Daily Archives: October 2, 2013

“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection)

“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection):


"Near Life Sharps"- Drawing Style - Emergence 2 (My Art Collection)

“Near Life Sharps”- Drawing Style – Emergence 2 (My Art Collection) 

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Level of abstraction-222
Number of iterations-114
Level of contrast- 8
Minimum Radius- 38
Maximum Radius-198
Texture 9-strong texture

Justice Department opposes tech companies’ request to reveal spying demands | Reuters


Justice Department opposes tech companies’ request to reveal spying demands | Reuters.

BBC News – US spy chief: Shutdown ‘damaging’


BBC News – US spy chief: Shutdown ‘damaging’.

Meltdown – Photo Gallery

Meltdown – Photo Gallery.

Help Us Calculate the Cost of Unpaid Internships for Academic Credit – ProPublica


Help Us Calculate the Cost of Unpaid Internships for Academic Credit – ProPublica.

Hundreds of Ukrainians clash with Kiev police – FRANCE 24


Hundreds of Ukrainians clash with Kiev police – FRANCE 24.

Government Shutdown: Facing Furloughs and Disrupted Pay, 1 in 4 Federal Civilians Is A Veteran | Center for Effective Government


Government Shutdown: Facing Furloughs and Disrupted Pay, 1 in 4 Federal Civilians Is A Veteran | Center for Effective Government.

A Close Call « Family Webicine


A Close Call « Family Webicine.

Haiku- Survival (poetic thought by George-B)

Haiku- Survival (poetic thought by George-B)

One’s survival helps
a many succeeding where
many will fail alone.


Antonin Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 7(op. 72 )

The Saint-Petersburg musical College named after N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov – A. R. Paulavičius symphony orchestra.
Conductor – Alexei Vasilyev.
State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg 2008.

Mahler Symphony No.5. IV Adagietto | Leonard Bernstein (4/5)

Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 5
IV Adagietto. Sehr langsam.
Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

“In the Fourth movement, the famous Adagietto, harp and strings alone play. The opening melody recalls two of Mahler’s songs, “Nun seh’ ich wohl” (from Kindertotenlieder) and the separate Ruckert setting “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”. The long upbeats and expressive appoggiaturas of the melodic lines give the music a yearning, almost heart-breaking quality. The intensity that builds up inthis movement finaly assuages the darkness and doubts of the earlier movements, making the lighter mood and extrovert energy of the Rondo-Finale acceptable. Together, these two movements form the third part of the symphony. The formal function of the Adagietto is ambiguous. It acts as an introduction to the last movement, which follows without a break, and is thematically bound to it, for twice in the Finale we hear the Adagietto’s main theme, now at a fast tempo. The Adagietto also functions as a slow interlude in F major, between two faster movements in D major; but is also has an expressive weight sufficient for it to stand on its own – indeed, it is often performed by itself.

Even without a text or programme, the music’s emotional and referential content implies an existential dimension. Without an explicit programme or titles, we have few clues to the “meaning” of the Fifth Symphony other than the music itself. Mahler offers some guidance by grouping the five movements, which share some thematic Material, as well as an obsession with death, from the first part; the central scherzo stands alone as the second part; and the lat two movements, which are also linked thematically, form the third.
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J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Viktória Gárdai – Flute
Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
András Vass
Kodály Centre, Pécs, 2012 02 04
Sound engineer: László Dobos

Bourrée I/II
Polonaise (Lentement) — Double


Mozart – Flute Quartet No. 4 in A, K. 298

Mozart – Flute Quartet No. 4 in A, K. 298

The Flute Quartet No. 4 in A major, K. 298, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Mozart’s final composition for flute quartet. Unlike the previous three quartets, written for the flutist Ferdinand De Jean, the Quartet in A is believed to have been written for recreational purposes, as opposed to on commission. The low Köchel number is misleading. The work is thought to have been written sometime in 1786 or 1787, only a few years before the composer’s death.
It is in three movements:
1. Andante, Theme and variations
2. Menuetto, D major, 3/4
3. Rondeau: [Allegretto grazioso], 2/4
The third movement is notable for its almost humorously detailed tempo indication: “Rondieaoux: Allegretto grazioso, ma non troppo presto, pero non troppo adagio. Così-così—non molto garbo ed espressione” (or, translated, “A joke rondo: Allegretto grazioso, but not too fast, nor too slow. So-so—with great elegance and expression”).
A typical performance lasts about 11 minutes.


Quotation: Arthur Conan Doyle about exceptions

I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: RICHARD III OF ENGLAND (1452)

Richard III of England (1452)

Richard III was made a duke after his brother Edward of York deposed the weak Lancastrian king Henry VI and assumed power. Richard and Edward were driven into exile in 1470 but returned and defeated the Lancastrians the next year. On Edward’s death, Richard became protector for Edward’s son, the 12-year-old King Edward V, but he usurped the throne and confined Edward and his brother to the Tower of London, where they were likely murdered. Who defeated Richard to become England‘s next monarch?More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: E NIGHT OF TLATELOLCO (1968)

The Night of Tlatelolco (1968)

Just 10 days before Mexico City hosted the 1968 Summer Olympics, government forces opened fire on student and civilian protesters gathered in a plaza in the Tlatelolco section of the city. The official government explanation was that students provoked the army’s violence by firing at them from the buildings surrounding the plaza and that only four people had been killed. Investigations were thwarted until Vicente Fox became president in 2000. What is now believed to have happened that day? More… Discuss


Bystander CPR Initiative Saves Lives

Campaigns encouraging ordinary citizens to learn and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of an emergency can make a difference. Less than 10 years after Denmark began taking steps to increase the number of bystanders stepping in to perform this lifesaving procedure, the percentage of cardiac arrestcases in which a bystander performed CPR had more than doubled and cardiac arrest victims’ chances of survival had tripled. The initiative in Denmark included making CPR training mandatory for elementary school students and driver’s license recipients, distributing training kits, offering over-the-phone guidance to bystanders, and placing defibrillators in public places. More… Discuss




Roulette emerged in late 18th-century European casinos and has remained popular with gamblers to this day. In the game, a horizontal wheel is spun and a ball is dropped onto it. Players may bet on which of the wheel’s numbered slots the ball will come to rest in, what color the slot will be, and whether the number will be odd or even. Though roulette is ostensibly a game of chance, players have repeatedly tried to improve their odds. How did one engineer exploit the game to win $325,000 in 1873? More… Discuss