Daily Archives: February 17, 2013

Leonard Cohen on Q TV (CBC exclusive) – An wonderful meet with Leonard Cohen!


http://www.cbc.ca/Q
To celebrate Q’s 2nd anniversary — poet, novelist, songwriter, legend…a special exclusive feature interview with Leonard Cohen… recorded at his home in Montreal.

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Plato on-line

giantmatrix‘Just about everything you do on your computer can be tracked. That’s because every time you visit a website, view an online video, or open or create files using any type of application on your computer, traces of data get stored on your hard drive. Even when you clear your browser history, delete files, and empty your recycle bin, those traces of data remain.

‘While this is your computer’s way of making it easy for you to revisit websites or restore data that you accidentally deleted, those traces of data can serve as an open book to anyone who gains access to your computer. Accumulating enough of this hidden data, can also dramatically slow down your computer and compromise its performance over time-that is unless you have Anti Tracks Free Edition!

‘With Anti Tracks FREE Edition installed on your computer, you can permanently erase ALL web browser, Windows, and third-party…

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Check out California: oil prices under $4.50/gal!

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – After months of dropping, gas prices have shot up in the last few weeks.

In Florida, the average price for a gallon of unleaded is $3.77, up from $3.42 a month ago, according to the American Automobile Association. Diesel increased over the last month at $4.15 a gallon.

In Miami-Dade and Ft. Lauderdale, drivers are paying more than the state average. Regular unleaded is running $3.87 a gallon in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. A month ago, drivers were paying $3.48 a gallon in Ft. Lauderdale and $3.48 in Miami.

Check out the cheapest gas prices in your neighborhood atFloridaGasPrices.com.

Pensacola, where unleaded regular is averaging $3.67 a gallon, is the cheapest places in the state to fill up.

West Palm Beach is the most expensive place to top off the tank; regular unleaded is averaging $3.88 a gallon.

The average U.S. price of a gallon…

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UNlike red meat 🙂

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In the first, Spanish researchers investigated the association between olive oil and coronary heart disease (CHD). They studied data gleaned from more than 40,000 Spanish participants in the ongoing European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.

EPIC was designed to investigate the relationships between diet, nutritional status, lifestyle and environmental factors and the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases. It is a large study, having recruited over half a million (520,000) people in 10 European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The participants were all free of CHD events at the beginning of the study and followed from between 8-12 years until 2004.

Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, the researchers report that those with a higher intake of olive oil had a lower risk of CHD. The protective effect of olive oil was more pronounced in…

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What a feast!


Good for her

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A blogger who has been a harsh critic of the Castro regime in Cuba left the island on Sunday.

Yoani Sanchez said she was refused an exit permit for years because of her high-profile and harsh criticism of the government.

In January, Cuba ended its unpopular policy of requiring citizens to obtain a letter of invitation and an exit permit before they were able to leave the country.

Sanchez, so far, is the most well-known figure in the dissident community to test the easing of restrictions. She said her ability to travel won’t temper her criticism of brothers Fidel and Raul Castro.

“This may be my last trip. I am not going to moderate my opinion so I can leave again. If they are counting on my silence or less criticism, they can forget it,” said Sanchez just before she departed from Havana’s airport.

Sanchez’s first stop…

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Quotation: Henry James – on “Literature”


It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.

 (1843-1916) Discuss

Source: Green Hills of Africa and also reported as The Odyssey (bk. III, l. 142), (Pope’s translation) · Excerpt fromHawthorne (English Men of Letters Series) · This quote is about literature ·

STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT


State Opening of Parliament

Once a year, the cellars of the Palace of Westminster are ceremoniously searched for explosives as part of the State Opening of Parliament, a colorful annual event that marks the return of the United Kingdom’s legislature from recess. Other traditions associated with the event include the Crown holding a member of the House of Commons hostage and the House of Commons slamming its doors shut in the face of the queen’s messenger. Why did Queen Elizabeth II miss the ceremonies in 1959 and 1963? More… Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: ISABELLE EBERHARDT (1877)


Isabelle Eberhardt (1877)

As a Swiss explorer traveling in North Africa, Eberhardt often dressed as a man to move more freely through Arab society. Intensely independent, she took the side of Algerians fighting against colonial French rule. She converted to Islam, was initiated into a Sufi brotherhood, and married an Algerian soldier. She wrote about her travels in books and newspapers. She survived a murder attempt—in which her arm was badly injured by a saber—only to die at the age of 27 in what unlikely fashion? More… Discuss

 

VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT DOSAGES UNRELIABLE


 

Vitamin D Supplement Dosages Unreliable

Vitamin D deficiency is easily treatable with oral supplements, but many patients may not be getting the proper dosage, and this could be putting their health at risk. An analysis of vitamin D supplements on the market in the US revealed that dosages vary widely regardless of what is listed on the label. Over-the-counter, bottled pills were found to contain between 52 and 135 percent of their advertised vitamin D content, while those produced by compounding pharmacies contained as little as 23 percent and as much as 146 percent of the labeled amount. More… Discuss


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Earth Watch Report  –  Epidemic Hazards


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Epidemic Hazard in United Kingdom on Monday, 11 February, 2013 at 17:22 (05:22 PM) UTC.

