Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

Regina Spektor – Après Moi (Bonnaroo 2010)


I must go on standing
You can’t break that which isn’t yours
I must go on standing
I’m not my own, it’s not my choice

Be afraid of the lame, they’ll inherit your legs
Be afraid of the old, they’ll inherit your souls
Be afraid of the cold, they’ll inherit your blood
Après moi, le deluge, after me comes the flood

I must go on standing
You can’t break that which isn’t yours
I must go on standing
I’m not my own, it’s not my choice

Be afraid of the lame, they’ll inherit your legs
Be afraid of the old, they’ll inherit your souls
Be afraid of the cold, they’ll inherit your blood
Après moi le deluge, after me comes the flood

Fevrale dostat chernil i plakat
Pisat o Fevrale navsnryd
Poka grohochushaya slyakot
Vesnoyu charnoyu gorit

Translated by Google: February. Get ink, shed tears.
Write of it, sob your heart out, sing,
While torrential slush that roars
Burns in the blackness of the spring.)

Be afraid of the lame, they’ll inherit your legs
Be afraid of the old, they’ll inherit your souls
Be afraid of the cold, they’ll inherit your blood
Après moi le deluge, after me comes the flood

I must go on standing
You can’t break that which isn’t yours
I must go on standing
I’m not my own, It’s not my choice

I must go on stan-stan-ding-ding
You can’t, can’t break that, that 
Which isn’t, isn’t yours, yours
I’m not, not my own, own
It’s not, not my choice, choice
Read more at (http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858563283/#SQeEdeHSLK7FBAQE.99 )

Regina Spektor – Ghost of Corporate Future – Live at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire




The ghost of Corporate Future
(song by Regina Spektor)

A man walks out of his apartment,
It is raining, he’s got no umbrella
He starts running beneath the awnings,
Trying to save his suit,
Trying to save his suit.
Trying to dry, and to dry, and to dry but no good

When he gets to the crowded subway platform,
He takes off both of his shoes
He steps right into somebody’s fat loogie
And everyone who sees him says, “Ew.”
Everyone who sees him says, “Ew.”

But he doesn’t care,
‘Cause last night he got a visit from the
Ghost of Corporate Future
The ghost said, “Take off both your shoes
Whatever chances you get
Especially when they’re wet.”

He also said,
“Imagine you go away
On a business trip one day
And when you come back home,
Your children have grown
And you never made your wife moan,
Your children have grown
And you never made your wife moan.”

“And people make you nervous
You’d think the world is ending,
And everybody’s features have somehow started blending
And everything is plastic,
And everyone’s sarcastic,
And all your food is frozen,
It needs to be defrosted.”

“You’d think the world was ending,
You’d think the world was ending,
You’d think the world was ending right now.
You’d think the world was ending,
You’d think the world was ending,
You’d think the world was ending right now.”

“Well maybe you should just drink a lot less coffee,
And never ever watch the ten o’clock news,
Maybe you should kiss someone nice,
Or lick a rock,
Or both.”

“Maybe you should cut your own hair
‘Cause that can be so funny
It doesn’t cost any money
And it always grows back
Hair grows even after you’re dead”

“And people are just people,
They shouldn’t make you nervous.
The world is everlasting,
It’s coming and it’s going.
If you don’t toss your plastic,
The streets won’t be so plastic.
And if you kiss somebody,
Then both of you’ll get practice.”

“The world is everlasting
Put dirtballs in your pocket,
Put dirtballs in your pocket,
And take off both your shoes.
‘Cause people are just people,
People are just people,
People are just people like you.
People are just people,
People are just people,
People are just people like you.”

The world is everlasting
It’s coming and it’s going
The world is everlasting
It’s coming and it’s going
It’s coming and it’s going

(Weeds, Season 2, Episode 10, “Mile deep and a foot wide” ) 

RARE WHITE ORCA SPOTTED OFF RUSSIAN COAST


Rare White Orca Spotted off Russian Coast

Scientists have captured the first images of an adult white orca—or killer whale—in the wild. Iceberg, as he has been affectionately named, was spotted swimming with his pod off the coast ofKamchatka in eastern Russia. Orcas are typically black, with white on their undersides, above each eye, and on each flank. Until now, the only all-white orcas that had been observed were young, and none had ever been recorded surviving into adulthood. Researchers hope that future observation will help them determine whether Iceberg is a true albino or whether some other factor is responsible for his unique lack of pigmentation. More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: FERDINAND VICTOR EUGÈNE DELACROIX (1798)


Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (1798)

Considered the foremost painter of the Romantic movement in France, Delacroix is known for his dramatic interpretations of scenes from mythology, literature, and political, religious, and literary history and for his sensuous use of color. His most influential work is 1830’s revolution-themed Liberty Leading the People, which likely inspired the design of the Statue of Liberty. During a trip to Morocco, he painted many scenes of North African life. Why did he struggle to find subjects? More… Discuss

Romantic history painting. Commemorates the Fr...

Romantic history painting. Commemorates the French Revolution of 1830 (July Revolution) on 28 July 1830. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) (on the demise of nations)


A nation never falls but by suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

Ray Stevens – Obama Budget Plan


Rupert Murdoch apologizes admits phone-hacking ‘cover-up’ (from Breaking News via CNN)


Rupert Murdoch apologizes admits phone-hacking 'cover-up' (from Breaking News via CNN)

Excerpts: “He and his father have always denied knowing about the scale of phone hacking, which police say could have affected thousands of people, ranging from celebrities and politicians to crime victims and war veterans.

Dozens of people have been arrested in criminal investigations into phone and e-mail hacking and police bribery, and police asked prosecutors last week to charge at least eight people.

The suspects include at least one journalist and a police officer, the Crown Prosecution Service said, declining to name them.

No charges have been filed, and the Crown Prosecution Service said it did not know when a decision would be made about charges.

In addition to the Leveson Inquiry and London’s Metropolitan Police, two parliamentary committees also are looking into media conduct.

News Corp. shut down The News of the World, its British Sunday tabloid, last summer after public outrage at the scale of illegal eavesdropping its journalists did in search of stories.”

Foodbank handouts double as more families end up on the breadline (from the Guardian)


Foodbank handouts double as more families end up on the breadline (from the Guardian)

Excerpts:  “Five years ago debt was the issue. Now it is benefit delays and delays in getting crisis loans. There are serious inefficiencies in the welfare system,” he said.

In previous years, the vast majority of foodbank customers came just once, to help them over a temporary crisis, said Mould, but the charity was now seeing more repeat customers. “If you are on a low income and you are dealing with a deterioration in that as a result of higher food prices, higher rents and falling wages, you are going to get more people who just cannot hold it together.”

France 24 International ( How to wear an invisible 22,000 euros wrist time-teller or Would Jesus wear a Rolex?)


Russian patriarch's luxury watch edited out of picture (from France 24 International)

Eurocrats Carry On Up The Khyber, Determined and Delusional, says Farage (Or live a lie, until the lie becomes your life)



European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13 March 2012

Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy‘ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament

• Debate: European Council and Commission statements – Conclusions of the European Council meeting of the 1-2 March 2012.