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I am not going to claim to know much of anything about Maria Callas, but I have done a reasonable amount of research on her life, and have downloaded several songs…

Original name: Maria Anna Sophie Cecilia Kalogeropoulos
Music Training: Athens
First official public performance: April 11, 1938
Go to her site, or Wikepedia if you want more info on her

This image is one of my favorite photographs ever taken. A large version hangs in my front room… I find myself starring at it from time to time. Her eyes are so expressive, soft and personal. I love her eyebrows, skin tone and the contrast in texture between the two… I like to squint at it so that I can only see the dark areas.

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My brother got some free tickets to the Chiefs season opener at Arrowhead Stadium tomorrow and has asked me to go. I have never been to a pro football game, so I am pretty excited to get the chance to reconnect with my masculinity… So count on some sweet, macho football guy pictures in the future.

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I am so into listening to vinyl these days… There is this great store just down the street that sells them dirt cheap… I bought 2 James Taylor classics, Paul Simon’s Graceland, Star Wars Soundtrack, Air Supply’s greatest hits, Bruce Hornsby, the Beatles Concherto, a piano jazz album, and Abba’s greatest hits for 50 cents each… AWESOME.

My favorite album to listen to on vinyl is “Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles.

  1. mistybell
    Sep 10, 2006

    My favorite album on vinyl I have? Simon in Garfunkle, the original concert in central park – it just feels right listening to it as an ALBUM . . . .

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