Daily Archives: July 6, 2013


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Leonard Cohen∻”In My Secret Life”

My God, My Country~by rldubour


My God, My Country

Four score and twenty years our fore fathers brought forth to this continent.
As these words that were spoken I think this is what they meant.
Oh, sweet land of liberty.
There is freedom here for me.

Freedom, to do what I may do and do what I may say.
Freedom, is my country, freedom is my everyday.
My God, to You I pray.
That I shall always have my freedom the same in every way.

This is my land, this is my home.
This is my country where I’m free to roam.
We the people of these United States.
These words are open for debate.

For how can we all be one?
When we can’t undo the wrong that’s done.
Life itself is far to short so open your hearts and give.
Life for us all will someday end, so cherish these days you…

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Quebec Under Blazes. This Weekend’s Photo

Why crude oil should not be transported by car or train, in populated areas?

Communication for Development of Ideas

Quebec In Blazes / Credit: Michael Florian, Twitter

I have just read the tragic news on the freight train explosion in Lac Megantic, Canada. And seen the pictures and I could not help sharing this one in particular. Kind of apocalyptic and overwhelming.

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The Cement Elephants ——— Independence Day

La Brea pits are still there…and so are the mastodons. Methane bubbles at a measured pace, somehow like the Ol’ Faithful….Around the entire area, under the asphalted and cemented square miles of city blocks, activity, captioned, measured, monitored, so the disasters from the past….remain in the past: the uncapped, oil wells, horizontal drilling, accumulation of methane rendering the air a explosive gaseous mix.. But forget not history, as history forgotten is repeating itself….Vigilance, keep the past in memory!

Every Day Another Story


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Housekeeping Notes: My Cat Hunter

She looks more like she’s lost in admiration!

187.- Street vendors looking for the police.

On the fly selling: looks like the illegitimate Blogs for commercialism at .com, that are supposed to be at .org, realy !

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2013 07 06 preciados street looking for the police C

Vendedores ambulantes buscando a la policía

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Debussy, Suite Bergamasque. Claudio Arrau, piano

Claude-Achille Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Suite Bergamasque
1. Prélude
2. Minuet
3. Clair de lune
4. Passepied
Claudio Arrau, piano.

La Suite Bergamasque de Claude Debussy es una suite para piano en varios movimientos. Aunque fue escrita en 1890, la obra no se publicó hasta 1905, y eso pese a que su autor intentó que no viese la luz, pues creía que esta obra de juventud estaba muy por debajo del nivel de sus composiciones más modernas.
La Suite toma su nombre de las máscaras de la Commedia dell’Arte de Bérgamo (Comedia del arte de Bérgamo) y está inspirada en las Fêtes galantes (Fiestas galantes) de Verlaine.

Pinturas de Vincent van Gogh.


Daphnis et Chloé – Ravel – Dutoit

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

Daphnis et Chloé (1909 – 1912)
Ballet in three parts

Montreál Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Charles Dutoit

From Wikipedia: 

Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet with music by Maurice Ravel. Ravel described it as a “symphonie choréographique” (choreographic symphony). The scenario was adapted by Michel Fokine from an eponymous romance by the Greek writer Longus thought to date from around the 2nd century AD. Scott Goddard published a contemporary commentary that discussed the changes to the story that Fokine made to prepare a workable ballet scenario.[1] The story concerns the love between the goatherd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé. The ballet is in one act and three scenes.

Ravel began work on the score in 1909 after a commission from Sergei Diaghilev. It was premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris by his Ballets Russes on June 8, 1912. The orchestra was conducted by Pierre Monteux, thechoreography was by Michel Fokine, and Vaslav Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina danced the parts of Daphnis and Chloe. Léon Bakst designed the original sets.

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Bizet-Shchedrin – Carmen Suite [Part 1/2]

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
arr. Rodion Shchedrin (b. 1932)

Carmen Suite:
I. Introduction 0:01
II. Dance 1:22
III. Intermezzo No. 1 3:32
IV. Changing of the Guard 4:30
V. Carmen’s Entrance and Dance (Habanera6:23
VI. Scene 9:42
VII. Intermezzo No. 2 15:13
VIII. Bolero 17:40
IX. Torero 18:51

Written in 1873-1874. Arranged in 1967.

Gerard Schwarz, conductor
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Released in 1981.

Classical Records is a Youtube channel where I upload some excellent performances from the LPs in my collection. I’m uploading these LPs because they are either not available on CD, out of print on CD, or just difficult to find.


Léo Ferré Avec le temps

Question, poetic thought by George-B

Question, poetic thought by George-B

I opened my mind to you
Hoping you would search inside
For clues about your future…

 I opened my mouth to you
Hoping you would search for clues
In the words coming out of it

I opened my thoughts to you, and put them
Neatly at the tips of my fingers,
and then forwarded them to you
Hoping you would understand my fingertips meaning

You have understood everything
Before I have done a thing…
You were living already inside of my thoughts,
and knew them,

as if you have been thinking them or
dreamed of them… 

Now, the question that remains is,
How did you accomplish that? 


Haydn Symphony No. 30 “Alleluja”

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

Symphony No. 30 “Hallelujah”
Austro – Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Adam Fischer
Recording : April 2001, Haydnsaal, Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria

Mozart / Serenade in G major, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (Mackerras)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K. 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (1787)

00:00 – Allegro
08:09 – Romance. Andante
13:52 – Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio
16:19 – Rondo. Allegro

Performed by Charles Mackerras and the Prague Chamber Orchestra (Telarc: 1985).

