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Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930) Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)


 

 

 

 

 

Rie Sinclair – Island of Loneliness

 

 

 

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878

Ilya Repin, Self-portrait, 1878 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Art – Painter: Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)
Painting: Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 c...

Barge Haulers wading. Oil on canvas. 62 × 97 cm. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves

Ilya Repin. Apples and Leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Marin Marais (1656-1728) – Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris (1723)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Marin Marais (1656-1728), composer

Marin Marais (1656-1728), composer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Marin Marais (1656-1728) – Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris [The Bells of St. Genevieve] from La Gamme et Autres Morceaux de Symphonie (1723)

New Comma Baroque – Matthew C. Cataldi, Baroque violin, Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Morlan, historical keyboards

 

Various Viols Nederlands: Diverse typen violas

Various Viols Nederlands: Diverse typen violas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Recorded March 27th-28th, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL 

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Baroque !

Baroque ! (Photo credit: fred_v)

 

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris, “The Bells of St. Genevieve” in English, is a work by Marin Marais written in 1723 for violviolin and harpsichord withbasso continuo. It can be considered a passacaglia or a chaconne, with a repeating D, F, E bass line. Being a student of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, it is perhaps Marais’ most famous composition that explores the various techniques of the viol.

 

The work begins with 4 measures of the bass line played by the continuo and viol, then, on the 5th measure the violin takes over the melody. Throughout the piece, the violin and viol take turns with the melody.

 

The viol part is of great difficulty because of Marais’s mastery of that instrument. The centerpiece is not the melody, the violin, but the viol. His work can be thought of as something to showcase the violist’s skill, despite that it does not always have the melody.

 

The piece also exists in a version for solo double bass, having been arranged by Norman Ludwin for Ludwin Music. An electronic version on aFairlight synthesizer was used in the soundtrack of the 1982 film “Liquid Sky“.

 

 

 

 

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Arthur Rubinstein – Chopin Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54


English: Arthur Rubinstein, pianist, in Prague...

English: Arthur Rubinstein, pianist, in Prague 1914 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cat Power – Sea of Love


Juno in Juno *--*

Juno in Juno *–* (Photo credit: YamiPaperDreams!.-)

“Juno”, (2007)

Lyrics:
Come with me, my love
To the sea, the sea of love
I want to tell you how much I love you

Do you remember when we met?
That day I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you how much I love you

‘Pour toi mon amour’, by Jacques Prevert



‘Pour toi mon amour’
, by Jacques Prevert

Je suis allé au marché aux oiseaux
Et j’ai acheté des oiseaux
Pour toi
mon amour
Je suis allé au marché aux fleurs
Et j’ai acheté des fleurs
Pour toi
mon amour
Je suis allé au marché à la ferraille
Et j’ai acheté des chaînes
De lourdes chaînes
Pour toi
mon amour
Et puis je suis allé au marché aux esclaves
Et je t’ai cherchée
Mais je ne t’ai pas trouvée
mon amour

Les enfants de Prévert ne sont là pour personne

‘Les enfants de Prévert ne sont là pour personne’ (Photo credit: Cristian Ştefănescu)

Quotation: Jules Renard


‘Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.’  Jules Renard

Français : La Vie des quatre bâtons de chaise,...

Français : La Vie des quatre bâtons de chaise, par Jules Renard et Kanfr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Day in the Yesteryear: CULT OF THE SUPREME BEING INAUGURATED IN FRANCE WITH NATIONAL FESTIVAL (1794)


 

Festival of the Cult of the Supreme Being, 1794

Festival of the Cult of the Supreme Being, 1794 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cult of the Supreme Being Inaugurated in France with National Festival (1794)

During the Reign of Terror, leading French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre devised the Cult of the Supreme Being as the official state religion in an attempt to counter the atheistic Cult of Reason. The deist religion, which avowed patriotism and the immortality of the soul, was celebrated with a huge festival in Paris in 1794. However, other revolutionaries soon sought to end Robespierre’s growing power, and he was guillotined less than two months later. What became of the religion? More… Discuss

