Daily Archives: March 9, 2019

Watch “#Berlioz150 – Leonard Bernstein – Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique” on YouTube

Watch “Wagner ~ Tannhäuser Overture” on YouTube

Watch “Beethoven – Symphony nº. 6 “Pastoral” (II) – David Zinman & The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich” on YouTube

Watch “The Dark Side of the Moon” on YouTube

Watch “The Dark Side of the Moon” on YouTube

Horoscope ♉: 03/09/2019

Horoscope ♉:

You have a unique opportunity to review plans and foundations that you’ve recently put into place, Taurus. As carpenters say, “Measure twice and cut once.” This is a key time to review your plans and make sure your structure is secure. If there’s any doubt about what you’ve completed so far, consult someone whose expertise you trust. It may be worth it to start over using a new plan.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Chalk Sunday (First Sunday of Lent)

Today’s Holiday:
Chalk Sunday (First Sunday of Lent)

In rural Ireland it was at one time customary to brush chalk on single men and women as they entered the church on the first Sunday of Lent. Because Roman Catholics were not permitted to hold weddings during Lent, those who were still unmarried at the beginning of the Lenten season had to remain so until Easter—if not longer. Back when it was less common for young people to stay single well into their 20s and 30s, marking them with chalk was a way of chiding them for their unmarried status. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: James Earl Ray (1928)

Today’s Birthday:
James Earl Ray (1928)

Ray was a petty criminal who escaped from prison in 1967, while serving a sentence for armed robbery. On April 4, 1968, he is believed to have shot Martin Luther King, Jr., as King was emerging from his Memphis motel room. Ray then fled to Canada, England, Portugal, and back to England, where he was apprehended. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in prison but later recanted his confession. His unsuccessful pleas to have his case reopened were supported by which of King’s relatives? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Pink Floyd Releases Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

This Day in History:
Pink Floyd Releases Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Dark Side of the Moon is a concept album by the rock group Pink Floyd that explores the nature of the human experience through themes such as money, war, mental illness, and death. It is considered by many fans to be the band’s magnum opus. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time—it is estimated that one in every 14 people in the US under the age of 50 owns or owned a copy of this album. Many fans claim that the album’s music provides an alternative soundtrack to what 1939 film? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: E. M. Forster

Quote of the Day:
E. M. Forster

For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Nüwa

Article of the Day:

In Chinese mythology, Nüwa is a figure variously described as a creator deity or a repairer of heaven and Earth, especially after a calamity. Nüwa is said to have created mankind by fashioning individuals out of clay. When the process became too arduous, she began to simply flick bits of clay off the end of a rope. These differing methods of creation have been used to explain the distinction between nobles and commoners. How did Nüwa prevent the sky’s collapse after a pillar supporting it broke? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: banged up

Idiom of the Day:
banged up

Hurt. Damaged (often from use or wear). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: asseverate

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) State categorically.

Synonyms: assert, maintain

Usage: They descended, passing the man with the pail, who again asseverated that he had let no intruder pass.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch