Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

Laila Biali – Heart of Gold (live)


 


Canadian pianist & singer Laila Biali performs a live cover of Neil Young‘s Heart of Gold. Filmed on tour in Canada at The ACT in Maple Ridge, British Columbia on January 28, 2012.

Laila Biali: piano, vocals, arrangement. Adam Thomas: bass, vocals. Julian MacDonough: drums.

Video by Greg Gillespie. Mix by Ben Wittman. Hair & Makeup by Diva at Your Door (Kelly Noga Craig Miller)

Visit http://www.lailabiali.com foCanadian pianist & singer Laila Biali performs a live cover of Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. Filmed on tour in Canada at The ACT in Maple Ridge, British Columbia on January 28, 2012.

Laila Biali: piano, vocals, arrangement. Adam Thomas: bass, vocals. Julian MacDonough: drums.

Video by Greg Gillespie. Mix by Ben Wittman. Hair & Makeup by Diva at Your Door (Kelly Noga Craig Miller)

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Boston Early Music Festival

Boston Early Music Festival  (click to access program)

On the program:
Dario Castello – Sonata decimaterza from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Libro II, Venice, 1629 Quicksilver

Claudio Monteverdi – Pur Ti Miro
Artist Name/Performers: Stephen Stubbs, lute; Maxine Eilander; harp
Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Pulchra Es Les Voix Baroques

Antonio Vivaldi – Overture to L’Olympiade
Artist Name/Performers: Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra; Robert Mealy, director

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Fantasy in C minor, K. 475 Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

Composer: Trad. Slovak – Gypsy fiddle music Solamente Naturali

Henry Purcell – My Beloved Spake Les Voix Baroques

(image courtesy of BEMF/André Costantini

Leonard Cohen – Different Sides (Lyric Video)



Lyric video for “Different Sides” by Leonard Cohen, from his 2012 album “Old Ideas” by Columbia Records.

We find ourselves on different sides
Of a line nobody drew
Though it all may be one in the higher eye
Down here where we live it is two

I to my side call the meek and the mild
You to your side call the Words
By virtue of suffering I claim to have won
You claim to have never been heard

Both of us say there are laws to obey
Yeah, but frankly I don’t like your tone
You want to change the way I make love
(But) I want to leave it alone

The pull of the moon, the thrust of the sun
Thus the ocean is crossed
The waters are blessed while a shadowy guest
Kindles a light for the lost

Both of us say there are laws to obey
But frankly I don’t like your tone
You want to change the way I make love
(But) I want to leave it alone

Down in the valley the famine goes on
The famine up on the hill
I say that you shouldn’t, you couldn’t, you can’t
You say that you must and you will

You want to live where the suffering is
I want to get out of town
Come on, baby, give me a kiss
Stop writing everything down

Both of us say there are laws to obey
Yeah, but frankly I don’t like your tone
You want to change the way I make love
(But) I want to leave it alone

Both of us say there are laws to obey
Yeah, but frankly I don’t like your tone
You want to change the way I make love
(But) I want to leave it alone    Lyrics…

Leonard Cohen – Crazy To Love You (with lyrics)



From the album:”Old Ideas” (2012)

I had to go crazy to love you
Had to go down to the pit
Had to do time in the tower
Begging like crazy to quit

I had to go crazy to love you
You who were never the one
Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
Her braids and her blouse all undone

Sometimes I’d head for the highway
I’m old and the mirrors don’t lie
But crazy has places to hide in
That are deeper than any goodbye

I had to go crazy to love you
Had to let everything fall
Had to be people I hated
Had to be no one at all

I’m tired of choosing desire
I’ve been saved by a blessed fatigue
The gates of commitment unwired
And nobody trying to leave

Sometimes I’d head for the highway
I’m old and the mirrors don’t lie
But crazy has places to hide in
That are deeper than any goodbye

Had to go crazy to love you
You who were never the one
Whom I chased through the souvenir heartache
Her braids and her blouse all undone    Lyrics….

What a wonderful, true, and sincere poem!

Leonard Cohen – Lullaby lyrics




Lullaby

Sleep baby sleep
The day’s on the run
The wind in the trees
Is talking in tonguesIf your heart is torn
I don’t wonder why
If the night is long
Here’s my lullaby
Here’s my lullaby

Well the mouse ate the crumb
Then the cat ate the crust
Now they’ve fallen in love
They’re talking in tongues

If your heart is torn
I don’t wonder why
If the night is long
Here’s my lullaby
Here’s my lullaby

Sleep baby sleep
There’s a morning to come
The wind in the trees
They’re talking in tongues

If your heart is torn
I don’t wonder why
If the night is long
Here’s my lullaby
Here’s my lullaby

Laila Biali – Show Me The Place (where the word became a man)




Canadian pianist & singer Laila Biali performs a live cover of Leonard Cohen‘s Show Me The Place. Filmed on tour in Canada at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto on February 10, 2012. 

Laila Biali: piano, vocals, glockenspiel, arrangement. George Koller: bass. Larnell Lewis: drums. Ben Wittman: percussion. 

Video by One Punch Productions. Mix by Ben Wittman. 
Hair & Makeup by Annastasia Cucullo. Dress by Pam Chorley (Fashion Crimes).

