Joe Green To You

Given the date of origin and the word itself, it must be related to the Verdi opera, but the actual connection is, as the etymology notes, "unclear". Cool word, though.Good opera, too.Aida, n.Although the chronology suggests a connection with Verdi's opera, the reason for this is now unclear...Needlework and Embroidery.A loosely woven linen cloth with … Continue reading Joe Green To You

Without a master

I bought the soundtrack to Ronin last month, and I am quite pleased with the purchase. If you've ever seen the movie (and if you haven't, go rent it; it's superb) you'll probably remember the understated and melancholy melodies that wend through it. They stand up just as well without the movie playing over them.----------------Now … Continue reading Without a master