Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham: on Poverty


You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist. They have never felt the iron of it in their flesh. They do not know how mean it makes you. It exposes you to endless humiliation, it cuts your wings, it eats into your soul like a cancer.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: SIR EDMUND PERCIVAL HILLARY (1919)


Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (1919)

Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer who, with Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Following the expedition, Hillary founded the Himalayan Trust, which built many schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people of Nepal. He continued climbing, later participated in the first crossing of Antarctica by vehicle, and even searched for the legendary abominable snowman in 1960. What unusual profession did Hillary have when not mountaineering? More…Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: TRANSYLVANIAN NOBLE GYÖRGY DÓZSA ROASTED AND EATEN AS PUNISHMENT (1514)


Transylvanian Noble György Dózsa Roasted and Eaten as Punishment (1514)

Known for his wartime valor, Dózsa was tasked with leading an army for Pope Leo X‘s crusade in 1514. Though he assembled some 100,000 peasants, plans for the crusade were suddenly suspended. The peasants refused to disband, deciding instead to avenge mistreatment by their landlords. Rebellion quickly became full-scale revolution, with Dózsa’s troops murdering nobles and burning castles. When the peasants were finally stopped at Temesvár, he was tortured in what bizarre way before being eaten? More… Discuss

WORTH YOUR WEIGHT (LOSS) IN GOLD


Worth Your Weight (Loss) in Gold

Obesity rates in the United Arab Emirates rival those of the US, and Dubai has decided it is time to do something about the problem. The gold- and diamond-trading hub has announced an exciting new incentive program that it hopes will entice residents to lose weight. Participants in the 30-day program will be paid a gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they shed. There is no limit to the amount of gold a participant can earn, though one must drop at least two kilos in order to receive a payout. A gram of gold is currently valued at over $40. More… Discuss

ENDOGENOUS RETROVIRUS


Endogenous Retrovirus

Retroviruses carry their genetic blueprint in the form of RNA, which they use to synthesize DNA—the reverse of the usual process. This makes it possible for their genetic material to become a permanent part of the genes of an infected cell. An endogenous retrovirus is a retrovirus-like sequence found in an organism’s genome that is thought to constitute the remains of a true retrovirus absorbed through evolution. In humans, endogenous retroviruses are suspected of involvement in what diseases?More… Discuss

 

Just a thought: “Most people are always afraid to think<>Thinking gets one into trouble, from way back to far future!


Just a thought: Most people are always afraid to think///Thinking gets one into trouble, from way back to far future!

Five myths about presidential appointments – The Washington Post


Five myths about presidential appointments – The Washington Post.

Elegy ( Mendelssohn :Songs without Words,Op.85-4) take 3 : Beautiful – Thank You!



Message in a You Tube: “I’m an amateur player from Japan.
Elegy ( Mendelssohn : Songs without Words,Op.85-4)”

Beautiful Music, thank you kaz63piano!   Arigato!

Edvard Grieg – Norwegian Dances / Danses Norvégiennes



Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Norge

– Danses norvegiénnes (pour orchestre), op. 35
– Norwegian Dances (for Orchestra), Op. 35

  • I. Allegro marcato
  • II. Allegro tranquille e grazioso
  • III. Allegro moderato alla marcia
  • IV. Allegro molto

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi

 

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11 – Rudolf Firkusny, piano. Ruggiero Ricci, violin. Zara Nelsova, cello (Saint louis Symphony Orchestra



Rudolf Firkusny, piano. Ruggiero Ricci, violin. Zara Nelsova, cello. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11 9’51

Schubert Symphony No 5 B flat major Bavarian RSO Maazel


The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man_720HD- “Now the Swan Hss floated on the English River…” | euzicasa


The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man_720HD- “Now the Swan Hss floated on the English River…” | euzicasa.

Schubert Quintet A major The Trout Barenboim Perlman Zukerman du Pré Mehta (this goes to bdh63n and family!)


Reuters Next — U.S. regulators charge city of Miami with fraud


Reuters Next — U.S. regulators charge city of Miami with fraud.

Glazunov: The Seasons – Autumn / Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi



The Seasons is an allegorical ballet in one act, four scenes, by the choreographer Marius Petipa, with music by Alexander Glazunov, his Op. 67. The work was composed in 1899, and was first performed by the Imperial Ballet in 1900 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Antonin Dvorak – Silent Woods (“Waldesruhe”), B. 182 (for cello and orchestra (Antonin Dvorak never fails to make feel fortunate that I am music Lover: He is so kind to his listeners!)


 

Just a thought:    “Antonin Dvorak never fails to make feel fortunate that I am  music Lover: He is so kind to his listeners!”

-george-b

Maria Grinberg plays Mendelssohn’s Fantasy opus 28



Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847):
Phantasie (Fantasy) in F# opus 28, nick-named “Scottish Sonata
1. Con moto agitato
2. Allegro con moto 5:32
3. Presto 8:09
Maria Grinberg (1908-1978), piano
Rec. late 1960s

 

Ilya Kaler – Suite italienne (after Pulcinella) for violin and piano by Stravinsky



Stravinsky‘s Suite italienne for violin and piano is an arrangement of several movements from his Pergolesi ballet Pulcinella (1919 – 1920). In Pulcinella, Stravinsky had taken works by the early eighteenth-century Italian composer Giambattista Pergolesi and effectively rewritten them by cutting, altering, and transforming the music into his own style. The result was, in Stravinsky’s words, “the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.” Pulcinella was, in other words, Stravinsky’s first work in which style in and of itself was the primary compositional determinant. Continue reading

Gounod Charles, “Petite Symphonie”, Pour instruments à vent, Conductor : Ohan Duryan



Gounod Charles “Petite Symphonie”
Pour instruments à vent
Conductor : Ohan Duryan

Part 1.- Adagio allegretto
Part 2.- Andante cantabile
Part 3.- Scherzo
Part 4.- Finale

Lao- tzu


Lao- tzu

Lao- tzu

Quotation: David Adams Leeming on stories of societies


“A Society without stories about its beginnings, its heroes, and its deepest values is like a person without a name, a family without roots.”

