Music Prolongs Life as it did for David Rubinoff and His Violin

Will Rogers Plays the Violin, or Tries to with Rubinoff

Will Rogers Plays Had a Place in My Life Through Rubinoff. For years I worked with “Rubinoff and His Violin.” He always would praise Will Rogers. Rubinoff stated in his autbiography: “Will used to give me advice. He was a happy fellow and a pleasure to be near. Will advised me on timing, how to time my gestures, how to get the audience to do my bidding, and how to talk to provoke the appropriate responses.”  This quote is from Rubinoff’s book, Dance of the Russian Peasant. His wife, Dame Darlene Rubinoff, co-authored the book with her husband.  Maestro Rubinoff always paid homage to Will Rogers at his concerts.

Will Rogers Plays:

William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, in present-day Oologah, Oklahoma—then part of Indian territory. … Himself part Cherokee, Rogers socialized with both indigenous people.  Interest in Will Rogers plays found its way into a hit Broadway show: The Will Rogers Follies is a musical with a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.

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Will Rogers Follies

It focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers, using as a backdrop the Ziegfeld Follies, which he often headlined, and describes every episode in his life in the form of a big production number.

He gave Rubinoff a gigantic pocket watch. Will had the poem below engraved on its back. Will also included his picture with Dave with the following inscription: “To the greatest fiddler in the world. Your Pal, Will Rogers 1932.” Rubinoff recited it at every single concert. Audiences loved itHere are some paraphrases::

Will Rogers plays Rubinoff's violin
Will Rogers plays Rubinoff’s Strad in a gag picture. Rubinoff is looking on and smiling.

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

Now is the only time we own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in “Tomorrow,”
For the Clock may then be still.

― Robert H. Smith

Conclusion: So many were jealous of Rubinoff. Musicians frequently were contemptuous about how he pandered to the public. However, they were really jealous of his income. In the 1930’s he made as much as $500,000/year. Now I offer a present to all my readers. Here is a free youtube link to Rubinoff and I, performing at our last concert in 1984. And yes, he’ll show off his Will Rogers pocket watch. You can hear the thunderstorm at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House during the concert. Oh yes, please share. This is happy and entertaining!

Lost Concert “Rubinoff and His Violin” on Oquaga Lake, 1984 – YouTube
Jun 22, 2015 – Uploaded by Lesley & Ohrenstein

In one of the final years of his life, renowned violinist Dave Rubinoff plays … Your browser does not currently …

Bible and its References to a Secret Code of Numbers

Bible and its References to a Secret Code of Numbers. Here is a quote from one of my first books. It is called The Staff of God. Its  424 pages are written in quatrains. The book uses iambic pentameter.  I sensed that what I  wrote was related to me by an Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. We encountered each other around Oquaga Lake in Deposit New York. There, she communicated on my morning on hikes.  During this time was employed as the piano player at Scott’s. See the map for its location. She revealed hidden number codes alluded to in the Bible.  That started my writing. It has continued for almost 40 years.


The New English Bible also offers More Quotes that Refer to an Ancient Number Code that Gives Rest to the Soul.
Below is a key quote. It  reveals the use the use  3 x 3 number square.
Map of Picture of Oquaga Lake. The lake and the Bible are almost partners.
Scott’s always had a Biblical flavor: Daily, ministers gave “Thoughts for the Day” at 9:15 AM. Rabbis and ministers would wed couples on the lake. The water is crystal clear and spring fed.


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Quote from my book of poetry on The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. “In this quietude I find a moment for devotion. The flavor of nature is savored as I imbibe its magical potion.”


God works his will through the medium of the 3 x 3 number square
This grid of numbers has inspired kings and prophets
Masons have built their temples by this dormant code.
It has offered world leaders a sense of unity and purpose.

In 2,000 B.C. Emperor Yu in China
Saw a divine tortoise in the Yellow River.
The marks on the back of the tortoise gave him wisdom.
In its traditional arrangement, markings depicted the square of three (featured picture).

Plato in Laws alludes to a number code
That stood behind all ancient sciences (these were ancient even in his time).
It brought together government, divinity and astronomy.
For centuries it has remained  a guarded secret.

The “way” or “straight track” is an integral part of  the 3 x 3 number square.
A scripture in Isaiah alludes to this secret.
It openly uses the square’s characteristic numbers:
Its total (1 thru 9 being 45) and its center (5 which is the 2 -3).

Isaiah 45:2-3: I will go before thee; and make the crooked places straight. I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut asunder the bars of iron. And I will give you the treasure of darkness and hidden riches of secret places. That thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. Revisiting  the blogs on DSOworks. will help in comprehending this  “grain of mustard seed.” The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, through her 80 illustrated poems, is available on

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Picture of the dwelling area of the Algonquin Indians includes the Lennie Lenape tribe. I sensed a spiritual presence on Oquaga Lake where I was employed as a pianist.