Daily Archives: September 19, 2015

Women at war: Lee Miller exhibition includes unseen images of conflict


Women at war: Lee Miller exhibition includes unseen images of conflict

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One year ago, 43 Mexican students were killed. Still, there are no answers for their families


One year ago, 43 Mexican students were killed. Still, there are no answers for their families

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Bernie Sanders on Colbert: socialism, Super Pacs and why ‘liberal’ is no insult


Bernie Sanders on Colbert: socialism, Super Pacs and why ‘liberal’ is no insult

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Trump: I was not obligated to correct questioner who called Obama Muslim


Trump: I was not obligated to correct questioner who called Obama Muslim

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Jackie Collins, queen of the bonkbuster, dies of breast cancer at 77


Jackie Collins, queen of the bonkbuster, dies of breast cancer at 77

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Jean-Baptiste Lully – Te Deum


Jean-Baptiste Lully – Te Deum

great compositions/performances: Respighi – The Birds


Respighi – The Birds

historic musical bits: Aldo Ciccolini plays Granados Goyescas no.4 : Quejas, o La maja y el ruisenor 1966


Aldo Ciccolini plays Granados Goyescas no.4 : Quejas, o La maja y el ruisenor 1966

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday


U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday

Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song Lyrics


Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song Lyrics

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not coming on
I’m just paying my rent every day
Oh in the Tower of Song
I said to Hank Williams: how lonely does it get?
Hank Williams hasn’t answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
A hundred floors above me
In the Tower of Song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the Great Beyond
They tied me to this table right here
In the Tower of Song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I’m very sorry, baby, doesn’t look like me at all
I’m standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah they don’t let a woman kill you
Not in the Tower of Song

Now you can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there’s a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices
In the Tower of Song

I see you standing on the other side
I don’t know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We’ll never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I don’t know when I’ll be back
There moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you’ll be hearing from me baby, long after I’m gone
I’ll be speaking to you sweetly
From a window in the Tower of Song

Yeah my friends are gone and my hair is gray
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not coming on
I’m just paying my rent every day
Oh in the Tower of Song

Songwriters: COHEN, LEONARD
Tower Of Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep


Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep


Published on Jun 17, 2012

Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep. 17 June 2012
Lyrics:

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done ?
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I’m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I?m back on Boogie Street.
You lose your grip, and then you slip
Into the Masterpiece.
And maybe I had miles to drive,
And promises to keep:
You ditch it all to stay alive,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Confined to sex, we pressed against
The limits of the sea:
I saw there were no oceans left
For scavengers like me.
I made it to the forward deck.
I blessed our remnant fleet ?
And then consented to be wrecked,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I?m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I?m back on Boogie Street.
I guess they won’t exchange the gifts
That you were meant to keep.
And quiet is the thought of you,
The file on you complete,
Except what we forgot to do,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat . . .

Amália Rodrigues e Teresa Tarouca – Avé Maria Fadista e Passeio à Mouraria


Amália Rodrigues e Teresa Tarouca – Avé Maria Fadista e Passeio à Mouraria

Penélope Cruz: ‘I love Spain, but I’ve always felt like a citizen of the world’


Penélope Cruz: ‘I love Spain, but I’ve always felt like a citizen of the world’

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Bernie Sanders on Colbert: socialism, Super Pacs and why ‘liberal’ is no insult


Bernie Sanders on Colbert: socialism, Super Pacs and why ‘liberal’ is no insult

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Trump: I was not obligated to correct questioner who called Obama Muslim


Trump: I was not obligated to correct questioner who called Obama Muslim

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Pope calls on Cuba and US to set global ‘example of reconciliation’


Pope calls on Cuba and US to set global ‘example of reconciliation’

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Cuba: ‘I hope Pope Francis can promote peace among us’


Cuba: ‘I hope Pope Francis can promote peace among us’

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Pope Francis arrives for Cuba visit before US tour


Pope Francis arrives for Cuba visit before US tour

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, September 19th, 2015: St. Januarius


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St. Januarius

St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons and two laymen in prison. He was then also imprison … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Appleseed Festival


Appleseed Festival

A legend in his own time, John Chapman—better known as “Johnny Appleseed“—was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, on September 26, 1774. It was supposedly in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that he died in 1845, and Chapman has been commemorated there since 1974 with a two-day fall festival at Johnny Appleseed Park. The festival includes traditional music and entertainment, demonstrations of pioneer arts and crafts, and discussions with “The Living Lincoln,” who talks with visitors about the social issues of the period in history he shared with Johnny Appleseed. More… Discuss

quotation: Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it’s good fun. Robert Louis Stevenson


Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it’s good fun.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Giles Corey Pressed to Death during Salem Witch Trials (1692)


Giles Corey Pressed to Death during Salem Witch Trials (1692)

Martha Corey was a Massachusetts woman hanged for the crime of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. A pious churchgoer, she had refused to confess but was convicted anyway. Her husband, Giles Corey, was also eventually accused but refused to enter a plea at his trial. In an attempt to make him enter a plea, he was pressed beneath an increasingly heavy load of stones. He died two days before his wife’s execution. What did Giles reportedly reply each time he was asked for his plea? More… Discuss

today’s birthday: William Golding (1911)


William Golding (1911)

Praised for his highly imaginative and original writings, Golding was a British author whose works focus on the eternal nature of man. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983 and was knighted in 1988. In his best-known work, the allegorical Lord of the Flies, he described the nightmarish adventures of a group of English schoolboys stranded on an island and traced their degeneration from a state of innocence to blood lust and savagery. What else did he write? More… Discuss

The Death of Marat


The Death of Marat

The Death of Marat, painted by Jacques-Louis David, depicts the 1793 assassination of radical journalist and revolutionary activist Jean-Paul Marat and is one of the most famous images of the French Revolution. Marat was stabbed while writing in his bathtub, and his murderer’s name is written on the paper he holds in the painting. David’s representation of this scene is reminiscent of depictions of Christian martyrs in religious works. What is the political significance of this imagery? More… Discuss

word: cordate


cordate

Definition: (adjective) Having a heart-shaped outline.
Synonyms: heart-shaped, cordiform
Usage: When a cordate leaf fell from the tree, she considered it a sign that she would soon find love. Discuss.

Math genius uses formulas to make art


Math genius uses formulas to make art
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Pope Francis criticizes ‘dictators’ and ‘tyrants’


Pope Francis criticizes ‘dictators’ and ‘tyrants’

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Pope Francis criticizes ‘dictators’ and ‘tyrants’


Pope Francis criticizes ‘dictators’ and ‘tyrants’
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Pope Francis criticizes ‘dictators’ and ‘tyrants’


Pope Francis criticizes ‘dictators’ and ‘tyrants’
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Children suffering


Children suffering
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From NPR News


Grapes Of Wrath: The Forgotten Filipinos Who Led A Farmworker Revolution http://n.pr/1UV1hly