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8.10.13 … cool, hip, whatever … The Bee’s Knees … Herb Alpert: “Keep Your Eyes On Me” … Caillebotte: Rainy Day (1877) …

Baby Boomers,  Hipster Neighborhoods, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn , WSJ.com:

Jennifer Williams says she often feels like the oldest person on her block. When the 52-year-old corporate communications executive sets off for work in a suit, carrying a briefcase, with her hair in a bun, she is usually surrounded by young people with tattoos and rainbow crocheted skull caps. “It’s like mom is coming in for a visit,” she says.

Nerou Cheng, 63, spent $1.03 million on an apartment in the Edge, a condo building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, where many of the building’s younger residents like to sunbathe outside.

That doesn’t bother Ms. Williams. In fact, such diversity is exactly what she was looking for when she bought a condo in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn two years ago, after living in what she calls the “dead zone” of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. “I find it endlessly fascinating and interesting. I wanted to be somewhere with energy and life.”

Hip urban neighborhoods are aging, as a growing chunk of adults in their 50s and 60s and older give up their longtime homes and head for trendy condos. The invasion of older, moneyed buyers has “created a gold rush” in some of these areas, says Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in Seattle. Mr. Jones’s firm sold 34 condominium penthouses and luxury town homes for more than $1 million in downtown Seattle neighborhoods between March and October of 2012—a large percentage to baby boomers. It was a 40% increase over the same period a year earlier.

via Why Baby Boomers Are Moving to Hipster Neighborhoods – WSJ.com.

sayings, “Bee’s Knees”, origins,  TIME.com:

The Bee’s Knees

In the late 18th century, this slang term for something stylish and excellent actually referred to something small, weak or insignificant, such as the joint in a bee’s little leg. Flappers likely repurposed the phrase in the 1920s, when animalistic phrases for groovy stuff–like the “cat’s whiskers,” the “snake’s hips” and the “flea’s eyebrows”—were all the rage.

via Behind the Bee’s Knees: The Origins of Nine Bee-Inspired Sayings | TIME.com.

The Birds and the Bees

There is no better known euphemism for sex education than “the birds and the bees,” which dates back to at least the late 1800s. In a 1928 ditty, Cole Porter helped immortalize the connection between those animals and making sweet music: “Birds do it, bees do it,” he sang. “Even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.” In their 1962 dictionary of  phrase origins, William and Mary Morris link this idiom to lines by Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “All nature seems at work … The bees are stirring–birds are on wing … I the while, the sole unbusy thing, nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing.”

via Behind the Bee’s Knees: The Origins of Nine Bee-Inspired Sayings | TIME.com.

Herb Alpert,  “Keep Your Eyes On Me”, “Puttin On The Ritz”, YouTube: I feel cool just listening …

via ▶ Herb Alpert’s “Keep Your Eyes On Me” – YouTube.

This was Herb Alpert’s last platinum album. Four of the songs were produced by the hit producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “Diamonds” features Janet Jackson’s vocals. “Making Love In The Rain” also features Janet along with Lisa Keith. Herb’s wife – Lani Hall – sings a duet with Herb on the beautiful “Pillow”. The other tunes were produced by Herb and friends. Herb does some hot trumpet playing on “Traffic Jam” (evoking memories of Miles Davis), “Cat Man Do”, and the gorgeous “Our Song”. Contemporary music from a contemporary artist! Good stuff! – Review By W. J. Bernardi

via ▶ Herb Alpert’s “Keep Your Eyes On Me” – YouTube.

Herb Alperts Puttin On The Ritz – Music Video122,780 views 3 weeks ago”From out of the blue I found myself humming this great standard song, Puttin On The Ritz by Irving Berlin, and wanted to find a way to record it like it hadnt been heard before.. Working with my nephew Randy Badazz Alpert we put it in an unusual dance type setting, that I feel gives it international appeal..Ive always felt that if a song is fun to play it will be fun to listen to…and it was fun to play.” – Herb Alpert

via Herb Alpert – YouTube.

The Best,  Breaking Bad-Themed Food, BA Daily: Bon Appétit:  I love themes … Breaking Bad food … cool

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This Sunday, AMC’s Breaking Bad comes back for the second half of its fifth and final season, sending the Internet into a frenzy of theories (will Walt die? will Hank commit suicide? what will Walt Jr. eat for breakfast?) and a metaphorical meth hole. But some people have taken their fandom to a new, delicious level with creations like “Blue Sky” crystal candy “meth,” buckets of Los Pollos Hermanos fry batter, and even “Heisenberg’s Dark” craft beer. We rounded up some of our favorites from across the web–we’re thinking they might serve as inspiration for your season premiere party.

via The Best Breaking Bad-Themed Food, from Beer and Cocktails to Cookies and Cakes: BA Daily: Bon Appétit.

Video Postcard, Paris Street Rainy Day (1877), Caillebotte, ArtInstituteChicago:

Gloria Groom, curator of the exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, takes you on a tour of one of the Caillebotte’s masterpieces.

via ▶ Video Postcard: Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877) – YouTube.


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