Daily Archives: April 14, 2013

Fresh leaks reveal outrageous corruption among political leaders

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The Threats From Genetically Modified Foods

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Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche on life and love

It is true we love life; not because we are wont to live, but because we are wont to love.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: BESSIE SMITH (1894) Blues Singer

Bessie Smith (1894)

When Smith was just a teen, she became the protégée of Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, one of the earliest blues singers. After making recordings, she quickly became the favorite singer of the jazz public. The power and somber beauty of her voice, coupled with songs representing every variety of the blues, earned her the title “Empress of the Blues.” Numerous critics have regarded her as the greatest of all jazz artists, and her fame increased enormously after her death in what tragic accident? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE BATTLE OF FORMIGNY (1450)

The Battle of Formigny (1450)

One of the first battles in which cannons played a pivotal, if not decisive, role, the Battle of Formigny was a major French victory toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War. The English were dealt a significant blow—thousands of troops were killed, injured, or captured—and, as there were no other significant English forces in Normandy, the entire region quickly fell to the French. The battle had raged for several hours before the


Flight Navigation Systems Vulnerable to Hacking

Cockpit technology has made air travel infinitely safer, but it also makes airplanes vulnerable to dangerous hacking attacks. A security researcher made the latter point abundantly clear at a recent hacking conference, when he presented the results of his four-year investigation into the security of aircraft computer and data systems. Working with used aviation equipment he purchased on eBay, Hugo Teso was able to get a simulated jet to change course based on false navigation information he fed to itsflight management system. Aviation agencies are now investigating his findings. More…Discuss


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Santa Ana River Bike Trail – Digital Engraving (My Collection)

Santa Ana River Bike Trail _Digital Engraving (My Collection)

Santa Ana River Bike Trail _Digital Engraving (My Collection)

From TAXI: Edward S. Curtis Photographer of Native Americans

From TAXI: Edward S. Curtis Photographer of Native Americans

From TAXI: Edward S. Curtis Photographer of Native Americans, 1906 (click to access site)

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WOW: Duke Ellington(Paul Gonsalves)-Crescendo+Diminuendo In Blue

Duke Ellington Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue

Ellington At Newport 1956 Often regarded as the best performance of his career, in 1956, Duke Ellington and his band recorded their historic concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, revitalizing Ellington’s waning career. Jazz promoter George Wein describes the 1956 concert as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career… It stood for everything that jazz had been and could be.” Ellington had lately been connecting the songs “Diminuendo in Blue” and “Crescendo in Blue” in a medley via a tenor solo from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. At Newport, Gonsalves summoned a 27-chorus workout so inspired and transcendent that the audience was practically rioting by the time he had finished. Orchestra and audience both remained at a fever pitch for the rest of the show (vividly captured on the live album Ellington at Newport),

DUKE ELLINGTON ET SON ORCHESTRE (ARC Identifier 47984 / Local Identifier 306.1389. U.S. Information Agency. (1982 – 10/01/1999) Made possible by a donation from Public.Resource.Org.)

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Duke Ellington & Orchestra – Medley : Black and Tan Fantasy – Creole Love Call

At a concert in Amsterdam, November 1958, Duke Ellington and his orchestra play a medley. The three pieces are compositions from Ellington :
Black and Tan Fantasy
Creole Love Call
– The Mooche

This is the line-up of the concert :

Duke Ellington – Piano, Conductor
Johnny Hodges – Alto Sax
Russell Procope – Alto Sax & Clarinet
Paul Gonsalves – Tenor Sax
Jimmy Hamilton – Tenor Sax & Clarinet
Harry Charney – Baritone Sax, Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
Clark Terry, Harold Baker & Cat Anderson – Trumpet
Ray Nance – Trumpet, Violin & Vocal
Quentin Jackson & Britt Woodman – Trombone
John Sanders – Valve Trombone
Jimmy Woode – Bass
Sam Woodyard – Drums
Ozzie Bailey – Vocal

Topometric Portrait in Indigo (my Photo Collection) (The higher we rise, the larger the horizon!)

Topometric Portrait in Indigo(my Photo Collection)

Topometric Portrait in indigo(my Photo Collection)

Topometric Portrait in Indigo (my Photo Collection):

“The higher we rise,

the larger the Horizon!”

Mood Indigo – Misty Lake digital indigo moodified

Mood Indigo - Misty Lake digital ingigo moodified

Mood Indigo – Misty Lake digital indigo moodified

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The great Duke and his orchestra. Sorry but after Jimmy Hamilton’s playing everyone else should quit (including our friend kenny… no…just kidding!)
P.S: U can check the other version I’d posted too.
Anyways Don’t know that much about jazz but i love this one too.
Some day with time i need to look for more of these in my archives.
Good luck

People writes me about this particular video all the time…. I know that is a great great video but still not getting it why “this”… Love it anyways!!
Good luck for everyone out there!!

P.S: Just so you guys know I’m getting a little tired of reading fights over who’s better than who or stupid comments like that so I’ll delete them all and make everyone happy.

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Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham on past and the everlasting present

I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

BHIMRAO RAMJI AMBEDKAR (1891) an untouchable and a law minister

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891)

A member of the caste of Dalits—once known as Untouchables—Ambedkar obtained his education abroad. He returned to his native India and worked in law before entering politics. In 1947, he became the law minister of the government of India and was instrumental in framing the Indian constitution. In that capacity, he made great strides in fighting for the rights of Dalits, even criticizing Gandhi’s position on the caste system. How did the two Indian leaders differ in their approaches? More… Discuss


THis Day in the Yesteryear: THE BOMBAY EXPLOSION (1944)

The Bombay Explosion (1944)

The SS Fort Stikine sailed from England in late February 1944 and made stops in Gibraltar, Egypt, and Pakistan before reaching Bombay, India, laden with a cargo of cotton bales, gold, explosives, and munitions. While the ship was berthed there, a fire broke out on board. Attempts to extinguish the fire failed, and a massive explosion soon tore the ship apart, sinking nearby vessels as well and igniting a massive blaze in the surrounding area. How many people were killed in the disaster? More… Discuss



Belt Buckle Blocks Bullet

A Pennsylvania grocery store employee is crediting his belt buckle with protecting him from serious injury and quite possibly saving his life. On Wednesday, while Bienvenido Reynoso was at work, an armed man rode by on a bike and opened fire. Reynoso dropped to the floor and, when the shooting stopped, was relieved to find that he had gotten through the ordeal unscathed. It was only later, when he took a closer look at his belt and saw abullet lodged in the buckle, that he realized how close he had actually come to being shot. More… Discuss