NEANDERTHAL TUMOR HIGHLIGHTS CANCER’S LONG HISTORY


 

Neanderthal Skeleton, AMNH

Neanderthal Skeleton, AMNH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neanderthal Tumor Highlights Cancer’s Long History

Many cancers today are attributed at least in part to pollutants in our environment, but the discovery of atumor in a 120,000-year-old fossilized Neanderthal rib highlights the fact that primitive humans were also susceptible to this disease despite living under considerably different conditions.

map of main sites where classical Neandertal f...

map of main sites where classical Neandertal fossil where found. Corrected Molodova to Molodovo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The cancerous rib is the earliest known evidence of a tumor in the human fossil record, predating all previous finds by more than 100,000 years. More… Discuss

CITRUS COULD COMBAT MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS


The Mantoux skin test consists of an intraderm...

The Mantoux skin test consists of an intradermal injection of exactly one tenth of a milliliter (mL) of PPD tuberculin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

"Fight tuberculosis - obey the rules of h...

“Fight tuberculosis – obey the rules of health” – A poster from the Works Progress Administration created between 1936–1941 urges the public to prevent tuberculosis by having good sleeping habits, eating well, and getting exposure to sunlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citrus Could Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

In recent years, strains of tuberculosis have emerged that are able to withstand some of the most potent antibiotics on the market, but a fairly low-tech solution could be their undoing. When vitamin C is introduced to tuberculosis bacteria in a test tube, it triggers a process that kills off the bacilli—even drug-resistant strains. It is possible that, when used in conjunction with existing tuberculosis treatments, vitamin C could help root out these hard-to-treat infections. More… Discuss

Main symptoms of different variants and stages...

Main symptoms of different variants and stages of tuberculosis (See Wikipedia:Tuberculosis), with many symptoms overlapping with other variants, while others are more (but not entirely) specific for certain variants. Multiple variants may be present simultaneously. Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

From “Mircea Eliade et La Redecouverte du Sacre” by Paul Barba-Négra 1987 FR3


Română: Casa unde a trăit scriitorul Mircea El...

Română: Casa unde a trăit scriitorul Mircea Eliade între 1934-1940 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


From “Mircea Eliade et La Redecouverte du Sacre” by Paul Barba-Négra 1987 FR3

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Quotation: HENRY DAVID THOREAU on the way we fail to treat each other appropriately (tenderly).


1967 U.S. postage stamp honoring Henry David T...

1967 U.S. postage stamp honoring Henry David Thoreau. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: EMILE BERLINER (1851) an inventor (first flat disk recording)


 

English: Emile Berliner, with the model of the...

English: Emile Berliner, with the model of the first phonograph machine which he invented. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Emile Berliner (1851)

After apprenticing as a printer in Germany, Berliner immigrated to the US and became interested in the new audio technologies of his day. He patented a series of improvements to Alexander Graham Bell’s recently invented telephone before turning his attention to the phonograph. In 1888, he introduced the first flat disc recording, a marked improvement over Thomas Edison’s recording cylinders for the phonograph and a precursor of the modern record. What were some of Berliner’s other inventions? More… Discuss

GOLDBEATER’S SKIN


Goldbeater

Goldbeater (Photo credit: Kevan)

 

 

Goldbeater’s Skin

 

Made from the outer membrane of a cow’s intestine, goldbeater’s skin is a parchment with unusual properties that make it uniquely suited for certain applications. Thin and elastic, it is traditionally used to separate layers of gold as they are hammered into infinitesimally thin sheets. It is also used in the hygrometer, a device used to measure humidity, and in the reeds of oboes. The world’s available supply of goldbeater’s skin was once exhausted by what new use for the material? More… Discuss

 

Gold-Beaters

Gold-Beaters (Photo credit: DamienHR)

 

 

 

Quotation: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) on Becoming Wise (Wisdom is – if ever – rather acquired than inherited)


