Daily Archives: September 8, 2013

My Neonia Night (my Art Collection)


My Neonia Night (my Art Collection)

My Neonia Night (my Art Collection)

Unison, poetic thought by George-B


Unison, poetic thought by George-B

Our silence is shouting louder
Than a hurricane,
The sea at war with the wins,
The plane taking off and landing,
louder
than crickets in the middle of hot sleepless nights…

We got to cease this deafening silent tag of indifference,
the lack of verbal solution, this sacrilegious introversion…

I think we both know what our silence is all about:
Our endless failure to talk,

we just go walk dark,  just go silent… 

Our hearts didn’t beat in unison in ages…

“Global Warming: Thinner is the ice” – Oil Thermograph (My art Collection)


"Global Warming: Thinner is the ice" - oil thermograph (My art Collection)

“Global Warming: Thinner is the ice” – oil thermograph (My art Collection)

The NSA’s Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Encryption – ProPublica


 

The NSA’s Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Encryption – ProPublica.

Carl Orff – Sunt Lacrimae Rerum – Singphoniker Münchner – July 10, 1995



Performance of a selection from Carl Orff‘s “Sunt Lacrimae Rerum“, men’s choir (TTTBBB) and soloists (TBarB), by the Singphoniker Münchner on July 10, 1995 – Carl Orff’s 100th birthday, at the composer’s gravesite in the Klosterkirche Andechs, near the composer’s home in Dießen am Ammersee

The inscription on the memorial plaque reads, “Summus Finis”, “The Highest Goal”

The title of the music is from the Aeneid, line 462 of Book I – “sunt lacrimae rerum” – “There are tears for things”

The lyrics are from The Book of Ecclesiastes 8:15

Omnium deliciarum et pomparum saeculi brevis finis.
Mors, dolor, luctus et paror invadit omnes. 
In hora ultima peribunt omnia: tuba, tibia et cythera, jocus, visus, saltus, cantus et discantus.

Of all delights and pomps of the world the time is short
Death, pain and mourning invadeth all.
At the last hour perisheth all things: the trumpet, the flute and the lyre, joy, laughter, dancing, singing, and harmony.

Die Singphoniker are (thanks to Daniel Schreiber for this information):

Alfons Brandl, Hubert Nettinger, Ludwig Thomas- tenors. Berno Scharpf, Gunnar Mühling- baritones. Christian Schmidt, bass.

Music Publisher: Schott C39534 ISMN: 979-0-001-00875-4
available here:
http://www.schott-music.com/shop/1/sh…

 

“Christe, Qui Lux Est et Dies” by Byrd, translated with lyrics



Here’s another piece from 16th century English composer William Byrd, titled “Christe, Qui Lux Es et Dies” or “Christ, Who Art the Light and the Day,” with lyrics, performed by Stile Antico in 2007, and loosely translated by me. This video is from my blog, When Suffering Doesn’t Stop: Life with Chronic Pain at http://life-incessant.blogspot.com/.

 

Quotation: Herman Melville


Insensible as he is to a thousand wants, and removed from harassing cares, may not the savage be the happier man of the two?

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: MARIE THÉRÈSE LOUISE DE SAVOIE-CARIGNAN, PRINCESSE DE LAMBALLE (1749)


Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, Princesse de Lamballe (1749)

Marie Thérèse was a French aristocrat and confidant of Queen Marie Antoinette, who met with members of the National Assembly in Thérèse’s salon. As the French Revolution escalated, Thérèse attempted to stir English support for the monarchy but was soon imprisoned with the queen. After refusing to oppose the monarchy, she was delivered to a bloodthirsty mob that murdered and mutilated her in the September Massacres of 1792. After her head was cut off, it was placed on a pike and brought where? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: DELANO GRAPE STRIKE BEGINS (1965)


Delano Grape Strike Begins (1965)

In late 1965, California grape workers went on strike to protest poor pay and labor conditions. Labor leader César Chávez soon took up their cause, and in 1966, he and his followers began a 340-mi (547-km) trek from Delano to the state capitol to raise awareness of the farm workers’ plight. The march began with 75 people and ended in a rally of 10,000 people on the capitol steps. Many Americans rallied to their cause and boycotted table grapes. The strike lasted five years and accomplished what? More… Discuss

 

TREASURE-HUNTING FAMILY FINDS SUNKEN HOARD


Treasure-Hunting Family Finds Sunken Hoard

Family time for one Florida family means scouring the seas for sunken treasure, and this weekend, the Schmitts struck pay dirt, hauling up a hoard of gold worth an estimated $300,000 from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The treasure belonged to a convoy of 11 ships sunk in a hurricane off the coast of Florida in 1715. The state of Florida will be allowed to take possession of up to 20 percent of the haul for display in a state museum, and the remainder will be split between the family and the company that owns the rights to the wreck site. More… Discuss

 

THE STOUT SCARAB


The Stout Scarab

In the 1930s, aircraft designer William Stout envisioned an automobile that could double as an office on wheels. The resulting Scarab, widely considered the world’s first production minivan, was groundbreaking in its design. Stout eliminated the typical chassis and drive-shaft and placed the engine in the vehicle’s rear. He also gave the Scarab a removable table and movable seating. Still, the vehicle never really caught on, largely due to its hefty price tag. How much did it cost to own one? More… Discuss