Coffee and music on a Monday Morning

Musical Notes Coffee Image

Why is it always easier to get things done to Classic Rock?  At least for dievca~

Maybe its because every Saturday growing up – her family’s home had to be cleaned from top to bottom. It was the 1970’s, dievca’s brothers played Rock Music doing chores.  dievca is like Pavlov’s Dog – you put the Classic Rock on and she cranks out the work…

Here’s the last song:


A Little Bach – Coffee Humor

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht,” also known as the “Coffee Cantata.” In the song, a father and daughter argue about how she drinks too much coffee, and that’s why she doesn’t have a lover.

Hah! Good Morning. XO

Kaffeekantate [Coffee Cantata]


Liesgen (S), Erzähler (T), Schlendrian (B)
1. Rezitativ T
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht
Und höret, was itzund geschicht:
Da kömmt Herr Schlendrian
Mit seiner Tochter Liesgen her,
Er brummt ja wie ein Zeidelbär;
Hört selber, was sie ihm getan!
1. Recitative T
Be quiet, do not chat,
And listen to what happens now:
Here comes Mr. Schlendrian
with his daughter Liesgen,
He grumbles like a grizzly bear;
hear for yourselves, what she has done to him!
2. Arie B
Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
Hunderttausend Hudelei!
  Was ich immer alle Tage
  Meiner Tochter Liesgen sage,
  Gehet ohne Frucht vorbei.
2. Aria B
With children, aren’t there
a hundred thousand aggravations!
  Whatever I, all the time and every day,
  tell my daughter Liesgen,
  slides on by with no effect.
3. Rezitativ B S
Schlendrian

Du böses Kind, du loses Mädchen,
Ach! wenn erlang ich meinen Zweck:
Tu mir den Coffee weg!

Liesgen
Herr Vater, seid doch nicht so scharf!
Wenn ich des Tages nicht dreimal
Mein Schälchen Coffee trinken darf,
So werd ich ja zu meiner Qual
Wie ein verdorrtes Ziegenbrätchen.

3. Recitative B S
Schlendrian

You naughty child, you wild girl,
ah! When will I achieve my goal:
get rid of the coffee for my sake!

Liesgen
Father sir, but do not be so harsh!
If I couldn’t, three times a day,
be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee,
in my anguish I will turn into
a shriveled-up roast goat.

4. Arie S
Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße,
Lieblicher als tausend Küsse,
Milder als Muskatenwein.
  Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben,
  Und wenn jemand mich will laben,
  Ach, so schenkt mir Coffee ein!
4. Aria S
Ah! How sweet coffee tastes,
more delicious than a thousand kisses,
milder than muscatel wine.
  Coffee, I have to have coffee,
  and, if someone wants to pamper me,
  ah, then fill up my coffee again!
5. Rezitativ B S
Schlendrian

Wenn du mir nicht den Coffee lässt,
So sollst du auf kein Hochzeitfest,
Auch nicht spazierengehn.

Liesgen
Ach ja!
Nur lasset mir den Coffee da!

Schlendrian
Da hab ich nun den kleinen Affen!
Ich will dir keinen Fischbeinrock nach itzger Weite schaffen.

Liesgen
Ich kann mich leicht darzu verstehn.

Schlendrian
Du sollst nicht an das Fenster treten
Und keinen sehn vorübergehn!

Liesgen
Auch dieses; doch seid nur gebeten
Und lasset mir den Coffee stehn!

Schlendrian
Du sollst auch nicht von meiner Hand
Ein silbern oder goldnes Band
Auf deine Haube kriegen!

Liesgen
Ja, ja! nur lasst mir mein Vergnügen!

Schlendrian
Du loses Liesgen du,
So gibst du mir denn alles zu?

5. Recitative B S
Schlendrian

If you don’t give up coffee for me,
you won’t go to any wedding parties,
or even go out for walks.

Liesgen
Okay then!
Only leave my coffee alone!

Schlendrian
Now I’ve got the little monkey!
I will buy you no whalebone dress of the latest fashion.

Liesgen
I can easily put up with that.

Schlendrian
You may not go to the window
and watch anyone passing by!

Liesgen
This too; but be merciful
and let my coffee stay!

Schlendrian
You’ll also not receive from my hand
a silver or gold ribbon
for your bonnet!

