Daily Archives: August 2, 2012

Georges Brassens – Le parapluie – Paroles

Georges Brassens – La mauvaise réputation


Georges BRASSENS interprète en public et en direct de Bobino “La mauvaise réputation”, accompagné à la contrebasse par Pierre Nicolas.



Thursday’s Classic Concert: Mozart – Oboe Concerto in C, K. 314 / K. 271 k

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 was originally composed in Spring or Summer 1777 for oboist Giuseppe Ferlendis (1755–1802) from Bergamo, then reworked by the composer as a concerto for flute in D major in 1778. The concerto is a widely-studied piece for both instruments and is one of the more important concerti for the oboe. As with his Flute Concerto No. 1, the piece is arranged for a standard set of orchestral strings, two oboes, and two horns. The piece itself is divided into three movements:
    I.   0:00-6:49    Allegro aperto
  II.  6:55-14: 49   Adagio non troppo
III. 14:20-19:49   Rondo: Allegretto.
While the original version for oboe had been lost before Alfred Einstein wrote Mozart: His Character, His Work, the oboe origin of the flute concerto was suspected then, in part because of references in letters to a now-missing oboe concerto, as Einstein wrote, and of similar details in the orchestral string lines which suggested a transposition was used. Also, Einstein noted the two scores in D Major and C Major of the K. 314 Concerto in the Library of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreundein Vienna, which led to the belief that the oboe concerto was the origin of the flute concerto. The orchestra parts of the composition and solo oboe part in C were rediscovered by Bernhard Paumgartner in Salzburg, in 1920.

English: Comparison of various oboes. From lef...

English: Comparison of various oboes. From left to right: 3-keyed Baroque oboe; 4-keyed Classical oboe; 8-keyed Early Romantic oboe; Triebert-Systeme-3-type Late Romantic oboe; “Buffet Greenline” Modern oboe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Berkeley bicycle death spotlights safety (From SFGate)

Berkeley bicycle death spotlights safety (From SFGate)

Berkeley bicycle death spotlights safety (From SFGate) (click to access report)

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I was reading this touching story from one of the forwarded mails and I suddenly realize that there are tears running down my cheeks. I was telling myself to control… it would be so embarrassing to cry that way in office sitting at my desk. But they don’t stop at all and I had to run to the washroom to clean my already reddened face.

It happened to me many times, when I really wanted to put a brave face and not cry at all, but my brain and eyes betray me. It was then, I decided to do a bit of research on net, that why some people cry more than others.

Interestingly, the actual reason why tears are more in some people than others is not yet established. Nevertheless, here are my findings :-p

Tears are secretions from the lachrymal glands that clean and lubricate the eyes. The…

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Stories: Democracy Now, August2, 2012

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•Report: U.S. Wastes Millions on Poorly Run Projects in Afghanistan (from Democracy Now)

•Report: U.S. Wastes Millions on Poorly Run Projects in Afghanistan (from Democracy Now)

•Report: U.S. Wastes Millions on Poorly Run Projects in Afghanistan (from Democracy Now) (click to access program)

Charles Dickens: on human creatures’ miraculous property of Uniqueness

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

In the Yesteryear: Henry Hudson Discovers Hudson Bay (1610)

Henry Hudson Discovers Hudson Bay (1610)

After several failed attempts to find a northeast passage to Asia, Hudson, a veteran sea captain, sailed west and began probing N America to find a way through it by ship. In 1610, he discovered Hudson Bay but lingered too long and became trapped there by winter ice. When the weather warmed, Hudson wanted to continue exploring, but his starved and diseased crew refused. They mutinied and set Hudson, his son, and a few others adrift in a small boat without food or water. What happened to them? More… Discuss

Newton’s Rings

Newton’s Rings

When a curved glass surface, such as a convex lens, is placed against a flat piece of glass and illuminated by monochromatic light, a series of alternating bright and dark concentric bands, known as Newton’s rings, appears around the point of contact between the curved and flat glass. Though several scientists had observed the phenomenon before him, it was named for Isaac Newton, who analyzed it in detail. Why are the outer rings usually spaced more closely together than the inner rings? More… Discuss