Photo of the week
From America's most photogenic city comes this postcard-pretty holiday shot of City Hall taken on New Year's Eve 2011-2012. A photo stroll around the city's neighborhoods and tourist vistas of the annual New Year's fireworks led to a photoset that made for a perfect Youtube holiday bauble.
(On a personal note, when making the video for youtube, I tried to think of the most massive, monumental piece of symphonic music imaginable to accompany the fireworks fantasia.
Immediately my mind went to a classic Stan Freberg radio satire about a man whose search for the perfect audiophile stereo system led him to turn his entire house into a speaker . Then he and his wife were forced to move out of the house and into the garage.
Listen to it here and see if you recognize the "blow out the speakers" music at the finale of the sketch!)