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Another person in the UK has been diagnosed with the deadly Sars-like virus after catching the disease from a family member. The patient becomes the third person in a week to contract the disease. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said on Monday that a person who had been travelling in the Middle East had been hospitalised in Manchester with the coronavirus. Two days later, a family member was admitted to hospital in Birmingham after contracting the disease through person-to-person infection. The HPA has announced that another member of the same family has caught the disease and was being treated in isolation. The patient was said to…

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7 Mejores Canciones de Amor (Seven Top Love Songs)


REGINA SPEKTOR- THE CALL



LYRICS:
REGINA SPEKTOR- THE CALL
It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
Till it was a battle cry
I’ll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything’s changing
Doesn’t mean it’s never been this way before
All you can do is try to know who your friends are
As you head off to the war

Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light
You’ll come back when it’s over
No need to say goodbye

You’ll come back when it’s over
No need to say goodbye

Now we’re back to the beginning
It’s just a feeling and no one knows yet
But just because they can’t feel it too
Doesn’t mean that you have to forget

Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
Till they’re before your eyes
You’ll come back
When they call you
No need to say goodbye

You’ll come back
When they call you
No need to say goodbye…

Departure (poetic thought by George-b)


Departure (poetic thought by George-b)

I’ve parted with symbols – rings
bracelets chains – 
my blinking eyes for rhythm,
For thirst my breath –

I’m free to flyaway.

Billie Holiday – My Man


Regina Spektor – My Man (Medley)


Regina Spektor’s “My Man (Medley)” from her Live at Bull Moose EP.

My man don’t treat me right
Don’t kiss me sweet good night
Don’t buy me flowers to smell
Oh, he’s a rotten boy from hell

My man don’t treat me good
He eats up all my food
And he leaves me such a mess
They say I’m cursed
But I am blessed

‘Cause he loves me, he loves me
He really, really loves me
And his eyes are bluer than the bluest sky above the city
You don’t agree? Well, what a pity!
He love me, yes, he does

My man don’t treat me sweet
He walks the empty street
And he drinks, and smokes, and swears
And they say he doesn’t care

My man
He breaks my heart
He tears me all apart
And he leaves me such a mess
They say I’m cursed
But I am blessed

‘Cause he loves me, he loves me
He really, really loves me, and his
Eyes are bluer than the bluest sky above the city
Don’t agree? Well, what a pity!
He love me, yes, he does

Oh
My man
I love him so
He’ll never know
All my life is just a spare
But I don’t care
When he takes me in his arms
The world is bright
All right

Bum, bum, bum, bum

What’s the difference if I say
I’ll go away?
When I know I’ll come back on
My knees, someday
For whatever my man is
I’m his, forevermore

Willie Nelson – Bridge Over Troubled Waters


When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry
them all;
I’m on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

When you’re down and out,
When you’re on the street,
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
I’ll take your part.
When darkness comes
And pain is all around,
[| From: http://www.elyrics.net |]
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

Sail on silvergirl,
Sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine.
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.

Regina Spektor – “Folding Chair” (Live In London)


“Folding Chair”

Come and open up your folding chair next to me
My feet are buried in the sand and there’s a breeze
There’s a shadow you can’t see my eyes
And the sea is just a wetter version of the skies

Let’s get a silver bullet trailer
And have a baby boy
I’ll safety pin his clothes all cool
And you’ll graffiti all his toys
I got a perfect body
But sometimes I forget
I got a perfect body
Cause my eyelashes catch my sweat

Oh
Oh

Now I’ve been sitting on this abandoned beach for years
Waiting for the salty water to cover up my ears
But every time the tide comes in to take me home
I get scared and I’m just sitting here alone
Dreaming of the dolphin song

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh Oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Maybe one day you will understand
That I want nothing from you
But to sweetly hold your hand
Til that day just please don’t be so down
Don’t make frowns
You silly clown

Just, come and open up your folding chair next to me
My feet are buried in the sand and there’s a breeze
There’s a shadow you can’t see my eyes
And the sea is just a wetter version of the skies

There’s a shadow you can’t see my eyes
There’s a shadow you can’t see my eyes
Ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-eyes
Ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-ey-eyes

 

Regina Spektor – “Laughing With” [Official Music Video]


No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re starving or freezing
Or so very poor

No one laughs at God when the doctor calls
After some routine tests
No one’s laughing at God,
When it’s gotten real late,
Their kid’s not back from that party yet

No one laughs at God when their airplane
Starts to uncontrollably shake
No one’s laughing at God
When they see the one they love
Hand in hand with someone else
And they hope that they’re mistaken

No one laughs at God
When the cops knock on their door
And they say “We got some bad news, sir”
No one’s laughing at God
When there’s a famine, fire, or a flood…

