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Fifty Five – (‘Languor is upon your heart and the slumber is still on your eyes…’), Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (from Collection of Indian Poems)


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Languor is upon your heart and the slumber is still on your eyes.
Has not the word come to you that the flower is reigning in splendour among thorns? Wake, oh awaken! Let not the time pass in vain!
At the end of the stony path, in the country of virgin solitude my friend is sitting all alone. Deceive him not. Wake, oh awaken!
What if the sky pants and trembles with the heat of the midday sun—what if the burning sand spreads its mantle of thirst—
Is there no joy in the deep of your heart? At every footfall of yours, will not the harp of the road break out in sweet music of pain?

***Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (from Collection of Indian Poems)

LISZT Orchestral Hungarian Rhapsody No 4, Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker


LISZT Orchestral Hungarian Rhapsody No 4

Robert Schumann- Romanze op. 94 no. 2


Robert Schumann- Romanze op. 94 no. 2

Aram Khachaturian – Masquerade: Waltz , make music part of your life series


Aram Khachaturian – Masquerade: Waltz

Henryk Górecki – Symphony Nº3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Second Movement, make music part of your life series


Henryk Górecki – Symphony Nº3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). Second Movement.

Fifty Three-(‘Beautiful is thy wristlet,…’), Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (from Collection of Indian Poems)


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Beautiful is thy wristlet, decked with stars and cunningly wrought in myriad-coloured jewels. But more beautiful to me thy sword with its curve of lightning like the outspread wings of the divine bird of Vishnu, perfectly poised in the angry red light of the sunset.
It quivers like the one last response of life in ecstasy of pain at the final stroke of death; it shines like the pure flame of being burning up earthly sense with one fierce flash.
Beautiful is thy wristlet, decked with starry gems; but thy sword, O lord of thunder, is wrought with uttermost beauty, terrible to behold or to think of.

Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali
(from Collection of Indian Poems)

Lazybones by Pablo Neruda (Selected Poems) (‘They will continue wandering,…I have no wish to change my planet…’)


Lazybones by Pablo Neruda

They will continue wandering,
these things of steel among the stars,
and weary men will still go up
to brutalize the placid moon.
There, they will found their pharmacies.

In this time of the swollen grape,
the wine begins to come to life
between the sea and the mountain ranges.

In Chile now, cherries are dancing,
the dark mysterious girls are singing,
and in guitars, water is shining.
The sun is touching every door
and making wonder of the wheat.

The first wine is pink in colour,
is sweet with the sweetness of a child,
the second wine is able-bodied,
strong like the voice of a sailor,
the third wine is a topaz, is
a poppy and a fire in one.

My house has both the sea and the earth,
my woman has great eyes
the colour of wild hazelnut,
when night comes down, the sea
puts on a dress of white and green,
and later the moon in the spindrift foam
dreams like a sea-green girl.

I have no wish to change my planet.

[A.R.]
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today’s birthday: Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755)


Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755)

Recognized as the most important female painter of the 18th century, Vigée-Lebrun began painting portraits professionally in her early teens and went on to have a long and successful career. In 1779, she was summoned to Versailles to paint Marie Antoinette, whom she would paint at least 30 more times. At the outbreak of the French Revolution, she fled France and traveled abroad, finding acclaim and prominent sitters wherever she went. Which notable figures did she paint during her travels? More… Discuss

Best Classical Music Series: Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467 / Yeol Eum Son,


Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467 / Yeol Eum Son

White Gardenia_FotoSketcher_oil Base Painting (my Art Collection)


White Gardenia_FotoSketcher_oil Base Painting (my Art Collection)

White Gardenia_FotoSketcher_oil Base Painting (my Art Collection)

Brahms – Violin Sonata No 1 in G Mag op. 78 Ashkenazy – Perlman, great compositions/performances


BrahmsViolin Sonata No 1 in G Mag op. 78

Castanets


Castanets

Now used primarily in Spanish dance music, castanets are percussion instruments that were known to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Of the many kinds, the most common consist of two small matching pieces of hard wood or ivory, joined at the inner edge and used with a thin strap in the player’s hand. They are snapped together between the palm and fingers and used to produce clicks for rhythmic accents, especially to accompany dancing. What is the origin of the instrument’s name? More… Discuss

this pressed…guess why: Make art your own home. Amazing piece.— Daniel Gennaoui


official trailer of the film “I Build the Tower” the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia: A MUST SEE!


