Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Violinist

Based on emails from readers, and comments on the blog, I am forced to face facts and admit that the first two days of Ladies' Week have failed to have their intended effect. Apparently the photographs are not causing hearts to flutter. I am getting lots of comments and emails that I did a much better job of picking out pictures of women than I am of picking out pictures of men. Never fear, we still have several days left for me to try and redeem myself. So today I have a picture of a violinist for you, as apparently bare-knuckle boxers were not doing the trick. This picture was taken in 1898. His name was Eugene Ysaye, and he was also a conductor and composer. Any Better?

19 comments:

  1. Whoo hooooooooo! You hit the target today! A violinist!!! And a Belgian!!! And he was born a hoot and a holler from where my mom was born!!! And he taught at the University of Liege where my mom studied (briefly)! AND HE WROTE AN OPERA IN WALLOONISH!!!

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  2. Much better choice this morning :D

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  3. I think the ladies go for the danger factor. Those other guys could never conceal weapons in their skimpy outfits. This guy could be packing all kinds of heat. He could just as well carry a Thompson machine gun in his violin case as anything else!

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  4. Oh man! I just listened to two of his performances on YouTube, both recorded in 1912. Talk about HOT!

    Thanks again, PJM. You thrilled this girl's heart today!

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  5. Try some Oscar Wilde or Menuhin for the ladies. Or the Romanian composer George Enescu, he was quite a catch.

    Oh, another sure suggestion, Mihai Eminescu. See on Wikipedia.

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  6. hot hot hot

    nd obviously intellectually deep, complex, and talented . . .

    the perfect mix

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  7. If he'd lose the nasty cigar and I might agree. If he smokes those very often he'll have a nasty black build up on his teeth. Sorry, it's hard to let go of 20 years in dentistry.

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  8. Today if a man were to dress like that he'd be King-Pimp. I'd kill for a wardrobe as fly as that.

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  9. I think they are are.... ummm... UGH! Give me a cowboy anyday

    ;)S!

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  10. I like it. And I agree with MBadragan about Georg Enescu. Phenomenal musician, conductor, composer, teacher. Handsome in his prime. I've got his symphonies on my mp3 player! 8-)

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  11. Good photo. Very snappy dresser
    and great hat. The cigar makes
    the image complete.

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  12. Where i live you get geat up for dressing like that.

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  13. "Apparently the photographs are not causing hearts to flutter."

    Because women want men that have talent/skill, preferably famous or renowned, cultured, and snappy dressers.

    Men want women... the less clothing the better.

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  14. *still laughing at Bruce*

    Much better. Very snazzy.

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  15. looks like a fat dwight yoakum. Bring back the boxers!

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  16. Reminds me of something like 'If Al Swearengen went to the Opera'. :p

    All he needs is some artful cussing to complete it.

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  17. All knowledge of this person aside - Yup - the bad boy image hits the target... just a bit of danger? Yes, but a violinist? hmmm sounds like he might be one of those 'troubled souls', right up there with a poet. But the look is perfect, powerful.

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