Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]


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Sayaka Shoji is the first Japanese and youngest winner at the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1999.
She was born into an artistic family and spent her childhood in Siena, Italy. She studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln under Zakhar Bron and graduated in 2004. Her other teachers have included Sashko Gawrillow, Uto Ughi and Shlomo Mintz.

Zubin Mehta has been her strong supporter. When Shoji auditioned for him in 2000, he immediately changed his schedule in order to make her first recording with the Israel Philharmonic possible in the following month, then invited her to perform with Bavarian State Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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New at euzicasa: Valentina Lisitsa – Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 12



[Quelle: Servus TV]

“The summer has finally arrived to Paris: balmy 30 degrees, sweaty tourists…. It is even more amazing that the moment music begins sounding all those people who a minute ago were hurrying along busily , those people suddenly stop in their tracks and dive into the magic of sound, like it was a cool pool. Enjoy this short report for http://www.streetpianos.com and next time you suddenly hear piano sounds on a hot summer day on a street – it’s not an aural mirage , it’s for real – come and join in !” Continue reading

WordPress.com: Should “Settings” Be Your Choice? (Please take part in this important survey)


I have recently experienced some unwanted activity on my website. To be more specific, some of the followers have associated with you too, my very welcome and followers.

In today’s world ,  I should think that the most fundamental right as a blog administrator would be to decides, upon revising the content who will, or not be approved to become your blogging family.
As I requested several times and through different avenues, WordPress.com so far dismissed my requests to implement Setting choices, allowing us to decide who will, or will not follow us, based upon subject matter, interests, language, and so many other valid criteria in existence here at WordPress.com.  

At this time WordPress.com has no way to allow us the choice of moderating access, compared to Twitter, or even Facebook.

I think that Twitter services have a direct, easy to use, friendly way of empowering a member to freedom of association, and everyone of us is entitled to, without having o ask WordPress.com administration to do that for us upon request (which as I said earlier does not work, or even worse to have to directly contact such followers, which is beneath me (at least).

Here is how Twitter deal with this issue, at a immediate action of the twitter user (highlighted in yellow): 

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Following is a Poll (my first) asking for your input in this issue, and the question is:

“Should the administrator of a WordPress.com be allowed to decide upon the membership at their site?”

Should you need further clarification on this matter, please feel free to comment, before voting! 

Thank you Friends! (as you can see this is NOT about you, it is about us all, I am sure you can too see why

Following is one example for the reasons I requested that word.press.com, allow for administrators’ settings. It would save time, and allow one the peace and tranquility of not having to interact with unwitty profane and vulgar characters!

Phylospher's Stone

Phylospher’s Stone CURSING AND PROFANITY

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Hello World!


Air bridge overheadWelcome to: euzicasa.wordpress.com 

        This website is about art, artists and the way some of them  have influenced my whole life.
If at times the content may seem nostalgic, is only when it resonate in quality, in message and in power to influence human knowledge of one’s feelings.
        I am reminded of the little time we have to meditate upon the beauty around us, in an infinity of forms.
It is a duty, I think to share values, like leaflets over a monotonous life, and troubled civilization, away from the roll of coins that cannot buy neither a soul, nor that which makes us human.
        So happy trails, and I hope you too will find something in theses pages that you’ll like to share with others.

Thank You Friends,

George. Continue reading

Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)



Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading

ESL: PARTS OF SOMETHING


ESL: PARTS OF SOMETHING

ESL: PARTS OF SOMETHING

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ESL: PUNCTUATION CHART


ESL: PUNCTUATION CHART

ESL: PUNCTUATION CHART

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Horoscope♉: 10/15/2019


Horoscope♉:
10/15/2019

You’re apt to feel rather tense today and blame it on boredom and discontent with your current life. You could spend much of the morning daydreaming, formulating outrageous plans to escape what you see as a rut. While doing this you might discover an idea that’s not only appealing but also workable. Consider it carefully over the next few days. You might want to go for it!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: World Food Day


Today’s Holiday:
World Food Day

Proclaimed in 1979 by the conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, World Food Day is designed to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to promote cooperation in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. October 16 is the anniversary of the founding of the FAO in Rome, Italy, in 1945. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: William Orville Douglas (1898)


Today’s Birthday:
William Orville Douglas (1898)