Sam (Simon Rodia) of the watts Towers

Simon Rodia, Architect and sole builder of the Rodia Towers (Watts Towers)

the Watts Towers Arts Center and tours
call (213) 847-4646 fax (323) 564 7030
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e-mail cadwattsctr@earthlink.net

Pacific Chorale sings Rachmaninov Vespers: Rejoice, O Virgin: great compositions/performances


Pacific Chorale sings Rachmaninov Vespers: Rejoice, O Virgin

Giuseppe Sammartini Oboe Concerto in E flat major: make music part of your life series


Giuseppe Sammartini Oboe Concerto in E flat major

quotation: A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else. O Henry


A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.

O Henry (1862-1910) Discuss

quotation: George Eliot (on the uplifting role of music)


I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

quotation: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Pablo Picasso


Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony op.4: make music part of your life series


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Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony op.4

1. Boisterous Bourree 0:00
2. Playful Pizzicato 3:17
3. Sentimental Saraband 6:45
4. Frolicsome Finale 13:07

Filharmonický orchestr Iwasaki / Iwasaki Philharmonic Orchestra Prague
dirigent: Chuhei Iwasaki

recorded XI.2013 in recording studio HAMU, Prague
Recording director: Kristina Štanclová
Recording engeneer: Jaroslav Pokorný

Lucienne Boyer – Mon coeur est un violon, 1945: make music part of your life series


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La prise de la Bastille (Sketch Guru – my art collection)


Prise de la Bastille (MyArtCollection)

Prise de la Bastille (MyArtCollection) 

I sketch this painting with Sketch Guru on my Android phone :-) http://bit.ly/sketchguru

After that, I turned to Fast Stone Image Editor to resize, adjust colors and crop…

 

Glassblowing


Glassblowing

Glassblowing is the art of shaping molten glass into a vessel by blowing air into it through a tube. Its processes have remained essentially the same since ancient times. Glass materials are fused at high temperatures, boiled down, skimmed, cooled several hundred degrees, and then blown. The manufacture of simple glass objects, like light bulbs, is now done by machines, but ornamental objects are still made using traditional methods. One key glassblowing tool is a “punty.” What is it used for? More… Discuss

Origami


Origami

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into decorative or representative shapes. Its early history is unknown, but it likely developed from the older art of folding cloth. Over the centuries, an extensive literature has developed around the art form, helping spread the practice far beyond Japan’s borders. The crane is a favorite subject of the origami tradition. According to legend, anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. What is kirigami? More… Discuss

quotation: It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde


It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

The Danger, poetic thought by George-B (©Always) (the smudge and other poems)


The Danger, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

The Danger lurking in plain sight,
disguised
as benevolent face…
It holds a book,
of broken promises,
some secrets to be kept…
How more can one deceive,
another one with,
But selling all there is,
and getting bloated at it…
The epics of persona selling,
is just as old as slave trade,
yes, it is…

today’s birthday: Marc Chagall (1887)


Marc Chagall (1887)

Chagall was a Belarusian artist often considered a forerunner of the surrealist movement. He began studying painting in 1907 and soon blended elements of cubism into his expressionistic style. His Jewish heritage served as a source of great inspiration to him, and images of Jewish life and folklore and biblical themes frequently feature in his art. He explored a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, etching, tapestry, mosaic, and stained glass. Where can his work be seen? More… Discuss

facebook, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems)


facebook, poetic thought by George-B

To like or not to like:
That is today’s question:
Facebook plays with my feelings of liking and disliking,
but you know that,
it’s all over the news…the betrayal of trust of confidence,
of the most basic relationship…among people:
Fairness, not taking advantage of each other,
as a tool to make yourself rich (and make another poor)
But then you knew there is nothing sincere about facebook, that some made into faithbook: big mistake, big, big mistake)

need: to return ethics to the world!