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Show me the place where you want your slave to go
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten, I don’t know
Show me the place for my head is bending low
Show me the place where you want your slave to go

Show me the place, help me roll away the stone
Show me the place, I can’t move this thing alone
Show me the place where the word became a man
Show me the place where the suffering began

The troubles came, I saved what I could save
A thread of light, a particle, a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave

Show me the place where you want your slave to go
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten, I don’t know
Show me the place for my head is bending low
Show me the place where you want your slave to go

The troubles came, I saved what I could save
A thread of light, a particle, a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave

Show me the place
Show me the place
Show me the place

Show me the place, help me roll away the stone
Show me the place, I can’t move this thing alone
Show me the place where the word became a man
Show me the place where the suffering began     lyrics…

Papillon (my digital oil paintings)


Papillon (my digital oil paintings)

Papillon (my digital oil paintings)

Huntington Beach, California (My sketches)


Huntington Beach, California (My sketches)

Huntington Beach, California (My sketches)

Muppet Show Moreno and Animal…..What…It’s Funny!!!!!


Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv


Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv

Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New

England Summer Festiv   (click to access)

A visit to the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

On the program:

Eugene Ysaye – Sonata for Two Violins: mvmt II Ray Chen & Suyoen Kim, violins
recorded in concert on July 13, 2011

Samuel Adler – Canto XIX Ricardo Iznaola, guitar recorded in concert on August 4, 2010
 Arnold Schoenberg – Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Ying Quartet
recorded in concert on July 6, 2011


Derek Bermel – Soul Garden Paul Neubauer, viola; Maria Schleuning, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, viola; Rosemary Elliott, cello; Seth Russell, cello
recorded in concert on June 29, 2011


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Awkward: Check it Out! (MTV stuff)/ Also: “don’t text and drive!”


Awkward: Check it Out! (MTV stuff)

Awkward: Check it Out! (MTV stuff)   (When you click yada, yada, yada)

‘In Romania, there’s no commitment to democracy’ (from France 24 International News)


‘In Romania, there’s no commitment to democracy’

‘In Romania, there’s no commitment to democracy’  (click to acces report at France 24 International)

Following in the footsteps of wayward EU member Hungary, one of Europe’s poorest countries, Romania, is the next post-Soviet state to be accused by Brussels of testing its democratic boundaries.

Democracy Now- July 20.2012 – Headlines – Stories


Democracy Now- July 20.2012 Headlines - Stories

Democracy Now- July 20.2012 Headlines – Stories (click to access program)

Twelve have been killed and about 50 wounded in a mass shooting at a movie theater outside of Denver. A gunman wearing a gas mask and bulletproof vest set off what appeared to be a smoke bomb before opening fire. Police say the suspect is in custody and that he is believed to have acted alone. The attack came at a screening of the new Batman film in the Denver suburb of Aurora. A number of the wounded are in critical condition. It was the worst mass shooting in the United States since the killings of 32 people at Virginia Tech five years ago

Quotation: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) – on Inspiration


 I dare say I am compelled, unconsciously compelled, now to write volume after volume, as in past years I was compelled to go to sea, voyage after voyage. Leaves must follow upon each other as leagues used to follow in the days gone by, on and on to the appointed end, which, being truth itself, is one—one for all men and for all occupations.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Alexander The Great (356BCE)


Alexander the Great (356 BCE)

The son of Philip II of Macedon, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle and became king at 20. One of the greatest generals in ancient history, he conquered much of Greece and Persia before his troops mutinied at the prospect of having to sack India as well. At the age of 33, he died of a fever on his way home after more than a decade of conquest. His empire was the greatest that had existed until that time and spread Hellenism far and wide. What city did Alexander name after his horse? More… Discuss

This Day in History: Colombia Declares Independence from Spain (1810)


Colombia Declares Independence from Spain (1810)

  From the 16th century, present-day Colombia formed the nucleus of the region that Spanish conquistadors called New Granada. In the early 1800s, people like Antonio Nariño began agitating for independence. A prominent early revolutionary leader, Nariño helped foment rebellion by distributing The Declaration of the Rights of Man to his countrymen. Parts of Colombia threw off Spanish jurisdiction in 1810, but full independence was not secured until nine years later, under what famous revolutionary? More… Discuss

Baalbek


Baalbek

Located in modern-day Lebanon, Baalbek is an ancient city noted for its extensive ruins. The city was identified with the worship of the Phoenician sun god Baal and called Heliopolis—city of the sun—by the Greeks. It became a Roman colony under Augustus, and work began there on some of the largest temples in the Roman Empire. It was later sacked by invaders and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1759. In the 6th century, eight columns were disassembled and sent to Constantinople for what purpose? More… Discuss


Imagination: where reality opens the door for dreams!

365 project

 

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Why? Because they can! Only the law can be injust, it is empowered to be above the law! A lawless law is no law at all.

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This video from Britain says about itself:

Joe Hill-Gibbins and Alecky Blythe talk about making The Girlfriend Experience.

By Julie Hyland in Britain:

BBC’s drama on UK riots banned

20 July 2012

A court order has banned the BBC from showing a dramatised film on the riots in London and other cities last August.

The docu-drama, written by the award-winning playwright Alecky Blythe, is based on confidential interviews with 270 of those involved in the disturbances, conducted as part of the Reading the Riots study for the Guardian and London School of Economics.

The film was due to be shown on BBC2 at 9 p.m. on Monday. It was pulled at the 11th hour after the ruling, banning its broadcast “by any media until further order”.

A short preview clip available for viewing on the BBC web site was also pulled after the order demanded it “be removed…

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