Painting: Harlequin and a Lady, Konstantin Somov

“Edelweiss” – André Rieu

Dmitri Shostakovich – Romance (from The Gadfly)

Duo Stoyanova plays Isaac Albeniz- Mallorca Barcarolla op.202

Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 – François, Frémaux

Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11

Mvt.1 – Allegro moderato
Mvt.2 – Romance. Larghetto
Mvt.3 – Rondo. Vivace

Samson François, piano
Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte Carlo
Louis Frémaux, conductor

Rec. 1965

Drolc Quartet – Alexander Borodin, String Quartet No. 2

Eduard Drolc and Juergen Pnarmann, violin;
Stefano Passaggio, viola;
Georg Donderer, cello.  

The String Quartet No. 2, written in 1881, by Alexander Borodin is a work in four movements:
1. Allegro moderato in D major and 2/2 time, with 304 bars;
2. Scherzo. Allegro in F major and 3/4 time, with 299 bars;
3. Notturno (Nocturne): Andante in A major and 3/4 time, with 180 bars;
4. Finale: Andante — Vivace in D major and 2/4 time, with 671 bars.


John Dowland~Fine Knacks for Ladies (Emma Kirkby)

John Dowland(1563-1626)~Fine Knacks for Ladies
Emma Kirkby~Soprano
Anthony Rooley~Lute
From “Honey To The Hive / Songs by John Dowland”

Iraq attack on Shiite religious hall kills 15

Nothing is worse than anarchy!

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News


by Staff Writers
Baghdad (AFP) July 05, 2013

92-year-old Iraqi weds woman seven decades junior
Samarra, Iraq (AFP) July 05, 2013 – A 92-year-old Iraqi farmer married a woman 70 years his junior in a village north of Baghdad, he said Friday, voicing happiness at getting hitched alongside two teenage grandchildren who also tied the knot.
Musali Mohammed al-Mujamaie married 22-year-old Muna Mukhlif al-Juburi on Thursday evening, three years after the death of his first wife of 58 years, with whom he raised 16 children in his home village of Gubban, which lies just south of the central Iraqi city of Samarra.

“I am so happy to get married with my grandsons,” Mujamaie told AFP after the ceremony.

“I feel like a 20-year-old!”

Mujamaie said the marriage of his two grandsons, aged 16 and 17, was repeatedly delayed while his own wedding was being arranged, so that the three could…

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Haiku: Loss of my tree, poetic thought by George-B

Haiku: Loss of my tree,  poetic thought by George-B

My garden has lost
it’s oldest tree to dry rot…
-I am in mourning

Pachelbel – Canon In D Major

Pachelbel – Canon In D Major

Chopin, Nocturno Op. NO. 2

John Ogdon, Piano 

Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor (Karajan)

Composer Tomaso Albinoni:  Adagio in G minor for strings and organ

Performer: Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker

Paco de Lucía Concierto Aranjuez – Adagio by Joaquín Rodrigo

Concierto de Aranjuez – Adagio. Composición para guitarra y orquesta del compositor español Joaquín Rodrigo.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien Op 45

Fantasy for orchestra composed between January and May of 1880. performed by Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor – Peter Wohlert

UKIP Nigel Farage on the Iraq War

UKIP Nigel Farage discusses the Iraq War as well as Tony Blair and the Euro

Annie Fischer: Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 (“Elvira Madigan”_

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

1.Allegro maestoso
(Cadenza, Busoni)
3.Allegro vivace assai
(Cadenza, Busoni)

Annie Fischer, Piano


Paganini – Caprices 4 & 13 (Itzhak Perlman / Violi

Two of the most sublime caprices of Nicolo Paganini, the emotional 4th caprice, a masterpiece presenting a majestic contrast between drama and joy and the stunning 13th caprice or 
“The Devil’s Laugher”, performed by the greatest virtuoso Itzhak Perlman.


Quotation: George Eliot On nature repairs of her ravages (goes for humans too)

Nature repairs her ravages, but not all. The uptorn trees are not rooted again; the parted hills are left scarred; if there is a new growth, the trees are not the same as the old … To the eyes that have dwelt on the past, there is no thorough repair.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JOHN PAUL JONES (1747)

John Paul Jones (1747)

One of the greatest heroes of the US Navy, Jones emigrated from Scotland at the start of the American Revolution. In 1779, while commanding the Bonhomme Richard, he engaged the British Serapis in battle. With his ship on fire and sinking, he answered a call to surrender by saying, “I have not yet begun to fight!” Eventually, the crew of the badly damaged Serapis surrendered, and Jones and his men boarded her. Where were Jones’s remains—lost for over a century—found in 1905? More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: JAN HUS IS BURNED AT THE STAKE (1415)

Jan Hus Is Burned at the Stake (1415)

A Bohemian religious reformer, Hus was excommunicated in 1411 after taking a stand in the power struggle among the three figures claiming to be pope of the Catholic Church. He continued to preach, but his criticism led to a case of heresy against him, and he was invited to the Council of Constance to explain his views. Though promised safe conduct to the council, he was arrested, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake. What seemingly prescient thing did Hus do before traveling to Constance? More…Discuss



Two More Men HIV-Free after Bone Marrow Transplants

Doctors are reporting two more cases of HIV-positivepatients who underwent bone marrow transplants and now, years later, still have no detectable signs of the virus in their blood. While they are reluctant to label the patients cured at this early stage—one of the men has been off his anti-retroviral drug regimen for 15 weeks and the other just seven—the results thus far are encouraging. The men will continue to be closely monitored for any signs that the infection is rebounding. More…Discuss