“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 →
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
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!
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,
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 →
Producer Sandro Bocci takes an intimate and hypnotizing look at aquatic life through beautiful time-lapses at a magnified perspective. This up-close look brings you into the world of corals, sea stars, and other marine creatures that seem almost otherworldly.
The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of the National Geographic Society.
Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email SFS@ngs.org to submit a video for consideration.
As a British general, Puritan statesman, and Lord Protector of England from 1653-58, Oliver Cromwell is remembered today more for his actions as a general and a statesman than for his efforts within Puritanism. Each year the Cromwell Association holds a special service near Cromwell’s statue outside the Houses of Parliament on September 3. It was on this day in 1650 that Cromwell won the battle of Dunbar, and it was on the same day a year later that he won a decisive victory at the battle of Worcester against the Scots. It was also the day on which he died. More…Discuss
Theleadingspokesman of theCenterParty,KekkonenbecameFinland’sprimeminister in 1950andsucceededJuhoPaasikivi as president in 1956.Afterhisreelection in 1962and1968,theFinnishparliamentvoted to extendhisterm,whichwas to expire in 1974,until1978, at whichtime he waselected to hisfinalterm as president.Throughouthiscareer,Kekkonensucceeded in maintainingfriendlyneutralitywiththeUSSR.Whatcausedhim to resignthepresidency in 1981?More…Discuss
Campbell, an Englishautomobileandspeedboatracer,setmanyspeedrecordsformotorcycles,airplanes,automobiles,andmotorboats. In 1931, he wasknightedforhisaccomplishments.Fouryearslater,drivinghisfamedautomobileBluebird at BonnevilleFlats,Utah,Campbellsethisfinallandspeedrecord,becomingthefirstperson to drive an automobilefasterthan300mph(483km/h). He laterturned to speedboatracingandset a newrecord in 1939,whenhisboatreachedwhatspeed?More…Discuss
Nacre,alsoknown as mother-of-pearl, is theiridescentsubstancethatformstheshelllining of somefresh-waterandsalt-watermollusks.Justlikethepearl, it is a mantletissuesecretionand is composed of alternatinglayers of calciumcarbonateandconchiolin. It serves to bothsmooththeshellanddefend it againstparasiticorganismsanddamagingdebris.Itsiridescentbeautymakes it a popularornamentation in jewelry,watchesandguitarinlays.Whatotherdecorativeusesdoes it have?More…Discuss
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, KV 533/494 (finished January 3, 1788) is a sonata in three movements: 1. Allegro 2. Andante 3. Rondeau, Allegretto A typical performance takes about 23 minutes. The F Major sonata was written in two parts — hence, the two Köchel numbers. The Rondeau finale was originally written as a separate piece as K. 494. A few months later, the first two movements were written. At his publisher Hoffmeister’s request, he joined K. 494 to them to form a three-movement sonata, referred to as K. 533, adding a twenty-seven measure cadenza to the Rondo making use of lower registers of the piano not heard in the rest of the movement. —————————————-————————————- FREE .mp3 and .wav files of all Mozart’s music at: http://www.mozart-archiv.de/ FREE sheet music scores of any Mozart piece at: http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/start… ALSO check out these cool sites: http://musopen.org/ and http://imslp.org/wiki/ —————————————-——————————— NOTE: I do not know who the performers of this are, nor the place and date of recording!!! Any suggestions are welcome.