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Lucienne Boyer – Mon coeur est un violon, 1945: make music part of your life series


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La prise de la Bastille (Sketch Guru – my art collection)


Prise de la Bastille (MyArtCollection)

Prise de la Bastille (MyArtCollection) 

I sketch this painting with Sketch Guru on my Android phone :-) http://bit.ly/sketchguru

After that, I turned to Fast Stone Image Editor to resize, adjust colors and crop…

 

Glassblowing


Glassblowing

Glassblowing is the art of shaping molten glass into a vessel by blowing air into it through a tube. Its processes have remained essentially the same since ancient times. Glass materials are fused at high temperatures, boiled down, skimmed, cooled several hundred degrees, and then blown. The manufacture of simple glass objects, like light bulbs, is now done by machines, but ornamental objects are still made using traditional methods. One key glassblowing tool is a “punty.” What is it used for? More… Discuss

Origami


Origami

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into decorative or representative shapes. Its early history is unknown, but it likely developed from the older art of folding cloth. Over the centuries, an extensive literature has developed around the art form, helping spread the practice far beyond Japan’s borders. The crane is a favorite subject of the origami tradition. According to legend, anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. What is kirigami? More… Discuss

quotation: It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde


It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

The Danger, poetic thought by George-B (©Always) (the smudge and other poems)


The Danger, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

The Danger lurking in plain sight,
disguised
as benevolent face…
It holds a book,
of broken promises,
some secrets to be kept…
How more can one deceive,
another one with,
But selling all there is,
and getting bloated at it…
The epics of persona selling,
is just as old as slave trade,
yes, it is…

today’s birthday: Marc Chagall (1887)


Marc Chagall (1887)

Chagall was a Belarusian artist often considered a forerunner of the surrealist movement. He began studying painting in 1907 and soon blended elements of cubism into his expressionistic style. His Jewish heritage served as a source of great inspiration to him, and images of Jewish life and folklore and biblical themes frequently feature in his art. He explored a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, etching, tapestry, mosaic, and stained glass. Where can his work be seen? More… Discuss

facebook, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems)


facebook, poetic thought by George-B

To like or not to like:
That is today’s question:
Facebook plays with my feelings of liking and disliking,
but you know that,
it’s all over the news…the betrayal of trust of confidence,
of the most basic relationship…among people:
Fairness, not taking advantage of each other,
as a tool to make yourself rich (and make another poor)
But then you knew there is nothing sincere about facebook, that some made into faithbook: big mistake, big, big mistake)

need: to return ethics to the world!

make music part of your life Series: “The Banjo”, by Louis Moreau Gottschalk


The Banjo“, by Louis Moreau Gottschalk

(Performed by pianist, ROLLIN WILBER)

today’s birthday: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804)


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804)

Hawthorne was one of the great masters of American fiction. His novels and tales are penetrating explorations of moral and spiritual conflicts, and his masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter, is often considered the first American psychological novel. Hawthorne also helped to establish the American short story as a significant art form with his haunting tales of human loneliness, frustration, hypocrisy, eccentricity, and frailty. What future US president did Hawthorne befriend in college? More… Discuss

word: canorous


canorous 

Definition: (adjective) Richly melodious.
Synonyms: songful
Usage: When I sing in the shower, my off-key caterwauling takes on a surprisingly canorous tone. Discuss.

make music part of your life series: SAMOHI (Philharmonic Orchestra) Procession of the Nobles from “Mlada” Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


SAMOHI (Philharmonic Orchestra) Procession of the Nobles from “MladaNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The wheel, poetic thought by George-B (The smudge and other poems)


The wheel, poetic thought by George-B
(The smudge and other poems)

In the quest
To define the wheel
The scientist gave it the circle
The artist gave it any shape
The wood cutter cut a section of a tree…
And rolled downhill…
there came Pythagoras, and
he gave the wheel it’s formula

It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)


It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)