Liesgen
Sure, sure! Just leave me my pleasure!

Schlendrian
You naughty Liesgen,
you grant all of that to me?

6. Arie B
Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen,
Sind nicht leichte zu gewinnen.
Doch trifft man den rechten Ort,
O! so kömmt man glücklich fort.
6. Aria B
Girls of stubborn mind
are not easily won over.
But if the right spot is touched,
Oh! Then one can happily get far.
7. Rezitativ B S
Schlendrian

Nun folge, was dein Vater spricht!

Liesgen
In allem, nur den Coffee nicht.

Schlendrian
Wohlan! so musst du dich bequemen,
Auch niemals einen Mann zu nehmen.

Liesgen
Ach ja! Herr Vater, einen Mann!

Schlendrian
Ich schwöre, dass es nicht geschicht.

Liesgen
Bis ich den Coffee lassen kann?
Nun! Coffee, bleib nur immer liegen!
Herr Vater, hört, ich trinke keinen nicht.

Schlendrian
So sollst du endlich einen kriegen!

7. Recitative B S
Schlendrian

Now do what your father says!

Liesgen
In everything but coffee.

Schlendrian
All right then! So you will have to content yourself with never having a husband.

Liesgen
Ah yes! Father, a husband!

Schlendrian
I swear that it will never happen.

Liesgen
Until I give up coffee?
All right! Coffee, lie there now forever!
Father sir, listen, I won’t drink none.

Schlendrian
So finally you’ll get one!

8. Arie S
Heute noch,
Lieber Vater, tut es doch!
Ach, ein Mann!
Wahrlich, dieser steht mir an!
  Wenn es sich doch balde fügte,
  Dass ich endlich vor Coffee,
  Eh ich noch zu Bette geh,
  Einen wackern Liebsten kriegte!
8. Aria S
Even today,
dear father, make it happen!
Ah, a husband!
Indeed, this will suit me well!
  If it would only happen soon,
  that at last, instead of coffee,
  before I even go to bed,
  I might gain a sturdy lover!
9. Rezitativ T
Nun geht und sucht der alte Schlendrian,
Wie er vor seine Tochter Liesgen
Bald einen Mann verschaffen kann;
Doch, Liesgen streuet heimlich aus:
Kein Freier komm mir in das Haus,
Er hab es mir denn selbst versprochen
Und rück es auch der Ehestiftung ein,
Dass mir erlaubet möge sein,
Den Coffee, wenn ich will, zu kochen.
9. Recitative T
Now old Schlendrian goes and seeks
How he, for his daughter Liesgen,
might soon acquire a husband;
but Liesgen secretly spreads the word:
no suitor comes in my house
unless he has promised to me himself
and has it also inserted into the marriage contract,
that I shall be permitted
to brew coffee whenever I want.
10. Chor (Terzett) S T B
Die Katze lässt das Mausen nicht,
Die Jungfern bleiben Coffeeschwestern.
  Die Mutter liebt den Coffeebrauch,
  Die Großmama trank solchen auch,
  Wer will nun auf die Töchter lästern!
10. Chorus (Trio) S T B
Cats do not give up mousing,
girls remain coffee-sisters.
  The mother adores her coffee-habit,
  and grandma also drank it,
  so who can blame the daughters!
Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) 1732 (mov’ts 1-8)
©Pamela Dellal
A Thank You to Emmanuel Music in Boston, MA for the access to the translation.

Something for a slow start and the mists~


It’s a slow morning in NYC – clouds are hanging low.
The perfect time for elegant non-sense before the grind begins.
The 1974 female cover-version is stunning.
Good Morning!


God Only Knows


Lately, have you found yourself steeped in nostalgia?
Not saying that Life was better before _________ (fill in the blank)
Just revisiting pieces of Joy, Love, Sadness, Humor, etc.
Beach Boys, Napster, Limewire, Sonic the Hedgehog, the Muppet Show, The Blues Brothers, Jaws, and so on~


A different time, a different age. Something.

Ran into this video and it just made me smile.
Maybe someone thinks this about you (or me).
Enjoy~


A delightful find ~ Radio Garden

Radio.Garden

Radio Garden (click on the green heading above) is a non-profit Dutch radio and digital research project developed from 2013 to 2016, by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, by the Transnational Radio Knowledge Platform, and five other European universities. It is funded by HERA.