make music part of your life Series: “The Banjo”, by Louis Moreau Gottschalk


The Banjo“, by Louis Moreau Gottschalk

(Performed by pianist, ROLLIN WILBER)

today’s birthday: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804)


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804)

Hawthorne was one of the great masters of American fiction. His novels and tales are penetrating explorations of moral and spiritual conflicts, and his masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter, is often considered the first American psychological novel. Hawthorne also helped to establish the American short story as a significant art form with his haunting tales of human loneliness, frustration, hypocrisy, eccentricity, and frailty. What future US president did Hawthorne befriend in college? More… Discuss

word: canorous


canorous 

Definition: (adjective) Richly melodious.
Synonyms: songful
Usage: When I sing in the shower, my off-key caterwauling takes on a surprisingly canorous tone. Discuss.

make music part of your life series: SAMOHI (Philharmonic Orchestra) Procession of the Nobles from “Mlada” Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


SAMOHI (Philharmonic Orchestra) Procession of the Nobles from “MladaNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The wheel, poetic thought by George-B (The smudge and other poems)


The wheel, poetic thought by George-B
(The smudge and other poems)

In the quest
To define the wheel
The scientist gave it the circle
The artist gave it any shape
The wood cutter cut a section of a tree…
And rolled downhill…
there came Pythagoras, and
he gave the wheel it’s formula

It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)


It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)

Before me, before I was,
There were two ideas of me, two thoughts
In two minds…and it was alright…
Then one day they came together in one,
New string of DNA, and it was all right…
I was then immersed in the ocean bubble, until
I grew wings, and it was alright…
One day, early morning, I thought
I could leave the ocean
for the rigors of land crawling,
but I did not crawl…
not for a while…and it was alright…
Then
Everything became prosaic, and prose,
and the poetry was lost to
the mundane passage of time,
and nothing could replace that anymore…
not ever…and it’s all right…

Censorship, poetic thought by George-B) (the smudge and other poems – Page-)


Censorship, poetic thought by George-B)
(the smudge and other poems)

We all value things – essentially worthless –
We make them valuable as they rot into forgetfulness
Gold medals, rings, and pocket watches
Old coins, now not currency,
We all give them extrinsic value
Dry flowers, pressed between the pages
Of out of print volumes, and censured volumes
And put to death volumes, by scorching fire, bonfire of volumes
Dangerously truthful to truth volumes, and tomes of many,
many writings in languages forgotten to time itself,
Witchcraft manuals and other books and manuscripts,
and philosophies we agree not with…
All becoming ash and smoke on the bonfire of un-appealable volumes…

Instead, poetic thought by George-B. (my poetry collection: “The Smudge and other poems” Page))


Instead, poetic thought by George-B.


Instead

Of heroic return to sanity
On a tree branch
I chose a steady
Pass all sane, not quite so heroic,
yet sane,
less firecrackers for the 4th,

instead, 

rather virtual kaleidoscope
paintings, and Fotoshetcher application of
Creativity, on the music of Dvorak, Chopin, and
about another few dozens composers
hundred of songs:
All love flowing
like a spring,
continuously flowing,
uninterrupted by unexpected fireworks at midnight
on the 3rd, 4th and well into the 5th:
lets keep it virtual

instead,

instead,

instead
lets keep it real instead, instead, instead…

Irish Step Dance (IRISH DANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BOSTON 2013)


Irish Step Dance

Irish step dance is a type of recreational and competitive folk dance whose tradition probably grew in tandem with Ireland’s rich tradition in music. It may be performed as a solo dance or in groups and is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and quick, precise footwork. Though it originated in Ireland, this style of dance has become popular around the globe, thanks in large part to the recent productions Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Where did Riverdance debut? More… Discusst may be performed as a solo dance or in groups and is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and quick, precise footwork. Though it originated in Ireland, this style of dance has become popular around the globe, thanks in large part to the recent productions Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Where did Riverdance debut? More… Discuss

IRISH DANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BOSTON 2013

 

Sediments, poetic thought by George-B (my poetry collection)


Sediments,  poetic thought by George-B

Grudge
Hurt
Long time
Has passed

Empathy
Warmth
It touched
Under the surface
Long time
Has passed

Memories
Existing
Descending
The spiral
Eccentric

Future
If any
Remembers
The time
When it will be
In the making

(©Always, George-B)

Norah Jones: Turn me on (“…My Hi-Fi’s waiting for a new tune The glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes…”)


Uploaded on Mar 18, 2011/6,049,576 views (find it at BLACKHATDREAMS together with another 140+ wonderfully mastered videos)

Fan tribute to great artists,singer,and song.
LYRICS:
Like a flower waiting to bloom
Like a lightbulb in a dark room
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come home and turn me on

Like the desert waiting for the rain
Like a school kid waiting for the spring
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

My poor heart, it’s been so dark since you been gone
After all, you’re the one who turns me off
You’re the only one who can turn me back on

My Hi-Fi’s waiting for a new tune
The glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on
Turn me on

Just a thought: “Fictitious reality…”, by George-B ©Always


Just a thought:  “Fictitious reality: Nothing complicates reality more than fiction
fictitious reality is not something new:It’s been allowed
to make court for emperors and kings,
houses and congresses
presidents and councils

The story of clothes, the story of tailors are
as fictitious as they are real

They’re as real today as they were in the dark aged years
They are cloaked in lies, and shades of no pure thought
They eat the mouth of the truthful and worse: they care not!
They feel the running of colors and fixation of lie, the false apparel that’s as transparent as finest crystal glass.

by George-B ©Always

Fictitious Reality/Spiritual Writers Network

Fictitious Reality/Spiritual Writers Network

 

quotation: The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)


The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Discuss

today’s birthday: Igor Stravinsky (1882)


Igor Stravinsky (1882)

Stravinsky was a Russian-American composer considered by many to be the greatest and most versatile composer of the 20th century. His first major success, The Firebird, brought him international renown in 1910. He followed this the next year with the great ballet score Petrushka and two years after that with his most acclaimed—and controversial—work, the ballet The Rite of Spring, recognized as a landmark and masterpiece of modern music. Why did its premiere provoke a riot? More… Discuss

make music part of your life series: Pepe Romero – Suite Espanola, Op. 47, No. 3 Sevilla (Isaac Albeniz)


Pepe Romero – Suite Espanola, Op. 47, No. 3 Sevilla (Isaac Albeniz)

 

make music part of your life series: Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – Mood Indigo


“Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an “inventive” cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing.”
-Wikipedia

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great compositions/performances: Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies (Ciccolini) video from Rene Clair – Entr’acte (1924)


Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies

(piano:  Aldo Ciccolini)

Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies
piano: Aldo Ciccolini
1. lent et douloureux 0:00
2. lent et triste 3:05
3. lent et grave 5:30

video from Rene Clair – Entr’acte (1924)

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quotation: Bertrand Russell – to conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom


Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Discuss

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make music part of your life series: Janacek – Idyll for Strings


Janacek – Idyll for Strings

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quotation: Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. Herman Melville


Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss

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article: Totem Poles


Totem Poles

Totem poles are towering sculptures carved from trees by a number of Native American peoples along the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. They display mythological images, usually animal spirits. The poles

Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, B...

Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, British Columbia in the 1900s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

are erected to identify the owner of a house or other property, welcome visitors, indicate a portal or passageway, mark a gravesite, and even to ridicule an important person who failed in some way. Why was this last type of pole—a “shame pole”—erected in Cordova, Alaska, in 2007? More… Discuss

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