– David Adams Leeming

Strong rip currents expected on south-facing beaches this weekend – latimes.com


Strong rip currents expected on south-facing beaches this weekend – latimes.com.

A Rare Look at an Iridescent Cloud


 

A Rare Look at an Iridescent Cloud.

risk associated with fracking


risk associated with Fracking

Wis. man: I killed teen neighbor for ‘justice’


Wis. man: I killed teen neighbor for ‘justice’.

New Jersey Supreme Court Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data – NYTimes.com


New Jersey Supreme Court Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data – NYTimes.com.

Fleetwood Mac/ Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks ~ 2004 Australian Interview



This is an AWESOME, very rare Fleetwood Mac (2004) interview featuring Lindsey (my fave), Stevie, and Mick (to promote their Say You Will album)!! This is from an Australian program.

Les Paul Award Acceptance – Lindsey Buckingham



Al Schmitt, Ken Caillat and Elliot Scheiner introduce Lindsey Buckingham
during the Les Paul Award segment of the 26th annual TEC Awards in Anaheim, 
California, January 14th, 2011.

Lindsey Buckingham ~ Awesome Guitar Solos ~ #1



This is a compilation of (5) different, AWESOME Lindsey Buckingham (live) guitar solos!! These are among my personal faves. This first installment includes: Blue Letter (with F.Mac) ~ Largo, MD 1975, The Chain (with F.Mac) ~ Los Angeles 1982, I’m So Afraid (solo) ~ Chicago 1992, Rhiannon (with F.Mac) ~ Largo, MD 1975, and Go Your Own Way (with F.Mac) ~ Japan 1977 ~ my fave song of all-time. Check out this living legend in action!! #2 coming soon!!

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM “Never Going Back Again” 9-24-11 Ridgefield CT


Written by Lindsey Buckingham

She broke down and let me in
Made me see where I’ve been

Been down one time
Been down two times
I’m never going back again

You don’t know what it means to win
Come down and see me again

Been down one time
Been down two times
I’m never going back again

 

Johnny Cash Hurt 55,137,558 Views: WOW! (“…Everyone I know goes away in the end…”)


JOHNNY CASH LYRICS

“Hurt”
(originally by Nine Inch Nails)

I hurt myself today 
To see if I still feel 
I focus on the pain 
The only thing that’s real 
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting 
Try to kill it all away 
But I remember everything 

[Chorus:]
What have I become 
My sweetest friend 
Everyone I know goes away 
In the end 
And you could have it all 
My empire of dirt 
I will let you down 
I will make you hurt 

I wear this crown of thorns 
Upon my liar’s chair 
Full of broken thoughts 
I cannot repair 
Beneath the stains of time 
The feelings disappear 
You are someone else 
I am still right here 

[Chorus:]
What have I become 
My sweetest friend 
Everyone I know goes away 
In the end 
And you could have it all 
My empire of dirt 
I will let you down 
I will make you hurt 

If I could start again 
A million miles away 
I would keep myself 
I would find a way

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Like-ology + Spam-ology = wordpress-ology (wordpress: “There is no cure for SPAM”)


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Midnight Cowboy Trivia


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Benjamin during the summer 
The Sounds of Silence
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From: The Graduate *(1967)

Simon and Garfunkel – Mrs.Robinson

 

Midnight Cowboy – Soundtrack – Full Album (1969) _ -_Oldies but goodies? You bet!


Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight in the title role alongside Dustin Hoffman. Wikipedia

Midnight Cowboy – Soundtrack by John Barry and Various Artists – 1969
Track Listing:
01 – Everybody’s Talkin’Harry Nilsson / George Tipton – 0:00
02 – Joe Buck Rides Again – John Barry & His Orchestra – 02:33
03 – A Famous Myth – The Groop / Garry Sherman – 06:20
04 – Fun City – John Barry & His Orchestra – 09:43
05 – He Quit Me – Leslie Miller / Garry Sherman – 13:37
06 – Jungle Gym at the Zoo – Elephant’s Memory – 16:23
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08 – Old Man Willow – Elephant’s Memory – 21:29
09 – Florida Fantasy – John Barry & His Orchestra – 28:34
10 – Tears and Joys – The Groop / Garry Sherman – 30:45
11 – Science Fiction – John Barry & His Orchestra – 33:16
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Sorry, retweeting the pope won’t get you out of hell – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs


 

Sorry, retweeting the pope won’t get you out of hell – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs.

Dubai imprisons Norwegian woman who reported rape


 

Dubai imprisons Norwegian woman who reported rape.

Justice Dept. places hold on Trayvon Martin evidence


 

Justice Dept. places hold on Trayvon Martin evidence.

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography


 

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography.

Detroit: How the Motor City went bust


Detroit: How the Motor City went bust.

The Latest US and World News – USATODAY.com


The Latest US and World News – USATODAY.com.

Public relations battle over health care heats up


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BBC News – Explosion debris found at Wolverhampton Central Mosque


 

BBC News – Explosion debris found at Wolverhampton Central Mosque.

More problems for Boeing’s 787 and Detroit files for bankruptcy – BUSINESS BULLETIN – 07/19/2013


Exploring Detroit’s ruins | The Observers


Exploring Detroit’s ruins | The Observers.

Exploring Detroit’s ruins | The Observers


Exploring Detroit’s ruins | The Observers.