Within Radio Garden, radios are arranged by geolocation and grouped by cities. According to specialized websites, the design is formed by greenish spheres superimposed on the map, which increases in size as the region’s number of broadcasters available. This idea was developed by the German companies Studio Puckey and Studio Moniker in partnership with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Radios are available at locations such as Aleppo, Havana, Sri Lanka, London, North Korea, in addition to New York, Lisbon, Moscow, etc.

On 14 March 2020 a new version, with upgraded features, was released.

dievca may be a little late to the Party – but she is up for a lot of fun!


Something to beat the Slush on a Saturday!

dievca is off to work.
Here’s a little Sunshine for your day.
XO


Country Roads and Coffee (Westsylvania)

As dievca is making her way through Western PA via I 80, Coffee and John Denver are making the drive a bit easier. Too bad her acapella version doesn’t sound like this:

By the way, did you know that Pittsburgh was almost a part of West Virginia?

In the years before the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the jurisdiction of the region west of the Allegheny Mountains around Pittsburgh and along the Ohio River had been disputed between the British colonies of Virginia and Pennsylvania. The Mason-Dixon line, which officially established the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland, would have also settled the Virginia-Pennsylvania boundary dispute, but the surveying of the final miles of the Mason-Dixon line was abandoned in 1767 and would not be completed until 1784. In the early 1770s, it was therefore unclear whether Pittsburgh and its environs were in Pennsylvania or Virginia. Both colonies proceeded as if they had a better claim to the area. Virginia administered the region as the District of West Augusta, while in Pennsylvania it was considered a part of Westmoreland County.

Complicating this border dispute were the vast land claims of the Ohio Company of Virginia and the Indiana Land Company along the Ohio River. The two companies combined forces in 1769 to create the Grand Ohio Company with the intention of creating a colony known as Vandalia, which would have had similar borders to Westsylvania had it been recognized. The outbreak of the American Revolutionary War effectively brought an end to the efforts to establish Vandalia.


A little reminder of Life outside of COVID-19

In this time of social distancing, dievca would like to remind you of just how much fun a crowd can be:


Mind and Body Silent

Some people are fans of the band, Chicago, others are not. dievca falls on one side of the fence and Master the other.

But the lyrics? – well they apply, whether one likes the band or not…especially when Master is the only person capable of causing His dievca to go mind and body silent 

[Verse 1]
When I’m with you, it doesn’t matter where we are
Or what we’re doing, I’m with you, that’s all that matters
Time passes much too quickly when we’re together laughing
I wish I could sing it to you, oh no
I wish I could sing it to you

[Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Mostly I’m silent mmm silent la la la la la
Never think about words to say

[Verse 2]
When I kiss you, I feel a thousand different feelings
The color of chills all over my body
And when I feel them, I quickly try to decide which one
I should try to put into words, oh no
Try to put into words

[Chorus]
Mostly I’m silent silent la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la
Silent

[Verse 3]
Only the beginning of what I want to feel forever yeah
Oh no whoa yes
Only the beginning, only just the start
I’ve got to get you into my life
Got to get you next to me
Only the beginning, only just the start


Simple Presentation: Naked, Heels and Gotan Project

Manolo Blahnik Callas 90 red patent leather slingbacks

People walk differently in high heels.
Your body sways to a different kind of tempo.     

Manolo Blahnik

 


Who’s that Lady?

or maybe you prefer the original

What type of Sex Bomb are you? (click)

PS. The lady is Mamie van Doren


shine on (lingerie)

Click here to set the mood: David Gilmour – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Live At Pompeii)

drift out softly
bare feet silent
sink to your knees

grasp Master gently
close your eyes
worship to the music

Only Hearts ‘shine on’ lingerie


Sampling – sometimes a dievca is clueless

The 1988 hip hop song dievca knew from dancing in the clubs:

Was sampled from this 1972 Funk song by Lyn Collins produced by James Brown and features instrumental backing from his band The J.B.’s. It’s been sampled a number of times.

dievca was pleasantly surprised to hear this out on a walk along the Hudson River.
It reminds her that even if she thinks she is knowledgable about music….she’s still missing pieces~


“Put on your Red Shoes and dance the blues” ~ David Bowie

Strap on the sexy Gianvito Rossi Cory Sandals or something else as fabulous in red,
and take a moment to listen to Nile Rodgers tell the story of David Bowie’s
“Let’s Dance”(below)

Gianvito Rossi
Red Strappy Cory Sandals

Buffed calfskin heeled sandals in ‘tabasco’ red.
Open round toe.
Adjustable pin-buckle straps.
Leather lining in beige.
Covered stiletto heel.
Leather sole in beige.
Gold-tone hardware.
Approx. 3″ heel.
Leather.

