Daily Archives: October 5, 2012

Music from the US – Sam Chatmon


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Sam Chatmon (January 10, 1897 – February 2, 1983) was a Delta blues guitarist and singer. He was a member of the Mississippi Sheiks and may have been Charlie Patton’s half brother. ( Charlie Patton considered by many as the “Father of Delta Blues )

Here is his song “Who´s gonna love you tonight ? ”

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Life goes on (poetic thought by George-B)


Life goes on (poetic thought by George-B)

never, never out of date – a funeral, a baptism,

life goes on

a genetic mutation, engineered, 

life goes on

artificial tomato, corn, soy

life goes on

biting a subdued victim,

burnin’ of books of prayer,

life goes on

hangin’ the innocent, when it’s known

to be so,  innocent,

life goes on

Our tacitly enabling silence

life dies!

Discovering the means of mutation

Discovering the means of mutation (Photo credit: Noah Sussman)


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A few years ago, the concept of social enterprise was rarely discussed in Europe, however it is now making significant breakthroughs in European Union (EU) countries. The union can not escape the pressure of the current awful economic position so it has no way out to see the task of social involvement under eyes.

We could see some positive development in legal frameworks, public policies, supporting structures, public procurement policies supporting the development of social enterprises in the different EU countries. Relying on collective dynamics involving various types of stakeholders in their governing bodies, they place a high value on their autonomy and they bear economic risks linked to their activity, but some of them dared to stick out their neck, though they are still poorly understood in several of the EU countries.

The notion of social enterprise first appeared in Italy in the late 1980s, but it really…

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500 Days of Summer – Us – Regina Spektor


 


They made a statue of us
And it put it on a mountain top
Now tourists come and stare at us
Blow bubbles with their gum
Take photographs have fun, have fun

They’ll name a city after us
And later say it’s all our fault
Then they’ll give us a talking to
Then they’ll give us a talking to
Because they’ve got years of experience
We’re living in a den of thieves
Rummaging for answers in the pages
We’re living in a den of thieves
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious

We wear our scarves just like a noose
But not ’cause we want eternal sleep
And though our parts are slightly used
New ones are slave labor you can keep

We’re living in a den of thieves
Rummaging for answers in the pages
We’re living in a den of thieves
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious

They made a statue of us
They made a statue of us
The tourists come and stare at us
The sculptor’s marble sends regards
They made a statue of us
They made a statue of us
Our noses have begun to rust
We’re living in a den of thieves
Rummaging for answers in the pages
Were living in a den of thieves

And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious
And it’s contagious

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/

 

Barry Louis Polisar: JUNO – “All I Want Is You” Video


 

Barry Louis Polisar is an author and singersongwriter who writes children’s music and numerous children’s books, poems and stories.[1]

Polisar’s song “All I Want Is You” was featured during the opening credits of Jason Reitman‘s film Juno.[2] This song is also currently featured on the National Lottery (United Kingdom) advert for Lotto, and the Honda Civic “Date With a Woodsman” advert.

Albums

  • Old Enough To Know Better
  • A Little Different
  • Juggling Babies
  • Naughty Songs for Boys & Girls
  • Teachers Favorites
  • Old Dogs, New Tricks
  • Family Trip
  • Family Concert
  • I Eat Kids and Other Songs for Rebellious Children
  • My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana and other Provocative Songs for Children
  • Captured Live and in the Act
  • Songs for Well Behaved Children
  • Stanley Stole My Shoelace and Rubbed it in His Armpit and Other Songs My Parents Won’t Let Me Sing
  • Off-Color Songs for Kids

Collaborations

 

500 Days of Summer: Joe & Zooey on Los Angeles



Promotional film poster
Directed by Marc Webb
Produced by
Written by
Narrated by Richard McGonagle
Starring
Music by
Cinematography Eric Steelberg
Editing by Alan Edward Bell
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release date(s)
Running time 95 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $7.5 million[1][2]
Box office $60,722,734[1]

Locations

A photograph of a building interior showing stairs climbing up five storeys to the final floor where we can see the glass roof.

The Bradbury Building in Los Angeles was a filming location.

David Ng of the Los Angeles Times describes architecture as a star of the film.[12] The film was originally set in San Francisco but was later moved to Los Angeles and the script rewritten to make better use of the location.[13] Buildings used include the Los Angeles Music Center (which includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion) and the towers of California Plaza.[12] The older Fine Arts Building is featured in the film, in a scene where Tom shows it to Summer and mentions its designers, Walker and Eisen, two of his favorite architects, although he incorrectly gives the partners’ names as “Walker and Eisner.”

Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times describes the film as having “finely honed sense of taste” to include the Bradbury Building where Tom goes for his job interview.[14][15]

Find more about 500 Days of Summer   —————here

Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on ‘unpleasant things’


 

There are so many unpleasant things in the world already that there is no use in imagining any more.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: LARRY FINE (1902)


Larry Fine (1902)

Fine was just a toddler when his left arm was badly burned by acid used in his father’s Philadelphia jewelry store. To help strengthen his damaged arm, Fine learned to play violin, which led him to a career in vaudeville. In the 1920s, he joined the comedy act that would become The Three Stooges, catapulting him—and his trademark unruly hair—to fame in several feature films and hundreds of shorts. As a young man, what else did he do to strengthen his arm until his father made him stop? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: FIRST EPISODE OF MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS AIRS ON BBC (1969)


 

First Episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus Airs on BBC (1969)

A highly influential British sketch comedy show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus ran until 1974 and subsequently spawned four movies and several live shows. With scenes such as “The Dead Parrot Sketch” and “The Spanish Inquisition,” the innovative, disjointed, non-traditional show became a cult favorite noted for its surreal, sarcastic, innuendo-laden humor. Interspersed throughout the show were Terry Gilliam‘s iconic animations, including a giant, crushing foot taken from what painting? More… Discuss

 

BUBBLE CHAMBER


 

 

Bubble Chamber

A bubble chamber is a device for detecting charged subatomic particles. The sealed chamber is filled with a liquefied gas, such as liquid hydrogen, which is superheated. As particles move through the liquid, they leave trails of bubbles that can be illuminated and photographed. Such tracks can be used to identify particles, study their behavior, and analyze the complex events in which they participate. The inventor of the bubble chamber experimented with prototypes filled with what liquid? More… Discuss