Almost had nuttin'

Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by Travis Cody in

I've been working on a post and it isn't going well.

But, as I continue to bask in the afterglow of the Lakers and their NBA championship, I'm not stressing too much over the post. I'll either get it right, or I'll set it aside and come back to it another time.

Of course, that means I almost had nothing to post for today...until I let the 3,152 songs on my computer roll at random and flash on this.

I love this song!

What are the odds that these would play back to back on my computer without being manipulated? We're on the honor system here...they did!

Did you know that the brilliant Tatar dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, defected from the Soviet Union on this day in 1961?


  1. Anonymous says:

    One of the best things about your blog is I'm learning and hearing and seeing more different styles of music that I thought that I would never ever listen to or watch. I enjoyed this. Like SYTYCD (Mary) I may need some time, but they could grow on me. Thanks for sharing :)

  1. Anndi says:

    Nureyev... le *sigh*. What a beautiful dancer.

    And that song is just the perfect start to a hopefully peaceful day.

  1. Jeni says:

    A little information, a bit of culture too -all pull together to educate us, through and through.
    Very interesting post and lovely music, Trav.

  1. barb says:

    Aaah.... I don't know which I enjoyed better, Nureyev or the music he danced to.

  1. jennifer says:

    I love Fool on the Hill too. Of course I could turn the sound off and watch Paul McCartney... an be perfectly happy :)

    Nureyev has talent beyond description. He makes that looks so easy.

    Your almost nuttin was really somethin'!

  1. Bond says:

    Nice selection my friend...

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Ah Paul McCartney and Nureyev! :)

  1. Linda says:

    Ah, the Fool on the Hill ... love it!

    Glad you found somethin' after all!

  1. Out of your nothingness came a great post. Thanks for the smile.

  1. Travis says:

    Thom: I figure it's all in the context. I don't care for hip hop music, but I sometimes enjoy it as part of a dance.

    Ann: Yup.

    Jeni: Or just a bit of musical enjoyment for the day.

    Barb: Both equally?

    Jennifer: Glad you liked!

    NNG: I enjoyed listening and watching again just now.

    V: Thanks...and Happy Birthday again!

    RLL: Thanks!

    Akelamalu: A good combination!

    Linda: Sometimes you just go with the easy stuff.

    Mimi: Anything for you my Queen!

  1. Wooo! *wild applause*

    Thanks for those Nureyev clips!!!

    I absolutely love that male variation from Swan Lake. One of my favorite pieces from among many from Tchaikovsky.

    And - to borrow a phrase from Maxwell Smart - would you believe Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 is way at the top of my musical faves? And that my husband and I danced our first dance at our wedding to Pretty World by Brasil 66?

  1. Anonymous says:

    isn't it amazing what you come up with when you got nuttin'?

  1. Kanani says:

    Ah, those are beautiful, Travis.
    I'm in Savannah with a roaring case of jet lag. Hubby has lent me his computer so until Saturday --I'm connected and don't have to face the inevitable Twitter meltdown.

    Anyway, as per The Lakers, well, there was the customary RIOT after the win near Staples Center. I guess though, my favorite Lakers was in the days they had Magic and Michael.

  1. Jamie says:

    Would you believe two fools on the hill and that without looking here, I did a ballet as well?

    Must be a bug going round.

  1. Travis says:

    Julia: Wow! Lots of coincidence there!

    Lois: It certainly can be!

    Kanani: Magic & Co are my favorite Lakers as well, although Kobe & Crew are a very close second.

    Jamie: I need to clear some time for rounds so I can see!