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J. S. Bach - Suite for Solo Violoncello in G Major, BWV 1007
Post Date: 2007-10-14 19:38:40 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:Played by Pablo Casals, filmed in 1954 in the Abbaye Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa.

Isaac Albéniz - Sevillana
Post Date: 2007-10-14 18:18:18 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:Played by José Iturbi. Albéniz (1860 - 1909) was an important Spanish composer, principally for the piano, and his distinctly Spanish music is representative of "nationalistic - folkloric" European compositions of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.

Shut Up and End Racism
Post Date: 2007-10-12 13:24:59 by Tauzero
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Shut Up and End Racism By J.D. Porter PUBLISHED OCTOBER 12, 2007 If you’ve been following the last few years of Columbia bias incidents, you’ve learned that racism is bad, and that we should do something about it. Unfortunately, even though we keep saying that, racism just doesn’t seem to be going away. More and more I’m beginning to suspect that we non-racists may have to abandon our empty rhetoric and form an actual plan. The most recent spate of race incidents began with the discovery of racist graffiti in a School of International and Public Affairs bathroom. Despite being crude, offensive, and asinine, this was no ordinary bathroom stall message. Or rather, ...

The Great Mexican Chicken Rodeo
Post Date: 2007-10-10 19:11:29 by Dakmar
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Upon arriving home today I noticed something strange in my front yard, turned out it was a chicken. Once I got out of the car I saw it was not just a chicken, but a chicken and a rooster. It didn't take long to figure out where they had come from. I decided it would be much more mature if I tell them their chicken in my yard, eating bugs. They came and got them, after some chasing and insane poultry cackling. My cat ran and hid under my bed and threw up.

Meade Lux Lewis - Boogie Woogie
Post Date: 2007-10-06 19:27:40 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:Play that thang...! :P

what happened to the 'search' function 'latest articles'?
Post Date: 2007-09-23 18:53:15 by Itisa1mosttoolate
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Herbie Hancock - Canteloupe Island
Post Date: 2007-09-13 22:29:05 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:With Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, Tony Williams on drums, and Joe Henderson on sax.

Claudius the God, by Robert Graves
Post Date: 2007-09-04 23:12:50 by Mekons4
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I don't know if anyone has ever read I Claudius, the story of the historian/emperor who succeeded Caligula, but it's pretty instructive. I read it a long time ago, and am now reading Claudius the God. I particularly like a scene in the Senate right after Caligula was assassinated and they all try topping each other for patriotism and belief in "freedom." Up until 90 years before, the Senate had come up with the "watchword of the day" for guards. Then the Caesar took that away. So now, thinking they have won (and privately plotting to become the next Caesar), they dance around smashing stuff with Caligula's face on it, when the assassin marches in, Ollie ...

IQ Does Matter
Post Date: 2007-09-04 20:42:26 by YertleTurtle
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Despite hysterical politically-motivated attacks on them that have sometimes turned violent, researchers into human intelligence have by now produced a coherent and compelling scientific picture, as explained in books such as the 1994 best-seller The Bell Curve by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray. With one exception. For uncertain reasons, all over the world, raw IQ scores have been rising, on average at the rate of about 3 points per decade. Thus, a test performance that a half century ago would have ranked at the 84th percentile (a score of 115) now is only good enough for the 50th percentile (a score of 100). When IQ test publishers revise and renormalize their exams every decade ...

Albinos of the World, Unite!
Post Date: 2007-09-03 20:36:11 by YertleTurtle
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Being as I am an aspiring dead white male, I believe I could weary of hearing harsh words about what guttersnipes we are, and sludge, and sharpers, and impediments to civilization, and rapists and slave drivers and Marines: yes, and just no damned good. For one thing, I think we are a splendid lot. For another, I notice that most of the yapping comes from life’s camp-followers—from those who didn’t and can’t and aren’t likely to. Yet they seem perfectly willing to live in a world that white European males built. It is not a dignified performance. Now, graciousness is a trademark of this column. And a good thing, too, as otherwise I might say, “Them as ...

Parody designer imagines North American Union currency
Post Date: 2007-08-31 21:26:15 by YertleTurtle
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Parody coin designer Daniel Carr has launched production of an "amero" coin which he is marketing to coin dealers and collectors. Blogger Daniel Taylor called attention to Carr's "amero" parody, commenting, "Pictures of the supposedly designed and coined 'amero' have been making the rounds on the Internet lately, causing a stir among those aware of real proposals for a common currency between the United States, Canada, and Mexico." Carr notes on his website that, "These 'private-issue fantasy pattern' ameros will be struck as an annual series (until such time as it is no longer legal to do so), starting in the later part of 200 ...