Made in Italy.


Stop Sign Red + Leather + Corset = Trifecta

Jean-Claude Jitrois Red Leather Corset Jacket and Skirt Decades

♥ A little background music with Loverboy ♥

Corset suit by Jean Claude Jitrois
Circa 1987
Red leather suit
Long sleeve
Corset front closure
Two side pockets
Slight shoulder pad
Decorative seams
Boning in the jacket to create the shape
Winged waistband
Red leather skirt
High waist skirt
Zip and snapback closure
100% leather
Made in France

Size/Measurements:
Size 40
Jacket:
33″ Bust
31″ waist
26.5″ length (from back center to bottom hem)
Skirt:
27″ waist
34″ hips
21″ length

***Click to Buy***


Stop and smell the flowers – update.


A pretty sight, right? The pink flowers match the lingerie from yesterday. dievca didn’t get a photo of the flowers before the post. Here’s the order of activities:

  1. A two-CD mix made for dievca’s Mother took a full day to source and collect songs, then find a burner for the CD’s. Her Dad is failing badly, so she asked the Caregivers to play the music from “Carmen Jones” and “Das Boot” via YouTube on the tablet for expedience. The CD’s are for the stereo – both of dievca’s parents are going deaf.
  2. The next day after work, dievca took a 1.5-hour walk around the City – to get out of the apartment. The wind was brutal-you can see the birds fighting the chop on the Hudson River. she found one place to walk up to buy coffee – it was a treat tasting a different flavor than her coffee.
  3. The 3rd day, dievca biked up the Hudson River Park trail in the rain to get to Master. Master’s windows offered an elegant view of two Magnolia trees in bloom.
    And she shared dinner and wine with Master after a little D/s play.

If dievca’s Dad dies – she won’t be able to get to her mother for the funeral. There is a two-week quarantine for New Yorkers heading out of State via air travel. dievca hasn’t been sick, but she would prefer to be careful. Understandably, as dievca’s Mom wouldn’t make it through a bout of COVID-19 under Hospice care.

Photos: dievca 04/2020 NYC - graphic from a good friend.

Lookin’ for inspiration & Takin’ Care of Business

Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Reminding dievca of her older brother
And getting some giddy-up to get moving to work on a Saturday.
Enjoy your day off…😘


Sometimes you run into something interesting…

The opening act for the Big Bad VooDoo Daddy:
An electric Ukulele and a very passionate artist.

All dievca could think after his set was that he needed put his hands in an ice bucket from the assertive movements…(note: dievca couldn’t add her little clips on WordPress)

A second Gem – the Venue:

Sony Hall is located in a space that is one of New York’s most celebrated historic venues, previously known as The Diamond Horseshoe. Established in 1938 by theatrical showman and impresario Billy Rose, the Diamond Horseshoe was known for its lavish dinner theaters, vaudeville-style reviews, and chorus of showgirls known as “Billy Rose’s long-stemmed beauties.” The venue is widely recognized as giving Gene Kelly his start and was celebrated in the 1945 feature film “Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe” starring Betty Grable. “Queen of the Night,” the theater show that became one of the longest running shows in Off-Broadway history, was the space’s most recent occupant. Blue Note and Sony have preserved much of the classic look and feel of the venue with select renovations. ~their website

More info from W Magazine, click HERE

And Big Bad VooDoo Daddy? Excellent as ever!


Masochism Tango

dievca was distracted by various Tom Lehrer videos: New Math, The Elements, Smut, etc.  One video stood out from the pack and called for a Presentation Outfit. dievca is hoping to persuade Master to show off his Tango skills to the Masochism Tango (video below).

Mr. Lehrer is a retired American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy and humorous songs that he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.

Here’s dievca’s outfit:

Etsy handmade Tango Dress and Greta Flora Tango Shoes

And here is the Masochism Tango:


Down the Rabbit Hole~

dievca ended up down the youtube rabbit hole….have you been there lately?