The latter part of a wise man’s life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

Jonathan Swift's grave in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Jonathan Swift’s grave in St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Photo credit: RealMattKane)

 Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

NB: “Wisdom is – if ever – rather acquired than inherited”

Today’s Birthday: ANNA MAGNANI (1908) an actress – (S’il pleut, c’est le bon Dieux qui nous envoie cà”)


Cinecittà

Cinecittà (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anna Magnani (1908)

An illegitimate child abandoned by her parents and raised by her grandparents in a Roman slum, Magnani overcame incredible odds to become an internationally acclaimed, Academy Award-winning actress. She began her performing career singing bawdy street songs in the nightclubs of Rome, but before long she was starring on the stage and screen, earning recognition for her dynamic and forceful portrayals of earthy, lower-class women. A believer in the supernatural, Magnani claimed to have what power? More… Discuss

CORONER SAYS SODA HABIT CONTRIBUTED TO WOMAN’S DEATH or what’swrongwithwater? or coca-cola: drink responsibly?


English: Coca Cola exhibit at Dorcheat Museum ...

English: Coca Cola exhibit at Dorcheat Museum in Minden, LA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Coroner Says Soda Habit Contributed to Woman’s Death

The death of a 30-year-old New Zealand woman three years ago may have had a lot to do with her excessive Coca-Cola consumption. The mother of eight reportedly drank up to 10 liters of the soft drink each day, in the process consuming twice the daily recommended limit of caffeine and 11 times the recommended quantity of sugar. This, the coroner now believes, took a toll on her heart and caused her to develop cardiac arrhythmia, contributing to her death fromcardiac arrestMore… Discuss

Quote F.Scott Fitzgerald: On criticizing


“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby, Ch. 1

 

Half-empty vs. Half-full glass


A glass is neither half-full, nor half-empty: It may be either full with gas, or full with liquid, or falf full with liquid and gas. The liquid, unless in impoderability will fill the bottom of the glass containing it. So the pessimist is as optimistical as the optimist, and viceversa. Now, this is only in theory, as I never turned the glass 

 

Wineglass with blue liquid

Wineglass with blue liquid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

upside douwn, due to fear of loosing the liquid. 

 

Rap-tonguelar (a poetic thought by George-b)


Rap-tonguelar  
(a poetic thought by George-b)

A world ripped from magic, from stories
of coming and going, on perpetual passing heroes
With magic gone so are the heroes, 
with heroes gone so is hope than
hope replaced by the illusion of truth, the deniers of humanity, the dark heroes
here for themselves,
self, sell-fish-ly weak,
feeding on weakness, on innocence, on hunger,
drank with victory over blood, blood that belongs to others,
true heroes, indeed, in a world unmagical,
disrobed of magic the Emperor wear the illusion of clothes,
press free togas so now the empty scene of the theater itself curtain-less, always visible to the eye fearoverhopeoverthetopfearoffearitselfortheoverthetopcoldheatoflieskeepsonefromfreezing: yes the longest multi-word not yet in your dictionary is finally here: happy elections 2012,2016,10162020,and onandonandon: aberration!

Line art drawing of a man in a toga.

Line art drawing of a man in a toga. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quotation: Leonard Cohen – a bard – on ‘Love’


 

“Love is not a victory march, it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah” (from his eclectic song ‘Hallelujah’

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song)

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Today’s Birthday: John Locke (1632)


John Locke (1632)

Locke was an English philosopher and founder of British Empiricism. He summed up the Enlightenment in his belief in the middle class and its right to freedom of conscience and right to property, in his faith in science, and in his faith in the goodness of humanity. His influence on philosophy and political theory has been incalculable. His 1690 Two Treatises of Government influenced the American and French revolutions. He once fled to Holland under suspicion of involvement in what plot? More… Discuss

John Locke's 1689 Two Treatises of Government,...

John Locke’s 1689 Two Treatises of Government, in it Locke calles “lives, liberties and estates” the “property” of individuals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quotation: Leonard Cohen – on Poetry


More Best of Leonard Cohen

More Best of Leonard Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Leonard Cohen, during the Geneva conc...

