Daily Archives: July 24, 2014

this pressed: Punk and the Seamstress | East of East | Departures Columns | KCET


Punk and the Seamstress | East of East | Departures Columns | KCET.

LEONARD COHEN : Story of Isaac


I will never forget the utter shock on these kids faces – they thought they were safe in a UN school #Gazapic.twitter.com/0YRHVc6pxz — Dan Rivers (@danieljerivers) July 24, 2014


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this pressed: United Nations News Centre – ‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting


United Nations News Centre – ‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting.

this pressed: Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of U.N. Schools in Gaza – NYTimes.com


Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of U.N. Schools in Gaza – NYTimes.com.

BBC News – Russia: ‘Unacceptable to blame anyone for MH17 crash’


http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-28469816

Arizona Execution: Lawyer Said Inmate Not in Pain – ABC News


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/arizona-execution-lawyer-inmate-pain-24705327

At least 16 killed in attack on Gaza school, sparking massive protests in West Bank – The Washington Post


http://m.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-hamas-show-no-signs-of-bowing-to-pressure-for-truce/2014/07/24/90213d90-1305-11e4-8936-26932bcfd6ed_story.html

Bartok Roumanian Dances played by Rosemary Thomas (make music part of your life series)


Bartok Roumanian Dances played by Rosemary Thomas

Bartok Roumanian Dances Jocuri Poporale Romanesti by Bela Bartok
1. Jocul cu bata – Der Tanz mit dem Stabe
2. Braul
3. Pe Loc -Der Stampfe
4. Buciumeana -Tanz aus Butschum
5. Poarga ”romanesca“- Romanische “Polka”
6. Manuntelul- Schnell-Tanz

Recorded by Rosemary Thomas Welsh pianist with Roland CD 2 CD recorder and Yamaha piano on 9/01/2012 at home in Tredegar , Gwent U.K

 

Rosemary Thomas: Mendelssohn – Song Without Words – Sweet Remembrance Op. 19 No. 1 (make music part of your life series)


Rosemary Thomas: Mendelssohn – Song Without Words – Sweet Remembrance Op. 19 No. 1

 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata #68, Aria “My heart ever faithful” BWV 68 (make music part of your life series)


 

 

 

 

 

1.Victoria de los Angeles,´´el mirar de la maja“, Enrique Granados, Gerald Moore (make music part of your life series)


1.Victoria de los Angeles,´´el mirar de la maja“, Enrique Granados, Gerald Moore

Enrique Granados (1867-1916) was fascinated during his whole life by Goya´s paintings of majos and majas of the 18th century. He himself used to paint . Fernando Periquet, his librettist, had also written for the composer twelve poems on this subject. Granados set them in music in 1912 as ´´Tonadillas (solos with guitar) en un estilo antigo“.I love Granados´ (who was Catalan, by the way) overtly national music elements which are always defeated by his romantic melancholy.

Gerald Moore,  piano

Painting: Francisco Goya, 1746-1828, portrait of Francisca Sabasa y García, 1804-1808, National Gallery, Washington

this pressed: Illegal Immigrant “Children” Include MS-13 Gang Members


 

Illegal Immigrant “Children” Include MS-13 Gang Members.

Illegal Immigrant “Children” Include MS-13 Gang Members


Illegal Immigrant “Children” Include MS-13 Gang Members.

Isis ‘orders FGM’ for women in Mosul


Isis ‘orders FGM’ for women in Mosul http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28466434

Google to face Europe data watchdogs


Google to face Europe data watchdogs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28458194

Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman meets Pope


Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman meets Pope http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28460383

Poland ‘helped in CIA rendition’


Poland ‘helped in CIA rendition’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28460628

today’s holiday: Tenjin Matsuri


Tenjin Matsuri

The Tenjin Festival in Japan honors the scholar and statesman Sugawara Michizane (845-903), who was deified as Tenjin after his death. The festival opens at the Temmangu Shrine with the beating of the Moyooshi Daiko, a drum about five feet in diameter. The drum-cart is followed by a masked figure who represents Sarutahiko, the deity who led all the other gods to Japan. Most important is the mikoshi—the decorated shrine in which the soul of Tenjin is believed to reside. In the evening, the parade moves to the river, with numerous boats carrying glowing lanterns. More… Discuss

quotation: You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.


 

You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

 

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

 

today’s birthday: Simón Bolívar (1783)


Simón Bolívar (1783)

Bolívar was a South American revolutionary leader whose actions earned him the title of “El Libertador.” He defeated the Spanish in 1819, was made president of Greater Colombia—which comprised modern Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador—and helped liberate Peru and Bolivia. He declared himself dictator in hopes of unifying the region but was less successful at ruling countries than at liberating them, and he resigned in 1830, dying shortly thereafter. Why was Bolívar’s body exhumed in 2010? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Mary Queen of Scots Is Deposed (1567)


Mary Queen of Scots Is Deposed (1567)

Mary Stuart was Queen of Scotland from 1542 to 1567. She was forced to abdicate the throne after her husband, Lord Darnley, was murdered and she was implicated in the plot. Mary then fled to England, where she faced a murder inquiry and became a prisoner of the English government. After conspiracies to put her on the throne of England were uncovered, she was tried for treason and ultimately beheaded. Some say her executioners asked for her forgiveness. What is she said to have replied? More… Discuss

Deadly Plane Crash in Taiwan


Deadly Plane Crash in Taiwan

In further tragic airline news, a TransAsia Airways flight crashed while trying to land in bad weather, killing more than 40 of the 54 people on board. The plane had departed Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon, heading for Magong on Penghu Island. Many flights that day had been canceled due to strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Matmo, but warnings had been lifted prior to the plane’s departure, and inclement weather at the time of the crash did not exceed international regulations for landing. More… Discuss

The Lincoln Cent


The Lincoln Cent

When the Lincoln one-cent coin made its initial appearance in 1909, it marked a radical departure from the accepted styling of US coins. No regularly circulating US coin had ever featured a portrait of a real person before, but public sentiment stemming from the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth was strong enough to outweigh tradition. Sculptor Victor David Brenner was invited to participate in the formulation of the new design when which president chose him for the commission? More… Discuss

WORD: proclivity


proclivity 

Definition: (noun) A natural propensity or inclination; predisposition.
Synonyms: leaning, propensity
Usage: John has a proclivity for exaggeration, so take everything he says with a grain of salt. Discuss.