Douglas, a US Supreme Court justice and author, practiced and taught law early in his career, before becoming a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1936. As SEC chairman, he engineered the reorganization of US stock exchanges, instituted measures aimed at protecting small investors, and began government regulation of the sale of securities. In 1939, the president appointed him to the Supreme Court. For what controversial act did Congress attempt to impeach Douglas? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Marie Antoinette Guillotined (1793)


This Day in History:
Marie Antoinette Guillotined (1793)

The daughter of Austrian Archduchess Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, Marie Antoinette was the queen of France and wife of King Louis XVI. Her devotion to Austria, reputation for extravagance, and connection to scandals made her unpopular and helped to provoke the French Revolution. After the storming of the Tuileries palace, she and Louis were accused of treason. The king was executed, and Marie was tried, found guilty, and guillotined. Did she really say “Let them eat cake”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Anna Sewell


Quote of the Day:
Anna Sewell

Though I am an old horse, and have seen and heard a great deal, I never yet could make out why men are so fond of this sport; they often hurt themselves, often spoil good horses, and tear up the fields, and all for a hare, or a fox, or a stag, that they could get more easily some other way; but we are only horses, and don’t know. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Mesa Verde National Park


Article of the Day:
Mesa Verde National Park

Located in southwestern Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 to preserve prehistoric Native American cliff dwellings. It occupies a high tableland area of 52,085 acres (21,078 hectares) and contains hundreds of pueblo ruins up to 13 centuries old, spanning four archaeological periods. The largest and most striking of the multistoried apartments built under overhanging cliffs is Cliff Palace. Excavated in 1909, it contains hundreds of rooms and many kivas, which are what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: do the right thing


Idiom of the Day:
do the right thing

To act or behave correctly, appropriately, or with the best intentions. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: bemoan


Word of the Day:
bemoan

Definition: (verb) Regret strongly.

Synonyms: bewail, deplore, lament

Usage: When he is under the depressing influence of the after-consequences, he bemoans his sufferings and his errors, and charges them both upon me.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Horoscope♉: 10/14/2019


Horoscope♉:
10/14/2019

This may be one of those days in which you don’t feel like doing anything and you can’t force yourself. While you’re out you’ll shop just enough to take care of essentials, and at home you’ll probably veg out in front of the TV. Don’t feel any guilt over it. We all need days like this. Take it easy, relax, and you’ll be your old self again tomorrow.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: October Horse Sacrifice


Today’s Holiday:
October Horse Sacrifice

In ancient Rome, a chariot race was held in the Field of Mars on October 15. After the race was over, the right-hand horse of the winning chariot was killed as a sacrifice to Mars. There was a fight between the inhabitants of two different quarters of the city to see who could seize the head and place it in a designated spot. As soon as the tail was cut off, it was rushed to the king’s hearth so that the blood would fall on the hearth. The rest of the blood was preserved until April 21, when it was mixed in a special ceremony and given to shepherds to burn to purify their flocks. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Evangelista Torricelli (1608)


Today’s Birthday:
Evangelista Torricelli (1608)

An Italian physicist and mathematician, Torricelli served as secretary to Galileo during the last three months of Galileo’s life. Two years later, pursuing a suggestion by Galileo, he filled a glass tube with mercury and inverted the tube into a dish. He noted that some of the mercury did not flow out and that the space above the mercury was a vacuum. He concluded that the variation of the height of the mercury from day to day was caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. What had he invented? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Graf Zeppelin Completes Its First Transatlantic Flight (1928)


This Day in History:
Graf Zeppelin Completes Its First Transatlantic Flight (1928)

The Graf Zeppelin was a German, hydrogen-filled, passenger airship—the largest built up to that time. It inaugurated transatlantic flight service in 1928, making its first crossing in 111 hours. During its years of service, it completed 590 flights, including 64 to South America, two to the Middle East, and one around-the-world tour. It was retired from service in 1937, when the Hindenburg disaster brought an end to commercial zeppelin travel. Why was the airship destroyed during WWII? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Miguel de Cervantes


Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

There is no recollection which time does not put an end to, and no pain which death does not remove. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Dorus Rijkers


Article of the Day:
Dorus Rijkers

Rijkers was a Dutch lifeboat captain and folk hero who became famous for his sea rescues of nearly 500 shipwrecked victims. His life-saving career began in 1872 while he was captain of his own boat. While at sea, he saved all 25 crew members of the ship Australia from drowning. He later joined a Dutch lifeboat society as a volunteer and saved hundreds of people during dozens of rescue operations over three decades. How did Rijkers get the nickname Opa, which means “Grandpa”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: dirty money


Idiom of the Day:
dirty money

Money that is obtained or earned through illicit or illegal means, especially thievery, bribery, forgery, or money laundering. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: long-winded


Word of the Day:
long-winded

Definition: (adjective) Using or containing too many words.