But God could be funny
At a cocktail party while listening to
A good god-themed joke
Or when the crazies say he hates us
And they get so red in
The head you’d think they’re about to choke

God could be funny
When told he’ll give you money
If you just pray the right wa
And when presented like a genie
Who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket
And Santa Claus
God could be so hilarious
Ha-ha, ha-ha

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at god
When they’ve lost all they got
And they don’t know what for

No one laughs at God on the day they realize
That the last sight they’ll ever see
Is a pair of hateful eyes
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re saying their goodbyes

But God could be funny
At a cocktail party while listening to
A good god-themed joke
Or when the crazies say he hates us
And they get so red in
The head you’d think they’re about to choke

God could be funny
When told he’ll give you money
If you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie
Who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket
And Santa Claus
God could be so hilarious

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one’s laughing at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re starving or freezing
Or so very poor

No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God
No one’s laughing at God,
We’re all laughing with God

Songwriter(s):Regina Spektor
Lyrics from

 

Missy Higgins : The Special Two


All So Digital (poetic thought by George-B)


All So Digital (poetic thought by George-B)

If zeros and ones, arranged anyhow would give:
A scent, a feeling, heartache, a tooth pain –

 If zeros and ones, arranged anyhow would take away:
a scent, a feeling,  heartache, a tooth pain –

 If zeros and ones, arranged anyhow would give or take away
an old love,
a new heart, for a used one,
a painless tooth…

Would zeros and one , virtually speaking, become then real?
Zeros and ones… Do they give?

Do they take?

Do they? 

Argument (poetic thought by George-B)


Argument (poetic thought by George-B)

purposeless reason, for a purposeful universe…
purposeless universe with a purposeful reason…
and the reasons are…to be infinitely argued!

Missy Higgins – Where I Stood – US Version – official video and playlist….Great songs!


From Botticelli to Jennifer Lopez…..Expedition to “VENUS”



Available for purchase at http://www.acornonline.com ! Explore how Botticelli’s personal health affected the women in his paintings, especially Birth of Venus. From the DVD, “Every Picture Tells A Story.”

All My Loving – The Beatles


“All My Loving” is a song by The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney), from the 1963 album With The Beatles. Though it was not released as a single in the United Kingdom or the United States, it drew considerable radio airplay, prompting EMI to issue it as the title track of an EP. The song was released as a single in Canada, where it became a number one hit. The Canadian single was imported into the US in enough quantities to peak at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1964.

According to journalist Bill Harry, McCartney wrote the lyrics while shaving, though McCartney told biographer Barry Miles that he wrote them while on a tour bus. He also said, “It was the first song I’d ever written the words first. I never wrote words first, it was always some kind of accompaniment. I’ve hardly ever done it since either.” The lyrics follow the “letter song” model as used on “P.S. I Love You,” the B-side of their first single. After arriving at the location of the gig, he wrote the music on a piano backstage.

McCartney originally envisioned it as a country & western song, and George Harrison added a Nashville-style guitar solo. John Lennon’s rhythm guitar track uses quickly strummed triplets similar to “Da Doo Ron Ron” by The Crystals, a song that was popular at the time.

Lennon expressed his esteem for the song in his 1980 Playboy interview:
” LENNON:”All My Loving” is Paul, I regret to say. Ha ha ha.

PLAYBOY: Why?

LENNON: Because it’s a damn good piece of work….But I play a pretty mean guitar in back.

The Beatles recorded the song on 30 July 1963 in eleven takes with three overdubs. The master take was take fourteen overdubbed on take eleven. It was remixed on 21 August (mono) and 29 October (stereo).

A slightly longer stereo edition of the song, featuring a hi-hat percussion introduction not found on the common stereo or mono mixes was released in Germany and the Netherlands in 1965 on a compilation album entitled Beatles’ Greatest.

The song was used twice in films by the group – it plays in the background at the end of the nightclub scene in A Hard Day’s Night (though without the drum opening and the coda), while an instrumental version appears in the movie Magical Mystery Tour.

According to Alan Weiss, a TV producer who happened to be there, “All My Loving” was playing on the sound system at Roosevelt Hospital emergency room when Lennon was pronounced dead after being shot on 8 December 1980.

“All My Loving” has been praised by multiple critics. Ian MacDonald said, “The innocence of early Sixties British pop is perfectly distilled in the eloquent simplicity of this number” and described the song as helping McCartney be seen as more of an equal to Lennon. Richie Unterberger of Allmusic said it “was arguably the best LP-only track The Beatles did before 1964” and that if it was released as a single in America it would have been a huge hit.

Personnel * Paul McCartney — double-tracked vocal, bass * John Lennon — backing vocal, rhythm guitar * George Harrison — backing vocal, lead guitar * Ringo Starr — drums * George Martin — producer * Norman Smith — engineer

In live performances, George Harrison joined Paul McCartney on lead vocal for the verse following the guitar solo in order to better reproduce the double tracked McCartney vocal heard in the LP version.