Daily Archives: July 6, 2014

George Harrison and Eric Clapton – While my guitar gently weeps


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George Harrison and Eric ClaptonWhile my guitar gently weeps

Concert conducted for The Princes Trust Concert 1987.
With the participation of: George Harrison: Guitar and voice
Eric Clapton: Guitar 
Jeff Lyne: Guitar
Phil Collins: drums
Ringo Starr: drums
Ray Cooper: Percusion
Mark King:  Bajo
Elton John : Piano
Jool Holland: Piano

“My sweet Lord” – George Harrison


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“My sweet Lord” – George Harrison

 

today’s holiday: Birthday of the Dalai Lama


 

English: Inside Potala Palace, Dalai Lama form...

English: Inside Potala Palace, Dalai Lama former residence. Italiano: Interno del palazzo del Potala, residenza del Dalai Lama fino all’esilio in India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Birthday of the Dalai Lama

 

This celebration is held on July 6 for the birthday of the current Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political head of Tibet. The present Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (b. 1935), is the latest in the line that began in the 14th century. Each Dalai Lama is believed to be the reincarnation of the preceding one, and when a Dalai Lama dies, Tibetan lamas search throughout the country for a child who is his reincarnation. The birthday is observed today by exiles in India with family picnics, traditional dances and singing, and incense-burning ceremonies to appease the local spirits. More… Discuss

 

 

 

 

today’s birthday: Janet Leigh (1927)


Janet Leigh (1927)

Leigh was “discovered” by actress Norma Shearer, whose late husband, Irving Thalberg, had been a senior executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Though inexperienced, Leigh secured a contract with MGM, left college—where she had been studying music and psychology—and went on to appear in dozens of films. She is perhaps best known for her performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho, which earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. What famous actress is Leigh’s daughter? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Hartford Circus Fire (1944)


Hartford Circus Fire (1944)

The Hartford Circus Fire was one of the worst fire disasters in US history. While thousands of spectators in Hartford, Connecticut, were enjoying an afternoon performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, a fire broke out in the tent. The big top, waterproofed with a coating of paraffin and gasoline, quickly collapsed in flames, trapping hundreds beneath it. About 169 people died. What song is traditionally used by circuses to discretely alert staff when an emergency arises? More… Discuss

Shocking!


Shocking!

The evolution of electric fish has long fascinated scientists, in part because the feature developed independently in six different groups of fish in disparate regions of the globe. Despite differences in the appearance and locations of these creatures’ electric organs, DNA evidence now shows that the genetic and biological pathways that brought about their electrification are the same in many if not all electric fish. More… Discuss

word: cacophony


cacophony 

Definition: (noun) Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance.
Synonyms: blare, blaring, clamor, din
Usage: I heard a cacophony of horns during the traffic jam. Discuss.

The Dead Sea


The Dead Sea

The lowest body of water on the surface of the Earth, the Dead Sea is a landlocked salt lake bordered by Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. One of the saltiest water bodies in the world, the Dead Sea hosts few life forms. The high salinity makes bathing here a unique experience, as one cannot help but float in its waters. It is also common practice when visiting the Dead Sea to coat one’s body with its mineral-rich mud. What health issues do some people believe the Dead Sea and its mud can cure? More… Discuss