Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

Elton John – Circle Of Life (“You should never take more than you give”)

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Elton John – Kruh Zivota


From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
Theres more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

In the circle of life
Its the wheel of fortune
Its the leap of faith
Its the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

Theres far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

Borodin Quartet plays Beethoven String Quartet No. 15, in A minor, Op.132 (classical “Piece de resistance”)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, by Ludwig van Beethoven, was written in 1825, given its public premiere on November 6 of that year by the Schuppanzigh Quartet and was dedicated to Count Nicolai Galitzin, as were Opp. 127 and 130. The number traditionally assigned to it is based on the order of its publication; it is actually the thirteenth quartet in order of composition.

The five movements of the quartet are:

  1. 00:00   Assai sostenuto — Allegro
  2. 09:48   Allegro ma non tanto
  3. 19:24   Molto Adagio — Andante — Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart. Molto adagio — Neue Kraft fühlend. Andante — Molto adagio — Andante–Molto adagio. Mit innigster Empfindung
  4. 37:02   Alla Marcia, assai vivace (attacca)
  5. 39:26   Allegro appassionato — Presto         More

Related articles:

  • Read more about the story of this divinely wonderful quartet from the Kennedy Center Introduction  here
  • Learn much more about this and many other chamber music pieces ever composed   here 

Philip II of Macedon and the Getian Connection- his Wife Meda; Alexander the Great, with the Getai North of Hemus and the Dacheans in Bactria-Margiana; Lysimachus and the Getai King Dromichaites.

Romanian History and Culture

Romanian History and Culture (click to access website)

Today’s Quotation: The Devil’s Dictionary on “Grammar” (Ambrose Bierce)

Grammar, n.: A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

This Day in History: Egyptian Revolution of 1952 Begins (1952)

Egyptian Revolution of 1952 Begins (1952)

The Egyptian Revolution was a coup d’état led by a group of army officers that overthrew Egypt’s King Farouk I. Organized by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the “Free Officers Movement” decried the Egyptian monarchy as corrupt, pro-British, and ineffective and was incensed by Egypt’s defeat in the 1948 ArabIsraeli War. Days after the coup began, Farouk abdicated and General Muhammad Naguib took over as leader of Egypt. The monarchy was later abolished, and a republic was declared. What became of the king? More… Discuss

Environment: Lemurs in Danger of Extinction

Lemurs in Danger of Extinction

A new survey reveals that although there are more lemur species than previously thought, the primates are also in greater danger of extinction. Lemurs are found wild only on Madagascar and adjacent islands, where ongoing deforestation and hunting are threatening to wipe out 91 percent of all lemur species. According to the survey, 23 lemurs qualify as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 52 fall into the endangered classification, and a further 19 are vulnerable to extinction. More… Discuss

William of Ockham

William of Ockham

Born around 1285, William of Ockham was an English Franciscan philosopher, theologian, and political writer. He is remembered as the originator of the medieval rule of logical economy known as Ockham’s razor, the doctrine that unnecessary assumptions should be avoided in formulating hypotheses. He was excommunicated by Pope John XXII for his defense of the Franciscan notion of poverty and the rights of the empire against the papacy. He died in Bavaria. How did he come to be there? More… Discuss

Democracy Now: Climate Disasters’ Toll Worsened by Sustained Attacks on Public Sector, Science and Regulation

Democracy Now: Climate Disasters’ Toll Worsened by Sustained Attacks on Public Sector, Science and Regulation

Democracy Now: Climate Disasters’ Toll Worsened by Sustained Attacks on Public Sector, Science and Regulation (click on picture to access program)

From Democracy Now: As we discuss the spate of extreme weather in the United States, the author and professor Christian Parenti argues that the Republican-led assault on the public sector will leave states more vulnerable to global warming’s effects. “Another thing that’s missing from these discussions is not just the words ‘climate change,’ but the words ‘public sector,'” Parenti says. “I mean, who’s out there fighting these fires? It’s the public sector, you know? Where do people go when there are these cooling centers? It’s the public sector. … This assault on the public sector must be linked to climate change.” We’re also joined by The Guardian’s U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and by Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website.

Dreamin’ – Unknown Horizons

Dreamin' - Unknown Horizons

Dreamin’ – Unknown Horizons

the Fan (my photography)

the Fan (my photography)

the Fan (my photography)

Dreamin’ – Avalanche Behind (my photography)

Dreamin' -  Avalanche Behind (my photography)

Dreamin’ – Avalanche Behind (my photography)

Dreamin’ – Water Fireworks (my Art collection)

Dreamin' - Water Fireworks

Dreamin’ – Water Fireworks