Before me, before I was,
There were two ideas of me, two thoughts
In two minds…and it was alright…
Then one day they came together in one,
New string of DNA, and it was all right…
I was then immersed in the ocean bubble, until
I grew wings, and it was alright…
One day, early morning, I thought
I could leave the ocean
for the rigors of land crawling,
but I did not crawl…
not for a while…and it was alright…
Then
Everything became prosaic, and prose,
and the poetry was lost to
the mundane passage of time,
and nothing could replace that anymore…
not ever…and it’s all right…

Censorship, poetic thought by George-B) (the smudge and other poems – Page-)


Censorship, poetic thought by George-B)
(the smudge and other poems)

We all value things – essentially worthless –
We make them valuable as they rot into forgetfulness
Gold medals, rings, and pocket watches
Old coins, now not currency,
We all give them extrinsic value
Dry flowers, pressed between the pages
Of out of print volumes, and censured volumes
And put to death volumes, by scorching fire, bonfire of volumes
Dangerously truthful to truth volumes, and tomes of many,
many writings in languages forgotten to time itself,
Witchcraft manuals and other books and manuscripts,
and philosophies we agree not with…
All becoming ash and smoke on the bonfire of un-appealable volumes…

Instead, poetic thought by George-B. (my poetry collection: “The Smudge and other poems” Page))


Instead, poetic thought by George-B.


Instead

Of heroic return to sanity
On a tree branch
I chose a steady
Pass all sane, not quite so heroic,
yet sane,
less firecrackers for the 4th,

instead, 

rather virtual kaleidoscope
paintings, and Fotoshetcher application of
Creativity, on the music of Dvorak, Chopin, and
about another few dozens composers
hundred of songs:
All love flowing
like a spring,
continuously flowing,
uninterrupted by unexpected fireworks at midnight
on the 3rd, 4th and well into the 5th:
lets keep it virtual

instead,

instead,

instead
lets keep it real instead, instead, instead…

Irish Step Dance (IRISH DANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BOSTON 2013)


Irish Step Dance

Irish step dance is a type of recreational and competitive folk dance whose tradition probably grew in tandem with Ireland’s rich tradition in music. It may be performed as a solo dance or in groups and is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and quick, precise footwork. Though it originated in Ireland, this style of dance has become popular around the globe, thanks in large part to the recent productions Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Where did Riverdance debut? More… Discusst may be performed as a solo dance or in groups and is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and quick, precise footwork. Though it originated in Ireland, this style of dance has become popular around the globe, thanks in large part to the recent productions Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Where did Riverdance debut? More… Discuss

IRISH DANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BOSTON 2013

 

Sediments, poetic thought by George-B (my poetry collection)


Sediments,  poetic thought by George-B

Grudge
Hurt
Long time
Has passed

Empathy
Warmth
It touched
Under the surface
Long time
Has passed

Memories
Existing
Descending
The spiral
Eccentric

Future
If any
Remembers
The time
When it will be
In the making

(©Always, George-B)

Norah Jones: Turn me on (“…My Hi-Fi’s waiting for a new tune The glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes…”)


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Fan tribute to great artists,singer,and song.
LYRICS:
Like a flower waiting to bloom
Like a lightbulb in a dark room
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come home and turn me on

Like the desert waiting for the rain
Like a school kid waiting for the spring
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

My poor heart, it’s been so dark since you been gone
After all, you’re the one who turns me off
You’re the only one who can turn me back on

My Hi-Fi’s waiting for a new tune
The glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on
Turn me on

Just a thought: “Fictitious reality…”, by George-B ©Always


Just a thought:  “Fictitious reality: Nothing complicates reality more than fiction
fictitious reality is not something new:It’s been allowed
to make court for emperors and kings,
houses and congresses
presidents and councils

The story of clothes, the story of tailors are
as fictitious as they are real

They’re as real today as they were in the dark aged years
They are cloaked in lies, and shades of no pure thought
They eat the mouth of the truthful and worse: they care not!
They feel the running of colors and fixation of lie, the false apparel that’s as transparent as finest crystal glass.

