Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

Just a Thought: “Wisdom dies in the errata of the book of books”


Just a Thought: “Wisdom dies in the errata of the book of books”

Just a Thought: “The truth is swallowed by a thousand words of wisdom”


Just a Thought:  “The truth is swallowed by a thousand words of wisdom”

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World



http://playingforchange.com – From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music“, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it travelled the globe. 
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Order the “Stand By Me,” “Don’t Worry,” “One Love,” and “War/No More Trouble” videos and the new Songs Around The World album now at http://playingforchange.spinshop.com/

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Gorani supports Sing for Peace In Georgia action


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Melbourne based ensemble Gorani supports Sing for Peace In Georgia action
filmed at the BMW edge by Spring Studio

Sing for Peace (Hanwoori Choir)



Stage 4-1. [ Sing for Peace ]
arr. by Jim Papoulis and Francisco J. Nunez

from [ 5th Annual Concert @ 2008.11.13, Seoul ]
* Hanwoori Choir – a workers choir in South Korea (amateur)

Starting with beautiful HandBell ringings, this song tell us about ‘ Peace ‘ in various languages.
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The Tallest Man on Earth – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)



The Tallest Man on Earth performs live in the KEXP studio. Recorded on September 9, 2012.

Songs:
Wind and Walls
Lost My Shape (David Bazan cover)
1904
Leading Me Now

Host: Stevie Zoom
Audio Engineer: Julian Martlew
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Jenna Pool
Editing: Jim Beckmann

thumbnail photo by Dave Lichterman

Sóley – Pretty Face (“…I listen to our blood run side by side….”)



taken from we sink – morr music mm107 – 2011

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I see my pretty face in his old eyes
I listen to our blood run side by side
I throw my hands to you and run away
It´s so cold, so dangerous that I can’t stay

I ran away from you
into your dream
the one
That I was in when you
told me
That I could never meet
my friend
again

I thought I had touched them but I can’t feel
I´m in your dream
They want to take me but I will hide from them
Tonight I´ll take your life and throw it far away
I’ll use my pretty face to find my way to him

I ran away from you
into your dream
the one
That I was in when you
told me
That I could never meet
my friend
again

“Will you be my friend in my dream?
take that pretty face off show me
will we ever have that baby?
just take your pretty face off, show me”

are you my friend?

Philip Glass – The Kiss (exceptional)



By IlSignoreNeroo http://blog.libero.it/Cortigiane/ Video edited by Ilsignoreneroo. Immagini tratte dai video di Sil van der Woerd e da me sincronizzate a tempo di musica. Images taken from videos of Sil van der Woerd and myself synchronized to music.

Just a Thought: Evil+1=eviler (One cannot answer evil with evil… gotta go eviler…)


Just a Thought: Evil+1=eviler (One cannot answer evil with evil… gotta go eviler…)

Phillip Glass Ensemble — Orion — Brazil



Phillip Glass Ensemble… (2005) Orange Mountain Music…
Photografs: surrealism art, and Alex Grey video.

créditos:

The Philip Glass Ensemble. Philip Glass, keyboards; Michael Riesman, music director, keyboards; Ted Baker, keyboards; Lisa Bielawa, voice; Frank Cassara, percussion; Jon Gibson, soprano saxofone, clarinet, flute; Mick Rossi, percussion; Andrew Sterman, flute, piccolo.

Featured guests: Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Mark Atkins, Ashley MacIsaac, Wu Man, Gaurav Mazumdar, Foday Musa Suso, and UAKTI

 

Philip Glass – The Grid …..Playing at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles on Oct 12, 2013….


Composer: Philip Glass
Album: Koyaanisqatsi
Track: The Grid

Playing at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles on Oct 12, 2013

Philip Glass – The Light (1987)



Written in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Michelson-Morley experiment on the properties of light, this is the first work for full symphony orchestra to be composed by the immortal Philip Glass.

A Powerful Legal Tool, and Its Potential for Abuse – ProPublica


 

A Powerful Legal Tool, and Its Potential for Abuse – ProPublica.

Unfair Share: How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties – ProPublica


 

Unfair Share: How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties – ProPublica.

David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face | Alan Rusbridger | Comment is free | The Guardian


 

David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face | Alan Rusbridger | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Richard Wagner – Siegfried Idyll



Richard WagnerSiegfried Idyll
Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache & Münchner Philharmoniker

Apart from the operas, Wagner composed a small number of pieces; this stems from his reluctance to conceive music which didn’t belong to the sacredness of the drama, fundamental expression of his thought.
The “Siegfried Idyll” is a symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning, 25 December 1870, by a small ensemble on the stairs of their villa at Tribschen.
Wagner’s opera “Siegfried”, which was premiered in 1876, incorporates music from the Idyll. It was once thought that the Idyll borrowed musical ideas intended for the opera, but it is now known that the opposite is the case: Wagner adapted melodic material from an unfinished chamber piece in the Idyll and later incorporated it into the love scene between Siegfried and Brunhilde in the opera.

 

Reaganomics: 32 Years of Failed Policy | Interview with Richard Wolff


Published on Aug 14, 2013

Abby Martin remarks on the 31st anniversary of the President Ronald Reagan‘s Economic Recovery Act, and speaks with to Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, and author of ‘Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism’, about why ‘Reaganomics‘ is not a cure-all for the US economy‘s fiscal woes.

