Daily Archives: December 16, 2016

Leroy Anderson:Watch “André Rieu – Sleigh Ride” on YouTube

Amintiri din copilărie: Îmi amintesc că eram la Biserica Albă, din București, în ziua de Crăciun 1976…

​Îmi amintesc că eram la Biserica Albă, din București, în ziua de Crăciun 1976…


(Fusese o iarnă cu zăpadă, magazinele erau goale, iar brazii erau molifti, cu cătrva ace pe fiecare ramură…erau cozi interminabile la to ce se putea pune pe mas, și în gură. Nu văzusem banane în România decât de două ori în cei 31 de ani petrecuți acolo, iar portocalele erau o raritate…)


Era frig în biserică și oamenii su început să cânte “Moş Crăciun Cu Plete Dalbe”, în mod jalnic..iar când am ajuns la versul ” niciodată n-a lipsit”…toată lumea, mai mult de 50 de persoane, au izbucnit în PLÂNS, și au continuat să plângă, neostoiți minute întregi, gârboviți, tineri și bătrâni, femei și bărbați și toți popii…Am simțit un sloi de gheață făcându-şi cuibul în spatele meu şi un gând mi-a întunecat mintea, am înțeles în acel moment cât de greşit era comunismul, și am încercat să mă pun în pielea fiecarui suflet care a suferit, și care s-a jertfit doar pentru că a fost în locul greşit la timpul greșit. Fericiți vei ce se pot pune în situația altora, că sânt Creştini mai habitir!

N-a fost pedeapsă mai mare și mai nemeritată de catre un popor decât lațul comunismului în jurul gâtului poporului ROMÂN…

N-a fost un loc mai nemernic, în care să te fi născut şi crescut, pe timp de “pace” DECÂT ÎN “LAGĂRUL COMUNIST, DE DINCOLO DE CORTINA DE FIER!

Watch “Concertul de Anul Nou de la Viena – 2017, în direct la TVR1 şi TVR HD” on YouTube


A Mother Hen covering/protecting her brood of baby chicks. :)Say something about this lovely pic…Aşa ar trebui să fie ROMÂNIA, ȘI ORICE ALTĂ ȚARĂ CARE SE RESPECTĂ! 

Today’s Birthday:Ludwig van Beethoven (1770)

Today’s Birthday:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770)

One of the greatest composers of Western classical music, Beethoven was born to a musical family and was a precociously gifted pianist and violist. After nine years as a court musician, he moved to Vienna to study with Joseph Haydn. There, he quickly won fame and renown as both a virtuoso and a composer. He went on to become the first major composer to be able to earn a living independently, without support from the church or court. Beethoven’s deafness resulted in what unique historical record?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Massachusetts Colonists Protest Tax with the Boston Tea Party (1773)

This Day in History:
Massachusetts Colonists Protest Tax with the Boston Tea Party (1773)

In 1773, American colonists led by Samuel Adams dressed as Native Americans and threw hundreds of chests of tea from three British ships into Boston Harbor. The action was taken to prevent the payment of a British tax on tea and to protest the British monopoly of the colonial tea trade authorized by the Tea Act. In retaliation, Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts, which further united the colonies against the British. What American founding father called for the cost of the tea to be repaid?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:John Milton

Quote of the Day:
John Milton

How gladly would I meet
Mortality my sentence, and be earth
Insensible! how glad would lay me down
As in my mother’s lap!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Jerusalem Syndrome

Article of the Day:
Jerusalem Syndrome

Manifesting in Jews and Christians alike, Jerusalem syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which individuals experience religiously themed delusions while visiting Jerusalem. Seen as early as the Middle Ages, it is often marked by a desire to tour the city alone, an obsession with being clean, and the need to don a white gown. It sometimes culminates in the public delivery of a sermon. For what occasion in recent history did authorities fear a major spike in cases of Jerusalem syndrome?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:sophistry

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A plausible but misleading or fallacious argument.
Synonyms: sophism, sophistication
Usage: Though they had all been taken in by the argument, they later claimed to have secretly known that it was pure sophistry.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Madonna del Bordone,1261

Madonna del Bordone,1261

Lovers in a Wood-John Atkinson Grimshaw

Lovers in a Wood-John Atkinson Grimshaw

Poezie, Mihai Codreanu 

Poezie, Mihai Codreanu

Bartolomeo Cavarozzi – Virgin and Child with Angels

Bartolomeo Cavarozzi – Virgin and Child with Angels

Nicolae Ceaușescu’s cult of personality


Watch “Maria Tanase – sings “Ciuleandra”” on YouTube

Watch “George Enescu – Ciocarlia” on YouTube

Este cu rost că poporul Român e ales ciocârlia ca pasăre reprezentativă şi nu vulturul

Este cu rost că poporul Român e ales ciocârlia ca pasăre reprezentativă şi vulturul

Este cu rost că poporul Român e ales ciocârlia ca pasăre reprezentativă şi vulturul

Cugetări: Voltaire- Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

Cugetări: Voltaire- Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

Matisse: The Goldfish, 1910

Matisse: The Goldfish, 1910

A beautiful flying lizard found by @tomwilli142

A beautiful flying lizard found by @tomwilli142

Lo splendore della Chiesa del Gesù o Casa Professa, Palermo

Lo splendore della Chiesa del Gesù o Casa Professa, Palermo

Watch “Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla_ Special_Features “I’m Your Man”” on YouTube

Bird on a Wire

The Neville Brothers


Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
He said to me, “You must not ask for so much.”
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
She cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?”

Oh like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

Bird on a Wire lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man_720HD-022711.avi” on YouTube

The Traitor

Leonard Cohen


Now the Swan it floated on the English river
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
And the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother “Mother I must leave you
Preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
It was half my fault and half the atmosphere”

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
And the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
And if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
Rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralyzed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
That they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”

So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there, I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
And people call me traitor to my face

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

The Traitor lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC