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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sublime! His genius is OUR memories! On Burt Bacharach's 85th birthday today, with a new PBS TV special airing next month, we recall when Genius met Genius, Melody met Harmony, and created some of his iconic songs for the ages -The Fifth Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer; Dusty Springfield - A House is Not a Home, and much much more!; @burt_bach

NedNickerson2010 YouTube Channel video: The Fifth Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer. Uploaded on April 16, 2011. http://youtu.be/bmM72gxbdfU Perfection!

Plutootjes YouTube Channel video: Dusty Springfield "A House is Not a Home" from Burt Bacharach 1970 TV special. Uploaded November 2, 2008.

PBS YouTube video: Burt Bacharach's Best: My Music, June 2013, PBS. The My Music series spotlights the greatest hits and moments from songwriter and arranger Burt Bacharach in an all-new special airing June 2013 on most PBS stations. Uploaded May 6, 2013. http://youtu.be/taa-K_DNef0

TooleMan87 YouTube Channel video: "Hollywood Palace 1967 w/host Herb Alpert Part 5 of 7". ABC-TV's "The Hollywood Palace" of December 12, 1967. Uploaded July 31, 2009. Order of guests performers in this segment with host Herb Alpert, and Burt Bachrach on piano, saluting Bachrach/David songs: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, Wes Montgomery, Liza Minnelli, Baja Marimba Band, Liza Minnelli and Wes Montgomery, Herb Alpert. http://youtu.be/BvxCuN6W_9U

This last video is clearly one of THE greatest single videos that currently exist on YouTube.

In the late 1960's, some music critics said that Bachrach's music suffered from, perhaps, an "overcomplex melodic structure."
Well, whatever it was, people liked it and couldn't get enough, and neither could other talented singing artists of the time -and future singers hearing it as kids.

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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