Daily Archives: August 21, 2012

Leonard Cohen’s Elegy For Janis Joplin – Chelsea Hotel #1

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel 
You were talking so brave and so free 
Giving me head on the unmade bed 
While the limousines wait in the street 
And those were the reasons and that was New York 
I was running for the money and the flesh 
That was called love for the workers in song 
It still is for those of us left. 
But you got away, didn’t you, baby? 
You just threw it all to the crowd 
You got away, they can’t pay you now 
For making your sweet little song 
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, 
In the winter of 67 
My friends of that year they were all trying to go queer 
And me I was just getting even 
And those were the reasons and that was New York 
I was running for the money and the flesh 
That was called love for the workers in song 
It still is for those of us left 
But you got away, didn’t you, baby? 
You just threw it all to the crowd 
You got away, they can’t pay you now 
For making your sweet little song

Sligo, A Singer Must Die, Leonard Cohen, Lissadell House , July 31st 2010

Now the courtroom is quiet, but who will confess 
Is it true you betrayed us? The answer is “yes”
Then read me the list of the crimes that are mine 
I will ask for the mercy that you love to decline 
And all the ladies go moist, and the judge has no choice 
A singer must die for the lie in his voice 
And I thank you, I thank you for doing your duty
You keepers of truth, you guardians of beauty 
Your vision is right, my vision is wrong 
I’m sorry for smudging the air with my song

Oh, the night it is thick, my defences are hid 
In the clothes of a woman I would like to forgive 
In the rings of her silk, in the hinge of her thighs 
Where I have to go begging in beauty’s disguise
Oh goodnight, goodnight, my night after night 

I am so afraid that I listen to you
Your sun glassed protectors they do that to you
It’s their ways to detain, their ways to disgrace 
Their knee in your balls and their fist in your face
Yes and long live the state by whoever it’s made
Sir, I didn’t see nothing, I was just getting home late

What does this poem mean? Well if you care to find out join the Comments      here   http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/74111/

Leonard Cohen, If it be your will, Oslo Spektrum Aug 06 2010

Songwriters: COHEN, LEONARD
If it be your will 
That I speak no more 
And my voice be still 
As it was before 
I will speak no more 
I shall abide until 
I am spoken for 
If it be your will 

If it be your will 
That a voice be true 
From this broken hill 
I will sing to you 
From this broken hill 
All your praises they shall ring 
If it be your will 
To let me sing 
From this broken hill 
All your praises they shall ring 
If it be your will 
To let me sing 

If it be your will 
If there is a choice 
Let the rivers fill 
Let the hills rejoice 
Let your mercy spill 
On all these burning hearts in hell 
If it be your will 
To make us well 

And draw us near 
And bind us tight 
All your children here 
In their rags of light 
In our rags of light 
All dressed to kill 
And end this night 
If it be your will 

If it be your will.     Lyrics from

Leopold Hofmann – Cello Concerto in C major, Badley C1 – II. Adagio ma non molto

Classic Music – Cellist: Tim Hugh, Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia

Dinu Lipatti plays Mozart Sonata in A Minor, K310, at his last recital Besançon, September 16, 1950

Dinu Lipatti‘s performance of Mozart‘s Sonata in A Minor, K310, at his last public recital, which took place at the Besançon International Music Festival on September 16, 1950. Included in this video are some photographs taken at the rehearsal in the Salle de Parlement that morning, as well as some pictures from the actual performance which were taken by Michel Meusy (who is at the time of this writing 102 years old). Also included is a previously unpublished picture of his hands which (along with all Besancon pictures) is featured in the upcoming documentary ‘Le Recital de Besançon’ on Sunless Films, directed by Philippe Roger. 

Feel free to join the Dinu Lipatti Society fan page on Facebook to be kept informed of Lipatti news and events (including information on the recent tributes to Lipatti’s recital at the 2010 Besancon International Music Festival).

“Chorale “Jesu Bleibet meine Freude” (from Cantata 147, BWV 147) (arr. Hess)

Find out more about Dinu Lipatti      here

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dinu Lipatti

Dinu Lipatti
Background information
Born 19 March 1917
BucharestRomania Romania
Died 2 December 1950 (aged 33)
GenevaSwitzerland Switzerland
Genres Classical Music
Occupations PianistComposer
Labels EMI
Associated acts Member of the Romanian Academy
Notable instruments

Dinu Lipatti (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdinu liˈpati]; 1 April [O.S. 19 March] 1917 – 2 December 1950) was a Romanian classical pianist and composerwhose career was cut short by his death from Hodgkin’s disease at age 33. He was elected posthumously to the Romanian Academy.

Lipatti was born in Bucharest into a musical family: his father was a violinist who had studied with Pablo de Sarasate and Carl Flesch,[1] his mother a pianist. For his baptism, which occurred not shortly after birth as is usual, but when he was old enough to play the piano, the violinist and composer George Enescu agreed to be his godfather. Lipatti played a minuet by Mozart at his own baptism.[1] He studied at the Gheorghe Lazăr High School, while undergoing piano and composition studies with Mihail Jora for three years. He then attended the Bucharest Conservatoire, studying under Florica Musicescu, who also taught him privately.[1] In June 1930, the best pupils at the Conservatoire gave a concert at the Bucharest Opera, and the 13-year old Lipatti received a huge ovation for his performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor.[1] In 1932 he won prizes for his compositions: a Piano Sonatina, and a Sonatina for Violin and Piano. That year he also won a Grand Prize for his symphonic suite Les Tziganes.[1] 

Glazunov Grande Valse de Concert op.41 – Massimiliano Damerini piano

Massimiliano Damerini plays from his heart, capturing both the fire and the tenderness of this music. His broader tempos allow room for the phrasing to breath, and he has a better knack for the Russian piano tone – rich and ringing, with plenty of pedal…
Hawkins – American Record Guide

Alexander Glazunov Cortege Solennel

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov 
Cortege solennel, Op.91

Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Igor Golovchin, conductor

Twilight Zone 2012 San Gabriel Bike Trail

Twilight Zone 2012 San Gabriel Bike Trail

Twilight Zone 2012 San Gabriel Bike Trail

Alley in Sunset Beach – my art collection

Alley in Sunset Beach - my art collection

Alley in Sunset Beach – my art collection

Quotation: Henry James (1843-1916) on Experience

The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it—this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.

Henry James (1843-1916) Discuss




Demon Core Goes Critical (1945)

The Demon Core was a plutonium core—used in nuclear testing at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico—so nicknamed because it resulted in the deaths of two scientists in separate accidents. In 1945, Harry Daghlian accidentally dropped a tungsten carbide brick onto the core, causing it to go “critical,” or achieve a chain reaction of nuclear fission. Daghlian stopped the reaction, but died from radiation poisoning a month later. What happened to the second scientist nine months later? More… Discuss




Congressional Group Calls for Cell Phone Study

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an investigative arm of the US Congress, has released a report calling for regulators to reexamine cell phone safety standards. Current standards on cell phone radiofrequency emissions are 15 years old and may not take into account current research or phone usage. Therefore, the GAO has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) formally reassess emissions limits as well as testing requirements and procedures for mobile devices to ensure public safetyMore…Discuss





Keystroke Logging

A keystroke logger is a program or device that captures every key struck on a keyboard, thereby creating a record of what has been typed. Software-based keystroke loggers can be installed clandestinely, via a computer virus or Trojan horse, allowing hackers to steal passwords and other confidential information. Some employers use keystroke loggers to track the computer use of employees, while governments use them to spy on suspected criminals. What countermeasures can defeat keystroke loggers? More…Discuss