by George-B ©Always

Fictitious Reality/Spiritual Writers Network

Fictitious Reality/Spiritual Writers Network

 

quotation: The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)


The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Discuss

today’s birthday: Igor Stravinsky (1882)


Igor Stravinsky (1882)

Stravinsky was a Russian-American composer considered by many to be the greatest and most versatile composer of the 20th century. His first major success, The Firebird, brought him international renown in 1910. He followed this the next year with the great ballet score Petrushka and two years after that with his most acclaimed—and controversial—work, the ballet The Rite of Spring, recognized as a landmark and masterpiece of modern music. Why did its premiere provoke a riot? More… Discuss

make music part of your life series: Pepe Romero – Suite Espanola, Op. 47, No. 3 Sevilla (Isaac Albeniz)


Pepe Romero – Suite Espanola, Op. 47, No. 3 Sevilla (Isaac Albeniz)

 

make music part of your life series: Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – Mood Indigo


“Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an “inventive” cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing.”
-Wikipedia

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great compositions/performances: Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies (Ciccolini) video from Rene Clair – Entr’acte (1924)


Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies

(piano:  Aldo Ciccolini)

Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies
piano: Aldo Ciccolini
1. lent et douloureux 0:00
2. lent et triste 3:05
3. lent et grave 5:30

video from Rene Clair – Entr’acte (1924)

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quotation: Bertrand Russell – to conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom


Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Discuss

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make music part of your life series: Janacek – Idyll for Strings


Janacek – Idyll for Strings

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quotation: Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. Herman Melville


Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss

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article: Totem Poles


Totem Poles

Totem poles are towering sculptures carved from trees by a number of Native American peoples along the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. They display mythological images, usually animal spirits. The poles

Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, B...

Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, British Columbia in the 1900s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

are erected to identify the owner of a house or other property, welcome visitors, indicate a portal or passageway, mark a gravesite, and even to ridicule an important person who failed in some way. Why was this last type of pole—a “shame pole”—erected in Cordova, Alaska, in 2007? More… Discuss

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FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – pencil sketch 1 (my art collection)


FotoSketcher - manastirea sambata de sus - pencil sketch 1

FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – pencil sketch 1

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make music part of your life series: Kayla Wong Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Part 4


Kayla Wong Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Part 4

http://www.kaylawong.net

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Great Compositions/Performances: Bach-Richter-Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (HD)


Bach-Richter-Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (HD)

English: Statue of J.S. Bach close Thomaskirch...

English: Statue of J.S. Bach close Thomaskirche in Leipzig. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Münchener Bach Orchester-Karl Richter (HD video)

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Jean-Philippe Rameau – Naïs


Jean-Philippe RameauNaïs

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1983 – 1764), France:

- Naïs (Suite orchestrale)
I. Ouverture
II. Musette
III. Entrée majestueux des Dieux
IV. Gavotte pour Zephirs
V. Gavotte gracieuse en Rondeau
VI. Rigaudons
VII. Sarabande
VIII. Entrée des Luteurs et Chaconne
IX. Tambourins
X. Loure
XI. Sarabande
XII. Musette

Orchestre de la dix-huitième siècle
(Orchestra of the Eighteen Century)
Frans Brüggen

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GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Boléro – Maurice Ravel – Münchner Philharmoniker – Sergiu Celibidache


BoléroMaurice Ravel – Münchner Philharmoniker – Sergiu Celibidache

Sergiu Celibidache dirigiert die Münchner Philharmoniker; Maurice Ravel: Boléro

Inhaltsangabe der TV-Zeitschrift “Gong“:
Anläßlich des Geburtstages von Sergiu Celibidache am 28. Juni zeigt das ZDF eine Aufzeichnung des glanzvollen Interpretation von Maurice Ravels “Bolero” von 1983.

(VHS-Mitschnitt, ZDF, 1987)

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Erroll Garner – They can’t take that away from me (From the “Concert by the sea” – album)


Erroll GarnerThey can’t take that away from me

From the “Concert by the sea” – album.

