and I find that period fascinating, so I picked up a copy of it on eBay.

I like it. The flavor of the music succeeds in both sounding modern and calling to mind the rhythms and melodies of the time. The lyrics are typically Al Stewart: clever, playful, ironic, and light on their feet. They do a good job of capturing the frenetic quality of the Jazz Age and the roil of international politics, along with our modern knowledge that dark things were brewing beneath the surface and it was all going end very badly.

This must indeed have been a tiny release. Of the CDs offered for sale on Amazon and eBay, fully half seem to be not-to-be-sold demos. Sheesh.

Anyway, interesting music I didn't know about. Thanks, jonquil!


meaning: brown, coarse cloth

茶褐色 == chakasshoku == (noun) yellowish-brown
赤褐色 == sekkasshoku == (noun) reddish brown, rufous

Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'clothing' (衣). Right radical is of obscure origin; in this character it was substituted for a Non-General Use character meaning 'arrowroot/strong vine/strong fiber'. Thus, clothing made of this fiber. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a 'person/man sitting' (ヒ), a 'cover', and 'sunshine' (日), and as a mnemonic: 'Man in coarse brown clothing sits covered in sunshine.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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