English: Leonard Cohen, during the Geneva concert of the 2008 tour. Français : Leonard Cohen, durant le concert donné à Genève dans le cadre de sa tournée de 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
― Leonard Cohen

Caltrops


Caltrops

English: Battle of Gaugamela (Arbela)

English: Battle of Gaugamela (Arbela) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A caltrop is a metal device with four projecting spikes arranged so that when any three spikes are on the ground, the fourth points upward. It can be used to damage feet, hooves, and—more commonly nowadays—tires. The earliest recorded use of caltrops was in the 331 BCE Battle of Gaugamela. Even in the 20th century, when mechanized warfare became the norm and horses were replaced with wheeled vehicles, caltrops retained their usefulness on the battlefield. How have they been used outside of war? More… Discuss

He said What? (Quotation): Henry Fielding (1707-1754) and Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931): on the art of conforting another


Giving comfort under affliction requires that penetration into the human mind, joined to that experience which knows how to soothe, how to reason, and how to ridicule; taking the utmost care never to apply those arts improperly.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Khalil Gibran Sculpture

Khalil Gibran Sculpture (Photo credit: rachaelvoorhees)

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a  guest and then becomes a host, and then a master.
      – Kahlil Gibran

Georges Brassens – Les passantes



Parole de Les Passantes:

Je veux dédier ce poème
A toutes les femmes qu’on aime
Pendant quelques instants secrets
A celles qu’on connait à peine
Qu’un destin différent entraîne
Et qu’on ne retrouve jamais

A celle qu’on voit apparaître
Une seconde à sa fenêtre
Et qui, preste, s’évanouit
Mais dont la svelte silhouette
Est si gracieuse et fluette
Qu’on en demeure épanoui

A la compagne de voyage
Dont les yeux, charmant paysage
Font paraître court le chemin
Qu’on est seul, peut-être, à comprendre
Et qu’on laisse pourtant descendre
Sans avoir effleuré sa main

A la fine et souple valseuse
Qui vous sembla triste et nerveuse
Par une nuit de carnaval
Qui voulu rester inconnue
Et qui n’est jamais revenue
Tournoyer dans un autre bal

A celles qui sont déjà prises
Et qui, vivant des heures grises
Près d’un être trop différent
Vous ont, inutile folie,
Laissé voir la mélancolie
D’un avenir désespérant

Chères images aperçues
Espérances d’un jour déçues
Vous serez dans l’oubli demain
Pour peu que le bonheur survienne
Il est rare qu’on se souvienne
Des épisodes du chemin

Mais si l’on a manqué sa vie
On songe avec un peu d’envie
A tous ces bonheurs entrevus
Aux baisers qu’on n’osa pas prendre
Aux cœurs qui doivent vous attendre
Aux yeux qu’on n’a jamais revus

Alors, aux soirs de lassitude
Tout en peuplant sa solitude
Des fantômes du souvenir
On pleure les lêvres absentes
De toutes ces belles passantes
Que l’on n’a pas su retenir

[ Ces sont Les Passantes Paroles sur http://www.parolesmania.com/ ]  

Parc-Georges-Brassens-avec-marche-aux-livres

Parc-Georges-Brassens-avec-marche-aux-livres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

France 24 International: 07/07/2012 BEYOND BUSINESS


France 24

France 24 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every month, the program tells a story of hyper-competition, a new kind of combat in which those involved, companies or state, confront each other mercilessly. In the studio, Ali Laïdi continues the discussion.Competition, economic combat, merciless confrontation between companies, states… Saturday every fortnight at 10.15AM.

All shows: 
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, op. 50


From Wikipedia: “The Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50 is a piece for violin and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven, one of two such compositions by Beethoven, the other beingRomance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40. It was written in 1798, 

Ludwig van Beethoven in 1820

Ludwig van Beethoven in 1820 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

four years before the first romance, and was published 1805, two years later than the first. Hence, this piece was designated as Beethoven’s second romance. It is one of Beethoven’s most popular works.”