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Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622



Mozart’s Clarinet concerto in A major, K. 622 was written in 1791 for the clarinetist Anton Stadler. It consists of the usual three movements, in a fast-slow-fast form:
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
and 3. Rondo: Allegro.
It was also one of Mozart‘s final completed works, and his final purely instrumental work (he died in the December following its completion). The concerto is notable for its delicate interplay between soloist and orchestra, and for the lack of overly extroverted display on the part of the soloist (no cadenzas are written out in the solo part). Mozart originally wrote the work for basset clarinet, a special clarinet championed by Stadler that had a range down to low (written) C, instead of stopping at (written) E as standard clarinets do. As most clarinets could not play the low notes which Mozart wrote to highlight this instrument, Mozart’s publisher arranged a version of the concerto with the low notes transposed to regular range, and did not publish the original version. This has proven a problematic decision, as the autograph no longer exists, having been pawned by Stadler, and until the mid 20th century musicologists did not know that the only version of the concerto written by Mozart’s hand had not been heard since Stadler’s lifetime. Once the problem was discovered, attempts were made to reconstruct the original version, and new basset clarinets have been built for the specific purpose of performing Mozart’s concerto and clarinet quintet. There can no longer be any doubt that the concerto was composed for an extended-range clarinet. In this context it is worth noting two other works written for Stadler and his instrument by composers closely linked to the Mozart-Stadler circle that used the extended range of Stadler’s instrument: the clarinet concerto by Franz Xaver Süssmayr (famous for having completed Mozart’s Requiem) and that by Joseph Leopold Eybler. In recent years, the restored original version has been recorded by a number of different artists.
The concerto was given its premiere by Stadler in Prague on October 16, 1791. Reception of his performance was generally positive. The Berlin Musikalisches Wochenblatt noted in January of 1792, “Herr Stadeler, a clarinettist from Vienna. A man of great talent and recognised as such at court… His playing is brilliant and bears witness to his assurance.” There was some disagreement on the value of Stadler’s extension; some even faulted Mozart for writing for the extended instrument. 

 

▶ EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden’s Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov’t – YouTube


▶ EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden’s Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov’t – YouTube.

▶ Ex-State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley: The U.S. Should Describe Morsi Ouster As A Coup – YouTube


▶ Ex-State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley: The U.S. Should Describe Morsi Ouster As A Coup – YouTube.

▶ Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America? U.S. Drone Killed Yemeni Man After Boy Planted Tracking Chip – YouTube


▶ Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America? U.S. Drone Killed Yemeni Man After Boy Planted Tracking Chip – YouTube.

democracynow – YouTube


democracynow – YouTube.

BBC News – Fukushima nuclear plant: Radioactive water leak found


 

BBC News – Fukushima nuclear plant: Radioactive water leak found.

BBC News – Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie held


 

BBC News – Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie held.

BBC News – Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87


 

BBC News – Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87.

Quotation: Henry Fielding on corruption


We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: RAYMOND POINCARÉ (1860)


Raymond Poincaré (1860)

A career statesman, Poincaré ascended to the highest echelons of French government, serving as prime minister on several occasions and as president from 1913 to 1920. In the lead-up to World War I, Poincaré, a conservative and nationalist, worked to prepare France for possible hostilities, strengthening its military and its alliances with Russia and Britain. His efforts paid off, and Germany was defeated by the Allied Powers in 1918. What prompted him to send French troops into Germany in 1923? More…Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: INFAMOUS MENENDEZ BROTHERS MURDER THEIR PARENTS (1989)


Infamous Menendez Brothers Murder Their Parents (1989)

The trials of Lyle and Erik Menendez for the cold-blooded murders of their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion captivated the nation. The “bereaved” sons initially escaped suspicion, but in the months after the murders, they went on a spending spree with their parents’ money, to the tune of over $1 million, that raised a few eyebrows. Still, the pair might never have been arrested, and ultimately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, had not who come forward? More… Discuss

 

CIA ACKNOWLEDGES AREA 51’S EXISTENCE, MAKES NO MENTION OF ALIENS


CIA Acknowledges Area 51’s Existence, Makes No Mention of Aliens

Conspiracy theorists and ufologists rejoice! The CIA has acknowledged the existence of Area 51, the top-secret US military site long rumored to be at the center of an elaborate government scheme to hide evidence ofextraterrestrial life. Recently declassified documents unquestionably confirm that the base exists and even specify where in southern Nevada it is located, but they stop short of mentioning any alien encounters. They do, however, discuss the secret aircraft development programs that were carried out there and the fact that experimental crafts were occasionally mistaken for UFOs. Do you buy this explanation? More… Discuss

 

MEGAPODES


Megapodes

Megapodes are large-footed, chicken-like birds found in Australia and New Guinea. Rather than brood their eggs, females bury them in massive nest-mounds of decaying vegetation that males then tend. Megapode chicks are superprecocial, meaning they hatch in a very mature state that includes having open eyes, feathers, and, in some species, the ability to fly. They typically hatch unattended and therefore do not undergo imprinting. How then do they come to recognize other members of their species? More… Discuss