Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

Manning’s possible sentence cut to 90 years; judge rules some offenses were for same act – The Washington Post


Manning’s possible sentence cut to 90 years; judge rules some offenses were for same act – The Washington Post.

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City Agrees to Expunge Names Collected in Stop-and-Frisk Program – NYTimes.com


City Agrees to Expunge Names Collected in Stop-and-Frisk Program – NYTimes.com.

JPMorgan Reveals It Faces Civil and Criminal Inquiries – NYTimes.com


JPMorgan Reveals It Faces Civil and Criminal Inquiries – NYTimes.com.
JPMorgan Chase's headquarters in Manhattan.

10 Best Fan-Made Superhero Videos – YouTube


10 Best Fan-Made Superhero Videos – YouTube.

Democracy Now!


Democracy Now!.

Law to Clean Up ‘Nuisances’ Costs Innocent People Their Homes – ProPublica


 

Law to Clean Up ‘Nuisances’ Costs Innocent People Their Homes – ProPublica.

Did We Waste a Recession? – NYTimes.com


Did We Waste a Recession? – NYTimes.com.

Robert McChesney on “The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers” | Democracy Now!


Robert McChesney on “The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers” | Democracy Now!.

The decline of newspapers has been good for everybody else


The decline of newspapers has been good for everybody else.

Same building as 13 years ago, but definitely a different place. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Exclusive: BROADCHURCH Series Premiere Full Episode – BBC AMERICA



BROADCHURCH Series Premiere Full Episode – BBC AMERICA
Watch the full premiere episode of new critically-acclaimed drama series BROADCHURCH now before the BBC AMERICA premiere *** WEDNESDAY AUG 7 at 10/9c *** 

Then, don’t miss all new episodes of the show People Magazine calls “4 Stars, the best British import since Downton Abbey” every Wednesday at 10/9c, presented by Dramaville and immediately following new episodes of LAW & ORDER: UK at 9/8c, only on BBC AMERICA. DOCTOR WHO’s DAVID TENNANT, ARTHUR DARVILL & OLIVIA COLMAN (Twenty Twelve, The Iron Lady) lead an all-star ensemble cast that also includes JODIE WHITTAKER (One Day, Venus) and DAVID BRADLEY (Game of Thrones, An Adventure in Space and Time). 

BBC America‘s BROADCHURCH, which earned critical acclaim, record ratings and became a Twitter phenomenon in the UK, centers on the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.

Leading the investigation are two detectives — the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (COLMAN), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (TENNANT), Ellie’s newly appointed boss. 

By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered. 

The detectives are forced to put personal connections to the case aside to solve the crime that has changed the quaint community forever. 

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Francesco De Gregori – La casa di Hilde



Per Giorgio Lo Cascio questa era una delle canzoni più belle scritte da De Gregori ed io la penso allo stesso modo. Ricorda una canzone di Leonard Cohen( Story of Isaac) dove c’è un verso( “I was running, he was walking”) identico a “”Lui camminava ed io correvo” presente nella canzone di De Gregori

 

LEONARD COHEN : Story of Isaac (“…thought I saw an eagle…couldn’t been a vulture…”)



LEONARD COHEN LYRICS

“Story Of Isaac”

The door it opened slowly, 
my father he came in, 
I was nine years old. 
And he stood so tall above me, 
his blue eyes they were shining 
and his voice was very cold. 
He said, “I’ve had a vision 
and you know I’m strong and holy, 
I must do what I’ve been told.” 
So he started up the mountain, 
I was running, he was walking, 
and his axe was made of gold. 
Well, the trees they got much smaller, 
the lake a lady’s mirror, 
we stopped to drink some wine. 
Then he threw the bottle over. 
Broke a minute later 
and he put his hand on mine. 
Thought I saw an eagle 
but it might have been a vulture, 
I never could decide. 
Then my father built an altar, 
he looked once behind his shoulder, 
he knew I would not hide. 

You who build these altars now 
to sacrifice these children, 
you must not do it anymore. 
A scheme is not a vision 
and you never have been tempted 
by a demon or a god. 
You who stand above them now, 
your hatchets blunt and bloody, 
you were not there before, 
when I lay upon a mountain 
and my father’s hand was trembling 
with the beauty of the word. 

And if you call me brother now, 
forgive me if I inquire, 
“Just according to whose plan?” 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will kill you if I must, 
I will help you if I can. 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will help you if I must, 
I will kill you if I can. 
And mercy on our uniform, 
man of peace or man of war
the peacock spreads his fan.

Bob Dylan – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall


BOB DYLAN LYRICS

“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
And where have you been my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son?
And what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?
And what did you hear, my darling young one?
I heard the sound of a thunder that roared out a warnin’
I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world
I heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin’
I heard ten thousand whisperin’ and nobody listenin’
I heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin’
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

Oh, what did you meet my blue-eyed son ?
Who did you meet, my darling young one?
I met a young child beside a dead pony
I met a white man who walked a black dog
I met a young woman whose body was burning
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow
I met one man who was wounded in love
I met another man who was wounded in hatred
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

And what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
And what’ll you do now my darling young one?
I’m a-goin’ back out ‘fore the rain starts a-fallin’
I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest
Where the people are a many and their hands are all empty
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison
And the executioner’s face is always well hidden
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten
Where black is the color, where none is the number
And I’ll tell and speak it and think it and breathe it
And reflect from the mountain so all souls can see it
And I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’
But I’ll know my song well before I start singing
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

 

 

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Turnbull Cyn. Water Towers, Photos from the daily walks (My Photo Collection)

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Bob Dylan – “Everything Is Broken” “…Broken treaties, broken vows…”)



“Broken lines, broken strings
Broken threads, broken springs
Broken idols, broken heads
People sleeping in broken beds
Ain’t no use jiving
Ain’t no use joking
Everything is broken

Broken bottles, broken plates
Broken switches, broken gates
Broken dishes, broken parts
Streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words never meant to be spoken
Everything is broken

Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground

Broken cutters, broken saws
Broken buckles, broken laws
Broken bodies, broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath, feel like you’re chokin’
Everything is broken

Every time you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face

Broken hands on broken ploughs
Broken treaties, broken vows
Broken pipes, broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling, bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken”

 

Felix Mendelssohn: Fair Melusina Overture Op 32



Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Konzert-Ouvertüre
“Zum Märchen von der Schönen Melusine” opus 32

London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tale of Tsar Saltan (with Flight of the Bumble-bee)



Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков, Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov, 18 March [O.S. 6 March] 1844, — 21 June [O.S. 8 June] 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

1. Tsar‘s Farewell and Departure
2. Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea (4:07)
3. The Flight of the Bumble-bee (11:52)
4. The Three Wonders (13:21)

The Rotterdam Philharmonic conducted by David Zinman

 

George Gershwin – Cuban Overture



Born the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants into the vibrant life of Manhattan, George Gershwin created much of the twentieth century’s musical highlights, with an endless stream of hit shows. His fascination with classical music, and his fusion of many varied musical forms like jazz, blues and ragtime, brought us the likes of Porgy and Bess and Rhapsody in Blue.

Cuban Overture (running time : 11:16)
Courtesy goes to Richard Hayman and his Symphony Orchestra.
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Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, described aptly as a “Rhumba” , was written in 1932. It is a lively evocation of the spirit of Cuba, bringing together the two sides of composer’s abilities, a synthesis of art, jazz and Latin America.

 

Shostakovitch: The Golden Age (III Polka)



The Golden Age, suite by the russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich(1906-1975) Played by The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink.

Robert Schumann – Piano Quintet opus 44 – Ensemble Syntonia



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Robert Schumann – Quintette avec piano en mi b Majeur opus 44
1. Allegro Brillante
2. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente
3. Scherzo : Molto vivace
4. Finale : Allegro ma non troppo

Ensemble Syntonia
Pascal Oddon, Mathieu Godefroy, violons
Anne-Aurore Anstett, alto
Patrick Langot, violoncelle
Romain David, piano

Enregistré en 2001 à La Roque d’Anthéron, lors du Festival International de Piano.

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Bohemian Dance – Georges Bizet Leonard Berntein



Bohemian Dance by Georges Bizet conducted by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic from the album “Carmen Suites 1 And 2/Peer Gynt Suites 1 And 2” (Columbia Masterworks, 1973).

Egypt presidency says diplomacy failed to end crisis, blames Muslim Brotherhood – The Globe and Mail


 

Egypt presidency says diplomacy failed to end crisis, blames Muslim Brotherhood – The Globe and Mail.

Egypt presidency says diplomacy failed to end crisis, blames Muslim Brotherhood – The Globe and Mail


 

Egypt presidency says diplomacy failed to end crisis, blames Muslim Brotherhood – The Globe and Mail.

The Politics Of Economics: Medicare Savings: Cut Benefits to the Elderly or to Big Pharma’s Windfall Profits? | Center for Effective Government


 

Medicare Savings: Cut Benefits to the Elderly or to Big Pharma’s Windfall Profits? | Center for Effective Government.

Enrica Ciccarelli: Weber Piano Sonata No.2, Op. 39 ( Beautiful Interpretation)



Weber Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 39 – Enrica Ciccarelli
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Listen to all the extracts from “A Portrait”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2z9m0…

SFEM and Enrica Ciccarelli were originally brought together by a shared passion for music and uncompromising quality: this is the basis of their artistic marriage.

The resulting project, involving SFEM’s Team and italian Pianist Enrica Ciccarelli kicked off in 2011 and aims to reissue some of Enrica’s earlier recordings, as well as new ones, especially arranged for this series and coproduced by Musicassoluta.

Since May 2013, when the project was officially presented at La Scala Shop in Milan, the first two recordings are available in shops and on Amazon.

This is an extrat from “A Portrait”.
This 3CD-box-set contains recordings dating as far back as 1996 and giving an account of her career. It includes four concertos for piano and orchestra by Mozart, recorded at different times and with different orchestras, as well a remarkable recital made up of three piano sonatas written by Beethoven, Schubert and Weber in the year 1816. This constitutes a precious occasion to examine the different approach to the sonata as a musical form by three great composers in the same, extremely specific moment, that was to prove a turning point in european history.

“Enrica takes us for a magical journey in the world of sound. A journey I wish to share with every piano enthusiast in the world” – Luca Lanza, artistic director at SFEM

Seventh inning stretch – The Globe and Mail


 

Seventh inning stretch – The Globe and Mail.

Rand Paul grows testy defending former aide – CBS News


 

Rand Paul grows testy defending former aide – CBS News.

Obama cancels meeting with Putin over Snowden asylum tensions | World news | theguardian.com (things changed so much…they didn’t change at all)


 

Obama cancels meeting with Putin over Snowden asylum tensions | World news | theguardian.com.

 

Video: Obama discusses Hillary Clinton and Trayvon Martin on Leno – The Globe and Mail


 

Video: Obama discusses Hillary Clinton and Trayvon Martin on Leno – The Globe and Mail.

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“Loving Ducks”Industrial Sculpture My Art Collection)

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Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray


I am tempted to think that to be despised by her sex is a very great compliment to a woman.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JOHN HEATHCOAT (1783)


John Heathcoat (1783)

Heathcoat was not the first person to invent a lacemaking machine, but his apparatus was the first to produce an exact imitation of handmade pillow lace. Patented in 1809, it was the most complex textile machine then in existence. Heathcoat decided to capitalize on his invention by opening a lace mill, but textile workers, angry that they were being replaced by machines, attacked and destroyed it in 1816. Undeterred, he opened a new mill elsewhere. What happened to the steam plough he invented? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: HERMINE BRAUNSTEINER BECOMES FIRST NAZI EXTRADITED FROM THE US (1973)


Hermine Braunsteiner Becomes First Nazi Extradited from the US (1973)

Nicknamed the “Stomping Mare” for her violent kicking of prisoners, Braunsteiner was a Nazi concentration camp guard during WWII. After the war, she spent a brief period in jail for war crimes before marrying an American and becoming a US citizen. In 1964, she was confronted at her home in New York by a reporter tipped off about her past by Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. When her role in the war came to light, she was stripped of her citizenship and extradited to West Germany. What became of her? More… Discuss

 

DAREDEVIL SKYDIVER ESCAPES COFFIN WHILE PLUMMETING TO EARTH


Daredevil Skydiver Escapes Coffin While Plummeting to Earth

For most people, the experience of jumping out of an airplane is enough of a thrill, but not for Anthony Martin. The 47-year-old American escape artist and daredevilhad himself dropped out of a plane yesterday while locked inside a casket with his hands cuffed to a belt and his right arm chained to the inside of the box! In order to survive, he needed to pick the locks and escape the falling coffin with enough time to get clear and open his parachute, and that is exactly what he managed to do. This is the second time he has successfully performed this stunt. The first time was in 1988. More… Discuss

 

NORTHWEST ANGLE


Northwest Angle

If you are visiting Minnesota’s Northwest Angle, you have reached a part of the US that is beyond the Canadian border. Separated from the US by the Lake of the Woods, “the Angle” is north of the 49th parallel, the northern boundary of the contiguous 48 states. The anomaly resulted from early mapmakers‘ imprecision about the source of the Mississippi River. When their error was corrected, the Angle was left beyond the international border. What are you required to do upon arrival at the Angle? More… Discuss