Daily Archives: July 27, 2013

Quotaiotn: Lucy Maud Montgomery on self worth


What I know about myself isn’t really worth telling … If you’ll only let me tell you what I imagine about myself you’ll think it ever so much more interesting.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: JACQUES PICCARD (1922)


Jacques Piccard (1922)

Piccard was a Swiss oceanographer and engineer who developed underwater vehicles for studying ocean currents. He came from a family of adventurers, and his father was known for exploratory balloon flights. Together, they developed the bathyscaphe for deep-sea travel. In 1960, Piccard and Don Walsh of the US Navy set a new submarine depth record when they reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, a depth of about 35,800 feet (10,912 m). What cut the mission short? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE GREAT TANGSHAN EARTHQUAKE (1976)


The Great Tangshan Earthquake (1976)

In July 1976, Wang Chengmin of China’s State Seismological Bureau concluded that the Tangshan region would be struck by a significant quake between July 22 and August 5. Based on the prediction, Qinglong County undertook serious emergency preparations, a move that likely limited the number of casualties there when a powerful temblor struck on July 28, destroying hundreds of thousands of buildings and killing as many as 700,000 across Tangshan. What were the political consequences of the quake? More… Discuss

SAFEST PLACE TO LIVE MAY SURPRISE YOU


Safest Place to Live May Surprise You

Big cities have gotten a bad rap. It turns out that, contrary to popular belief, they are in many ways safer places to live than suburban or rural communities. While it is true that US cities have more homicides than rural areas, the overall risk of dying from an accidental injury is much greater—and this risk is greatest in the nation’s most rural counties. Many different factors likely play a role in this, but one thing researchers note as a possible contributor is a lack of access to trauma centers in rural areas.More… Discuss

 

LAZARUS TAXA


Lazarus Taxa

The bony fish known as the coelacanth was believed to have been extinct for 80 million years—until one was caught off the southern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean in 1938. The coelacanth is one of the most famous examples of a Lazarus taxon, a group of organisms that disappeared from the fossil record only to reappear later. The classification is named for the man whom Jesus was said to have raised from the dead in the New Testament. What are some other examples of Lazarus taxa? More… Discuss

 


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Toxicodendron diversilobum, western poison oak or Pacific poison oak (syn. Rhus diversiloba) is in the Anacardiaceae family (the sumac family) and is a plant best known for its ability to cause allergic rashes and itching after contact. Western poison oak is found only on the Pacific Coast of the United States and of Canada.

It is extremely common in that region, where it is the predominant species of the genus; the closely related Atlantic poison oak (T. pubescens) occurs on the Atlantic Coast.

Toxicodendron diversilobum
Western poison oak (larger leaves;
small leaves are another plant)
at base of oak tree
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Toxicodendron
Species: T. diversilobum
Binomial name
Toxicodendron diversilobum
(Torr. & A.GrayGreene
Poison Oak up close

Poison Oak up close (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Puente Hills Preservation Authority: Turnbull Canyon Map-1&2


Puente Hills Preservation Authority: Turnbull Canyon Map-1

Puente Hills Preservation Authority: Turnbull Canyon Map-1

Puente Hills Preservation Authority: Turnbull Canyon Map-2

Puente Hills Preservation Authority: Turnbull Canyon Map-2

Today cars parked along the road,  got tickets… So if you’re going to drive there, park only in the space allotted outside the access gate to the Canyon. A nice young woman told me about the fate they all had earlier in the day, so I moved my car and fortunately there was a empty space large enough for my compact :).  
It was a great day for a walk in the hills.

Messalina Holding Britannicus (Illustration) — Ancient History Encyclopedia


 

Messalina Holding Britannicus (Illustration) — Ancient History Encyclopedia.

Simply Beautiful Photographs, Tips on Using Palette and Color, Gallery – National Geographic


 

Simply Beautiful Photographs, Tips on Using Palette and Color, Gallery – National Geographic.

Twitter / TweetRome: View from the Bridge of Sighs …


 

Twitter / TweetRome: View from the Bridge of Sighs ….

Regina Spektor – Samson – Live In London



Regina Spektor perfoms Samson as part of her Far Tour, Live at the Hammersmith Apollo in London – December 4, 2009. 

