Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

Mozart: 12 Variations “Ah, vous dirai-je, maman” KV 265 (Clara Haskil)

Clara Haskil plays Mozart‘s 12 Variations in C over the french song “Ah, vous dirai-je maman”, also known as “Twinkle twinkle little star

Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman 
Ce qui cause mon tourment ? 
Papa veut que je raisonne 
Comme une grande personne 
Moi je dis que les bonbons 
Valent mieux que la raison.
Ah! Will I tell you, Mommy
What is tormenting me?
Daddy wants me to reason
Like a grown up person
Me, I say that sweets
Are worth more than reason.

F.J.Haydn(1732-1809) Symphony No.101 in D Major “The Clock” (2nd mov.)

Franz Joseph Haydn-Symphony No.94- “The Surprise”-(2nd mov.)

Title: Haydn- Symphony No. 94, ‘Surprise’, 2nd movement

Haydn-“London” Symphony No.104 in D major – North German Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor: Hessan Roctinni)

Symphony No.104London“in D major

3.Menuetto, Allegro
4.Allegro spiritoso

North German Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor:Hessan Roctinni

F.J.Haydn’s music with Burne Jones(1833-1898)and William Bouguereau‘s(1825-1905) paintings. 

RIP Robert Sherman: Feed The Birds – Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins:
Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul’s
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she call,
“Come, buy my bags full of crumbs;
Come feed the little birds,
Show them you care
And you’ll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds,” that’s what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies

All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can’t see it, 
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she’s calling to you
“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag”

A clip of the hauntingly beautiful “Feed The Birds” from the wonderful Walt Disney classic Mary Poppins (1964). This was one of Walt Disney’s favorite songs. Starring Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, David Tomlinson as Mr. Banks, Karen Dotrice as Jane Banks, and Matthew Garber as Michael Banks. Music and Lyrics by Robert and Richard Sherman.

Chim Chim Cher-ee(Mary Poppins)1964

goodbye to a great songwriter - Robert Sherman

goodbye to a great songwriter - Robert Sherman


‘War on Terror is War on Liberty’ – Nigel Farage launches e-petition

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/30569 |http://twitter.com/#!/Nigel_Farage
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage launches an e-petition during the UKIP 2012 Spring Conference – 3 March 2012

The e-petition demands that David Cameron debates the US-UK extradition treaty with President Obama, with a view to amending it; this in the light of the recent extradition of British citizen Christopher Tappin (See below)


From Ukip.org:

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage, the long term friend and supporter of Kent businessman Christopher Tappin, has set up a petition for opponents of his extradition to sign.

Mr Tappin, who fought extradition to the USA for two years, is currently awaiting the response to his bail application after Home Secretary Theresa May failed to stop his deportation to Texas.

If he is denied bail he faces the prospect of waiting for years in a violent American prison and being forced into a plea bargain. If he waits for a trial and is found guilty he risks spending the rest of his days in an American prison.

Mr Farage said: “The shipping transaction to Iran, which was undertaken on behalf of a US government front company, made Mr. Tappin $500 – a normal shipping fee. It is impossible for me to believe that a wealthy man, on the verge of retirement, would have risked everything for such a paltry sum. I have always known him to be a man of the highest integrity.

“No British court has ever been allowed to examine the evidence against Mr Tappin and I believe this Treaty, signed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, needs to be amended and the British government needs to stand up for its own people.

“Mr Cameron is going to visit President Obama on March 13 and I think that is an idea time to talk about this case and the Treaty as a whole and for the Prime Minister to make clear that he will uphold is election promise of undoing the bias.”

Imogen Thomas, former Miss Wales and television presenter, is supporting the petition and has encouraged fans on Twitter to sign it.

You can sign the ePetition at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/30569


Epic Score – I Still Have A Soul

Jesse Glick — Hey Now (Where’d You Go)