Daily Archives: October 29, 2016

Watch “DARK RUNS OUT by AMY STROUP (Audio)” on YouTube


Let your heart be bright
Let your heart be bright
Steady like the stars
Constant like the rain falls down
Folded like a flap
Hold it til the dark runs out
Let your heart be bright
Let your heart be bright

Steady like the stars
Constant like the rain falls down
Folded like a flap
Hold it til the dark runs out

You find yourself
You find yourself
You find yourself
Holding on
You find yourself
You find yourself
You find yourself
Holding on

Holding on
OO
Holding on
OO
You find yourself
You find yourself
You find yourself
Holding on

You find yourself
You find yourself
You find yourself
Holding on
You find yourself
You find yourself
You find yourself
Holding on

You find yourself
You find yourself
You find yourself
Holding on
Let your heart be bright
Let your heart be bright
Now, oh

“Dark Runs Out” is a song by Amy Stroup. It is track #12 from the album Tunnel that was released in 2014. The duration of this song is 04:44.

Today’s Holiday:World Creole Music Festival


Today’s Holiday:
World Creole Music Festival

Creole music, language, and culture are sources of national pride for the island nation of Dominica, as they are for peoples throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and other regions where Creoles have settled. The World Creole Music Festival is a three-day event showcasing this distinctive music and culture, held in Dominica’s capital city, Roseau, as well as other cities on the island. The festival has brought attention to a diverse set of musical genres that are directly or indirectly associated with Creole music, including cadence-lypso, zouk, soukous, bouyon, and zydeco.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Fanny Brice (1891)


Today’s Birthday:
Fanny Brice (1891)

Brice was an American comedian and singer who built her act on parody and physical humor. A perennial Ziegfeld Follies star after 1910, she attained international fame with her signature torch-song parody, “My Man.” Appearing in vaudeville, musicals, dramas, movies, and radio throughout her career, Brice demonstrated that a woman could succeed in entertainment without exploiting her sexuality or making a fool of herself or other women. What Broadway musical was based on her life?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Black Tuesday (1929)


This Day in History:
Black Tuesday (1929)

In the 1920s, the US stock market expanded rapidly and reached a peak in August 1929, when prices began to decline while speculation increased. On October 24, “Black Thursday,” a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Banks and investment companies bought large blocks of stock to stem the panic, but on October 29, “Black Tuesday,” 16 million shares were traded and prices collapsed. Why do some scholars contend that the stock market crash was not the cause of the Great Depression?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Jonathan Swift


Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Kenning


Article of the Day:
Kenning
Often seen in Norse, Anglo-Saxon, and Celtic literature, a kenning is a poetic phrase used in the place of a name or noun. Kennings can be complex phrases or simple two-word expressions joined to convey a meaning neither word possesses alone. A knowledge of mythology is often vital to the understanding and interpretation of these phrases. “Sail-road,” “bath-way,” and “whale-way” are all Old English kennings that reference the sea. What is “the flesh of the mother of the enemy of the giantess”?
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Word of the Day:piddling


Word of the Day:
piddling

Definition: (adjective) So trifling or trivial as to be beneath one’s consideration.
Synonyms: trivial, petty, fiddling, footling, niggling, picayune, piffling, lilliputian, little
Usage: Because she had only invested a piddling sum of money, she was not worried about the stock’s poor performance.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Nigel Farage getting in trouble at the EU Parliament again” on YouTube


Watch “Bob Dylan – ‘Cross the Green Mountain” on YouTube


Toamnă pe cerdacFoto: Kalmar Zoltan


Toamnă pe cerdac

Nucile se rostogolesc în joacă,

Mustul cu parfum în pahare

Bunica povesteşte întâmplări de odinioară

Timpul îşi scurge liniştit ritmul

Viaţa omului apune

Rostul e cum o petrecem
Foto: Kalmar Zoltan

1509-1520 RAFFAELLO A ROMA1516-1518 « Madonna del Passeggio »


1509-1520 RAFFAELLO A ROMA

1516-1518 « Madonna del Passeggio »
« La Madonna del Passeggio è un dipinto a olio su tavola (88×62 cm) di Raffaello e aiuti, databile al 1516-1518 circa e conservato nella National Gallery of Scotland di Edimburgo. »
STORIA

1) « L’opera, che fu posseduta da Cristina di Svezia e dal Duca di Bracciano, entrò in seguito nella collezione del duca d’Orléans e, dal 1792 al 1945 in quella Ellesmere di Londra, passando poi nel museo dal lascito Bridgewater, assieme ad altre opere del Sanzio, quali la Sacra Famiglia con la palma e la Madonna Bridgewater. »

2) « Se il disegno è di solito riferito al Sanzio, nella stesura dovette collaborare Giovan Francesco Penni. »
DESCRIZIONE E STILE

1) «La composizione vuole probabilmente alludere all’incontro fortuito, narrato nei vangeli apocrifi, della Sacra Famiglia durante il ritorno dalla fuga in Egitto con il giovane Giovanni Battista, già eremita nel deserto.   »

2) « A piedi nella campagna infatti, la Madonna a tutta figura sembra presentare il figlio al Battista, che lo scruta da vicino, in un intensissimo scambio affettuoso; Giuseppe assiste di sfuggita alla scena mentre, fagotto legato a una bastone sulla spalla, si incammina dietro a un cespuglio. »

3) « Il Battista, come di consueto, indossa solo la pelliccia di cammello, tiene una croce, che lo qualifica come Precursore (per questo Gesù sembra afferrarla, come ad accettare il proprio destino), e il cartiglio con la scritta “Ecce Agnus Dei” (espressione evangelica in lingua latina che significa “Agnello di Dio” e si riferisce a Gesù Cristo nel suo ruolo di vittima sacrificale per la redenzione dei peccati dell’umanità). »

4) « Tutta la scena è ambientata in un luminoso paesaggio, che si perde a vista d’occhio con echi leonardeschi. »

5) «In lontananza è rappresentato un tempio di tipo classico.  »