Omnibit Of The Day 12-4-13

Dietrich Buxtehude, the great Danish composer and organist, must have had an ugly daughter. Johann Sebastian Bach, who at age 23 didn't have a pfennig in his pocket, walked from Arnstadt to Lubeck, Germany to hear him play the organ. Buxtehude, ready to retire tried to make a deal with young Bach. The organist job, if Bach would marry Fraulein Buxtehude. "Nein," said Bach. George Handel, another promising musician, had rejected the offer two years earlier.Omnibit Trivia 12-4-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

Dietrich Buxtehude, the great Danish composer and organist, must have had an ugly daughter. Johann Sebastian Bach, who at age 23 didn’t have a pfennig in his pocket, walked from Arnstadt to Lubeck, Germany to hear him play the organ.

Buxtehude, ready to retire tried to make a deal with young Bach. The organist job, if Bach would marry Fraulein Buxtehude. “Nein,” said Bach. George Handel, another promising musician, had rejected the offer two years earlier.

 

Omnibit Of The Day 11-29-13

Omnibit Trivia 11-29-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

Q. I was raised in Brooklyn. I was once the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. At other times I was a printer, carpenter, teacher, government clerk, and Army nurse during the Civil War, and a poet. What’s my name?

A. Walt Whitman.

 

Omnibit 11-28-13

Q – Who was Sarah Josepha Hale?

A – A famous magazine editor (Ladies Magazine, Godey’s Lady Book) during the 1800s. She is credited with writing verses to the children’s nursery rhyme “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” But more importantly she crusaded for and persuaded President Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.

–William W. Lawrence Sr.

Omnibit 7-6-2013

World champion Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake eats 16 bananas a day. Yohan Blake eats 16 bananas a day

Michael Arnstein, the reigning champion of the Javelina Jundred ultramarathon, eats an all fruit diet. It costs him $200 a day.

Arnstein should talk to Blake. It would save him some money.

Hat tip Outside Magazine.

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-6-2013 Yohan Blake eats 16 bananas a day