Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Quotation: Nathaniel Hawthorne On cemeteries, prisons, and new colonies!


The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: P. T. BARNUM (1810)


P. T. Barnum (1810)

Barnum may be best known for the circus he formed with James Bailey in 1881, but this took place late in his life and was neither his first, nor sole, line of work. The splashy showman was also an author and, oddly enough, a politician. Yes, the man who may have said “There’s a sucker born every minute” was elected to office—more than once. Apparently fond of seeing his name in print, Barnum published his autobiography in 1855 and even got a newspaper to oblige him in what way before his death?More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: MODERN, SKIMPY BIKINI DEBUTED AT PARIS POOL FASHION SHOW (1946)


Modern, Skimpy Bikini Debuted at Paris Pool Fashion Show (1946)

Although women have worn bikini-like two-piece garments for centuries—mosaics from the 4th century depict women in such garb—the modern bikini was only introduced in 1946. Anticipating that his revealing swimwear design would have an explosive effect on fashion, French engineer Louis Réard named his skimpy suit after the Bikini atoll in the central Pacific, where US nuclear testing had just begun. However, he struggled to find a model to debut his G-string bikini. Who finally agreed to wear it? More…Discuss

 

RUDIMENTARY HUMAN LIVERS GROWN FROM STEM CELLS


Rudimentary Human Livers Grown from Stem Cells

Researchers in Japan have created tiny functional humanlivers from stem cells. The team’s success may be due to its novel approach, which involved bringing together several different types of stem cells in an attempt to mimic the processes that occur during human embryonic development. When mixed together, the cells spontaneously began to organize themselves into “liver buds,” collections of liver cells with the potential to develop into a full organ. The researchers then implanted the buds into mice and found that they began to perform many of the functions of mature human liver cells. More… Discuss

 

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Carl Sandburg – Four Preludes On Playthings


Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind by Carl Sandburg
“The past is a bucket of ashes.”

1

THE WOMAN named To-morrow
sits with a hairpin in her teeth
and takes her time
and does her hair the way she wants it
and fastens at last the last braid and coil
and puts the hairpin where it belongs
and turns and drawls: Well, what of it?
My grandmother, Yesterday, is gone.
What of it? Let the dead be dead.

2

The doors were cedar
and the panels strips of gold
and the girls were golden girls
and the panels read and the girls chanted:
We are the greatest city,
the greatest nation:
nothing like us ever was.

The doors are twisted on broken hinges.
Sheets of rain swish through on the wind
where the golden girls ran and the panels read:
We are the greatest city,
the greatest nation,
nothing like us ever was.

3

It has happened before.
Strong men put up a city and got
a nation together,
And paid singers to sing and women
to warble: We are the greatest city,
the greatest nation,
nothing like us ever was.

And while the singers sang
and the strong men listened
and paid the singers well
and felt good about it all,
there were rats and lizards who listened
… and the only listeners left now
… are … the rats … and the lizards.

And there are black crows
crying, “Caw, caw,”
bringing mud and sticks
building a nest
over the words carved
on the doors where the panels were cedar
and the strips on the panels were gold
and the golden girls came singing:
We are the greatest city,
the greatest nation:
nothing like us ever was.

The only singers now are crows crying, “Caw, caw,”
And the sheets of rain whine in the wind and doorways.
And the only listeners now are … the rats … and the lizards.

4

The feet of the rats
scribble on the door sills;
the hieroglyphs of the rat footprints
chatter the pedigrees of the rats
and babble of the blood
and gabble of the breed
of the grandfathers and the great-grandfathers
of the rats.

And the wind shifts
and the dust on a door sill shifts
and even the writing of the rat footprints
tells us nothing, nothing at all
about the greatest city, the greatest nation
where the strong men listened
and the women warbled: Nothing like us ever was.

Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 — July 22, 1967) Continue reading

The Good The Bad and The Ugly (Money, money, money)


Dr. Helen Caldicott – Radiation and Fukushima, What They Aren’t Telling You (Atoms for Peace…Yeah right!)


Dr. Helen Caldicott - Radiation and Fukushima, What They Aren’t Telling You

Dr. Helen Caldicott – Radiation and Fukushima, What They Aren’t Telling You (Click to access website…Or don’t….and remain unclicked….Your Choice!)

Michel Fugain – Une Belle Histoire (revisit Paris!)



(lyrics)
C’est un beau roman
C’est une belle histoire
C’est une romance d’aujourd’hui
Il rentrait chez lui, là-haut vers le brouillard
Elle descendait dans le Midi, le Midi

Ils se sont trouvés au bord du chemin
Sur l’autoroute des vacances
C’était sans doute un jour de chance
Ils avaient le ciel à portée de main
Un cadeau de la Providence
Alors, pourquoi penser aux lendemains

Ils se sont cachés dans un grand champ de blé
Se laissant porter par le courant
Se sont raconté leurs vies qui commençaient
Ils n’étaient encore que des enfants, des enfants
Qui s’étaient trouvés au bord du chemin
Sur l’autoroute des vacances
C’était sans doute un jour de chance
Qui cueillirent le ciel au creux de leur main
Comme on cueille la Providence
Refusant de penser aux lendemains

C’est un beau roman
C’est une belle histoire
C’est une romance d’aujourd’hui
Il rentrait chez lui, là-haut vers le brouillard
Elle descendait dans le Midi, le Midi

Ils se sont quittés au bord du matin
Sur l’autoroute des vacances
C’était fini le jour de chance
Ils reprirent alors chacun leur chemin
Saluèrent la Providence
En se faisant un signe de la main

Il rentra chez lui, là-haut vers le brouillard
Elle est descendue là-bas dans le Midi
C’est un beau roman
C’est une belle histoire
C’est une romance d’aujourd’hui

(video inspired from the song and photos of beautiful Paris)

 

Et si tu n’existais pas – Joe Dassin



Et si tu n’existais pas,
Dis-moi pourquoi j’existerais.
Pour traîner dans un monde sans toi,
Sans espoir et sans regrets.
Et si tu n’existais pas,
J’essaierais d’inventer l’amour,
Comme un peintre qui voit sous ses doigts
Naître les couleurs du jour.
Et qui n’en revient pas.
Et si tu n’existais pas,
Dis-moi pour qui j’existerais.
Des passantes endormies dans mes bras
Que je n’aimerais jamais.
Et si tu n’existais pas,
Je ne serais qu’un point de plus
Dans ce monde qui vient et qui va,
Je me sentirais perdu,
J’aurais besoin de toi.
Et si tu n’existais pas,
Dis-moi comment j’existerais.
Je pourrais faire semblant d’être moi,
Mais je ne serais pas vrai.
Et si tu n’existais pas,
Je crois que je l’aurais trouvé,
Le secret de la vie, le pourquoi,
Simplement pour te créer
Et pour te regarder.
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“Pater Noster” ( Beato João Paulo II- 1982) Are you Lost? Have you been Found? Are you looking for your Father?



Este vídeo faz parte da missa de coroação de Monzart pelo papa João Paulo II, este vídeo é uma raridade ele esta sendo postado pela primeira vez no Youtube em HDTV. Continue reading

Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?



Do my “profits” no harm….
Would Jesus Wear a Rolex
Performed By: Ray Stevens
Written By: Chet Atkins and Margaret Archer

‘Beatitude’ – Painting (My Art Collection)


'Beatitude' - Painting (My Art Collection)

‘Beatitude’ – Painting (My Art Collection)

Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around (“Hear the trumpets, hear the piper…”)


From CNN: San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march


From CNN: San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march

From CNN: San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march (click to access report…Or not: It’s your choice!)

“ça va pas changer le monde” – Joe Dassin


O, da, mi-aduc aminte…!: Joe Dassin Le petit pain au chocolat 1969


O, da mi-aduc aminte…!: “la piece de resistance”: Joe Dassin – Le Moustique / mosquito


O, da, mi-aduc aminte…!: Ricchi E Poveri – Acapulco


 

O, da, mi-aduc aminte…!: Richi e Poveri-Sarà perché ti amo(1981)


“O, da, mi-aduc aminte…”: Richi E Poveri – Voulez Vous Danser


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John Philip Sousa – The Liberty Bell – March


Happy 4Th of July!: John Williams and Boston Pops Orchestra – Liberty Fanfare


Dutch squids in love, video


Even squids are able…to love!

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This video shows mating Atlantic bobtail squids.

The video was recorded by Jos van Zijl, while diving at night in Grevelingen lake in the Netherlands.

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ANTONIN DVORÁK – SINFONIE NO. 8 IN G-DUR OP. 88 – WIENER PHILHARMONIKER – HERBERT VON KARAJAN



I. Allegro con brio – [0:06]
II. Adagio – [9:57]
III. Allegretto grazioso, molto vivace – [21:28]
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – [27:05]
Wiener Philharmoniker – 
Herbert von Karajan, Leitung –
Großer Musikvereinssaal Wien
Januar/Februar 1985

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Happy 4Th of July!: “IMAGINE”, John Lennon!


