Friday, March 18, 2016

Weimar, Baby!*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:42 PM

Happy birthday to composer John Kander, who turns 89 today.


Broadway Composer John Kander Reflects On
A Career Of 'Hidden Treasures'


This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest, composer John Kander, along with his longtime lyricist, the late Fred Ebb, wrote the songs for the Broadway shows "Cabaret," "Chicago," "Flora The Red Menace," "Kiss Of The Spider Woman" and "The Scottsboro Boys," as well as the songs for Martin Scorsese's 1977 film "New York, New York." The title song was a big hit for Frank Sinatra.

GROSS: …. John Kander, what impact did writing the songs for "Cabaret" have on you as a secular Jew because it's— you know, it's set in Germany as the Nazis are coming to power.

KANDER: I don't think I ever thought about that. I think I thought about it [as] a piece of theater. So

* See Noonan Weimar in this journal.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cold Open

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:25 PM

The previous post, on the Bauhaus 100th anniversary, suggests a review . . .

"Congratulations to the leaders of both parties:
The past 20 years you’ve taken us far.
We’re entering Weimar, baby."

Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal
   on August 13, 2015

Image from yesterday's Log24 search Bauhaus Space.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:23 PM
T. Lux Feininger (June 11, 1910 Berlin, Germany – July 7, 2011 Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a German-American painter, avant-garde photographer, author, and art teacher who was born in Berlin to Julia Berg and Lyonel Feininger, an American living in Germany from the age of sixteen. His father was appointed as the Master of the Printing Workingshop at the newly formed Bauhaus art school in Weimar by Walter Gropius in 1919.[1] He had two older full brothers, including Andreas Feininger . . . .  Wikipedia

The above passage was suggested by an IMDb release date

— and by a Log24 post, Lux, of the same date:  19 August, 2014.

See also photos by a big brother of Lux Feininger in this journal
on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Adam’s Eve

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:29 AM


"We're entering Weimar, baby." — Peggy Noonan

A photo from the eve  of the above exhibition's opening —

A Log24 post from the day  of the above exhibition's opening —

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"We're entering Weimar, baby." — Peggy Noonan

"It's there for the weight, dear." 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

New York Values

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

The phrase "experimental techniques" in the previous post
suggests the following words and images.

From The New York Times  online this evening —

"Think 'Barton Fink' meets 'A Serious Man.' 
With dancing."



"When the truth is found to be lies
And all the joy within you dies….


"We're entering Weimar, baby."
— Peggy Noonan

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