Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen

Artist: Leonard Cohen

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson


Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows
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Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on character modeling…

It is just at the very age when a man’s character is forming that he tumbles into love, and then the lass he loves has the making or marring of him. Unconsciously he molds himself to what she would have him, good or bad.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: WILLIAM THOMAS COSGRAVE (1880)

William Thomas Cosgrave (1880)

Cosgrave was the first prime minister of the Irish Free State, which was created following a 1921 treaty with Britain. Serving from 1922 to 1932, he was able to maintain a democratic government despite several crises and the tensions related to the Irish struggle for sovereignty. Cosgrave was elected to British Parliament in 1918 but protested British rule by refusing to take his seat. Two years earlier, his role in the Easter Rising of 1916 earned him a death sentence. How did he avoid it?More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: ALEXIS ST. MARTIN BECOMES MEDICAL MARVEL (1822)

In 1822, St. Martin, a Canadian fur trapper, was accidentally shot with a musket at close range, leaving a fist-sized hole in his stomach. Dr. William Beaumont, a US Army surgeon, saved his life. However, the wound never healed properly, and the small hole that remained enabled Beaumont to experiment on digestion by inserting and removing food to study the effects of gastric juices. Why, when St. Martin died at age 86, did his family wait to bury him until his body began to decompose?More… Discuss



France and UN Agree, Chemical Weapons Have Been Used in Syria

A UN report released on Tuesday concluded that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that chemical weapons have been used in Syria but stops short of naming a responsible party due to an apparent lack of evidence. Shortly thereafter, France’s foreign minister announced that lab tests in Paris confirmed numerous uses of the nerve agent sarin in Syria and asserted that the Syrian government and its allies have been behind its use. Months ago, the US president called the use of chemical weapons in war-torn Syria a “red line,” but it remains to be seen what action, if any, the international community will take as evidence that this line has been crossed mounts.More… Discuss






Primele fructe de coacaz rosu de gradina ( Ribes rubrum var. domestica) intr-un joc de lumina si culoare, adevarate perle  rosii de mai….

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Sokolov – Schumann Sonata n.1 op.11

Jean-Gabriel Ferlan – Schumann: 3 Romances, Opus 28

I. Sehr Markirt, II. Einfach, III. Sehr Markirt, Presto, Etwas Langsamer, Wie vorher composed by Robert Schumann.

French-armenian pianist Jean-Gabriel Ferlan is one of the last artists who come from the french romantic tradition. He proves it as a César Franck specialist. Pupil of Vlado Perlemuter, Stanislav Neuhaus respectively, he is famous to be the first pianist to record the entire Joaquin Rodrigo‘s works and he also recorded the full César Franck’s piano works adding his transcription for organ to piano of the third chorals.



Just a thought….on people and change

Long time ago people believed in progress…Now they believe in regress…Soon they will believe in nothing… Only then, they will be restored and ready to change their world, in the likeness of their maker…People haven’t suffer enough yet:  not everyone, not everywhere! 

Haiku: Butterfly

Haiku:  Butterfly

Butterfly today
once captive in a cocoon
will fly for a while.

Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 6 in D Major Op. 60 B. 112 (1880)

Symphony No. 6 by Antonin Dvorak. Conducted by Otmar Suitner with the Berliner Staatskapelle. 

I. Allegro Non Tanto – 00:00
II. Adagio – 12:49
III. Scherzo – Presto – 23:03
IV. Finale – Allegro Con Spirito – 31:30

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Tchaikovsky : Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op.13 ” Winter Dreams “

Tchaikovsky : Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op.13 ” Winter Dreams ”

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.9 in A major, Op.47 “Kreutzer”: Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis

I. Adagio sostenuto – Presto – Adagio 0:50
II. Andante con variazioni 16:29
III. Finale: Presto 35:00

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Nana Mouskouri – Aranjuez Mon Amour 1989 (Joaquin Rodrigo)

Nana Mouskouri – Aranjuez Mon Amour 1989

Published on Apr 19, 2012

Nana Mouskouri performing “Aranjuez Mon Amour (Sur Le Thème Du 2Eme Mouvement Du Concierto De J. Rodrigo)”.
Concerto de Aranjuez” was originally composed for guitar and orchestra in 1939 by 20th century Spanish classical composer Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999) , who championed the use of the classical guitar in performance. The alluring combination of guitar and English horn has helped make the adagio movement one of the most popular pieces of modern classical music; the piece has often been adapted and arranged for various other instruments or for the human voice, as in this video.

Lyrics Link: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/n/na…


Palya Bea / La Llorona

Ribizliálom (2011)

Perla Batalla Sings “La Llorona” (“we were born to live life in joy, not in permanent fear”)

Perla Batalla’s version of the Spanish language haunting classic “La Llorona” (the weeping woman). As usual Perla nails it.

Leonard Cohen : Bird on the Wire (Perla Batalla)

The most beautiful interpretation of “Like The Bird On The Wire“, ever. Perla flies like a dove above all, off a wire up in the skies, and dive on the winds of the accordion  so divinely played. Perla Batalla is the priestess of freedom and joy of life everlasting in this magnificent scene: Sweet like nectar, and the salt of the Earth. If Leonard is the man, Perla is the woman, the lover, enchanter, charmer, the voice. Do you see that too, or is it only me?


Haiku – Ice

Haiku – Ice

Ice melting away
in a glass at the Earth’s Poles
shadows one’s hope for light.

Theresa (poetic thought by George-B)

Theresa (poetic thought by George-B)

One day,
after falling in love 
with the most beautiful woman
I decided to praise her beauty in

a song
a poem
a portrait
a bust

I couldn’t find the tools…
I went on praising her in my heart, rather than

on paper
in a song
on canvas
or in a clay bust in a niche…

All in my heart the love for her remains and
sometimes: in a dream.