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Happy 4Th of July!: “Any Time At All’ – The Beatles Remastered (2009) A Hard Day’s Night [Stereo]


Happy 4Th of July!: Joaquin Rodrigo Concierto Andaluz for Four Guitars and Orchestra, Complete, 1978



Joaquin Rodrigo Concierto Andaluz for Four Guitars and Orchestra, 1978

1. Tiempo de Bolero
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto

Happy 4Th of July! Beethoven – Symphony No 3 Eroica – Karajan, PS, May 1944 [Legendary Recordings LR005]


Symphony No. 3 in E-flat majorOp. 55, also known as “Eroica” (Italian for “Heroic”), is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. This symphony, is a musical work marking the full arrival of the composer’s “middle-period”, a series of unprecedented large scale works of emotional depth and structural rigor.[1][2] Continue reading

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake – 28 No. 13 Danses des cygnes g – Coda (Allegro vivace)


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Pauline Viardot – L’enfant de la Montagne – Enrica Ciccarelli, Amarilli Nizza



Pauline Viardot – L’enfant de la Montagne – Enrica Ciccarelli [piano], Amarilli Nizza [voice]

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This song featured as a bonus track in the cd FREDERIC CHOPIN: DOUZE MAZOURKES, recorded by pianist Enrica Ciccarelli and soprano Amarilli Nizza on 4-6 september 1998, Villa Medici, Briosco.

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Douze Marzourkes arranged for singing by Pauline Viardot

 

Beethoven – Egmont Overture, Op.84


Egmont, Op. 84, by Ludwig van Beethoven, is a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.[1] It consists of an overture followed by a sequence of nine additional pieces for soprano, male narrator and full symphony orchestra. (The male narrator is optional; he is not used in the play, and he does not appear in all recordings of the complete incidental music.) Beethoven wrote it between October 1809 and June 1810, and it was premiered on 15 June 1810. Continue reading

DEBUSSY LA CATHEDRALE ENGLOUTIE ORCHESTRATION STOKOVSKI 1996


Wynton Marsalis: The Seductress (Just a Thought: “the incommensurable measure of talent!”)


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Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 (1888),



Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 (1888)

A concert overture by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), based on themes from Russian Orthodox liturgical chant. In particular, Rimsky-Korsakov uses chant melodies from the “Obikhod” collection, referencing a number of biblical passages including Psalm 68 and Mark 16. The intention in this overture is not devotional – indeed, Rimsky-Korsakov was an atheist – but he attempted to capture “the legendary and heathen aspect of the holiday, and the transition from the solemnity and mystery of the evening of Passion Saturday to the unbridled pagan-religious celebrations of Easter Sunday morning” (quoted from the composer’s autobiography). The piece is also notable for its use of the unusual 5/2 and 3/1 time signatures.

This recording was made by conductor Jos van Immerseel and the Anima Eterna Orchestra, which plays on period instruments.

 

Aaron Copland- Quiet City (Wynton Marsalis)


Aaron Copland – The Promise of Living


Aaron Copland – The Promise of Living

 

Wieniawski-Violin Concerto No. 2 in d minor op. 22: Isaac Stern, violin – Philadelphia Orchestra – Eugene Ormandy, Conductor – 1957



Isaac Stern: violin-Philadelphia Orchestra-Eugene Ormandy: conductor-1957

Brahms – Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 120 (1/3)


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Johannes Brahms

Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 120 (1894)

1. Allegro amabile

Jonathan Cohler, clarinet and Judtih Gordon, piano

First Performance 1895-01-08 
Vienna: Saal Bösendorfer, Außerordentlicher Kammermusikabend des Rose-Quartetts.
Richard Mühlfeld (clarinet) ; Johannes Brahms (piano)

 

Tchaikovsky – The Tempest – Fantasy Overture


Tchaikovsky – The Tempest – Fantasy Overture

Vltava (The Moldau) by Bedrich Smetana — Vilem Tausky: Conductor



Vltava (The Moldau River) by Bedrich Smetana;
Vilem Tausky conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. 

Vltava (also known as Die Moldau in German) is the name of the longest river in the Czech Republic and is also the title of the second of the six symphonic poems composed by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884), which are collectively known as Má Vlast (My Homeland). Through his music, Smetana attempted to celebrate Bohemia’s history, mythology and landscape.

In this tone poem, completed in 1874, Smetana tries to evoke the passage of the Vltava River as it flows from its origin until it merges with the Elbe at the German border.

From the composer’s notes we learn that the river begins as a single tributary represented by the sound of the flutes. Continue reading

Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in E minor, D 566



Frank van de Laar, piano.
Franz Schubert – Piano Sonata in E minor, D 566 
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Scherzo, allegro vivace
IV. Rondo, allegretto

Charles Griffes- The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan – Gerard Schwarz conducts the Seattle Symphony