Daily Archives: September 13, 2012

Day 137 Giving and Serving makes our life meaningful. What else have you done today?


Wonderful vision: I know how it feels to have birds or ground sqirrels feed from your fingers! everybody should try it!

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Dando y Sirviendo hace que nuestra vida tenga sentido. Que haz hecho hoy por otro?

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Regina Spektor – Pavlov’s Daughter


The grave diggers getting stuck in the machine
picking getting slim, slimmer
I hear them say my name
regin-ah, regin-ah, regin-a-ahyes I’m putting the boulder to my ear
and I still can’t hear
whadya think I was an amateur
playin’ with my temperature…If I hear another song about angels
if I see another feather on the dumb-box
I’m gonna go to Babylon and get me some whiskey
Gonna go to Babylon and get me some whiskey now…
If I hear another song about angels
if I see another feather on the dumb-box
I’m gonna go to Babylon and get me some whiskey
Oh get me some whiskey, get me some whisky, get me some whiskey now

My name is Lucille and I know how you feel
I live downstairs
I hear you taking out your garbage
I hear you loving your girlfriend
I hear you loving yourself too
I hear you flushing your toliet
I hear you turning your thoughts off
I turn mine off too
The only thing I hear is you
and you don’t sound nice and you don’t sound right
and you don’t sound good and you don’t sound right

My name is Lucille and I know how you feel
I live downstairs
I hear you taking out your garbage
I hear you loving your girlfriend
I hear you loving yourself too
I hear you turning your thoughts off
Oh, I hear you turning your thoughts off
and it get’s quiet…

Pavlov’s daughter woke up in the morning
Heard the bell ring
And something deep inside of her made her want to salivate
So she lay there drooling on her pillow
So she lay there, the sun skimming her skin,
and, and…drooling on her pillow
Pavlov’s daughter
And it was far away and hazy like a dream
not a dream, not a dream,
but the ocean, not the ocean,
but forever…

The grave diggers getting stuck in the machine
picking getting slim, slimmer
I hear them say my name
regin-ah, regin-ah, regin-a-ah

yes I’m putting the boulder to my ear
and I still can’t hear
whadya think I was an amateur
playin’ with my temperature…

If I hear another song about angels
if I see another feather on the dumb-box
I’m gonna go to Babylon and get me some whiskey
Gonna go to Babylon and get me some whiskey now…
If I hear another song about angels
if I see another feather on the dumb-box
I’m gonna go to Babylon and get me some whiskey
Oh get me some whiskey, get me some whisky, get me some whiskey now

My name is Lucille and I know how you feel
I live downstairs
I hear you taking out your garbage
I hear you loving your girlfriend
I hear you loving yourself too
I hear you turning your thoughts off
I hear you turning your thoughts off
And I turn mine off too
The only thing I hear is you
and you don’t sound nice and you don’t sound right
and you don’t sound good and you don’t sound right

My name is Lucille and I know how you feel
I live downstairs
I hear you taking out your garbage
I hear you loving your girlfriend
I hear you loving yourself too
I hear you turning your thoughts off
I hear you turning your thoughts off
It get’s quiet…

As quiet as an ambulance checking out the neighborhood,
waiting for the blade to slip and that final blow,
but nothing happens, it’s a cruel joke
as ironic as a ticker tape parade over the rain forest,
as ironic as a ticker tape parade over my head,
as ironic as a ticker tape parade over my head
going down stream…
to where…it isn’t… even… real…rain… at…all…

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Regina Spektor – Oedipus – “Long Live the King”(WOW!)


