Daily Archives: December 21, 2019

Horoscope♉: 12/21/2019


Activity around you is picking up and you should add your energy to the group. Don’t feel like you need to get expensive accoutrements to be part of the crowd. What you need to connect you with the group is nothing you can buy in a store. It comes from your heart. Engage in intellectual discussions. They will be rewarding.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Capac Raymi

Today’s Holiday:
Capac Raymi

The Capac Raymi was an Inca festival observed around the time of the December Solstice (the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere). The Inca Empire flourished in the Andean regions of South America, including Peru, Ecuador and the northern parts of Chile and Argentina during the 15th and 16th centuries, until the Spanish arrived in 1531. The Capac Raymi served as an initiation ceremony for the young men of the ruling class. When the solstice arrived, the boys’ ears were pierced in order to insert the large ear spools worn by Inca royalty. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887)

Today’s Birthday:
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887)

Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician. Extremely poor, he was largely self-taught from age 15. In 1913, he began a correspondence with English mathematician Godfrey H. Hardy that took him to England, where he made advances, especially in the theory of numbers, the partition of numbers, and the theory of continued fractions. He died of tuberculosis at age 32, generally unknown but recognized by mathematicians as a phenomenal genius. What anecdote exists about Ramanujan and the number 1,729? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Reopens (1989)

This Day in History:
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Reopens (1989)

The only remaining town gate of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate was modeled after the propylaeum of the Athenian Acropolis. Originally topped with the “Quadriga of Victory,” a statue of a chariot drawn by four horses, it was heavily damaged in World War II but was later restored. In 1961, the Berlin Wall blocked access to it for both eastern and western Germans, but it was reopened in 1989 with the reunification of East and West Berlin. The gate was the backdrop for what historic speeches? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jonathan Swift

Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Lion Dance

Article of the Day:
The Lion Dance

The lion dance is a form of traditional Chinese dance in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in an elaborately decorated lion costume. Originally performed as entertainment or as part of a ceremony to disperse evil spirits and bring good luck, the dance is often performed today during cultural celebrations and incorporates movements found in most Chinese martial arts. The lion dance is often mistaken for the dragon dance. What is the difference between the two dances? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: go the way of the dinosaur(s)

Idiom of the Day:
go the way of the dinosaur(s)

To become extinct, obsolete, old-fashioned, or no longer in common use. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: thermal

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Relating to or associated with heat.

Synonyms: caloric

Usage: The scientists had not anticipated such extreme thermal conditions and were forced to delay the experiment indefinitely.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Tu Vuo’ Fa’ L’Americano – Hetty & the Jazzato Band” on YouTube

Just a thought: Acolo unde totul e de vanzare…

Just a thought: Acolo unde totul e de vanzare...

Just a thought: Acolo unde totul e de vanzare…

Watch “Love Is Blue (1968 original version) – PAUL MAURIAT” on YouTube

  1. Blue, blue, my world is blue

    Blue is my world now I’m without you

    Gray, gray, my life is gray

    Cold is my heart since you went away

    Red, red, my eyes are red

    Crying for you alone in my bed

    Green, green, my jealous heart

    I doubted you and now we’re apart

    When we met how the bright sun shone

    Then love died, now the rainbow is gone

    Black, black, the nights I’ve known

    Longing for you so lost and alone

    Source: Musixmatch


    Love Is Blue lyrics © Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Warner Chappell Music France, Radio Tele Music Gmbh, Intersong Tutti Editions Music, Radio Tele Music, S D R M, Radio-tele-music Gmbh, INTERSONG-USA, INC., INTERSONG U S A INC, EDITIONS MUSICALES TUTTI INTERSONG SARL, CROMA MUSIC CO., INC. % MCCG, RADMUS PUBLISHING INC, THE MUSIC GOES ROUND B.V. DBA RADMUS PUBLISHING, INC.

Watch “Love Is Blue (1968 original version) – PAUL MAURIAT” on YouTube

Quote: Silence and Smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to solve many problems. BUDDHA

Quote: Silence and Smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to solve many problems.  BUDDHA

Quote: Silence and Smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to solve many problems. BUDDHA


QUOTE: Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering. BUDDHA

QUOTE: Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.  BUDDHA

QUOTE: Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering. BUDDHA


Quote: Stop trying to leave…Lao Tzu

Quote: Stop trying to leave...Lao Tzu

Quote: Stop trying to leave…Lao Tzu


A semi-legendary figure, Laozi was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BC contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BC. A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage. Laozi’s work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism.


In traditional accounts, Laozi’s personal name is usually given as Li Er (李耳, Old *ʔ ʔ, Mod. Ěr) and his courtesy name as Boyang (trad. 伯陽, simp. 伯阳, Old *Pˤrak-lang, Mod. Bóyáng). A prominent posthumous name was Li Dan (李聃, Dān).

Laozi itself is a honorific title: (Old *rˤu ʔ, “old, venerable”) and (Old *tsəʔ, “master”). It has been romanized numerous ways, sometimes leading to confusion. The most common present form is Laozi or Lǎozǐ, based on the Hanyu Pinyin system adopted by Mainland China in 1958 and by Taiwan in 2009. During the 20th century, Lao-tzu was more common, based on the formerly prevalent Wade–Giles system. In the 19th century, the title was usually romanized as Lao-tse. Other forms include the variants Lao-tze and Lao-tsu.

As a religious figure, he is worshipped under the name “Supreme Old Lord (太上老君, Tàishàng Lǎojūn) and as one of the “Three Pure Ones“. During the Tang dynasty, he was granted the title “Supremely Mysterious and Primordial Emperor” (太上玄元皇帝, Tàishàng Xuānyuán Huángdì).