Synonyms: verbose, wordy, tedious, windy

Usage: To say the politician’s speech was long-winded would be to utter an understatement as unequaled as his pontification was protracted.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

ESL: BASIC GRAMMAR FUNCTIONS


ESL: BASIC GRAMMAR FUNCTIONS

ESL: BASIC GRAMMAR FUNCTIONS

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ESL: TYPES OF CRIMES


ESL: TYPES OF CRIMES

ESL: TYPES OF CRIMES

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ESL: HAND TOOLS


ESL: HAND TOOLS

ESL: HAND TOOLS

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Watch “My Way (Remastered 2008)” on YouTube



And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain

I’ve lived a life that’s full
I’ve traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say – not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way
For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way
Yes, it was my way
Source: LyricFind


Songwriters: Claude Francois / Gilles Thibaut / Jacques Revaux / Paul Anka
My Way lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music France, Jeune Musique Editions, BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave

Watch “Strangers In The Night (Remastered 2008)” on YouTube



Strangers in the night
Exchanging glances
Wondering in the night
What were the chances
We’d be sharing love
Before the night was through?
Something in your eyes
Was so inviting
Something in your smile
Was so exciting
Something in my heart told me I must have you

Strangers in the night, two lonely people
We were strangers in the night
Up to the moment when we said our first hello
Little did we know
Love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away
And ever since that night
We’ve been together
Lovers at first sight
In love forever
It turned out so right
For strangers in the night
Love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away
Ever since that night
We’ve been together
Lovers at first sight
In love forever
It turned out so right
For strangers in the night
Doo-bee-doo-bee-doo
Doo-doo-dee-dah, dah-dah-dah-dah-dah
Source: LyricFind


Songwriters: Bert Kaempfert / Charles Singleton / Eddie Snyder
Strangers In The Night lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Songtrust Ave

Horoscope♉: 10/13/2019


Horoscope♉:
10/13/2019

Family members might have too much on their minds today and ask you for more help than you’re prepared to give. Make sure you stay calm and focused so you can decide which difficulties are most urgent and need to be handled first. Don’t be afraid to tell others your decision. When possible, give advice rather than help. Sometimes that’s all people really need.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Sukkot


Today’s Holiday:
Sukkot

In the Biblical account of their escape from Egypt, the Jews, led by Moses, wandered in the desert for 40 years. For much of the time they lived in huts, or sukkot, made of wooden frames covered with branches or hay. The festival of Sukkot commemorates this period in Jewish history. The traditional way of observing Sukkot is to build a sukkah and live in it during the seven-day festival. A major part of the festival is the four species: a palm branch, citron, three myrtle twigs, and two willow branches. These are tied together and waved at different points in the service. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890)


Today’s Birthday:
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890)

Eisenhower was the 34th president of the US. During WWII, he successfully commanded US forces in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. He was then appointed supreme commander of Allied forces and planned the Normandy Campaign and the war in Europe until the German surrender. After the war, both Democrats and Republicans courted him as a presidential candidate. He was elected as a Republican in landslide elections in 1952 and 1956. What famous warning did he issue in his final presidential address? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Theodore Roosevelt Shot in the Chest While Campaigning (1912)


This Day in History:
Theodore Roosevelt Shot in the Chest While Campaigning (1912)

During a bid for the presidency in 1912, Roosevelt was shot by saloonkeeper John Schrank. The bullet lodged in his chest after penetrating a steel eyeglass case and a folded copy of the 50-page speech he was carrying in his jacket, but he refused to go to the hospital until after he had delivered his scheduled speech. Doctors deemed it too dangerous to remove the bullet, and it remained in Roosevelt’s chest for the rest of his life. What did Roosevelt say about the shooting during his speech? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen


Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman’s feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Phonograph Cylinder


Article of the Day:
The Phonograph Cylinder

The first machine to reproduce recorded sound, the phonograph, was built by Thomas Edison in 1877. Edison’s “records,” as they were called, were first made of tin foil wrapped around cylinders. Since tin foil was not a practical recording medium for everyday use and commercial production, cylinders made of wax, and later plastic, were introduced and dominated the market until the advent of disc records in the early 20th century. What band released a track on wax cylinder in 2010? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: God is in the detail(s)


Idiom of the Day:
God is in the detail(s)

Any action or plan one undertakes should be done carefully and pragmatically; attention to small details will ultimately yield the greatest results. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: choleric


Word of the Day:
choleric

Definition: (adjective) Quickly aroused to anger.

