Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

Watch “Full speech of Trump announcing withdrawal from Paris climate agreement” on YouTube


Watch “Malipiero: L’ Asino d’oro – Bruscantini – Celibidache – Rai Roma 1960” on YouTube


La mulți ani la toți copiii! 


La mulți ani la toți copiii!

BBC News: Trump ‘to announce Paris climate deal pullout’ ( You’re all fired!)


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Trump ‘to announce Paris climate deal pullout’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40127326

Watch (One more time)  “Dirty Harry 1971” on YouTube


Happy Birthday  Mr. Clint Eastwood! make my day! :) Watch “Clint Eastwood: The Man From Malpaso” on YouTube


Today’s Holiday:Brigham Young’s Birthday


Today’s Holiday:
Brigham Young’s Birthday

Often referred to as “the American Moses,” Brigham Young led thousands of his religious followers across 1,000 miles of wilderness from their Illinois settlement to find refuge in what is now Salt Lake City, Utah. He became the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, whose members are also known as Mormons. The anniversary of Young’s birth on June 1, 1801, is observed by Mormon churches worldwide, as is July 24, the date on which he arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:James Hadley Billington (1929)


Today’s Birthday:
James Hadley Billington (1929)

Billington is a US scholar and the 13th Librarian of Congress. He earned his PhD in 1953 as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, taught at Harvard and Princeton, and published several significant books on Russia. He served as director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1973 to 1987, when he became Librarian of Congress. There, he has fostered cooperation between libraries worldwide and encouraged the use of digital media. He has been decorated by what countries? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Court Martial of Benedict Arnold Begins (1779)


This Day in History:
Court Martial of Benedict Arnold Begins (1779)

When Arnold was court-martialed in 1779, it was not for the treason that would later make his name synonymous with betrayal. The charges involved fiscal irregularities and were relatively minor. Though he was largely exonerated, the trial sullied his reputation. Despite having distinguished himself in various American military campaigns—he was wounded more than once—Arnold was subsequently passed over for promotion. Embittered, he hatched what plot to aid the British in the American Revolution? 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

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Ultimate Fate of the Universe


Article of the Day:
The Ultimate Fate of the Universe

A number of theories have been proposed regarding the ultimate fate of the universe. Some, like the Big Crunch and the Big Rip, suggest the universe will come to an end, while others conclude that it will exist for an infinite period of time. Most cosmologists agree that the universe’s average density, the rate at which it expands, and the physical properties of the mass and energy in the universe will determine its ultimate fate. What is the difference between an open universe and a closed one? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:(all) kidding aside


Idiom of the Day:
(all) kidding aside

In all seriousness; being frank for a moment. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:farcical


Word of the Day:
farcical

Definition: (adjective) Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce.
Synonyms: ludicrous, ridiculous
Usage: The clown, with his farcical exuberance, rainbow striped hair, and poorly timed gags, drew enthusiastic applause and laughter from the audience.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

50 years  ago today: Watch “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” on YouTube


From Wikipedia: 

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by English rock bandthe Beatles. Released on 26 May 1967 in the United Kingdom and 2 June 1967 in the United States, it was an immediate commercial and critical success, spending 27 weeks at the top of the UK albums chart and 15 weeks at number one in the US. On release, the album was lauded by the vast majority of critics for its innovations in music production, songwriting and graphic design, for bridging a cultural divide betweenpopular music and legitimate art, and for providing a musical representation of its generation and thecontemporary counterculture. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honour.

Quick facts: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Studio album by the Beatles …

In August 1966, the Beatles permanently retired from touring and began a three-month holiday from recording. During a return flight toLondon in November, Paul McCartney had an idea for a song involving an Edwardian era military band that would eventually form the impetus of the Sgt. Pepper concept. Sessions for what was to become the Beatles’ eighth studio album began on 24 November in Abbey Road Studio Two with two compositions inspired from their youth, “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane“, but after pressure from EMI, the songs were released as adouble A-side single and were not included on the album.

In February 1967, after recording the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” song, McCartney suggested that the Beatles should release an entire album that would represent a performance by the fictional Sgt. Pepper band. This alter ego group would give them the freedom to experiment musically. During the recording sessions, the band furthered the technological progression they had made with their 1966 albumRevolver. Knowing they would not have to perform the tracks live, they adopted an experimental approach to composition and recording on songs such as “With a Little Help from My Friends“, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life“. ProducerGeorge Martin and engineerGeoff Emerick‘s innovative recording of the album included the liberal application of sound shaping signal processing and the use of a 40-piece orchestra performingaleatoric crescendos. Recording was completed on 21 April 1967. The cover, depicting the Beatles posing in front of a tableau of celebrities and historical figures, was designed by the British pop artists Peter Blakeand Jann Haworth.

Sgt. Pepper is regarded by musicologists as an earlyconcept album that advanced the use of extended form in popular music while continuing the artistic maturation seen on the Beatles’ preceding releases. It has been described as one of the first art rock LPs, aiding the development ofprogressive rock, and credited with marking the beginning of the Album Era. An important work of British psychedelia, the album incorporates a range of stylistic influences, including vaudevillecircus,music hallavant-garde, andWestern and Indian classical music. In 2003, the Library of Congress placed Sgt. Pepperin the National Recording Registry, honouring the work as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.That same year, Rolling Stonemagazine ranked it number one in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time“. As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history. Professor Kevin J. Dettmar, writing in the Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, described it as “the most important and influential rock and roll album ever recorded”.

As cell Phone become permanent apendices of our lives: Choosing a Senior Cell Phone Plan


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Hope as light:  Watch “Anthem, Leonard Cohen” on YouTube