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Horoscope ♉: 03/20/2019


Horoscope ♉:
03/20/2019

You’re gifted in ways you don’t even know about, Taurus. Today you may uncover that gift unexpectedly. Perhaps you doodle a silly drawing in the margin of a note to a friend. Studying it reveals an idea that would be good for a children’s book illustration. Perhaps there are other things you could do with your life. Research other possibilities online.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Phagwa


Today’s Holiday:
Phagwa

The Hindu festival of Phagwa celebrates the Vernal Equinox and the start of the Hindu New Year. In Trinidad and Tobago, a Carnival spirit has pervaded the festivities, which now combine both secular and religious elements and are no longer confined to Hindus. The celebration includes bonfires (to symbolize the destruction of Holika, the evil sister of King Hiranya Kashipu) and Chowtal-singing competitions, which mix religious and secular music and are heavily influenced by calypso. The spraying of Abeer powder, a red vegetable dye, gives everyone’s hair and skin a tie-dyed effect. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Joseph Fourier (1768)


Today’s Birthday:
Joseph Fourier (1768)

Fourier was a French mathematician and Egyptologist. As an engineer on the Egyptian expedition led by Napoleon—who later made him a baron—he conducted anthropological investigations and wrote the preface to the monumental Description de l’Égypte, whose publication he oversaw. In mathematics, he is primarily known for his work in heat conduction, for his use of the Fourier series to solve differential equations, and for the related concept of the Fourier transform, which is what? More…
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This Day in History: Bahá’í Calendar Begins (1844)


This Day in History:
Bahá’í Calendar Begins (1844)

Founded in Iran in the mid-19th century by Baha’ Ullah, Bahá’í is a religion based on the unity of all faiths. Adherents pray daily, fast 19 days a year, and follow a strict ethical code. Because of the religion’s 19 initial disciples, the number 19 is considered sacred, and the Bahá’í calendar, which began in 1844, consists of 19 months of 19 days, with four additional “intercalary” days. Today is the first day of the 168th year of the Bahá’í Era. On what day does the Bahá’í week begin? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain


Quote of the Day:
Mark Twain

A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Genius


Article of the Day:
Genius

In Roman mythology, a genius was the guardian spirit of a man, an institution, a city, a state, or a large family unit known as a gens. As the guardian spirit of an individual, the genius was largely the force of one’s natural desires. An individual’s notable achievements or intellectual prowess was attributed to his genius, and, eventually, a high achiever was said to have genius or be a genius. Today, by contrast, a genius is considered a person with an intelligence quotient of what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: bone-idle


Idiom of the Day:
bone-idle

Extremely lazy. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: corpuscle


Word of the Day:
corpuscle

Definition: (noun) (Nontechnical usage) A tiny piece of anything.

Synonyms: mote, particle, speck, atom, molecule

Usage: I would not touch one corpuscle of that germ-ridden filth.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Horoscope ♉: 03/19/2019


Horoscope ♉:
03/19/2019

Discussions with close friends could lead to ideas for creative projects of some kind, Taurus. Although the projects themselves may center on writing, music, drama, graphics, or teaching, today’s brainstorming is likely to center more on business and marketing than artistic matters. Nonetheless, you could walk away feeling inspired and motivated. Write down your ideas.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Tunisia Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Tunisia Independence Day

Independence Day is a public holiday commemorating a treaty signed on this day in 1956 that formally recognized Tunisia’s independence from France. It had been a French colony since the 1880s. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Henrik Ibsen (1828)


Today’s Birthday:
Henrik Ibsen (1828)

Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, is considered the father of modern theater. Emphasizing character over plot, he explored psychological conflicts stemming from frustrated love and destructive family relationships, and he addressed social problems such as political corruption and the changing role of women. Many considered his plays scandalous, but he earned a worldwide audience with powerful studies of middle-class morality, such as A Doll’s House. What, allegedly, were Ibsen’s last words? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Dutch East India Company Established (1602)


This Day in History:
Dutch East India Company Established (1602)

Chartered by the parliament of the Netherlands to expand trade and assure close ties between the government and its colonial enterprises in Asia, the Dutch East India Company was the world’s first multinational corporation. It had quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, and wrested control of the Spice Islands trade from Portugal. However, it was plagued by corruption and insolvency in the late 18th century and was dissolved. What issues contributed to its decline? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: John F. Kennedy


Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Hangzhou Bay Bridge


Article of the Day:
Hangzhou Bay Bridge

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge in eastern China is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, stretching 22 miles (35.7 km) across Hangzhou Bay and consisting of six traffic lanes and a central cable-stayed portion. Opened to the public in 2008, the bridge links the municipalities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in the Zhejiang province and cuts travel time between Shanghai and Ningbo from 4 to 2.5 hours. According to most definitions, it is the second longest bridge in the world. What is the longest? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: blow up (one’s) phone


Idiom of the Day:
blow up (one’s) phone

To call someone repeatedly and/or send someone a lot of text messages. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: exhume


Word of the Day:
exhume

Definition: (verb) Dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies.

Synonyms: disinter

Usage: Hoping to uncover evidence of foul play, the police chief ordered that the body be exhumed.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Extraordinary compositions: Watch “Dvorak – String Quintet No 3 In E flat Major, Opus 97, B 180 “American”” on YouTube


Dvorak – String Quintet No 3 In E flat Major, Opus 97, B 180 “American”

Vlach Quartet – Ladislav Kyselak, viola

  1. Allegro non tanto
  2. Allegro vivo 9:38
  3. Larghetto 15:56
    4. Finale: Allegro giusto 26:48

Background:

String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, “American”

The String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, B. 180, was composed by Antonín Dvořák during the summer he spent in Spillville, Iowa in 1893.
It is a “Viola Quintet” in that it is scored for string quartet with an extra viola.
It was completed in just over a month, immediately after he wrote his American String Quartet.
Like the Quartet, the Quintet finely captures the inflection of Dvořák’s Bohemian idiom with American inspirations.
The Quintet was premiered by the Kneisel Quartet in New York 13 January 1894 along with the second performance of the Quartet and very favorably reviewed, as comparable to Mozart.

The String Quintet consists of four movements:

1. Allegro non tanto

2. Allegro vivo

3. Larghetto, in double variation form.

4. Finale. Allegro giusto

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Horoscope ♉: 03/19/2019


Horoscope ♉:
03/19/2019

Discussions with close friends could lead to ideas for creative projects of some kind, Taurus. Although the projects themselves may center on writing, music, drama, graphics, or teaching, today’s brainstorming is likely to center more on business and marketing than artistic matters. Nonetheless, you could walk away feeling inspired and motivated. Write down your ideas.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: San José Day Festival


Today’s Holiday:
San José Day Festival

The San José Day Festival at Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, used to take place only on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. Today it is also celebrated on September 19, when freshly harvested crops can be sold and festivities enjoyed in the summer weather. The fiesta’s events reflect both traditional Laguna events and the Roman Catholic influence common to the pueblos. There are Catholic masses and processions honoring St. Joseph as well as traditional Laguna dancing. Attendees, including other native peoples, can also enjoy a carnival with rides, numerous food stands, and sporting events. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Wyatt Earp (1848)


Today’s Birthday:
Wyatt Earp (1848)

Earp was an American frontiersman. In the 1870s, he worked as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881, he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. His brother Virgil became town marshal, and his other brothers bought real estate and businesses. A feud with the Clanton gang ended in a shootout at the O.K. Corral, where what happened? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)


This Day in History:
René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)

La Salle was a celebrated French explorer of North America. He began exploring the Great Lakes in 1679, setting up forts in the region and organizing a federation of native American tribes to fight the Iroquois. Given power to colonize the region between Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico, he set sail in 1684 for the mouth of the Mississippi River, which he was ultimately unable to locate. Beset by losses of men and ships, La Salle was killed by mutineers after having mistakenly landed where? 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

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Bird Banding


Article of the Day:
Bird Banding

Bird banding is the practice of attaching small, individually numbered tags to the legs or wings of wild birds so that they may be identified and studied in the future. Information gleaned from banding includes data about migration, longevity, mortality, population, territoriality, and other aspects of avian life. The practice of marking birds dates back to the 3rd century BCE, but doing so for scientific purposes only began in 1899. What surprising facts have been learned through banding? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: two a penny


Idiom of the Day:
two a penny

Very common, ordinary, or widespread. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: champ


Word of the Day:
champ

Definition: (verb) To bite or chew upon noisily.

Synonyms: chomp

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Horoscope ♉: 03/17/2019


Horoscope ♉:
03/17/2019

A long phone conversation could take place between you and a romantic partner, Taurus. You could discuss philosophy, current events, the weather, and your opinions. The only thing you probably won’t touch on is the status of your relationship, which could be frustrating for you. Nonetheless, you will learn a lot about your feelings that will enable you to understand each other better.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: St. Joseph’s Eve


Today’s Holiday:
St. Joseph’s Eve

In Valencia, Spain, the feast of the foster-father of Jesus is a week-long festival called Fallas de San Jose (Bonfires of St. Joseph). On St. Joseph’s Eve, March 18, fallas—huge floats of intricate scenes made of wood and papier-mâché, satirizing everything from the high cost of living to political personalities—parade through the streets. At midnight on March 19, the celebration ends with the spectacular ceremony known as the crema, when all the fallas are set on fire. The festival is said to reflect the happy and satirical nature of the Valencians. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848)


Today’s Birthday:
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848)

In 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and the two had nine children, whose marriages, and those of their grandchildren, in turn, allied the British royal house with those of Russia, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Romania, and others. Their sixth child, Princess Louise, is regarded by biographers as the couple’s most beautiful daughter. In 1871, Louise married the Marquess of Lorne and became the Duchess of Argyll. Why was the marriage controversial? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: UK Recognizes British Sign Language as Official Language (2003)


This Day in History:
UK Recognizes British Sign Language as Official Language (2003)

Making use of space and involving movement of the hands, body, face, and head, British Sign Language (BSL) is the preferred language of deaf people in the UK and those who communicate with them, such as relatives and interpreters. BSL has regional and local dialects, and some signs go in and out of fashion or evolve over time, just like spoken words. Although English is the predominant spoken language in both the UK and US, BSL differs from American Sign Language in what ways? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Quote of the Day:
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Wardenclyffe Tower


Article of the Day:
Wardenclyffe Tower

The Wardenclyffe Tower was an early telecommunications aerial tower intended for commercial wireless transatlantic telephony and broadcasting and to demonstrate the transmission of power without interconnecting wires. Designed by inventor Nikola Tesla and funded by financier J.P. Morgan and others, the tower was planned to be built in Long Island, New York. Construction began in 1901, but as funds dwindled, work was halted. Why did the US government have the incomplete facility blown up in 1917? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: blow the coop


Idiom of the Day:
blow the coop

To leave or escape (something). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: perpetuity


Word of the Day:
perpetuity

Definition: (noun) The property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless).

Synonyms: sempiternity

Usage: Whoever has travelled in the New England States will remember…the air of order and stillness, of perpetuity and unchanging repose, that seemed to breathe over the whole place.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Regina Spektor – On the Radio Live (Bonnaroo 2010)” on YouTube


  1. 2 of 4
    This is how it works
    It feels a little worse
    Than when we drove our hearse
    Right through that screaming crowd
    While laughing up a storm
    Until we were just bone
    Until it got so warm
    That none of us could sleep
    And all the Styrofoam
    Began to melt away
    We tried to find some worms
    To aid in the decay
    But none of them were home
    Inside their catacomb
    A million ancient bees
    Began to sting our knees
    While we were on our knees
    Praying that disease
    Would leave the ones we love
    And never come again

    On the radio
    We heard November Rain
    That solo’s really long
    But it’s a pretty song
    We listened to it twice
    ‘Cause the DJ was asleep

    This is how it works
    You’re young until you’re not
    You love until you don’t
    You try until you can’t
    You laugh until you cry
    You cry until you laugh
    And everyone must breathe
    Until their dying breath

    No, this is how it works
    You peer inside yourself
    You take the things you like
    And try to love the things you took
    And then you take that love you made
    And stick it into some
    Someone else’s heart
    Pumping someone else’s blood
    And walking arm in arm
    You hope it don’t get harmed
    But even if it does
    You’ll just do it all again

    And on the radio
    You hear November Rain
    That solo’s awful long
    But it’s a good refrain
    You listen to it twice
    ‘Cause the DJ is asleep
    On the radio
    (Oh, oh, oh)
    On the radio
    On the radio, uh oh
    On the radio, uh oh
    On the radio, uh oh
    On the radio