Synonyms: hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered

Usage: Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Georges Brassens — Une Jolie Fleur (Dans Une Peau D’vache) (VintageMusic.es)” on YouTube



Jamais sur Terre il n’y eut d’amoureux
Plus aveugles que moi dans tous les âges
Mais faut dir’ qu’ je m’étais crevé les yeux
En regardant de trop près son corsage

Un’ jolie fleur dans une peau d’vache
Un’ jolie vach’ déguisée en fleur
Qui fait la belle et qui vous attache
Puis, qui vous mèn’ par le bout du cœur
Le ciel l’avait pourvu’ des mille appâts
Qui vous font prendre feu dès qu’on y touche
L’en avait tant que je ne savais pas
Ne savais plus où donner de la bouche
Un’ jolie fleur dans une peau d’vache
Un’ jolie vach’ déguisée en fleur
Qui fait la belle et qui vous attache
Puis, qui vous mèn’ par le bout du cœur
Ell’ n’avait pas de tête, ell’ n’avait pas
L’esprit beaucoup plus grand qu’un dé à coudre
Mais pour l’amour on ne demande pas
Aux filles d’avoir inventé la poudre
Un’ jolie fleur dans une peau d’vache
Un’ jolie vach’ déguisée en fleur
Qui fait la belle et qui vous attache
Puis, qui vous mèn’ par le bout du cœur
Puis un jour elle a pris la clef des champs
En me laissant à l’âme un mal funeste
Et toutes les herbes de la Saint-Jean
N’ont pas pu me guérir de cette peste
J’ lui en ai bien voulu, mais à présent
J’ai plus d’rancune et mon cœur lui pardonne
D’avoir mis mon cœur à feu et à sang
Pour qu’il ne puisse plus servir à personne
Un’ jolie fleur dans une peau d’vache
Un’ jolie vach’ déguisée en fleur
Qui fait la belle et qui vous attache
Puis, qui vous mèn’ par le bout du cœur
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Songwriters: Georges Charles Brassens

Watch “Ottorino Respighi – Gli Uccelli / Les Oiseaux / The Birds” on YouTube


Watch “Georges Brassens – Les sabots d’Helene – paroles ( karaoké )” on YouTube


Les sabots d’Hélène
Etaient tout crottés,
Les trois capitaines
L’auraient appelé’ vilaine,
Et la pauvre Hélène
Etait comme une âme en peine…
Ne cherche plus longtemps de fontaine,
Toi qui as besoin d’eau,
Ne cherche plus: aux larmes d’Hélène
Va-t’en remplir ton seau.

Moi j’ai pris la peine
De les déchausser,
Les sabots d’Hélène,
Moi qui ne suis pas capitaine,
Et j’ai vu ma peine
Bien récompensée…
Dans les sabots de la pauvre Hélène,
Dans ses sabots crottés,
Moi j’ai trouvé les pieds d’une reine
Et je les ai gardés.

Son jupon de laine
Etait tout mité,
Les trois capitaines
L’auraient appelé’ vilaine,
Et la pauvre Hélène
Etait comme une âme en peine…
Ne cherche plus longtemps de fontaine,
Toi qui as besoin d’eau,
Ne cherche plus: aux larmes d’Hélène,
Va-t’en remplir ton seau.

Moi j’ai pris la peine
De le retrousser,
Le jupon d’Hélène,
Moi qui ne suis pas capitaine,
Et j’ai vu ma peine
Bien récompensée…
Sous le jupon de la pauvre Hélène,
Sous son jupon mité,
Moi j’ai trouvé kes jambes de reine
Et je les ai gardées.

Et le coeur d’Hélène
N’savait pas chanter,
Les trois capitaines
L’auraient appelé’ vilaine,
Et la pauvre Hélène
Etait comme un âme en peine…
Ne cherche plus longtemps de fontaine,
Toi qui as besoin d’eau,
Ne cherche plus: aux larmes d’Hélène,
Va-t’en remplir ton seau.

