Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Random posts like this have been my forté here for the past 12 plus years!
So, sometimes it’s fitting to just name the post title whatever today’s day is.
I have my regular Wednesday piano gig at a senior living center, and I thoroughly enjoy performing for them. All the songs I know seems to be what they like, and I like playing all the old classics like Fly Me To The Moon and Over The Rainow from The Wizard of Oz.
There’s a certain timelessness to all the old songs, and I try my best to do the research for each song, where it originated from, the year it was composed and who composed them.
What Is A Standard?
The Girl from Ipanema comes to mind when I think of standards right away. But some standards go back a century as well.
Take ‘By The Light of the Silvery Moon’. The song was published in 1909 and written by Gus Edwards, lyrics by Edward Madden. It was originally a Tin Pan Alley song, harkening back to the early days of Jazz Music.
The Hacker’s New Agenda
On a totally different topic, the world of computer hacking is continually changing, and hackers are more apt to steal certain types of information than steal credit card numbers.
“It used to be that cyber criminals targeted money and credit cards, but today they target intellectual property or material non-public information. For example, upcoming mergers and acquisitions,” said Friedlander, who co-ordinates the Cybersecurity Group at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell.