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Friday, March 11, 2016

Imagine This!

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An alternative to the typical muzak which we hear while grocery shopping:


About the video:
Sacla' the Pesto Pioneers and Italian foodies favourite brand, served up a great surprise at John Lewis Foodhall from Waitrose and staged an impromptu Opera in the food aisles.

They planted five secret opera singers who were disguised as casual shoppers and store staff amongst the groceries who broke into song bringing the foodhall to a standstill with a rousing rendition of the Italian classic "Funiculì, Funiculà."

11 comments:

  1. What a way to bring some smiles to shoppers.

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  2. These impromptu musical/theatric 'flash mobs' are always a pleasant surprise...which curiously always result in a difficult to restrain flood of happy tears. Perhaps it's the sudden ease released from the stress of years of perpetual alertness to the potential dangers our betters have inflicted upon society.
    It's also fun to witness these gorgeous vocals exposed as regular folk who also don aprons, hoodies and suits - just like us - as opposed to layers of makeup and costumes on stage.
    More please! - heroyalwhyness

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    1. HRW,
      Good to see you here, my friend!

      FYI...Mr. AOW and I are still struggling on here. Almost 7 years now.

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  3. The reactions are fun to watch! nice stuff!

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    1. Yes, and the MUSIC is good to hear too, isn't it?

      A nice change from potatoes! ;-)

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  4. Delightful, if experienced once or twice in a life time. As a routine accompaniment to grocery shopping I imagine it would be too distracting, and might become objectionable.

    But nowhere NEAR as objectionable as the ESS-AITCH-EYE-TEA we are bombarded with TRIPLE FORTE through the loudspeakers at the supermarkets where I live.

    As one of my great aunts famously said many years ago when we took her to lunch at one of the local Juke Joints popular at the time, "Is there any way we might purchase a few moments of SILENCE from that awful thing?"

    I love opera, but prefer to experience it –– and all OTHER forms of music –– in their proper place.

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    1. The opera performance piece was certainly elevating but I haven't found supermarket music objectionable lately.

      Last time I was at Trader Joe's they were playing a Buddy Holly/Everly Bros. medley. Fun stuff.

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  5. What fun!

    And we agree with FT about what we typically hear in most stores these days.

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    1. Thank you, Baysider! It's always encouraging to learn you are not alone. ;-)

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  6. The next time you pick up a rotisserie chicken, whether accompanied by life opera or not, try the following recipe. I developed it , myself, in desperation when these convenience items started to remind me of the smell of old, unwashed gym socks. PHEW!


    HOW to CURE FUNKY, NASTY-SMELLING ROTISSERIE CHICKEN


    Remove breast and thigh meat from the bones of the cooked chicken.
    Discard skin. Cut into small chunks. Set aside.

    Make a dressing consisting of

    1/4-1/3 cup of Balsamic vinegar
    2-3 teaspoons of light brown sugar
    1 heaping tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
    2-3 heaping tablespoons Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
    5-6 dashes Tabasco or other hot sauce

    Whisk all ingredients together until thoroughly blended.
    Pour dressing over chicken pieces
    Mix thoroughly; cover, then refrigerate

    I/4 small onion finely minced
    1/2 of large green pepper chopped medium fine
    A healthy handful of raisins (1/3-1/2 a cup)

    Add onion, pepper, raisins to dressed chicken.
    Mix thoroughly; cover and refrigerate at least two hours.

    If salad seems too dry, you may add more mayonnaise –– sparingly.

    TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT. IT MAKES ORDINARY CHICKEN SALAD TASTE WONDERFUL.

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