Iggy Pop & the Stooges - T.V. Eye, etc. [Live in Cincinnati 1970]
Post Date: 2007-08-26 20:08:49 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:Classic proto-punk band

Women's Vote Launched Big Govt, Economist Argues
Post Date: 2007-08-26 17:08:37 by YertleTurtle
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(CNSNews.com) - John Lott's latest book, "Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't," praises free enterprise and scolds government ineptitude in certain areas. Lott, an economist and senior research scientist at the University of Maryland, stoked controversy in the past with his book "More Guns, Less Crime." And in his latest, he doesn't shy away from tackling contentious issues, such as election reform, problematic public schools, the apparent link between abortion and crime and affirmative action. In the second part of a two-part interview with Cybercast News Service, Lott discussed the assertions made in his new ...

Animals - San Francisco Nights
Post Date: 2007-08-25 17:09:32 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:I wasn't born there, Perhaps I'll die there There's no place left to go San Francisco. Cop's face is filled with hate Heavens above He's on a street called LoveWhen will they ever learn? Old cop, young cop feel all right On a warm San Franciscan night.

Wave Swinger, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride
Post Date: 2007-08-21 20:38:23 by Ferret Mike
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One year before I fell from the tree in 1998, I travelled with Funtastic and operated their Wave Swinger. (Picture of the very machine in header URL) I ran into several people I knew from Funtastic and got talked into running the ride at the local county fair as the ride foreman was gone with family stuff to deal with. Flinging 48 people around in a circle on a ride that is a shear delight to ride and that I know well was tiring a way to spend 12 hours a day from Tuesday to Sunday, but I enjoyed it. We got high marks as a crew which made me happy, as Funtastic Rides has a much higher standard for courtesy, cleanliness and maintanance then any other company I have worked with on and off ...

Sophie Tucker - My Yiddishe Momme (1928)
Post Date: 2007-08-18 18:16:01 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:I never had a Yiddishe momme - Gott sei dank... -- but I still like this standard fun di lang fergangene yor'n.

Who was really behind 9-11
Post Date: 2007-08-14 19:41:33 by YertleTurtle
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Now, let's see...in order to pull off the magic of technologically-impossible remote-controlled airplanes, you'd need massive amounts of cash. Therefore: Bill Gates You'd need someone with no conscience. So, Ted Bundy. You would need an intellectually brilliant polymath who was an expert in all sorts of fields. So, that could be Freeman Dyson. Put them all together, and you have the only possible explanation for 9-11. Dr. Evil.

Son House - Death Letter
Post Date: 2007-07-28 22:04:35 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:Real old time Mississippi Delta country blues. Son House was a personal friend of Charley Patton, "Father of the Delta Blues," and himself cut some sides ca. 1930 that influenced that best known of the Mississippi bluesmen, Robert Johnson (compare Son House's "My Black Mama" with Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" for example). Son House (like Robert Johnson posthumously) was rediscovered during the '60's; this video dates from 1967.

Ngawatj - Geoffrey Peter
Post Date: 2007-07-16 01:35:28 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:Australian aboriginal (Gurindji) reggae.

J. S. Bach - French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817
Post Date: 2007-07-11 21:02:16 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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[Part Deux :P] Poster Comment:Played by Daniel Lessner at a live recital in Los Angeles.

Capercaillie - The Tree
Post Date: 2007-07-07 19:38:25 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:More Scottish music, live by a top Scottish folk revivalist band.

Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby
Post Date: 2007-07-04 17:10:03 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Bill Evans - My Foolish Heart

Maurice Ravel - Piano Trio in A Minor (1st movement)
Post Date: 2007-06-29 20:04:55 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:The hauntingly beautiful first movement of Ravel's great Piano Trio, based on the Basque zortziko dance form (Ravel's mother was Basque). This composition was used to great effect in Claude Sautet's 1992 film Un coeur en hiver during the climactic "lovers' farewell" scene between Daniel Auteuil and Émmanuelle Béart (who in fact were lovers off-screen at the time, having a daughter together before they too in real life -alas!- split up... )

Dmitri Shostakovich - Prelude & Fugue in E minor, Op. 87
Post Date: 2007-06-28 23:26:06 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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Poster Comment:Played by Ruslan Sviridov.

USA for Africa - We Are the World
Post Date: 2007-06-27 22:48:31 by Peetie Wheatstraw
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