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CAT STEVENS – THE BOY WITH A MOON AND STAR ON HIS HEAD (“…and love it’s all”, he said)

A gardener’s daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed
It is you who I wish to share my body with she said
We’ll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed
And for my joy I will give you a boy with a moon and star on his head.

Her silver hair flowed in the air laying waves across the sun

Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had diamonds on.
We left the road and headed up to the top of the Whisper Wood
And we walked ’till we came to where the holy magnolia stood.

And there we laid cool in the shade singing songs and making love…

With the naked earth beneath us and the universe above.
The time was late my wedding wouldn’t wait I was sad but I had to go,
So while she was asleep I kissed her cheek for cheerio.

The wedding took place and people came from many miles around

There was plenty merriment, cider and wine abound
But out of all that I recall I remembered the girl I met
‘Cause she had given me something that my hear could not forget.

A year had passed and everything was just as it was a year before…

As if was a year before…
Until the gift that someone left, a basket by my door.

And in there lay the fairest little baby crying to be fed,

I got down on my knees and kissed the moon and star on his head.
As years went by the boy grew high and the village looked on in awe
They’d never seen anything like the boy with the moon and star before.

And people would ride from far and wide just to seek the word he spread

I’ll tell you everything I’ve learned, and Love is all…he said.

On a Lighter Tone:Juno Soundtrack – Anyone Else But You by The Moldy Peaches (Lyrics)


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the 2007 film. For other uses, see Juno.

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jason Reitman
Produced by John Malkovich
Lianne Halfon
Mason Novick
Russell Smith
Written by Diablo Cody
Starring Ellen Page
Michael Cera
Jennifer Garner
Jason Bateman
Allison Janney
J. K. Simmons
Olivia Thirlby
Music by Mateo Messina
Cinematography Eric Steelberg
Editing by Dana E. Glauberman
Studio Mandate Pictures
Mr. Mudd
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date(s)
  • September 1, 2007(Telluride)
  • December 5, 2007
Running time 96 minutes
Country Canada
United States
Language English
Budget $6.5[1]–$7 million[2]
Box office $231,411,584[3]

Juno is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo CodyEllen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her. Michael CeraOlivia ThirlbyJ. K. SimmonsAllison JanneyJennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman also star. Filming spanned from early February to March 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It premiered on September 8 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation.

Juno won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and earned three other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Page. The film’s soundtrack, featuring several songs performed by Kimya Dawson in various guises, was the first chart-topping soundtrack since Dreamgirls and 20th Century Fox’s first number one soundtrack since Titanic. Juno earned back its initial budget of $6.5 million in twenty days, the first nineteen of which were when the film was in limited release.[4] It went on to earn $231 million. Juno received positive reviews from critics, many of whom placed the film on their top ten lists for the year. It has received criticism and praise from members of the pro-life and pro-choice communities regarding its treatment of abortion.


Special Evening at the Concert: Celebrating Bruckner – Symphony No.7, in E major, WAB107 – Harnoncourt/WPh(2007Live)

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No.7 in E major, WAB107
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Wiener Philharmoniker
Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 26 8/2007

  1. Allegro moderato E major.
  2. Adagio.  C-sharp minor
  3. Scherzo.  A minor 
  4. Finale.  E major
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Symphony No. 7 in E major”
Anton Bruckner.jpg
Dedication Ludwig II of Bavaria
Composed 1881–1883
Premiere Arthur Nikisch, 30 December 1884, Stadttheater, Leipzig
First published 1885
Other editions ed. Robert Haas, 1944
ed. Leopold Nowak, 1954
First recording Oskar FriedBerlin Staatskapelle, 1924

Anton Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 7 in E major (WAB 107) is one of his best-known symphonies. It was written between 1881 and 1883 and was revised in 1885. It is dedicated to Ludwig II of Bavaria. The premiere, given under Arthur Nikisch and theGewandhaus Orchestra in the opera house at Leipzig on 30 December 1884,[1] brought Bruckner the greatest success he had known in his life. The symphony is sometimes referred to as the “Lyric”, though the appellation is not the composer’s own, and is seldom used.


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Why didn’t CNN’s international arm air its own documentary on Bahrain’s Arab Spring repression? (from UK Guardian)

Why didn't CNN's international arm air its own documentary on Bahrain's Arab Spring repression? (from UK Guardian)

Why didn’t CNN’s international arm air its own documentary on Bahrain’s Arab Spring repression? (from UK Guardian) (click to read more)

In late March 2011, as the Arab Spring was spreading, CNN sent a four-person crew to Bahrain to produce a one-hour documentary on the use of internet technologies and social media by democracy activists in the region. Featuring on-air investigative…. More

Quotation: John F. Kennedy on – art-artistry-money-race-society….all in few words glued together by politics!

Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Anton Bruckner (1824) – let’s listen to some Anton Bruckner’s music this evening!

Anton Bruckner (1824)

Bruckner was an Austrian composer who established a reputation as a virtuoso organist in Vienna. However, as a composer, he gained recognition slowly. He was 60 before he achieved fame with his 1884 Symphony No. 7 in E Major, one of nine that he completed. Socially awkward and eccentric, he developed a pattern of courting much younger women without success. Bruckner once accidentally alienated an influential critic after getting mixed up in a feud between what two famous composers? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: Los Angeles Is Founded (1781)

Los Angeles Is Founded (1781)

Now one of the most populous and diverse counties in the US, Los Angeles was first founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve and settled by missionaries. Its original name was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Porciuncula, or The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula. It became part of the US in the 1840s and is today a global hub for culture and technology. Located on the volatile Pacific Ring of Fire, Los Angeles has about how many earthquakes every year? More… Discuss

The Ogdoad

The Ogdoad

The Ogdoad of Egyptian mythology was a group of eight deities worshipped in ancient Hermopolis. They were arranged in four female-male pairs, with each pair representing the female and male aspects of one of four basic concepts. Together, the concepts were thought to have been the basis for the creation of the world. According to mythology, an unbalanced interaction between the four pairs resulted in the creation of a cosmic egg from which the sun god hatched. What were the four basic concepts? More… Discuss

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Songwriters: CROCE, JAMES
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with youIf I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

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