Moi j’ai pris la peine
De m’y arrêter,
Dans le coeur d’Hélène
Moi qui ne suis pas capitaine,
Et j’ai vu ma peine
Bien récompensée…
Et, dans le coeur de la pauvre Hélène,
Qui avait jamais chanté,
Moi j’ai trouvé l’amour d’une reine
Et moi je l’ai gardé.

Translate to English

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Georges Brassens

Les sabots d’Hélène lyrics © Warner Chappell Music France

Horoscope♉: 10/12/2019


Horoscope♉:
10/12/2019

Have you been thinking about moving? Perhaps you’ve even bought a new home. Whatever your situation, you may execute some paperwork today, perhaps an agreement with a realtor or contractor, or maybe escrow papers. This could be frustrating, as the wording of the documents might seem obscure. Get it out of the way. You won’t regret it!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Festivals Acadiens


Today’s Holiday:
Festivals Acadiens

Festivals Acadiens is a combination of several festivals (food, music, crafts, and more) to celebrate Cajun culture in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Bayou Food Festival offers a range of Cajun cooking from crawfish gumbo to alligator sausage to corn maque-chou. The Louisiana Crafts Festival features handmade Cajun crafts and demonstrations by blacksmiths, decoy carvers, alligator skinners, and storytellers. The Festival de Musique Acadienne features centuries-old music sung in French. Lectures and workshops on the Acadian language and history are also part of the weekend. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Lillie Langtry (1853)


Today’s Birthday:
Lillie Langtry (1853)

Born on the Isle of Jersey, Emilie Charlotte Le Breton married diplomat Edward Langtry in 1874. A famous beauty, she caused a sensation when she became the first society woman to go on the stage, making her debut at the Haymarket theater in 1881 after her husband failed financially. “Jersey Lily,” as she became known, played to enthusiastic audiences in England and the US and later remodeled and managed London’s Imperial Theatre. With what future monarch was Langtry once romantically involved? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Ankara Replaces Istanbul as Capital of Turkey (1923)


This Day in History:
Ankara Replaces Istanbul as Capital of Turkey (1923)

Ankara was an important commercial center for millennia, but in the late 19th century it experienced a decline. By the early 20th century, it was just a small town known primarily for its mohair production. After WWI, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk made Ankara the seat of his provisional nationalist government. In 1923, it replaced Istanbul as Turkey’s capital, partly to break with tradition and partly because of its central location. Who, according to Phrygian lore, founded the city in about 1000 BCE? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jonathan Swift


Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

He was a bold man that first eat an oyster. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Pattens


Article of the Day:
Pattens

Pattens are various types of wooden-soled footwear, such as sandals or clogs, worn by men and women of the Middle Ages to increase their height or to keep their feet out of the mud or dirt of the street. In use until the early 20th century, pattens were worn outdoors over normal shoes and held in place by leather or cloth bands. Their name is derived from the Middle English word patin, which may come from the Old French word pate, meaning what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the devil is in the detail(s)


Idiom of the Day:
the devil is in the detail(s)

Plans, actions, or situations that seem sound must be carefully examined, because minor details can end up causing major, unforeseen problems. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch


Word of the Day:
hackbut

Definition: (noun) An obsolete firearm with a long barrel.

Synonyms: arquebus, hagbut, harquebus

Usage: It is unusual to encounter a hackbut outside of a museum, as the weapon has no practical application in modern combat.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “La mauvaise herbe Brassens” on YouTube



Quand le jour de gloire est arrivé
Comme tous les autres étaient crevés
Moi seul connus le déshonneur
De ne pas être mort au champ d’honneur

Je suis de la mauvaise herbe, braves gens, braves gens
C’est pas moi qu’on rumine et c’est pas moi qu’on met en gerbe
La mort faucha les autres, braves gens, braves gens
Et me fit grâce à moi c’est immoral et c’est comme ça
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
Et je me demande pourquoi, Bon Dieu
Ça vous dérange que je vive un peu
Et je me demande pourquoi, Bon Dieu
Ça vous dérange que je vive un peu
La fille à tout le monde a bon cœur
Elle me donne au petit bonheur
Les petits bouts de sa peau, bien cachés
Que les autres n’ont pas touché
Je suis de la mauvaise herbe, braves gens, braves gens
C’est pas moi qu’on rumine et c’est pas moi qu’on met en gerbe
Elle se vend aux autres, braves gens, braves gens
Elle se donne à moi, c’est immoral et c’est comme ça
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
Et je me demande pourquoi, Bon Dieu
Ça vous dérange qu’on m’aime un peu
Et je me demande pourquoi, Bon Dieu
Ça vous dérange qu’on m’aime un peu
Les hommes sont faits, nous dit-on
Pour vivre en bande, comme les moutons
Moi, je vis seul, et c’est pas demain
Que je suivrai leur droit chemin
Je suis de la mauvaise herbe, braves gens, braves gens
C’est pas moi qu’on rumine et c’est pas moi qu’on met en gerbe
Je suis de la mauvaise herbe, braves gens, braves gens
Je pousse en liberté dans les jardins mal fréquentés
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
Et je me demande pourquoi, Bon Dieu
Ça vous dérange que je vive un peu
Et je me demande pourquoi, Bon Dieu
Ça vous dérange que je vive un peu
Source: LyricFind