REGINA SPEKTOR LYRICS

 

“Samson”

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
I have to go, I have to go
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
And history books forgot about us and the bible didn’t mention us
And the bible didn’t mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin’ on our heads
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed
Told me that my hair was red
Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
Oh I cut his hair myself one night
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
And he told me that I’d done alright
And kissed me ’til the mornin’ light, the mornin’ light
And he kissed me ’til the mornin’ light

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
Oh, we couldn’t bring the columns down
Yeah we couldn’t destroy a single one
And history books forgot about us
And the bible didn’t mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first

 

 

 

Regina Spektor – Human Of The Year (“…Til next year’s big human winner…”)


REGINA SPEKTOR LYRICS

“Human Of The Year”

Hello, hello
Calling a Karl Projectorinski
To the front of the cathedral
You have won, dear sir
May I congratulate you first?

Human, human of the year
You won [x2]

Why are you so scared
You stand there shaking in your pew
The icons are whispering to you
They’re just old men
Like on the benches on the park
Except their balding spots are glistening with gold

Human, human of the year
You won [x2]
You have won

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Outside the cars are beeping
Out a song
Just in your honor
And even though they do not know it
All mankind are now your brothers
And as the cathedral has spoken
Wishing well to all us sinners
And where the sight grew silent
Til next year’s big human winner

Outside the cars are beeping
Out a song
Just in your honor
And even though they do not know it
All mankind are now your brothers
All mankind are now your brothers

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hello, hello
Calling a Karl Projectorinski
To the front of the cathedral
You have won

Regina Spektor – Pound of Flesh (“…What’s a Pound of flesh between friends…”)


REGINA SPEKTOR LYRICS

“Pound Of Flesh”

If you’re never sorry
Then you can’t be forgiven
If you’re not forgiven
Then you can’t be forgotten
If you’re not forgotten
Then you can live forever
If you live forever
Then you’ll begin to dream
Of death…Ezra pound sat upon my bed
Asked me which books as of late I’ve read

Ezra pound sat upon my bed
Asked me which books as of late I’ve read
Asked me if I’ve read his own
And whether I could spare a pound
Of flesh to cover his bare bones
I says, man, take a pound, take two
What’s a pound of flesh between
Friends like me and you?
What’s a pound of flesh among friends?

But if you’re never sorry…

If you’re never sorry
Then you can’t be forgiven
If you’re not forgiven
Then you can’t be forgotten
If you’re not forgotten
Then you must live forever
If you live forever
You cannot be reborn
If you’re not reborn then
You can’t be a baby
If you’re not a baby
You can’t learn how to crawl
If you cannot crawl away
Then you must stay in bed all day
If you stay in bed all day
You’re sure to have some visitors

Ezra pound’ll sit upon your bed
Ask you which books as of late you have read
Ask you if you’ve read his own
And whether you could spare a pound
Of flesh to cover his bare bones
You’ll say, man, take a pound, take two
What’s a pound of flesh between
Friends like me and you?
What’s a pound of flesh among friends?…

Regina Spektor – Ballad of a Politician (“…But I am not a number, not a name…”)


REGINA SPEKTOR LYRICS

“Ballad Of A Politician”

A man inside a room is shaking hands with other men
This is how it happens
Our carefully laid plansShake it, shake it baby
Shake your ass out in that street
You’re gonna make ’em scream someday
You’re gonna make it big

You love so deep, so tender
Your people and your land
You love ’em ’til they can’t recall
Who they are again

Work it, work it baby
Work your way ’round that room
You’re gonna make it big some day
You’re gonna make a boom

But I am
But I am
But I am not a number, not a name

But I am
But I am
But I am a carefully laid plan

Shake what your mama gave you
You know that it won’t last
You’re gonna taste the ground real soon
You’re gonna taste the grass

A man inside a room is shaking hands with other men
This is how it happens
Our world under command

Shake it, shake it baby
Shake your ass out in that street
You’re gonna make us scream someday
You’re gonna make us weep

You’re gonna make us scream someday
You’re gonna make it big

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euzicasa Another busy day….and the week is not over! Thank you all fr visiting and signing the guest book (LIKE Button)


euzicasa Another busy day....and the week is not over! Thank you all fr visiting and signing the guest book (like Button)

euzicasa Another busy day….and the week is not over! Thank you all fr visiting and signing the guest book (LIKE BUTTON)

 

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Grieg – A. Goldenweiser – Complete Lyric Pieces (1952-54) part I



Peintures : Lars Hertervig (February 16, 1830 — January 6, 1902)

Alexander Goldenweiser (1875-1961) , Piano ; Recorded c. 1952-54
Melodiya D 03286/67 and D 03580/81

I quote here the text of Neal (http://nealshistorical.wordpress.com/…)
“”I had hoped to offer the complete Grieg Lyric Pieces, recorded by Alexander Goldenweiser (1875-1961) in the early to mid-1950s on five Melodiya lps, but the copies I have to work with of several of these are problematic, so it may be some time before I’m able to complete this project. APR has just issued a cd including the Op. 62, 68 series and part of Op. 65, but there has been no complete issue of this first complete recorded cycle on cd. The playing is the essence of simplicity, with nothing inflated beyond what these works can absorb, which like the famous record of Emil Gilels for DG, only serves to heighten the beauty and range of these miniatures. Goldenweiser employs a subtle rubato, in which his slight, but superbly controlled unevenness brings out the folkish quality that others seem unable to extract. “” 

 

Teresa Carreño – Vals ”Mi Teresita”


Clara Rodriguez at the piano 

Antonín Dvořák – Humoresque No. 7, Op. 101


Movements/Sections 8 pieces

  1. Vivace (E♭ minor)
  2. Poco Andante (B major)
  3. Poco Andante e molto cantabile (A♭ major)
  4. Poco Andante (F major)
  5. Vivace (A minor)
  6. Poco Allegretto (B major)
  7. Poco Lento e grazioso (G♭ major)
  8. Poco Andante—Vivace–Meno mosso, quasi Tempo I (B minor)
Composition Year 1894

S. RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on the theme by Paganini, op.43 Ekaterina Mechetina



Ekaterina Mechetina, piano; Novosibirsk Philharmonic symphony, Gintaras Rinkevičius.

ARRAU PLAYS DEBUSSY POUR LE PIANO 1 OF 2


ARRAU PLAYS DEBUSSY POUR LE PIANO 1 OF 2

Polovtsian Dances with Chorus (from ‘Prince Igor’)



USSR Radio Large Chor/Klavdi Ptitsa
USSR Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Svetlanov
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Alexander Borodin In The Steppes Of Central Asia



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On the Steppes of Central Asia (Russian: В средней Азии, V srednyeĭ Azii, literally In Central Asia) is the common English title for a “musical tableau” (or symphonic poem) byAlexander Borodin, composed in 1880.

The work was originally intended to be presented as one of several tableaux vivants to celebrate the silver anniversary of the reign of Alexander II of Russia, who had done much to expand the Russian Empire eastward. The intended production never occurred, but the work itself became, and has remained, a concert favorite ever since its first concert performance, on 8 April 1880 (Old style) in St. Petersburg by the orchestra of the Russian Opera under the conductorship of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.[1] The work is dedicated toFranz Liszt.

This orchestral work idyllically depicts an interaction of Russians and Asians in the steppelands of the Caucasus. A caravan of Central Asians is crossing the desert under the protection of Russian troops. The opening theme, representing the Russians, is heard first (see chart of themes below); then we hear the haunting strains of an ornamented eastern melody on English horn, representing the Asians. These two melodies eventually are combined contrapuntally. Amidst these two ethnic melodies is heard a “traveling” theme inpizzicato that represents the plodding hoofs of the horses and camels. At the end only the Russian theme is heard.

 

 

 

Beethoven Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5 (1& 2)



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 † 1827)
Sonata for Cello & Piano No.2 in G minor, Op.5 (1&2)

  • 01. Movement: Adagio sostenuto e espressivo – attacca
  • 02. Movement: Allegro molto piu tosto presto

Mischa Maisky, Cello
Martha Argerich, Piano

Dedicated to King of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm II

 

Delius – Legende


Frederick Delius 
Frederick Delius
English: Frederick Delius with his wife Jelka ...

English: Frederick Delius with his wife Jelka Rosen in 1929. By this stage Delius was in a wheelchair due to the effects of third-stage syphilis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Delius and his wife, in 1929 shooting
Basic information
Birth name Fritz Shiodoa Albert Delius
Birth 1862 January 29 
イングランドの旗 England , Bradford
Date of death 1934 June 10 (less than 72-year-old death) France , Gree-sur-Rowan
フランスの旗
Occupation Composer

Frederick Shiodoa Albert Delius ( Frederick Albert Theodore Delius CH 1862年January 29 – 1934 June 10 ), theUnited Kingdom of the composer . His real name is Fritz Shiodoa Albert Delius ( Fritz – a). “The Japanese once Deliusbe referred to as “There were many, but Atsushi Miura such as through a commentary, close to the original sound more “Delius” became common.

England was the birth home of a wealthy merchant in the north, but Delius did not want to go the way of business. 1884orange in plantation to operate the America of Florida sent in, but he abandoned the work black music made ​​to perform the composer and is influenced by. 1886 for a while from Germany received a formal education in music, Paris and began his career as a composer occupation Turning to. After that, it is not far away Gree-sur-Rowan and settled in, the wife in the land I~eruka Rosen, along with the large war and spent his life with the exception of.

Delius Two Aquarelles no.1



ディーリアス作曲、二つの水彩画より第一曲。
Composer Delius , the first song from watercolor of two 

Delius – Florida Suite II. By the River


Antonín Dvořák – Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor “Dumky”, Op. 90, B. 166



THE SOLOMON TRIO. Daniel Adni, piano. Rodney Friend, violin. Raphael Sommer, cello

Antonín Dvořák – Piano Trio No. 4 in E MinorDumky“, Op. 90, B. 166
1. Lento maestoso-allegro 4’33
2. Poco adagio-vivace 6’34
3. Andante 5’53
4. Andante moderato 4’55
5. Allegro 4’03
6. Lento maestoso-vivace 4’53

 

Les adieux suisses – Chant militaire suisse



Les Adieux Suisses évoque le départ d’un soldat à la guerre et son amour pour son amie restée sur la terre natale. Il a longtemps existé une tradition en Suisse de service dans des armées étrangères, tradition qui subsiste de nos jours au Vatican.
La coopération avec la France s’acheva avec le massacre, le 10 août 1792 des gardes suisses par une partie de la population parisienne et des Gardes françaises, fanatisée par des révolutionnaires.
Louis XVI quitte ce jour-là les Tuileries pour chercher refuge auprès de l’Assemblée. Le Roi ordonne aux Suisses de déposer à l’instant leurs armes et de se retirer dans leurs casernes alors que la populace attaque les Tuileries. Mais les Suisses accomplissent leur devoir jusqu’au bout : “Honneur et fidélité” sont les mots qui sont inscrits sur leurs drapeaux. Ils seront massacrés jusqu’au dernier, égorgés, dépecés pour certains. Plusieurs centaines de soldats sont assassinés.
En novembre 2005, le gouvernement français de droite refusa à la Suisse l’apposition d’une plaque en souvenir de ce massacre.
Durant ces heures terribles, les Suisses auraient entonnés notamment ces Adieux suisses de circonstance.

Marche de Triomphe – European Kings at 1789



European Kings & Nobels at 1789:

Kingdom of France:

Garde Suisse du Roi

Line infantry

Louis XVI. and Mare Antoniette

Grat Britan and Eletorate Hannover:

British Geradiers and Line Infantry

Hannoverian Dragoos and Line Infantry

King and Prince Elector George III.

Russian Empire:

Russian Guards

Cathrine II. (or: the Great)

Prussia:

Guard Grenadier

Line Infantry

King Friedrich Wilhelm II.

Holy Roman Empire / Lands of Habsburg:

Austrian Infantry

Emporer Joseph II.

Eletorate Bavaria:

Bavarian Guard Infantry

Prince Elector Karl Theodor

Music: Marche de Triomphe – Marc Antonie Charpentier

 

Ouverture du Prologue du Malade Imaginaire dans sa splendeur – M.A. Charpentier


181 countries….Hmmm, and 245 flags collected: Thank you my Friends!


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ClastrMaps- more stats

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Top urban bike paths across the USA


 

Top urban bike paths across the USA.