Daily Archives: October 1, 2013

Haiku – A Black Snow Day, (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – A Black Snow Day, (poetic thought by George-B)

A black snow day
and dreamy disposition-
will shatter all dreams.

"Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM" (My art Collection)

“Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection) 
Haiku – A Black Snow Day, (poetic thought by George-B)
A black snow day
and dreamy disposition –
will shatter all dreams.

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“Black Snow II: A DREAM SHATTERED ” Stylized Effects-Emergence 2 (My art Collection)


"Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM" (My art Collection)

“Black Snow II: A DREAM SHATTERED ” (My art Collection) (Click to enlarge for viewing…)

“Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection):

  • “Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection): Color Sketch – Emergence II: 
  • Level of abstraction-203;
  • Number of iterations-122;
  • level of contrast-10;
  • minimum radius-104;
  • maximum radius-180;
  • texture 9-strong texture;

 

Black Snow Faux Pas – painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection)


Black Snow Faux Pas - painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection)

Black Snow Faux Pas – painting Emergence 2 (my Art Collection) (Click to enlarge..or remain unclicked…your choice)

“hid’n-seek-negative”-oil-painting-digital-(my-art-collection)


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“hid’n-seek-negative”-oil-painting-digital-(my-art-collection)

 

Haiku – Cyan Flamenco (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – Cyan Flamenco (poetic thought by George-B)

Cyan flamenco
assumes the steel-toe rhythm
and castanets‘ tocks.

 

Magenta Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch

Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch

 

 

Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection)


Magenta Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection)

Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 42X41- FotoSketch Oil Painting # 7, Strong Brush, Strong texture #9 (click to enlarge for viewing

Magenta Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch
Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 42X41- FotoSketch Oil Painting # 7, Strong Brush, Strong texture #9 (click to enlarge for viewing

Damien Rice: The Blower’s Daughter Lyrics


 

History of US Government Shutdowns


 

History of US Government Shutdowns.

Northwestern’s Journalism Program Offers Students Internships with Prestige, But No Paycheck – ProPublica


 

Northwestern’s Journalism Program Offers Students Internships with Prestige, But No Paycheck – ProPublica.

Obamacare Q&A: Will I go to jail if I don’t have insurance?


Obamacare Q&A: Will I go to jail if I don’t have insurance?.

Twitter / USATODAY: Federal workers work far beyond …


 

Twitter / USATODAY: Federal workers work far beyond ….

U.S. Is Arming Syrian Rebels, But Refugees Who’ve Aided Them Are Considered Terrorists – ProPublica


 

U.S. Is Arming Syrian Rebels, But Refugees Who’ve Aided Them Are Considered Terrorists – ProPublica.

Haiku – True Beauty (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – True Beauty (poetic thought by George-B)

True beauty knows not
of the beholder mind’s eye
nor of reflection.

 

Haiku – The Artist’s Choices (poetic thought by George_B)


Haiku – The Artist’s Choices (poetic thought by George_B)

Colors, textures run
on virtual canvas – 
the artist’s choices. 

 

 

Flamboyance – oil painting (my Art Collection)


Flamboyance - oil painting (my Art Collection)

Flamboyance – oil painting (my Art Collection) (Click to fully enlarge and appreciate painting)

Just a thought: “Shameless people know no embarrassment!”


Just a thought: “Shameless people know no embarrassment!” 

 

Shut it down! Why a government shutdown costs money | Marketplace.org


Shut it down! Why a government shutdown costs money | Marketplace.org.

▶ US Government shutdown: as the 2 sides are unwilling to budge, Federal employees pay the price – YouTube


▶ US Government shutdown: as the 2 sides are unwilling to budge, Federal employees pay the price – YouTube.

▶ Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 1 – YouTube


▶ Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 1 – YouTube.

Claude Debussy – La Mer



La Mer” L.109, (The Sea), is an orchestral composition by Claude Debussy. It was started in 1903 in France and completed in 1905 on the English Channel coast in Eastbourne. The premiere was given by the Lamoureux Orchestra under the direction of Camille Chevillard on 15 October 1905 in Paris. “La Mer” is a composition of huge suggestion and subtlety in its rich depiction of the ocean, which combines unusual orchestration with daring impressionistic harmonies. The work has proven very influential, and its use of sensuous tonal colours and its orchestration methods have influenced many later film scores. While the structure of the work places it outside of both absolute music and programme music as those terms were understood in the early 20th century, it obviously uses descriptive devices to suggest wind, waves and the ambience of the sea. But structuring a piece around a nature subject without any literary or human element to it – neither people, nor mythology, nor ships are suggested in the piece – also was highly unusual at the time.
Debussy called his work “three symphonic sketches,” avoiding the loaded term symphony; yet the work is sometimes called a symphony; it consists of two powerful outer movements framing a lighter, faster piece which acts as a type of scherzo. 
“La Mer” is divided inot three movements:
1. “De l’aube à midi sur la mer” (from dawn to midday on the sea);
2. “Jeux de vagues” (Play of the Waves);
3. “Dialogue du vent et de la mer” (Dialogue of the wind and the sea).

Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy & Cleveland Orchestra

 

Schubert Symphony No 3 D major Maazel Bavarian RSO


Franz Schubert‘s Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200, was written between 24 May and 19 July 1815, a few months after his eighteenth birthday. The length of thissymphony is approximately 21–23 minutes. It is in four movements:

The Allegro con brio, which follows a broad introduction in a form which reminds us of the French Overture in two parts, the first slow and dramatic, the second more lyrical, is remarkable for its charm and the interplay of solo clarinet with syncopated strings, which developed pp from within the bounds of the style of chamber music to the larger sphere of the symphonic form. This is an extremely dramatic movement in sonata form. It owes much, as Michael Trapp points out in the liner notes of Günter Wand‘s recording, to the influence of Rossini, whose music was quite popular at the time, particularly evident in the overture-like structure.

A delightful Allegretto in ternary form follows, full of grace and humor.

 

Baldassare Galuppi – Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in D



Concerto for transverse flute, strings & continuo in D major, by Baldassare Galuppi “Il Buranello”.

I. Allegro – 0:01
II. Adagio – 3:45
III. Allegro assai – 8:22

Performed by Ensemble ConSerto Musico
dir. R. Loreggian
Maria Folena (baroque flute)

Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery


It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: BONNIE PARKER (1910)


Bonnie Parker (1910)

Bonnie Parker was the female half of the notorious Depression-era criminal duo “Bonnie and Clyde.” She met Clyde Barrow in 1930 and soon became his lover as well as his partner in crime. In 1932, the pair began a 21-month crime spree—ended when they were killed in a police ambush—that involved robberies, shootouts, and murders. Their activities were widely publicized, and they soon became America‘s most famous and romanticized outlaws. Why did Clyde never make an honest woman of Bonnie? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: SIEMENS & HALSKE TELEGRAPH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IS FOUNDED (1847)


Siemens & Halske Telegraph Construction Company Is Founded (1847)

Siemens AG is Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate. It was originally founded to build telegraph installations, but under Werner Siemens and his three brothers, it expanded to produce cables, telephones, electric power, and electric lighting. The company built the first long-distance telegraph line in Europe, followed by the monumental Indo-European telegraph line that stretched from Calcutta, India, to London, England. What scandal tainted the company’s reputation in the 1940s? More…Discuss

 

FOOD FRESHNESS LABELS INADVERTENTLY LEAD TO WASTE


Food Freshness Labels Inadvertently Lead to Waste

“Sell-by” and “best-before” labels on food are meant to indicate when those items are at their freshest, but American consumers widely misinterpret them as indicators of food safety and unnecessarily discard billions of pounds of food each year as a result. Part of the problem is the lack of a nationwide, uniform date labeling system; manufacturers are often left to their own devices when it comes to calculating shelf life and deciding what the dates they print on packages mean. While concerned lawmakers and industry members are divided on how to address this problem, they agree that something should be done. More… Discuss

 

Word: SUBJUGATE


subjugate 

Definition: (verb) Make subservient; force to submit or subdue.
Synonyms: subject
Usage: Their central idea, their grand aim, is to subjugate you, keep you down, make you feel insignificant and humble in the blaze of their cosmopolitan glory. Discuss.