Historical views

In the mid-twentieth century, a consensus emerged among scholars that the historicity of the person known as Laozi is doubtful and that the Tao Te Ching was “a compilation of Taoist sayings by many hands”. Alan Watts urged more caution, holding that this view was part of an academic fashion for skepticism about historical spiritual and religious figures and stating that not enough would be known for years – or possibly ever – to make a firm judgment.

The earliest certain reference to the present figure of Laozi is found in the 1st‑century BC Records of the Grand Historian collected by the historian Sima Qian from earlier accounts. In one account, Laozi was said to be a contemporary of Confucius during the 6th or 5th century BC. His surname was Li and his personal name was Er or Dan. He was an official in the imperial archives and wrote a book in two parts before departing to the west. In another, Laozi was a different contemporary of Confucius titled Lao Laizi (老莱子) and wrote a book in 15 parts. In a third, he was the court astrologer Lao Dan who lived during the 4th century BC reign of Duke Xian of the Qin Dynasty. The oldest text of the Tao Te Ching so far recovered was written on bamboo slips and dates to the late 4th century BC; see Guodian Chu Slips.

According to traditional accounts, Laozi was a scholar who worked as the Keeper of the Archives for the royal court of Zhou. This reportedly allowed him broad access to the works of the Yellow Emperor and other classics of the time. The stories assert that Laozi never opened a formal school but nonetheless attracted a large number of students and loyal disciples. There are many variations of a story retelling his encounter with Confucius, most famously in the Zhuangzi.

He was sometimes held to have come from the village of Chu Jen in Chu. In accounts where Laozi married, he was said to have had a son named Zong who became a celebrated soldier.

Quote: Be empty of worrying…Rumi

Quote: Be empty of worrying...Rumi

Quote: Be empty of worrying…Rumi


Quote: Enlightenment

Quote: Enlightenment

Quote: Enlightenment


Watch “Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill” on YouTube

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Watch “Eagles – Hotel California” (understand the lyrics’ meaningfulness) on YouTube

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night.
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
‘This could be heaven or this could be Hell’
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face.
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain,
‘Please bring me my wine’
He said, ‘we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine’
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say”
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face.
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise), bring your alibis
Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, ‘we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast
Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
‘Relax’ said the night man,
‘We are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave!’
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Glenn Lewis Frey / Don Felder / Donald Hugh Henley
Hotel California lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management



Hotel California

Hotel California” is the title track from the Eagles album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977.[3] Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder(music), Don Henley, and Glenn Frey(lyrics). The Eagles’ original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of electric guitarinterplay between Felder and Joe Walsh.

“Hotel California”

Side A of the U.S. single

Single by Eagles
from the album Hotel California
B-side “Pretty Maids All in a Row”
Released February 22, 1977 [1]
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock[2]
Length 6:30
Label Asylum
Songwriter(s) Don Felder, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
Producer(s) Bill Szymczyk
Eagles singles chronology
New Kid in Town
Hotel California
Life in the Fast Lane
Audio sample

Eagles – “Hotel California”

The song is considered the most famous recording by the band, and its long guitar coda has been voted the best guitar solo of all time by readers of Guitarist in 1998.[4][5] The song was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978.[6] The lyrics of the song have been given various interpretations by fans and critics alike, the Eagles themselves describing the song as their “interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles“.[7] In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Henley said that the song was about “a journey from innocence to experience… that’s all…”[8]

Since its release, “Hotel California” has been covered by a number of artists and has become a part of international popular culture. Julia Phillips proposed adapting the song into a film, but the members of the Eagles disliked the idea and it never came to fruition. Commercially, “Hotel California” reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten of several international charts.



Don Felder composed the melody for “Hotel California.”

Glenn Frey provided the outline of “Hotel California.”

Don Henley wrote the lyrics to “Hotel California” with Frey.

A demo of the instrumental was developed by Don Felder[9][10] in a rented house on Malibu Beach. He recorded the basic tracks with a Rhythm Ace drum machine and added a 12 string guitar on a four-track recording deck in his spare bedroom, then mixed in a bassline, and gave Don Henley and Glenn Frey each a copy of the recording.[11] Felder, who met the Eagles through his high school bandmate Bernie Leadon, said that Leadon advised him to make tapes of songs he wrote for the band so that other band members like Henley, whose forte is in writing lyrics, might work with him on finishing the songs they like.[12] The demos he made were always instrumental, and on every album project he would submit 15 or 16 ideas. The demo he made for “Hotel California” showed influences from Latin and reggaemusic, and it grabbed the attention of Henley who said he liked the song that “sounds like a Mexican reggae or Bolero”,[12] which gave the song its first working title, “Mexican Reggae”.[13]

Frey and Henley were both interested in the tune after hearing the demo, and discussed the concept for the lyrics. In 2008, Felder described the writing of the lyrics:

Don Henley and Glenn wrote most of the words. All of us kind of drove into L.A. at night. Nobody was from California, and if you drive into L.A. at night… you can just see this glow on the horizon of lights, and the images that start running through your head of Hollywood and all the dreams that you have, and so it was kind of about that… what we started writing the song about.[14]

Henley decided on the theme of “Hotel California”, noting how The Beverly Hills Hotel had become a literal and symbolic focal point of their lives at that time.[15] Henley said of their personal and professional experience in LA:

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Watch “The Doors – Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) – driving with Jim” on YouTube

The Doors Raiders On The Storm Lyrics

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house were born
Into this world were thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm

Theres a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah

Girl ya gotta love your man
Girl ya gotta love your man
Take him by the hand
Make him understand
The world on you depends
Our life will never end
Gotta love your man, yeah


Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house were born
Into this world were thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm