Daily Archives: February 29, 2012

02/28/2012 MEDIA WATCH France


MediaWatch French Edition is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Tune in at 9.45pm Paris time for a look at the French media

Tango dance Scent of a women (An encore, encore); “no mistakes in tango, you make one, you tango it along”



Gabrielle Anwar and Al Pacino in “Scent of Woman”

Burn Notice: A funny moment



Excerpts from the Wikipedia article:

“The William Tell Overture is the instrumental introduction to the opera Guillaume Tell (in EnglishWilliam Tell) by Gioachino Rossini. William Tell premiered in 1829 and was the last of Rossini’s 39 operas, after which he went into semi-retirement, although he continued to compose cantatas, sacred music and secular vocal music. The overture is in four parts, each following the next without pause. There has been repeated use (and sometimes parody) of parts of this overture in both classical music and popular media, most famously as the theme music for the Lone Ranger radio and television shows. Franz Liszt prepared a piano transcription of the overture in 1838 (S.552) which became a staple of his concert repertoire. There are also transcriptions by other composers, including versions by Louis Gottschalk for two and four pianos and a duet for piano and violin.”
(To find out more about this very beatiful, well known, always liked overture, access: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture)

The art of French bashing (from France 24 International)


The art of French bashing (from France 24 International)

The art of French bashing (from France 24 International) (click here to access the story: Laugh if you like!)

 

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MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon, tune in at 8.45pm Paris time for a look at the French media and 10.22pm for the international media.
 
 
 


A post full of spirituality, kindness to nature, kindness to self. Looking at this photo reminded me of the classic movie “bless the beast and children and the song with the same name, interpreted by The Carpenters (Karen, Richard and their band). So I reblog with the sense of urgency toward a more humane human society, the way we really were intended to be! Thanks Ann!

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? ~Pierre Troubetzkoy”   ( From Cruelty Free Eating)Photo: Ann Novek

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Quotation of the Day: George Eliot (1819-1880) – On Consequences


Consequences are unpitying. Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before—consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

JAMES “JIMMY” DORSEY (1904) – – – Clarinet Polka Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra


James “Jimmy” Dorsey (1904)

Dorsey was a prominent jazz musician and big band leader. He began performing as a youth, first learning the trumpet before 

taking up his signature instruments, the clarinet and alto saxophone. He formed several bands with his brother, and the duo became so popular that they later starred in a fictionalized film biography, The Fabulous Dorseys. After they parted ways in 1935, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra had several number-one hits. What was the name of his first post-split hit recordMore… Discuss