Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

Today’s Birthday: WILLIAMINA PATON STEVENS FLEMING (1857) an Astronomer


Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (1857)

Shortly after Fleming emigrated from Scotland to the US with her husband, their marriage failed. Forced to support herself, she worked as a housekeeper for the director of the Harvard College Observatory, who soon hired her to do clerical work at the observatory. She quickly rose through the ranks and went on to make significant contributions to the field of astronomy—classifying thousands of stars and discovering numerous variable stars and novae. At what age did her formal education end? More… Discuss

 

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Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on wise and understanding behavior


When you’ve learned to laugh at the things that should be laughed at, and not to laugh at those that shouldn’t, you’ve got wisdom and understanding.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE GREAT GOLD ROBBERY (1855)


The Great Gold Robbery (1855)

On the night of May 15, 1855, a shipment of gold bars and coins was sent from London to Paris, first via the South Eastern Railway and then on a ship across the English Channel. When the shipment arrived in Boulogne, France, the containers—all of which were locked and sealed—were found to be missing a large amount of the gold, worth about 12,000 British pounds at the time. The missing weight had been replaced with lead shot. A group of men was later arrested for the theft. How had they done it?More… Discuss

The 1903 Silent Film by Edwin Porter

BOAT CARRYING CYCLONE EVACUEES CAPSIZES OFF BURMESE COAST


Boat Carrying Cyclone Evacuees Capsizes off Burmese Coast

A boat carrying about 100 people being evacuated ahead of Cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to hit westernBurma later in the week, capsized on Monday, and at least 50 of the passengers are feared dead. The evacuees were Rohingya Muslims who had been living in temporary camps in Rakhine after being displaced from their homes by violence last year. Tens of thousands of displaced people are living in vulnerable, low-lying, makeshift camps near the coast, and the evacuations were undertaken at the UN’s urging. Sadly, a measure aimed at safegaurding the people instead hastened their deaths. More… Discuss

Mockingbird (My Photo Collection)


Mockingbird (My Photo Collection)

Mockingbird (My Photo Collection)

Travelin’ Light, Travelin’ Far (my Photo Collection)


Travelin' Light, Travelin' Far

Travelin’ Light, Travelin’ Far (My Photo Collection)

McLeod’s Daughters Our Place-The Song (Plant a tree, watch it grow)



The Song Our Place -Michala Banas and Rebecca Lavelle from S6E25 (Old Wrongs)

Rebecca Lavelle – my heart is like a river (McLeod’s Daughters)


Mark O’Connor – “Orange Blossom Special” at its best! (American Music Shop Band)



The band to beat! This is a short segment of the terrific music from “The American Music Shop.” (The show aired from 1990 to 1993).

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Leading the band, is the Legendary Grammy Award-Winning Violinist and World-Class Fiddler: Mark O’Connor!

Song: “Orange Blossom Special

Arrangement by Mark O’Connor also included excerpts from: “Bonanza,” “Meet the Flintstones,” “Partita in E” (J.S. Bach) and “Nutcracker Suite” (P.I. Tchaikovsky).

The New Nashville Cats Band:
Mark O’Connor, Fiddle
Matt Rollings, Keyboards
Brent Mason, Electric Guitar
Michael Rhodes, Electric Bass
Paul Franklin, Pedal Steel
Harry Stinson, Tamborine
Terry McMillan, Harmonica
Paul Leim, Drums

“The American Music Shop featured a different artist each week. Concerts were given in a small, intimate theater and recorded live. In addition to the artists’ own bands, the American Music Shop band accompanied the performers, giving these concerts a unique sound.” (Written by Jason A. Cormier -IMDB Website)

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Best “Boil ’em Cabbage Down” ever! – Mark O’Connor/Wynton Marsalis



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Mark O’Connor Performs Boil ’em Cabbage Down with Wynton Marsalis at the Jazz Festival in Marciac, France – 2010.