I’m the king’s thirty second son
Born to him in thirty second’s time
Born to him the night still young
Born to him with two eyebrows on
And that’s all I was wearing
When I woke up staring at the world

My mom had been around the graves of queens
But not at all a sex machine
She liked to keep her body clean, clean
Thought the world to be quite obscene
But she retired to her chamber
And we remain quite strangers

And to see me made her awful sad
And to touch me made her awful sad
And to see me made her awful
And to touch me made her awful

I’m the king’s thirty second son
And all it took was thirty second’s time
But a spoiled little prince I was not
Had a chamber maid and a chamber pot
And there’s thirty one others just like me
There’s thirty one others I can be

Someimtes I’d stand by the royal wall
The sky’d be so big that it broke my soul
And I stood on my toes to catch a glimpse
Of my mother’s eyes and my mother’s skin
And she retired to her chamber
And we remain quite strangers

And to see me made her awful sad
And to touch me made her awful sad
And to see me made her awful
And to touch me made her awful

And one morning I woke up
And I thought Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus
Then one morning I woke up and I thought Rex, Rex, Rex
Then one morning I woke up
And I thought Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus
Thirty two’s still a goddamn number
Thirty two’s still counts
Gonna make it count
Gonna make it count
Gonna oh oh

Thirty two’s still a goddamn number
Thirty two still counts
Gonna make it count
Gonna make it count
Gonna oh oh

Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the

I’m the king’s thirty second son
There’s thirty one others just like me
There’s thirty one others on the way
There’s thirty one others after that

Sometimes I stand by the royal gate
People screaming love and hate
And they scream
And they scream
And they scream
And they scream
Long live the king,
Long live the queen

And to see me made her awful sad
And to touch me made her awful sad
And to see me made her awful
And to touch me made her awful

And one morning I woke up
And I thought Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus
Then one morning I woke up and I thought Rex, Rex, Rex
Then one morning I woke up
And I thought Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus, Oedipus
Thirty two’s still a goddamn number
Thirty two’s still counts
Gonna make it count
Gonna make it count
Gonna oh oh

Thirty two’s still a goddamn number
Thirty two’s still a goddamn number
Thirty two’s still a goddamn number
Thirty two’s still a goddamn number

Thirty two
Thirty two
Thirty two
Thirty two
Thirty two
Thirty two
Thirty two

Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king
Long live the king

The Beatles – Blackbird Lyrics


Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise,
You were only waiting for this moment to arise,
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Length : 2:19
Genre : Folk
Released : 22 November 1968
Recorded : 11 June 1968
Producer : George Martin
Label : Apple Records

“Blackbird” is a Beatles song from the double-disc album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). Blackbird was written by Paul McCartney, but credited to Lennon–McCartney.

McCartney was inspired to write it while in Scotland as a reaction to racial tensions escalating in the United States in the spring of 1968.

In May 2002, during a show at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas as part of the Driving USA Tour supporting the Driving Rain album, McCartney spoke on stage about the meaning of the song. KCRW DJ Chris Douridas interviewed McCartney backstage afterwards for his radio show “New Ground”, and the meaning of the song was discussed. This interview aired on KCRW on May 25, 2002.

Also, before his solo acoustic guitar set during the Driving USA Tour, McCartney explained that ‘bird’ is British slang for girl, making ‘blackbird’ a synonym for ‘black girl.’ Near the end of the song’s performance, a young black woman sang the lyrics, “You were only waiting for this moment to arrive, blackbird fly…”, after which the program faded to commercial.

In 2009, McCartney performed this song at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, commenting prior to singing it on how it had been written in response to the 1960s Civil Rights movement, and added, “It’s so great to realize so many civil rights issues have been overcome.” From Wikipedia

The Pure Michigan Statewide Singalong (Hi guys, what about California? Can we get a piece of action?)



Learn more about all these Michigan cities and attractions athttp://www.michigan.org

This entire video was filmed in just one week, traveling the state in a Chrysler 200 http://www.chrysler.com/en/200/, beginning August 18th. For business and media opportunities email rob@statuscreative.com or jeff@statuscreative.com

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Pure Michigan Parody Lyrics and Links: 

Mackinaw City – http://www.mackinawcity.com/
Newberry – Woah-oh-oh It’s always a good time
woah-oh-oh-oh it’s always a good time http://www.newberrychamber.net/
Silver Lake – http://www.thinkdunes.com/

Marquette – Woke up with the best view from my bedhttp://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com/
Jackson – What’s up with this waterfall behind my head?http://www.experiencejackson.com/ 
Midland – Hands up if you’re down with the mitten tonighthttp://www.visitgreatlakesbay.org/
Rogers City – ‘Cuz it’s always a good time http://www.rogerscity.com/
Harbor Springs – Slept in on my boat like I didn’t carehttp://www.harborspringschamber.com/
Michigan Speedway – Hopped into a car take me anywherehttp://www.mispeedway.com
Traverse City – I’m in if you’re down with some wine tonighthttp://www.traversecity.com/
Mackinac Island – ‘Cuz it’s always a good time http://www.mackinacisland.org/

Portage – Good morning for a flight http://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/
Pontiac – We wake up at twilight http://www.hauntedpontiac.com/
Whitehall – It’s gonna be alright http://www.miadventure.com/
Rochester – We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good timehttp://www.meadowbrookhall.org/

Lansing – Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.lansing.org/
Joe Louis Arena – Woah-oh-oh-oh It’s always a good timehttp://redwings.nhl.com/
Muskegon – Woah-oh-oh-oh Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.visitmuskegon.org/
Sault Ste. Marie – We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good timehttp://www.saultstemarie.com/

Battle Creek – good time, good time, it’s always a good timehttp://www.battlecreekvisitors.org
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – http://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm 

Royal Oak – Freaked out by all these polar bears again http://detroitzoo.org/
Frankenmuth – Checked out of the north pole to Michiganhttp://www.bronners.com/
St. Claire Shores – Let’s hang out if you’re down with the D tonighthttp://www.sailasi.org/
Charlevoix – ‘Cuz it’s always a good time http://www.charlevoix.org/

Grayling – Good morning for a bite http://grayling-mi.com/
Bay City – We look up at twilight http://www.visitgreatlakesbay.org/
Southfield – The weather looks alright http://detroit.cbslocal.com/
The Henry Ford – We don’t even have to try it’s always a [Woo!] good time.http://www.thehenryford.org/

Holland – Woah-oh-oh-oh http://holland.org/
Kalamazoo – Woah-oh-oh-oh it’s always a good timehttp://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/
Saginaw – Woah-oh-oh-oh Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.visitgreatlakesbay.org/
Caseville – We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time.http://www.cheeseburgerincasevillefest.com/

Ann Arbor – Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.visitannarbor.org/
Ludington – Woah-oh-oh-oh, It’s always a good timehttp://www.pureludington.com/
Grand Rapids – Woah-oh-oh-oh Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.experiencegr.com/
Boyne City – We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good timehttp://www.boynecity.com/

Comerica Park – Doesn’t matter when, take me home to Michiganhttp://detroit.tigers.mlb.com
Westland – Doesn’t matter where, always will feel better therehttp://www.michiganhumane.org
Novi – Doesn’t matter when, take me home to Michiganhttp://www.noviicearena.com/
Detroit Lions – It’s always a good time! http://www.detroitlions.com/

Flint – Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.flint.travel/
St. Ignace – Woah-oh-oh-oh it’s always a good time http://www.stignace.com/
Petoskey – Woah-oh-oh-oh Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.petoskeyarea.com
Gaylord – We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good timehttp://www.gaylordmichigan.net/

Detroit Institute of Arts – Woah-oh-oh-oh http://www.dia.org/
Country Dairy – Woah-oh-oh-oh it’s always a good timehttp://countrydairy.com/
Fox Theatre – Woah-oh-oh-oh Woah-oh-oh-ohhttp://www.olympiaentertainment.com
Ypsilanti – We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time!http://visitypsinow.com/

Grand Haven – http://www.visitgrandhaven.com/ http://garrettborns.com/

WOW WHAT AN ADVENTURE!

