Daily Archives: October 17, 2011

Obama makes Bush look moderate…

Hope Over Fear? You got it!

Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (Pines Of Rome) – I Pini della via Appia (The Appian Way) (4/4)

Pines of Rome (In Italian: Pini di Roma) is a symphonic poem written in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi and, together with Fontane di Roma and Feste Romane, forms what is sometimes loosely referred to as his “Roman trilogy”. Each movement depicts the pine trees in different locations in Rome at different times of day.

The first performance was given under conductor Bernardino Molinari in the Augusteo, Rome, on December 14, 1924.

Performed by the Radio Sinfonie Orchester Stuttgart SWR, conducted by Georges Prêtre.

ProPublica: Just How Much Can the State Restrict a Peaceful Protest?

Just How Much Can the State Restrict a Peaceful Protest?

Just How Much Can the State Restrict a Peaceful Protest? From ProPublica) Click here to access and read the story!)

Voting has become much simpler now: We have a Sure Candidate: Nobody!

VoTe fOr NoBoDy

VoTe fOr NoBoDy (Clicking here will not make this pic any larger or change the semantic)

Morning Has Broken: Cat Stevens

The hymn originally appeared in the second edition of Songs of Praise (published in 1931), to the tune “Bunessan“, composed in the Scottish Highlands. In Songs of Praise Discussed, the editor, Percy Dearmer, explains that as there was need for a hymn to give thanks for each day, English poet and children’s author Eleanor Farjeon had been “asked to make a poem to fit the lovely Scottish tune”. A slight variation on the original hymn, also written by Eleanor Farjeon, can be found in the form of a poem contributed to the anthology Children’s Bells, under Farjeon’s new title, “A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring)”, published by Oxford University Press in 1957.

“Bunessan” had been found in L. McBean’s Songs and Hymns of the Gael, published in 1900.[3] Before Farjeon’s words, the tune was used as a Christmas carol, which began “Child in the manger, Infant of Mary”, translated from the Scottish Gaelic lyrics written by Mary MacDonald. The English-language Roman Catholic hymnal also uses the tune for the Charles Stanford hymns “Christ Be Beside Me” and “This Day God Gives Me”, both of which were adapted from the traditional Irish hymn St. Patrick’s Breastplate.

Writing credit for “Morning Has Broken” has occasionally been erroneously attributed to Cat Stevens, who popularised the song abroad. The familiar piano arrangement on Stevens’ recording was performed by Rick Wakeman, a classically trained keyboardist best known for his tenures in the English progressive rock band Yes.

Here Comes the Sun: Who Else but…The Beatles and Nina Simone

Here Comes the Sun” is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles‘ 1969 album Abbey Road. It is regarded as one of the most popular Beatles songs.

“Here Comes the Sun” is one of Harrison’s best-known Beatles’ contributions alongside “Something“. The year 1969 was a difficult one for Harrison: he was arrested for marijuana possession, he had his tonsils removed, and he had quit the band temporarily. The song was written while Harrison was away from all of these troubles.

Harrison stated in his autobiography:

“Here Comes the Sun” was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: ‘Sign this’ and ‘sign that’. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton‘s house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric’s acoustic guitars and wrote “Here Comes the Sun”.[1]

There is a lost photo from the Anthology 3 of Harrison working on the song, with the capo on the seventh fret.


Harrison, McCartney and Starr recorded the rhythm track in 13 takes on 7 July 1969. John Lennon did not contribute to the song as he was recovering from a car crash.[2] Towards the end of the session Harrison spent an hour re-recording his acoustic guitar part. He capoed his guitar on the 7th fret, resulting in the final key of A major (in fact, slightly above A major due to the track being varispeeded by less than a semitone). He also used the same technique on his 1965 song “If I Needed Someone,” which shares a similar melodic pattern. The following day he taped his lead vocals, and he and McCartney recorded their backing vocals twice to give a fuller sound.

A harmonium and handclaps were added on the 16th of July. Harrison added an electric guitar run through a Leslie speaker on 6 August, and the orchestral parts were added on 15 August. “Here Comes the Sun” was completed four days later with the addition of Harrison’s Moog synthesizer part.[3]

Voyager proposal

Astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan had wanted the song to be included on the Voyager Golden Record, copies of which were attached to both spacecraft of the Voyager program to provide any entity that recovered them a representative sample of human civilization. Although The Beatles favoured the idea, EMI refused to release the rights and when the probes were launched in 1977 the song was not included.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_Comes_the_Sun)
“Here Comes the Sun”: Nina Simone

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Quotation of the Day: Helen Keller (Posted at Bay Cities Walk for Hope, October 15, 2011 El Dorado Park Long Beach)

Quotation of the Day: Helen Keller ( Posted at Bay Cities Walk for Hope, October 15, 2011 El Dorado Park Long Beach)
Quotation of the Day: Helen Keller ( Posted at “Bay Cities Walk for Hope”, October 15, 2011 El Dorado Park Long Beach) (Click here to enlarge)

For all the unsung heroes!


From Democracy Now: Updates from Occupy Wall Street – Come read and share cause knowledge is power

 From Democracy Now: Occupy Wall Street (From us_ come get your light and then share it)
From Democracy Now: Occupy Wall Street (From us_ come get your light and then share it)


Share The New Light: It Is Enlightening (From the Open Doors Expo “Walk For Hope”, El Dorado Park)

Share The New Light

Share The New Light: From BayCitiesWalkForHope_October 15, 2011_El Dorado Park South_Long Beach_California (click here to make it humongous!)