Time Marches On, Singalongs, and other nonsense

TIME The concept of time is fundamental to how we see the world. It’s hard to imagine our world without time. Even imagining takes time! Time is a fundamental dimension of our universe. Events by definition happen in time. Without time, nothing happens. From the human perspective, there’s objective time, subjective time, and a time for all things, as the Bible says. It’s interesting that … Continue reading Time Marches On, Singalongs, and other nonsense

A New Year’s Sing Along


  1. Back by popular demand (someone asked about sing alongs) and at popular prices (free) here’s a singalong: Two very old songs, but very good ones. images-1Alexander’s Ragtime Band by Irving Berlin and Georgia On My Mind by Hoagie Carmichael.

    Played today not by Hoagie (which reminds me it’s almost lunchtime) but by yours truly. So please sing along.
  2. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  3. Come on and hear, come on and hear
    Alexander’s Ragtime Band
    Come on and hear, come on and hear
    The best band in the land
    They can play a bugle call
    Like you never heard before
    So natural that you want to go to war
    It’s just the bestest band what am
    Come on along, come on along
    Let me take you by the hand
    To the man, to meet the man
    Who’s the leader of the band
    And if you want to hear that Swanee River
    Played in a ragtime
    Come on and hear, come on and hear
    Come on and hear, come on and hear
    Come on and hear that
    Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia, Georgia,
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
I said Georgia
Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
I said Georgia,
Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
Georgia, Georgia,
No peace, no peace I find
Just this old, sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
I said just an old sweet song,
Keeps Georgia on my mind
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Sing Along plus others

OK. This is a mandatory sing-along! If you want to have fun, you have to participate. To be a really a good sport, you have to sing. However, in order to reduce some of the undue pressure you may be feeling, Bumba is providing several sing-along choices. Take your pick. Let’s start with Take Me Out to the Ballgame, one of the ultimate sing alongs. Every … Continue reading Take Me Out to the Ballgame Sing Along plus others

Ragtime

People have been asking about Ragtime. (Who you talkin’ ’bout , Willis??? Never mind) Aside from being a clever but in the end disappointing book title by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime is a 100+year old American musical genre that sprung up out of those wonderful turn-of-the century John Phillips Sousa marches. An African-American innovation, Ragtime was quickly adopted/co-opted/shared by white musicians too. Ragtime is fun music. … Continue reading Ragtime