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Tom Cat Blues – Wynton Marsalis at Jazz in Marciac 2011



8/12/11 Jelly Roll Morton’s “Tom Cat Blues” performed by Wynton Marsalis-trumpet, Dan Nimmer-piano. Jazz in Marciac 2011, Marciac, FRANCE

Wynton Marsalis Haydn Trumpet Concerto Wynton Marsalis performs the Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E Flat major with the Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams conducting


Wynton Marsalis performs the Haydn Trumpet Concert in E flat major with the Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams conducting.

Wynton Marsalis – Carnival of Venice


Bee Gees – To Love Somebody


Bee Gees – Massachusetts (Center Stage 1993)


I Started a Joke – Bee Gees


Lobo – How can I tell her


LOBO- ” ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO” (W/LYRICS)



THIS WAS LOBO‘S (KENT LAVOIE) FIRST BIG HIT. IT WENT TO #5 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN 1971. FROM 1971 THROUGH 1979 LOBO HAD 8 SONGS LAND IN THE TOP 40.

LYRICS: I remember to this day
The bright red Georgia clay
And how it stuck to the tires
After the summer rain
Will power made that old car go
A woman’s mind told me that so
Oh how I wish
We were back on the road again
(CHORUS)
Me and you and a dog named Boo
Travellin’ and livin’ off the land
Me and you and a dog named Boo
How I love being a free man

I can still recall
The wheat fields of St. Paul
And the morning we got caught
Robbing from an old hen
Old McDonald he made us work
But then he paid us for what it was worth
Another tank of gas
And back on the road again
(CHORUS)
I’ll never forget the day
We motored stately into big L.A.
The lights of the city put settlin’
Down in my brain
Though it’s only been a month or so
That old car’s buggin’ us to go
We’ve gotta get away and get back on
The road again
(CHORUS)
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Kaiser Music / Famous Music / Big Leaf Music

 

Casablanca La Marseillaise: For New Free World


Casablanca (1942) music: “As Time Goes By” (by Frank Sinatra)



Casablanca (1942)
music: As Time Goes By (by Frank Sinatra)

Stranded – Awaiting the high tide (My Photo Collection)


Stranded - Awaiting the high tide

Stranded – Awaiting the high tide (My Photo Collection)

Of Birds: Pigeon (My Photo Collection)


Of Birds: Pigeon

Of Birds: Pigeon

Of Birds: Pigeon

Of Birds: Pigeon

Quotation; Rabindranath Tagore on living fully


“Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.”

Tagore in Valladolid

Tagore in Valladolid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History of the World (My Photo Collection)


History of the World (My Photo Collection)

History of the World (My Photo Collection)

All Aboard (My Photo Collection)


All Aboard (My Photo Collection)

All Aboard (My Photo Collection)

Jack’s Concession-Huntington Beach Walk (my Photo Collection)


Jack's Concession-Huntington Beach Walk

Jack’s Concession-Huntington Beach Walk

Detente in BW (my Photo Collection)


Detente in BW

Detente in BW

Quotation: Oscar Wilde on people visiting


When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people’s time, not one’s own.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: ADOLF FREDERICK OF SWEDEN (1710)


Adolf Frederick of Sweden (1710)

King of Sweden from 1751 until his death 20 years later, Adolf Frederick was, for the entirety of his reign, largely just a figurehead. Most of the power actually rested with the Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament. Twice he tried to free himself of its control. The first attempt ended disastrously, with Adolf Frederick nearly losing his throne. His second attempt met with greater success, but the victory ultimately did little to increase his power. In what memorable and unusual way did he die? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: SEINFELD SERIES FINALE AIRS (1998)


Seinfeld Series Finale Airs (1998)

One of the most successful situation comedies in the history of television, Seinfeld is often described as a show about nothing. Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter of whom starred as a fictionalized version of himself on the show, it featured a collection of selfish and neurotic characters obsessed with the minutiae of everyday life. After nine seasons, the series came to an end. In its final episode, the four main characters find themselves incarcerated for what crime? More… Discuss

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