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Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) – Paintings by Alexander Mann


Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) – Paintings by Alexander Mann

Music : Kim Richey – A Place Called Home (Studio version) . Paintings by Alexander Mann (1853 – 1908, scottish landscape and genre painter) – he was a member of New English Art Club and Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Video by Laurentziu Ro (Romania)

It’s not hard to see anyone who looks at me
Knows I am just a rolling stone
Never landed any place to call my own
To call my own

Well it seems like so long ago
But it really ain’t you know, I started off a crazy kid
Miracle I made it though the things I did
The things I did

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain or snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I’ll make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

I had a chance to settle down, get a job and live in town
Work in some old factory
I never liked the foreman standing over me
Over me

No I rather walk a windy road, rather know the things I know
See the world with my own eye
No regrets, no looking back, no good byes
No good byes

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain or snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I’ll make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

Na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na
Na na na na na ah na
Ah na na na na na

And some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain nor snow
Till then I’ll travel alone
And I make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

Some day I’ll go where there ain’t no rain nor snow
Dream of a place called home

Songwriters
HENDERSON, MICHAEL JAMES / RICHEY, KIM

Published by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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David O. Selznick (1902)


David O. Selznick (1902)

Selznick was an iconic producer during the early days of Hollywood. He worked for several Hollywood studios before founding his own Selznick International Pictures in 1936. He was renowned for intruding in his productions either through long detailed memos or by actually directing a few scenes. Selznick is best known for producing the epic film Gone with the Wind, which earned him an Oscar for Best Picture. The following year, he won a second consecutive Best Picture Oscar for what film? More… Discuss

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Debussy, Printemps: Suite Symphonique. Pierre Boulez


Debussy, Printemps: Suite Symphonique. Pierre Boulez

Debussy,
Printemps: Suite Symphonique
1. Tres Modere
2. Modere
Pierre Boulez

 

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Expectation, poetic thought by George B (my poetry collection)


Expectation, poetic thought by George B

It happen once before, creation,
when all there wasn’t turned into being
But then it all fell into complacency
And we became accustomed to just this -
We call being…

Being interrupted,
takes one to before creation,
when nothing was, yet,
everything had an equal chance to become…
fifty- fifty chance,
either – or
neither–nor,
it is that simple,
being, not being,
it’s expected…

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Frederic Chopin- Nocturne no. 6 op. 15 no. 3 in G Minor


Frederic Chopin- Nocturne no. 6 op. 15 no. 3 in G Minor
Performed by Adam Harasiewicz

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Sergei Rachmaninoff – Suite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17


Sergei RachmaninoffSuite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17

Pianos:  J. Thorson, J. Thurber

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Remembering “House M.D.” – A Tribute to the “king of tv shows”



Goodbye House. A show I will always remember.
Best viewed in 720p

Contains SPOILERS for House seasons 1 to 8
Music – Sunshine by John Murphy

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ARTICLE: WHAT A RELIEF!


What a Relief!

In sculpture, the term “relief” refers to any work in which the figures project from a flat background. In alto-relievo, or high relief, the protrusion is great. Basso-relievo, or bas-relief, protrudes only slightly. Mezzo-relievo is intermediate between the two. Ancient Egyptian and Etruscan art also features cavo-relievo, literally “hollow relief,” in which the design is incised deeper than the background. What commonplace item found in many of our pockets features bas-relief?More… Discuss

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Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Original Studio Version)



Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Original Studio Version)

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452)


Leonardo da Vinci (1452)

Da Vinci was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, and scientist. His drawings depict subjects ranging from flying machines to caricatures

The Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and are rendered with scientific precision and consummate artistry. Included among his works are intricate anatomical studies of humans, animals, and plants. The richness and originality of intellect expressed in his notebooks reveal one of the greatest minds of all time. Why are most of his journals written in mirror-image cursive? More… Discuss

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QUOTATION: Rudyard Kipling


Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Henry David Thoreau


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

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