    Songwriters: Regina Spektor

    On the Radio lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Watch “Sara Bareilles – Gravity (Live)” on YouTube



SIMILAR SONGS

  1. 2 of 5
    Something always brings me back to you
    It never takes too long
    No matter what I say or do
    I’ll still feel you here ’till the moment I’m gone

    You hold me without touch
    You keep me without chains
    I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love
    And not feel your reign

    Set me free, leave me be
    I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
    Here I am, and I stand
    So tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
    But you’re on to me and all over me

    Oh, you loved me ’cause I’m fragile
    When I thought that I was strong
    But you touch me for a little while
    And all my fragile strength is gone

    Set me free, leave me be
    I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
    Here I am, and I stand
    So tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
    But you’re on to me and all over me

    I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
    That you’re everything I think I need here on the ground
    But you’re neither friend nor foe though I can’t seem to let you go
    The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down
    You’re keeping me down, eh ooh
    You’re on to me, on to me, and all over

    Something always brings me back to you
    It never takes too long

    Songwriters: Sara Bareilles

    Gravity lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Watch “Melanie Safka – Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma” on YouTube


  1. 2 of 5
    Look what they done to my song ma
    Look what they done to my song
    Well it’s the only thing
    That I could do half right
    And it’s turning out all wrong ma
    Look what they done to my song

    Look what they done to my brain ma
    Look what they done to my brain
    Well they picked it like a chicken bone
    And I think I’m half insane ma
    Look what they done to my song

    Wish I could find a good book to live in
    Wish I could find a good book
    Well if I could find a real good book
    I’d never have to come out and look at
    What they done to my song

    La la la la la la la la la
    La la la la la la la la la
    La la la la la la la la la

    Look what they done to my song
    But maybe it’ll all be alright ma
    Maybe it’ll all be okay
    Well if the people are buying tears
    I’ll be rich someday ma
    Look what they done to my song

    Ils ont change ma chanson, ma
    Ils ont change ma chanson
    Look what they done to my song ma
    Look what they done to my song ma
    Well they tied it up in a plastic bag
    And turned it upside down ma
    Look what they done to my song

    C’est la seule chose que je peux faire
    Et ce n’est pas bon, ma.
    Ils ont change ma chanson.
    Look what they done to my song ma
    Look what they done to my song
    It’s the only thing I could do alright
    And they turned it upside down
    Oh ma
    Look what they done to my song

    Songwriters: Melanie Safka

    Look What They’ve Done to My Song lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Carlin America Inc


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Horoscope ♉: 03/16/2019


Horoscope ♉:
03/16/2019

A letter, call, or visit from a lover or close friend is likely to bring interesting news your way. Your creative energies are at their peak, Taurus, so why not try writing, music, drawing, or painting? You will have to squeeze this creativity in between many errands, because the planets indicate you will take many short trips today.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: St. Patrick’s Day


Today’s Holiday:
St. Patrick’s Day

The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick was born about 390 in Roman Britain and died around 461. After being consecrated a bishop, he came to Ireland around 432 as a missionary. The Feast of St. Patrick is celebrated by Roman Catholics, the Anglican Communion, and Lutherans on March 17. The day is also popularly celebrated, particularly in the U.S., by “the wearing of the green.” The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, which dates back to 1762, is the largest in the United States and a major event for Irish Americans. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Wayne Gacy (1942)


Today’s Birthday:
John Wayne Gacy (1942)

Gacy was an American serial killer who was convicted and later executed for murdering 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Gacy buried dozens of his victims in a crawl space under the floor of his house and threw several others in a nearby river. Known as the “Killer Clown,” he often performed as a clown at local parties and even had drinks at a local bar while in costume on a few occasions. Gacy took up painting while on death row. Which Baseball Hall of Famers signed one of his works? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Californium First Synthesized (1950)


This Day in History:
Californium First Synthesized (1950)

The sixth transuranium element to be synthesized, californium is an artificially produced, radioactive metallic chemical element. A member of the actinide series of elements, it has isotopes with half-lives ranging from about 40 seconds to 900 years. One isotope, californium-252, is used as a neutron source in nuclear reactors. More than 50 years after it was first produced by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, californium was used to create what superheavy element? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch