Daily Archives: August 18, 2013

Cherokee Prayer Blessing

Cherokee Prayer Blessing

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.


Harry Manx – “Only Then Will Your House Be Blessed” (“…Oh, when the hawk and the dove flying circles ’round your love, only then, will your house be blessed…”)

Harry Manx is one of the best performers that I’ve ever seen. He’s a brilliant guitarist and a beautiful human being. I love this song. 
Let it go, Let it go, Well well, let it go go go
Let your sword of vengeance rest
Oh, do the, do the blind lead the blind?
Well well don’t be cruel to be kind
Only then, will your house be blessed

Yeah, offer prayer, offer prayer well well
offer sweet prayer, yeah now,
to your uninvited guest
Oh, won’t you, give em the right,
yeah yeah, to be welcome, through the night
only then, will your house be blessed

Yeah, turn your cheek, turn your cheek
well, turn your other cheek
may your mercy manifest
Oh, when the hawk and the dove
flying circles ’round your love,
only then, will your house be blessed

Oh, let it go, let it go, well well, let it go go go
Let your sword of vengeance rest
Oh, do the, do the blind lead the blind?
Yeah yeah don’t be cruel to be kind
Only then, will your house, woah, be blessed
Na na na haaa

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By Charles M. Skinner in 1896

 The canon of Oak Creek is choked by a mass of rock, shaped like a keystone, and wedged into the jaws of the defile. An elderly Ute tells this story of it. Acantow, one of the chiefs of his tribe, usually placed his lodge beside the spring that bubbled from a thicket of wild roses in the place where Rosita,Colorado, stands to-day. He left his wife–Manetabee (Rosebud) — in the lodge while he went across the mountains to attend a council, and was gone four sleeps. On his return he found neither wife nor lodge, but footprints and hoof prints in the ground showed to his keen eye that it was the Arapaho who had been there. Getting on their trail he rode over it furiously, and at night had reached Oak Canyon, along which he traveled until he saw the gleam of a small fire ahead.


Rosita, Colorado

Rosita, Colorado, USGS Photo, 1880-1890



 A squall was coming up, and the noise of it might have enabled him to gallop fairly into the group that he saw huddled about the glow; but it is not in the nature of an Indian to do that, and, tying his horse, he crawled forward. There were fifteen of the Arapaho, and they were gambling to decide the ownership of Manetabee, who sat bound beneath a willow near them. So engrossed were the savages in the contest that the snake-like approach of Acantow was unnoticed until he had cut the thongs that bound Manetabee’s wrists and ankles — she did not cry out, for she had expected rescue — and both had imperceptibly slid away from them. Then, with a yell, one of the gamblers pointed to the receding forms, and straightway the fifteen made an onset. Swinging his wife lightly to his shoulders Acantow set off at a run and he had almost reached his horse when his foot caught in a root and he fell headlong. The pursuers were almost upon him when the storm burst in fury. 

Manitou Spring in 1870,

Manitou Spring in 1870, photo by William Henry Jackson,

courtesy Denver Public Library

 A flood of fire rushed from the clouds and struck the earth with an appalling roar. Trees were snapped, rocks were splintered, and a whirlwind passed. Acantow was nearly insensible for a time–then he felt the touch of the Rosebud’s hand on his cheek, and together they arose and looked about them. A huge block of river granite lay in the canon, dripping blood. Their enemies were not to be seen. 

“The trail is gone,” said Acantow. “Manitou has broken it, that the Arapahos may never cross it more. He would not allow them to take you. Let us thank the Manitou.” So they went back to where the spring burst amid the rose-bushes. 

Compiled and edited by Kathy Weiser/Legends of Americaupdated December, 2012.
About the Author:  Charles M. Skinner (1852-1907) authored the complete nine volume set of Myths and Legends of Our Own Land in 1896.  This tale is excerpted from these excellent works, which are now in the public domain.

Adams Ansel-_- AcomaPueblo – Expressive Brushstrokes (My Art Collection)

Adams Ansel-_- AcomaPueblo - Expressive Brushstrokes (My Art Collection)

Adams Ansel-_- AcomaPueblo – Expressive Brushstrokes (My Art Collection)

‘Take This Hammer’ by Harry Manx and David Lindley

Performing together at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre. The each did a solo set and then finished with a set together. This is the song ‘Take This Hammer’.

Soul Of A Man – David Lindley (Studio Version)

David Lindley’s Soul Of A Man as heard in the AMC series Hell On Wheels.

hell on wheels | god’s gonna cut you down (who was Durant?: Wikipedia said…)


He was successful in building railroads in the Midwest, and, after the UP was organized in 1862 by an act of Congress, John A. Dix was elected president and Durant vice president of the company. The burden of management and money raising was assumed by Durant, and, with much money at his disposal, he helped to secure in 1864 the passage of a bill that increased the land grants and privileges of the railroad. He organized and at first controlled the Crédit Mobilier of America, but in 1867 he lost control of the company to Oakes Ames and his brother, Oliver Ames, Jr. Durant, however, continued on the directorate of the Union Pacific and furiously pushed construction of the railroad until it met the Central Pacific RR on May 10, 1869. The Ames group then procured his discharge.[1]Thomas Clark Durant, (February 6, 1820 – October 5, 1885) was Continue reading

Hell On Wheels – Timshel – Mumford & Sons – As Brothers We Will Stand

Timshel,” a word that loosely translates as “thou mayest;” the word suggests that we as humans, with the consciousness we “achieved” by eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, can in every moment CHOOSE our behavior; we can choose between good and evil.”

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Hell On Wheels Theme (Full Version)

Kevin Kiner & Gustavo Santaolalla – Hell On Wheels

Oh Freedom!

A Negro Spiritual with pictures from the Library of Congress and National Archives. I decided on this Spiritual after researching the National Archives for photographs of Slavery. This is a topic I felt should not be ignored, nor exploited, rather remembered lest we repeat history.


Roma – Ave Maria – Chanticleer

Chanticleer~Purcell~Rejoice in the Lord alway

Chanticleer sings Henry Purcell (1659-1695) “Rejoice in the Lord alway (‘The Bell Anthem’)
Chanticleer–Joseph Jennings-Music Director
With Capriccio Stravagante
Skip Sempé-Director

Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time: 5 negro Spirituals

Anastasis Chamber Choir
Five Negro Spirituals from a Child of our time
Sir Michael Tippett

Les Fleurs et les Arbres van Camille Saint-Saëns

Les Fleur et les arbres van Saint-Saëns. Kamerkoor Cabaletta Venlo

BERLIOZ – Prière du matin (Alphonse de Lamartine) – duo lyrique Laplante-Duval

Enregistré en 1998 – Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur à Québec – France Duval, mezzo-soprano et Bruno Laplante, baryton – info@laplanteduval.comhttp://www.laplanteduval.com

Joseph Haydn – Missa brevis, Hob. XXII:1

Stuttgart Chamber Choir. Wurttemberg Chamber Orechestra Heilbronn, Frieder Bernius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Kyrie in D minor KV 341


Soul Writings

Peace, love, light and blessings

“White Eagle”

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Time Magazine Reporter Tweets He Cannot Wait to Defend Drone Strike on Julian Assange

And so it is…Truth comes to the surface


Submitted by Darren Smith, Guest Blogger

Michael GrunwaldIn what became a highly charged row, Time Magazine Reporter Michael Grunwald posted on twitter “I can’t wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange.” After a frantic and very pointed response Mr. Grunwald deleted the post and issued an apology which read “It was a dumb tweet.  I’m sorry.  I deserve the backlash. (Maybe not the anti-Semitic stuff but otherwise I asked for it.”

Time Magazine issued a statement distancing itself from the controversial tweet. “Michael Grunwald posted an offensive tweet from his personal Twitter account that is in no way representative of TIME’s views. He regrets having tweeted it, and he removed it from his feed.”

The fact that a news reporter of a major publication in the United States advocates the extra-judicial assassination of another person who publishes information to the public is certainly disturbing…

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More Mementos from the trail (including cacti from Helmsman trail) (My photo Collection)

This gallery contains 36 photos.

Alice Sara Ott Beethoven: Piano Sonata #21 In C, Op. 53, “Waldstein”

EDVARD GRIEG.- Lyric Pieces from Op. 12 – 43. Piano


Lyric Pieces from Op. 12 – 43. Piano

Arietta Op. 12/1
Waltz Op. 12/2
National Song Op. 12/8
To Spring Op. 43/6
Erotic Op. 43/5
Butterfly Op. 43/1

PIANO : Marian Pivca

Gustav Holst – The Planets, Op. 32 Andre Previn/the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,: GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES

Gustav Holst – The Planets, Op. 32

Conductor: Andrè Previn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

“The Planets”, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst. With the exception of Earth, which is not observed in astrological practice, all the planets are represented.
The idea of the work was suggested to Holst by Clifford Bax, who introduced him to astrology when the two were part of a small group of English artists holidaying in Majorca in the spring of 1913; Holst became quite a devotee of the subject, and liked to cast his friends’ horoscopes for fun.
The suite has seven movements, each named after a planet and its corresponding astrological character:
1. Mars, the Bringer of War (00:00 – 07:21)
2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (07:22 – 15:59);
3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (16:00 – 19:51);
4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (19:52 – 27:49);
5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (27:50 – 36:31);
6. Uranus, the Magician (36:32 – 42:14)
7. Neptune, the Mystic (42:15 – 49:01). Continue reading

Robert Schumann – KINDERSZENEN Op.15, by Vadim Chaimovich

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856)

Kinderszenen Op. 15
(“Scenes from Childhood”)

01. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and Peoples G major)
02. Kuriose Geschichte (A Curious Story D major)
03. Hasche-Mann (Blind Man’s Bluff B minor)
04. Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child D major)
05. Glückes genug (Happy Enough D major)
06. Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event A major)
07. Träumerei (Dreaming F major)
08. Am Kamin (At the Fireside F major)
09. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobbyhorse C major)
10. Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious G-sharp minor)
11. Fürchtenmachen (Frightening E minor)
12. Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep E minor)
13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks G major)

Vadim Chaimovich, piano
Live recording at the Eichhofen Castle (Bavaria/Germany)

MAX BRUCH – Violin Concerto No, 1 in G Minor. Op. 26. – SHLOMO MINTZ/Claudio Abbado/Chicago Symphony

MAX BRUCH – Violin Concerto No, 1 in G Minor. Op. 26. – SHLOMO MINTZ/Claudio Abbado/Chicago Symphony
For more information on violinist, Shlomo Mintz, please go to his official website at: http://www.shlomo-mintz.com/en/biography

Shlomo Mintz (born October 30, 1957) is an Israeli violin virtuoso, violist and conductor. He regularly appears with orchestras and conductors on the international scene and is heard in recitals and chamber music concerts around the world

Biography.  Continue reading

Quotation: George Bernard Shaw action and interprtation

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: LIVIU LIBRESCU (1930)

Liviu Librescu (1930)

A Holocaust survivor, Professor Liviu Librescu had seen more than his fair share of death before April 16, 2007—Holocaust Remembrance Day—when a gunman tried to enter his classroom at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech. Librescu jumped into action, blocking the door to give his students time to escape through the windows. His heroic actions cost him his life; he was shot five times by the gunman. How many of his students did he manage to save? More… Discuss



Priest Urbain Grandier Burned at the Stake for Witchcraft (1634)

Grandier was a 17th-century French Catholic priest who was accused of bewitching the nuns of the Ursuline convent. Although he was acquitted by an ecclesiastical council, Grandier had published scathing criticisms of Cardinal Richelieu, the chief minister and virtual ruler of France, who arranged to have him re-tried. Accused of having entered a pact with the devil, Grandier was tortured, found guilty, and burned at the stake. What was presented as evidence of the Grandier’s diabolical pact?More… Discuss



Science behind Near-Death Experiences

Accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) commonly involve vivid sensory experiences, like visions of a white light or one’s life flashing before one’s eyes, that are often attributed to supernatural forces. Researchers, however, believe there is a physiological explanation for this phenomenon. In the seconds immediately following cardiac death, rat brains experience a surge of electrical activity. While this has yet to be studied in human brains, it stands to reason that they enter a similar state of hyperactivity after clinical death and that this could give rise to a heightened state of consciousnessand induce visions like those often associated with NDEs. More… Discuss


Born Araminta Ross, Tubman escaped slavery in 1849 by the Underground Railroad and almost immediately returned to the South to help others do the same. Hailed as “the Moses of her people,” she is believed to have led more than 300 slaves, including her parents and brother, to freedom. During the Civil War, she served the Union in various capacities, including as a nurse and spy. She managed all this despite suffering from debilitating headaches and seizures as a result of what childhood trauma? More… Discuss