The final piece before she heads to bed:

Good Evening. XO


Good Morning Starshine – for the Littles and More

In the indigo glow before the Dawn, dievca watched the stars twinkle over the NYC skyline. she had just finished going into a deep read of an NYT Article:

How ‘Sesame Street’ Started a Musical Revolution.

As a youngster who recently reached her 50’s dievca was part of the initial target audience for the show. she has fond memories of the classics: Rubber Ducky, 5 People in My Family, etc.  Apparently, people who worked on the show or were guest stars had/have some impressive resumes, which at 3 years old – one does not care about….  The catchy tune which teaches you to count? That’s an important piece.

If you are a ‘Little’, in the demographic of dievca or a parent the article above may bring you Joy to read — just give yourself some time to click through all the musical links for a fine ride.


Flying Away

After a lovely moment with Master, dievca is looking for motivational music for the trip. More than half this trip is work – she needs a giddy-up push.  But, there is a little jaunt to Portugal on the itinerary. That’s dievca’s moment to “Fly Away”.

Also, dievca needs to apologize – she’s really been negligent about connecting with comments, people and blogs. Yes, busy is a baloney excuse, she’s really hoping to take a little time each morning to reconnect on the blog. she misses all of you. XO


no iPhone…

dievca doesn’t have an iPhone, she runs android.
she doesn’t watch TV ….
Obviously, she is disconnected.
Right?

dievca was ‘on it‘ when the Soffi Tukker “Batshit Crazy” song 1st came out because a close friend uses that term quite a lot, so the song caught her ear. Note: That friend has used the adjective to describe dievca on occasion. Apparently, Apple used the clean version for an advert in 2018.

Now the Sofi Tukker song, ‘Best Friend’ is on dievca’s radar late and she loves it. Not from the iPhone X commercial or the Grammy Awards, but from this video:

Look how adorable!

In a strange way, the lyrics apply to Master and dievca.

You ALL are more hip than Master and dievca, got any songs or artists you want to share with them?


The evenings are longer…

…and the mornings offer the moist heat of Summertime dew.
Schools are almost out for the year.

dievca flashes back to childhood memories~
This song came out before dievca was born.

It’s older than her brother’s music and younger than her Parent’s choices.
Yet, the song still managed to ingrain itself into dievca’s Summer Memories.
Do you remember?
1966

A new exhibition exploring the work of British fashion designer Mary Quant will open at the V&A in April 2019, including photographs from the archive of Terence Donovan. With over 200 garments…


Springtime in the Central Park

The daffodils have blossomed, trees are showing leaves — the temperature is predicted to be around 70 F (21 C), Master and dievca are planning on a picnic!

Time to pull out that Hunter x Target backpack!

dievca keeps singing:


Jumpstart your Saturday: James Brown

dievca’s using James Brown to get her going this morning.
Maybe you need some “get on up”, too.
XO

The speedier version!


Something Stupid, maybe not

A friend sent this video to dievca:

It was in response to an awkward moment Master and dievca were having. The moment has passed. Master and dievca have grown – but the song brings her back to how some relationships start balancing on a pinhead.

Then something happens (or a number of somethings) and the relationship shifts to being hammered into the bedrock.

It’s interesting when you figure out that someone will be connected to you for the rest of your Life.


And she was~

Floating Girl by Jonathan Robrecht

A most beautiful friend died yesterday.
I got to see her, say “I love you” and hold her hand before she moved on.
I’m hoping that she was able to float out on the next plane, blissing out, losing her pain.

“I used to know a blissed-out hippie-chick in Baltimore,” recalled Byrne in the liner notes of Once in a Lifetime: The Best of Talking Heads. “She once told me that she used to do acid (the drug, not music) and lay down on the field by the Yoo-hoo chocolate soda factory. Flying out of her body, etc etc. It seemed like such a tacky kind of transcendence… but it was real! A new kind of religion being born out of heaps of rusted cars and fast food joints. And this girl was flying above it all, but in it too.”

Then as I thought about it more — I think that my friend would prefer to leave you with this:

Me? I’m firmly on the ground.


A little rhythm with the Morning Joe

kaf·fee·klatsch

/ˈkafāˌklaCH/
noun
plural noun: kaffeeklatsches
  1. an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.
    • talking or gossip at an informal gathering where coffee is served.

Good Morning!