Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

Watch “Huashan Plank Walk, full experience in HD, with snow!” on YouTube

Watch “Schubert: “Die Forelle” (Fischer-Dieskau, Moore)” on YouTube

Happy Birthday, dear Vincent ! 

Happy Birthday, dear Vincent ! 

 “Vincent’s passionate belief was that people wouldn’t just see his pictures, but  feel the rush of life in them; that by the force of his brush and dazzlement of his colour they’d experience those fields, those faces, those flowers in ways that nothing more polite or literal could ever possibly convey. 

His art would reclaim what had once belonged to religion:  consolation for our mortality through the relish of the gift of life. 

It wasn’t the art crowd he was after,  what he wanted was to open the eyes and the hearts of everyone who saw his paintings… well, he got what he wanted.” – Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Van Gogh
“Theo, what am I in the eyes of most people.  a nonentity, an eccentric,  an unpleasant person?  somebody who has no position in society and never will,  in short, the lowest of the low.  All right, then well,  even if they were all absolutely true, then one day  I should  like to show by my work what such a nonentity, such a nobody, has in his heart.

With a handshake.

Ever yours,

Vincent” – The Hague, 21 July 1882

Today’s Holiday:Megalesia

Today’s Holiday:
The cult of the Phrygian goddess Cybele (also known as Magna Mater) was established in Rome on this day in 204 BCE, and April 4 continued to be set aside as a commemoration of the foreign goddess’ arrival in Rome. In the beginning, no Roman citizens were allowed to take part in it. But over time it spread to the streets of Rome, where Cybele’s image was carried in a chariot drawn by lions with her castrated priests leaping and gashing themselves in a frenzy of devotion. The procession went from the Palatine to the Circus, where plays known as ludi megalenses were held. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:McKinley Morganfield, AKA Muddy Waters (1913)

Today’s Birthday:
McKinley Morganfield, AKA Muddy Waters (1913)
As a teenager in Mississippi, Waters played traditional country blues, but after settling in Chicago in the 1940s, he switched to a more urban style with amplified instruments. He soon became known for his driving slide guitar technique and darkly expressive vocal style. From the 1950s on, Waters recorded, toured, and played various music festivals. His electric blues influenced myriad musicians, including Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. What world-famous band took its name from one of his songs? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:World Trade Center Opens in New York City (1973)

This Day in History:
World Trade Center Opens in New York City (1973)
With seven buildings and a shopping concourse, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan was the largest commercial complex in the world before it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Its most prominent structures were the 110-story rectangular Twin Towers, which, at more than 1,360 ft (415 m) tall, were the tallest buildings in the world until the Sears Tower surpassed them in 1974. How did the construction of the complex lead to the expansion of the island of Manhattan? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Lucy Maud Montgomery

Quote of the Day:
Lucy Maud Montgomery
That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Great Fire of Rome

Article of the Day:
The Great Fire of Rome
According to the historian Tacitus, the Great Fire of Rome started in the shops around the Circus Maximus on July 18 in 64 CE and burned for 5 days. In his account, Tacitus writes that the fire completely destroyed 4 and severely damaged 7 of the 14 Roman districts. Both the size and cause of the fire are debated as well as Emperor Nero’s response to the crisis. Some claim he sang or played music while the city burned, and many accused Nero of arson. Nero, in turn, blamed what religious group? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:wash (someone’s) mouth out (with soap)

Idiom of the Day:
wash (someone’s) mouth out (with soap)

To punish someone for using rude, vulgar, or obscene language by cleaning his or her mouth with soap (usually used merely as a threat). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:phellem

Word of the Day:
Definition: (noun) Outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells.
Synonyms: cork
Usage: Joe carefully harvested the phellem from the tree, excited at the prospect of using the buoyant material to make his very own toy boat.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “☆Rusanda Panfili playing Lautaru (“The Fiddler”) by George Enescu (Impressions D’Enfance op. 28)” on YouTube

Best posno player:  Watch “Liszt Liebestraum “Love Dream” “Грёзы Любви” Valentina Lisitsa” on YouTube

Măiestrie pe corzi: Watch “☆Rusanda Panfili playing Lautaru (“The Fiddler”) by George Enescu (Impressions D’Enfance op. 28)” on YouTube

Watch “Best Romantic Music – Dmitri Sostakovich: Romance (from Gadfly)” on YouTube

Brsy Classical Music: Watch “Bela Bartok – 6 Romanian Dances for Violin and Piano Rusanda Panfili” on YouTube

My beautiful rose today 

My beautiful rose today

Watch “Best Romantic Music – Dmitri Sostakovich: Romance (from Gadfly)” on YouTube