Celebrating my first 100 posts :-)


102 posts!  🙂

Women rule in Vienna. At least in the orchestra.


I found this on KDFC.Com and Dianne Nicolini. I agree. It’s about time…..

It’s About Time

Posted in: KDFC : About the Music

http://blogs.kdfc.com/category/kdfc-about-the-music/

The Vienna Philharmonic has announced that it has appointed a woman as concertmaster of the orchestra.  The leader of the violin section also traditionally serves as a kind of second-in-command of the orchestra.  It’s the first time a woman has risen to this level in the Vienna Philharmonic.  In fact, they only began allowing women into their ranks in any capacity as recently as the 1980’s but only on a provisional basis.  Full membership in the Philharmonic Society was not granted to women until 1997!  The Vienna Phil is one of the world’s top 5 orchestras, with positions often passed from father to son for generations.  Well, all I can say is it’s about time!

Albena Danailova

Posted by Dianne Nicolini on March 22, 2010

Another related article at

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010/03/20/vienna-philharmonic-concertmaster.html

Nice used one-owner car for sale. Only $5,000,000.00


In the market for a nice one-owner used car? It’s 45 years old and only has 30,000+ miles. Extras include a bullet-proof shield, revolving license plates, tracking devices, a roof panel you can remove, an oil slick sprayer, a nail spitter-outer and a smoke screen.

Aston Martin DB5

Interested? If you can hang on until October 27 and have somewhere between 5 and 7 million dollars, you could have a chance to bid for the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (British registration number FMP 7B) driven in James Bond movies.

See RM Auctions at http://www.rmauctions.com/Default.cfm?SaleCode=LF10

The DB5 was featured in five films (Goldfinger, Thunderball(Sean Connery), GoldenEye(Pierce Broanan, a small appearance in Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale(Daniel Craig) –

See all the James Bond cars here.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_James_Bond_vehicles

Current owner, Jerry Lee, bought the car for 12,000 dollars in 1969 and is selling it to help fund his charitable foundation.