You and I – Ingrid Michalson from the album Be OK.

Dan Romer, her producer, sings along.

Lyrics:

don’t you worry, there my honey 
we might not have any money 
but we’ve got our love to pay the bills 

maybe I think you’re cute and funny, 
maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you, 
if you know what I mean 

Oh, let’s get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France 
let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters 
and teach them how to dance 
let’s get rich and build our house on a mountain 
making everybody look like ants 
from way up there, you and I, you and I, you and I, 

well you might be a bit confused 
and you might be a little bit bruised 
but baby how we spoon like no one else 
so I will help you read those books 
if you will soothe my worried looks 
and we will put the lonesome on the shelf 

oh lets get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France 
let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters 
and teach them how to dance 
let’s get rich and build our house on a mountain 
making everybody look like ants 
from way up there you and I, you and I, you and I 

oh, lets get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France 
let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters 
and teach them how to dance 
let’s get rich and build our house on a mountain 
making everybody look like ants 
from way up there you and I, you and I, you and I 

Dan Romer with Ingrid Michaelson

Dan Romer with Ingrid Michaelson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Modern Mythology (by George-B) (a poetic thought memoir)


Modern Mythology ,

(by George-B)

In the beginning the Earth was … flat, like an Olympian disk,
elephants, lions even Atlas, were holding it on tired shoulders.

One morning came when  suddenly
 the Earth reached its roundness -  
From discoid to geoid,  like a remembered dream!

The universe never seemed impressed…

 

Geoid EGM96

Geoid EGM96 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shivaree – Goodnight Moon (Kill Bill 2 Soundtrack)



 
Soundtrack: Kill Bill Volume 2
Title: Goodnight Moon (Shivaree)

There’s a nail in the door 
And there’s glass on the lawn 
Tacks on the floor 
And the TV is on 
And I always sleep with my guns when you’re gone 

There’s a blade by the bed 
And a phone in my hand 
A dog on the floor 
And some cash on the nightstand 
When I’m all alone the dreaming stops 
And I just can’t stand 

What should I do I’m just a little baby 
What if the lights go out 
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan 
Outside the door he followed me home 

So goodnight moon 
I want the sun 
If it’s not here soon 
I might be done 
No it won?t be too soon ’til I say goodnight moon 

There’s a shark in the pool 
And a witch in the tree 
A crazy old neighbor and he’s been watching me 
And there’s footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall 
Something’s under the bed 
Now it’s out in the hedge 
There’s a big black crow sitting on my window ledge 
And I hear something scratching through the wall 

What should I do I’m just a little baby 
What if the lights go out 
And maybe and then the wind just starts to moan 
Outside the door he followed me home 
So goodnight moon 
I want the sun 
If it’s not here soon 
I might be done 
No it won’t be too soon ’til I say goodnight moon 

Goodnight Moon (song)

Goodnight Moon (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Waltzing the party (a poetic thought from George)


Waltzing the party
(a poetic thought from George)

we wait for things to stop
sometimes
for things to start
so we can stop or start to feel

to feel not, to forget to act, to forgive and
forget again and again, till the year past
takes it away again and again…

takes it away.

 

Eadweard Muybridge's Phenakistoscope: A Couple...

Eadweard Muybridge's Phenakistoscope: A Couple Waltzing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

From My Poems: ‘My inner Clock’


My Inner Clock,  by George-b (euzicasa)

 

I woke up that day, rested
Sunrise through heavy curtain…

‘Tomorrow’ was permeating thru me immaterially-
as sunrise was falling into a sunset but  day into night…
The time-watcher -the clock -winking its green LED at me:  ‘PM’

The sun was to rise one more time, just wait…What’s the hurry…

Sunrise over Moreton Bay-02=

Sunrise over Moreton Bay-02= (Photo credit: Sheba_Also)