Songwriters: Georges Brassens
La mauvaise herbe lyrics © Warner Chappell Music France

Watch “je vous salue marie-georges brassens” on YouTube


Par le petit garçon qui meurt près de sa mère
Tandis que des enfants s’amusent au parterre
Et par l’oiseau blessé qui ne sait pas comment
Son aile tout à coup s’ensanglante et descend
Par la soif et la faim et le délire ardent
Je vous salue, Marie
Par les gosses battus, par l’ivrogne qui rentre
Par l’âne qui reçoit des coups de pied au ventre
Et par l’humiliation de l’innocent châtié
Par la vierge vendue qu’on a déshabillée
Par le fils dont la mère a été insultée
Je vous salue, Marie

Par la vieille qui, trébuchant sous trop de poids
S’écrie “mon Dieu !” par le malheureux dont les bras
Ne purent s’appuyer sur une amour humaine
Comme la Croix du Fils sur Simon de Cyrène
Par le cheval tombé sous le chariot qu’il traîne
Je vous salue, Marie

Par les quatre horizons qui crucifient le monde
Par tous ceux dont la chair se déchire ou succombe
Par ceux qui sont sans pieds, par ceux qui sont sans mains
Par le malade que l’on opère et qui geint
Et par le juste mis au rang des assassins
Je vous salue, Marie

Par la mère apprenant que son fils est guéri
Par l’oiseau rappelant l’oiseau tombé du nid
Par l’herbe qui a soif et recueille l’ondée
Par le baiser perdu par l’amour redonné
Et par le mendiant retrouvant sa monnaie
Je vous salue, Marie

Translate to English
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Georges Charles Brassens / Francis Jammes / Oswald Antoine Marie D’Andrea
La prière lyrics © Warner Chappell Music France

For interpretation of the lyrics see:

https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Pri%C3%A8re?wprov=sfla1

Horoscope♉: 10/11/2019


Horoscope♉:
10/11/2019

You may be going through tremendous growth now. Focus on this and see where you need to make some changes. This may be interrupted by powerful energy from other people or situations. These issues are important. They’re alerting you to certain changes that may be overdue. Look at how this upheaval can bring about growth and success. Opportunities await.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Ironman Triathlon Championships


Today’s Holiday:
Ironman Triathlon Championships

This grueling international athletic contest has been held since 1978 in Hawaii on Hawaii Island. It consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle race, and, for the final leg, a standard 26.2-mile marathon run. Close to 2,000 stout-hearted men and women participate, preceding the races with a Thursday night party in which they stoke up on carbohydrates. Cash prizes are now awarded at a banquet the day after the triathlon. The event is scheduled for the Saturday nearest the full moon in October so that more beach is exposed at low tide, and there is more light from the moon at night. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Edith Stein (1891)


Today’s Birthday:
Edith Stein (1891)

Born into an observant Jewish family, Stein converted to Christianity in 1922. After studying philosophy, she became a nun in 1934. She moved from Germany to the Netherlands to avoid Nazi persecution, but in 1942 she was arrested because of her Jewish heritage. She was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp and died in the gas chamber that year. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998 and is also known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. With what miracles is Stein credited? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First Oktoberfest Held in Munich, Germany (1810)


This Day in History:
First Oktoberfest Held in Munich, Germany (1810)

The first Oktoberfest was held as a horse race celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Saxony-Hildburghausen. In the years that followed, the race was combined with the state agricultural fair, and food and drink were offered. Since that time the 16-day festival has become, above all else, a celebration of German beer, drawing more than five million attendees annually. How many millions of liters of beer did Oktoberfest attendees consume in 2007? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jane Austen


Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch