Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

MISSTRESS BARBARA – j’etais une fleur – I’m No Human

il fut un temps 
j’etais une fleur
je vivais parmi d’autres fleurs 
de toutes les couleurs

on m’a trouve
on m’a cueillie
et on m’a promis le boneheur

puis exposee dans les plus beau des musees

une caresse
chaque soir
avant de dormir
on m’a donne

on m’a aimee

et j’ai pousse 
encore plus grande 
toujours plus forte
et j’ai fleuri
encore plus vive 
toujours plus belle 

toujours plus belle

et puis un soir
plus d’arrosoir
pour m’arroser
ni me parler

ni me toucher

et puis un autre soir
et puis un autre soir
et puis un autre soir encore

on m’a avait delaissee

et c’est ainsi 
que j’ai cesse de pousser
jamais plus grande, jamais plus forte
c’est ainsi
fanne, fletrie
si attristee
si efface

si efface 

il n’y a pas si longtemps 
j’etais une fleur
si heureuse parmi toutes les fleurs
si heureuse parmi toutes les fleurs
de toutes les couleurs


Vanessa Williams – October Sky

October Sky by Vanessa Williams Feat. Javier Colon from her album The Real Thing.

Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

Peanut Butter Recall Expands

Hear, Hear!

Horowitz plays Schubert: Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op.142/3

The “last Romantic” Vladimir Horowitz plays Schubert’s Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op.142 no. 3 (D.935)
From the Moscow recital (1986)

Horowitz in Vienna Schumann Kinderszenen Op.15, (Scenes from Childhood)

Horowitz in Vienna Schumann Kinderszenen

Quotation: L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) on knowledge through experience

Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: VLADIMIR SAMOYLOVICH HOROWITZ (1903) – Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto Mehta NYPO 1978


Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (1903)

A Russian-American virtuoso pianist, Horowitz made his debut in Russia at 17. Within years, he was touring internationally, with much success. He eventually settled in the US, where his extraordinary technical virtuosity made him one of the most popular pianists of his time. Always susceptible to nervous strain, in 1953 he decided to quit performing publicly. He returned to the stage in 1965 and occasionally thereafter until his death. Why did Horowitz’s father lie about his son’s birthday? More… Discuss

Horowwitz plays the Rachmaninov 3rd Piano Concerto in Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 1978 with Zubin Mehta ( His last recording ever of this concerto and maybe the last time he played it. Horowitz was 75 years old in this recording!!!)


The Greatest Cat Power

Stars | Ageless Beauty (Official Video)

Ageless Beauty” Official Music Video.
Directed by Chris Grismer.
Set Yourself on FireAmazon.co.ukhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Set-Yourself-Fire-Stars/dp/B000A1CS54
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Set-Yourself-Fire-Stars/dp/B00061F8M8
© 2004 Arts & Crafts International, Inc.


Rilo Kiley – Bulletproof



Great Apes Running Out of Living Space

A continent-wide survey of suitable great ape habitat in Africa has found that the creatures are rapidly losing ground, literally. Over the past 20 years, the amount of habitat suitable for great apes has been dramatically reduced. Eastern gorillas and Cross River gorillas have lost more than half of their habitat, while Western gorillas andbonobos have each lost about a third. Various other species have suffered considerable losses as well. In some regions, the loss of habitat is the result of extensive deforestation and hunting. In others, it is due to widespread hunting of the great apes themselves for bushmeatMore… Discuss

“Skeleton of human (1) and gorilla (2), unnaturally stretched.” Size: 4.9 x 5.5 in² (12.4 x 13.9 cm²) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Bride Kidnapping

Almost always illegal, but still prevalent in parts of Asia, the Caucasus, and elsewhere, bride kidnapping is a custom in which a man abducts a woman for the purpose of marriage. The two may or may not be acquainted, and the man sometimes has help with the abduction. In some cases, the process includes rape. In others, the kidnapper apologizes to the woman’s family. In Kyrgyzstan, the man’s family may gather to convince the kidnapped woman to marry her captor. How does she signal her acceptance? More… Discuss

El Malón, Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). ...

El Malón, Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858). The painting depicts a woman being kidnapped during a malón. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)