Friday, November 14, 2008

It's a Perfect Blend

(Photo: Music room at Chatsworth)

Since I no longer have a t.v. (although my daughter and I did watch the DVD of Kung Fu Panda last night on my laptop), I have started listening to music a lot more. And I've also found something else to listen to: old time radio shows.

As a child, I remember coming home on a Sunday night, listening to an old detective show on AM radio in my parents' car. I remember looking out at the stars, waiting with baited breath for the villain to be revealed.

And through the magic of the Internet, I was able to find a plethora of old time radio shows available for download free. Yeah, I like the free part! There's the Bob Hope Show, Sherlock Holmes, Amos and Andy, and a bunch I've never heard of before. So I've been happily downloading shows and copying them to CD to listen on my cool Crosley radio.

I've also been listening to National Public Radio. My local station plays classical music every evening and there's something so soothing about listening to it with the fireplace on and a good book in my hands. Talk about being relaxed!

And of course, I've also got my 1940s Big Band and World War II era music to play, too. I love Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, Doris Day, and Rosemary Clooney. Let's just say I love to immerse myself in nostalgia!

11 comments:

  1. Gosh, for a minute there, I thought you'd posted another pic of your new home. :o)

    Your new, relaxed lifestyle sounds wonderful. It's very special having something soothing on the radio while you read.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Thought you were gonna offer us the greatest cup of coffee. ;)

    Your set up really does sound like a comfy haven.

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  3. it's a shame more people do not realize the joys of shunning TV.

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  4. You've got a Whole Latte Nostalgia going on here! Love the music, all types. It's so comforting. You're not missing anything on tv, not one bit!

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  5. How lovely. You're finally living YOUR life, the way you want and need it.

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  6. well that is cool. i didn't know those were out there. definitely sounds like you have a relaxing life!

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  7. Those radio shows sound good - will have to look into them :) And all that music! I love that too.

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  8. I love big band music:) My husband used to play the trumpet and he enjoys it too. You have a cozy life:)

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  9. Sounds like a little slice of Heaven!

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  10. You're singin' my tune...classical music, a fire and a book! It just doesn't get any better. I've listened to a few old radio shows but your post makes me want to dig up more. Radio was SO much better than tv. Kudos to you for kicking the idiot-box out of your life!

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  11. Nice. I restore antique radios, and I have an am transmitter connected to my pc so I can broadcast the music of my choosing to any antique radio in the house. Billie Holiday is a personal fav.

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