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Sergei Rachmaninoff – Variation 18 on a theme by Paganini

An evening pause: One of the greatest and most beautiful melodies ever written, as part of a larger work. The pianist is Valentina Lisitsa, supported by the London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis conducting. Her playing style is the most fluid and relaxed I have ever seen.


Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle

An evening pause: Note that the song asks the typical leftist questions about the poor people in the world and how to help them, and the song’s answer is always, “Fly like an eagle, to be free,” which to me means only one thing: It is freedom and the American Dream that always provides the best solution.

Hat tip Tom Wilson.


The Pretenders – My City Was Gone

An evening pause: Hat tip Jim Mallamace. The opening chords should be very familiar to talk radio fans. As Jim says, “The 6 opening bars of the song are almost as familiar to many as the first 4 bars of Beethoven’s 5th.”

Knowing the subject matter of this song clarifies for me one reason why Rush picked it, back in 1988, when his show started.

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