Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Don't eat too much, and if you're traveling, travel safely!


Marilyn Horne sings three of Aaron Copland's arrangements of Old American Songs -- "Simple Gifts," "Long Time Ago" (at 2:20), and "At the River" (at 6:00) -- with James Levine conducting the New York Philharmonic, at the 1991 Carnegie Hall Centennial Gala.

by Ken

The way "holiday weekends" have been inexorably broadening, I expect that many people will already have started their Thanksgiving holiday, back in, oh, October. Still, with the actual day now upon us, all of us here at DWT hereby wish a happy and safe holiday.

You no doubt have your own mode of celebration, but if you're still weighing your options, here -- in case you've missed it -- is this year's breathless "this Thanksgiving will be different from all others" story, as scooped by the Washington Post ("Some Americans rethink food-centered Thanksgiving").

We'll be here all weekend, doing, you know, what we do. I can tell you that Howie has something really special planned for Thanksgiving Day. (I don't want to spoil the surprise. Let me just say that it involves a really special guest.) Noah, meanwhile, who just this morning did his salute to pepper spray, the new fascists's best friend, in addition to wishing "a Happy Thanksgiving to all Progressives and those who are thinking of converting to the more open and just Progressive Lifestyle," notes that he'd --
like to see a picture of the Pepper Spray Cop attending the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon Ceremony and maybe one of the waiters (dressed as Puritans) going around to restaurant tables with the now iconic Pepper Spray cans instead of pepper mills. Of course, Newt won't be in attendance. There's a big weekend sale at his favorite emporium:

Finally, I've got a bit of music to offer in the click-through, starting of course with that crusty old New Englander Charles Ives's, um, idiosyncratic take on Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day, from his Holidays Symphony, and then returning to the Copland-arranged Old American Songs.


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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At 11:04 PM, Blogger Dr. Tex Nology said...

Thanks for your music and your posts. Keep up the good work. Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving.

At 4:25 AM, Anonymous Lee said...

Well I give thanks to the 3 of you. I love what you do here.
Howie, my daughter is vegan so my Thanksgiving always includes non meat vegan alternatives :)

And speaking of my daughter and what is happening with students and #OWS Here she taking what she has learned from #OWS She was one of the co facilatators.

And I'm thankful for the scholarship endowed by one of the worlds richest men so my daughter can go to such a top tier school. Nice to know some rich folks use their $$$ to help the 99% of us.

Happy Thanksgiving


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