Blue Danube – J. Strauss (The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)


Rap-tonguelar (a poetic thought by George-b)


Rap-tonguelar  
(a poetic thought by George-b)

A world ripped from magic, from stories
of coming and going, on perpetual passing heroes
With magic gone so are the heroes, 
with heroes gone so is hope than
hope replaced by the illusion of truth, the deniers of humanity, the dark heroes
here for themselves,
self, sell-fish-ly weak,
feeding on weakness, on innocence, on hunger,
drank with victory over blood, blood that belongs to others,
true heroes, indeed, in a world unmagical,
disrobed of magic the Emperor wear the illusion of clothes,
press free togas so now the empty scene of the theater itself curtain-less, always visible to the eye fearoverhopeoverthetopfearoffearitselfortheoverthetopcoldheatoflieskeepsonefromfreezing: yes the longest multi-word not yet in your dictionary is finally here: happy elections 2012,2016,10162020,and onandonandon: aberration!

Line art drawing of a man in a toga.

Line art drawing of a man in a toga. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kate Walsh – Snow, The Baker (beautiful music, give it a try!)



Kate Walsh – It’s Never Over


 

Well it seems like I’m losing all the time
I gotta run up a bill
‘Till this dark horse is leaving
And I know you’ll be leaving

But a memory of distant 
You put a crown on my head
But I’m wishing you never had
‘Cause I have less than I ever have

But I know
When this streetl amp fades
You’re scheming up your next parade
And the time slowly climbs
‘Till you’re here

Days darken my days
I watch you play or pray
It’s never over
I’ll be waiting here wishing you were over here

It seems destiny means
How long you’ll play unfair
It’s never over
I’ll be waiting here wishing you really cared

When I’m seeing that look that’s in your eyes
You know I will be here
I’ll be giving you anything
Always giving you anything

But I know 
When this street lamp fades
You’re scheming up your next parade
Then you’re gone
Creeping home
And this feeling creeps in
Alone

Days darken my days
I watch you play or pray
It’s never over
I’ll be waiting here wishing you were over here

It seems destiny means
How long you will play unfair
It’s never over
I’ll be waiting here wishing you really cared

But it seems like I’m losing all the time
(It’s never over)
Gonna run up a bill 
(It’s never over)
(It’s never over)
How long must I think that you don’t care
(It’s never over)
You keep on changing your mind
(It’s never over)
(It’s never over)

 

Frank Sinatra – My Way (1969)


Genre: Jazz

Style: Easy Listening

My Way lyrics
Songwriters: Revaux, Jacques; Anka, Paul (Eng Lyr); Thibaut, Gilles; Francois, Claude;

And now the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case of which I’m certain

I’ve lived a life that’s full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Regrets I’ve had a few
But then again too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes there were times I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/f/frank-sinatra-lyrics/my-way-lyrics.html ]
But through it all when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all
And I stood tall and did it my way

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
And now as tears subside
I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that
And may I say not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way

For what is a man what has he got
If not himself then he has not
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way

Yes it was my way

Monkey Trial – Dayton Tennessee (on PBS American Experience): almost a century later: the “intellectual desert” still exists and strive!


Today’s Birthday: WALTER REED (1851)


 

Walter Reed (1851)

Reed was an American army doctor, pathologist, and bacteriologist. He began studying the transmission of yellow fever in 1897. Three years later, he was sent to Havana, Cuba, as head of an army commission to investigate an outbreak of the disease among American soldiers. He proved that yellow fever was spread by infected mosquitoes, and, in 1901, efforts to combat an outbreak in Havana succeeded within 90 days. Walter Reed Army Hospital is named in his honor. What medical malady killed Reed? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: OSLO ACCORDS OFFICIALLY SIGNED (1993)


Oslo Accords Officially Signed (1993)

The Oslo Accords, providing for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank and Gaza and for limited Palestinian self-government, resulted from the first direct negotiation between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). Though talks were conducted in secret in Oslo, Norway, the agreement was signed publicly in Washington, DC. It was signed in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat, yet neither signed it. Who did? More… Discuss