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The Seekers with Karen Knowles - Kumbaya
Post Date: 2007-06-27 22:45:13 by Peetie Wheatstraw

The Chieftains & Alison Krauss - Molly Ban
Post Date: 2007-06-24 17:49:35 by Peetie Wheatstraw
The Chieftains - Mna na hEireann [Women of Ireland] Poster Comment: Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, presents.

Frédéric Chopin - Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23
Post Date: 2007-06-24 16:26:32 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:Played by Arturo Michelangeli.

Claude Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin
Post Date: 2007-06-23 18:19:50 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:Played by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. From Debussy's "Preludes, Book I."

Édith Piaf - La Vie En Rose
Post Date: 2007-06-13 21:35:30 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Édith Piaf - Non, je ne regrette rienHymne à l'amourÉdith Piaf (accompanied by Les Compagnons de la Chanson) - Les Trois Cloches Poster Comment:The greatest torch singer of all.

Everything You Know About Sgt. Pepper's Is Wrong
Post Date: 2007-06-11 01:46:02 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Thousands of apocryphal tales about Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band have been told and retold in the 40 years since the record's release, but the loveliest is a true one. Immediately following the completion of Sgt. Pepper's in the wee hours of April 21, 1967, the Beatles decamped from Abbey Road Studios to Mama Cass' apartment in Chelsea, where they flung open the windows and blasted an acetate of the album into the London morning at top volume. In the surrounding buildings, windows slowly rose in reply, and neighbors leaned out to listen to the Beatles' newest songs. It's a delightful image, a metaphor for the flood of joy and wonderment that the four ...

The importance of moral imagination
Post Date: 2007-06-07 05:29:16 by YertleTurtle
This term and concept can now be found in many of the recent books on ethics, particularly professional ethics. In fact, one of the books is titled Moral Imagination1. This book defines moral imagination as "an ability to imaginatively discern various possibilities for acting in a given situation and to envision the potential help and harm that are likely to result from a given action." If we examine this definition it involves at least two skills, one being able to imagine many possibilities and their consequences, let's say a creative element, and the other being able to morally evaluate the possibilities, a more rational element (but not purely rational). The parallel with ...

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted
Post Date: 2007-06-05 01:19:07 by Horse
When the Pulitzer Prizes were handed out in May during a luncheon at Columbia University, two special citations were given. One went to John Coltrane (who died in 1967), the fourth time a jazz musician has been honored. The other went to Ray Bradbury, the first time a writer of science fiction and fantasy has been honored. Bradbury, a longtime Los Angeles resident who leads an active civic life and even drops the Los Angeles Times letters to the editor on his views of what ails his town, did not attend, telling the Pulitzer board his doctor did not want him to travel. But the real reason, he told the L.A. Weekly, had less to do with the infirmities of age (he turns 87 in August) than with ...

The Beatles - Revolution
Post Date: 2007-06-04 22:07:41 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:You say you want a revolution Well you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well you know We all want to change the world But when you talk about destruction Don't you know you can count me out

"The Godfather" on ethnic, racial stereotypes
Post Date: 2007-06-02 15:54:25 by YertleTurtle
Ethology is the scientific study of behavior, but not all of the greatest ethologists have been scientists. Musicians and artists don’t have to be good at human ethology, but novelists and playwrights generally do: Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Dickens had a very deep intuitive understanding of our behavior. It’s easy to think of other names to add to that list of great intuitive ethologists, but one might not seem very obvious: Mario Puzo. You might not have heard of him but you’ve certainly heard of his work. He wrote The Godfather (1969), which might be defined as a work of ethno-ethology: it describes the behavior of competing ethnic groups. A lot of the subtlety and ...

Oregon - Waterwheel
Post Date: 2007-05-28 21:13:06 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:Oregon, jazz/world music fusion group.

John Coltrane Quartet - My Favorite Things
Post Date: 2007-05-28 19:47:16 by Peetie Wheatstraw
A later, "jazzier" version Poster Comment:One of Coltrane's signature pieces, played on soprano saxophone.

Misora Hibari - Yawara
Post Date: 2007-05-26 17:49:38 by Peetie Wheatstraw
An even better version of "Yawara" ("Judo," but as a metaphor for the "judo" of love: "Don't think you're going to win [in the game of love]," goes the first line, "If you think like that, you're gonna lose..."), with lilting grace notes so distinctive of Japanese enka, is here.Misora Hibari - Kanashii Sake [Sad Sake](Ignore the gab-fest for the first 1:30 of the video)[My translation] The sake I'm drinking all alone at a barTastes like my tears at our partingAs I drink, the face of the guy I want to forgetKeeps floating around in my glass"I'm happier by myself,"I say to myself as I weepStill loving the man ...

Tyrone Davis - Change My Mind
Post Date: 2007-05-24 21:29:33 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Tyrone Davis - Sure Wasn't MeTyrone Davis - Turning PointTyrone Davis - Turn Back the Hands of Time Poster Comment:Tyrone Davis (1938 - 2005) Great R & B singer, born outside of Greenville, Mississippi, heart of the Blues Delta.

Weezer - Buddy Holly
Post Date: 2007-05-21 21:51:50 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:Weezer - an old fave of my daughter's.

Beck - Where It's At
Post Date: 2007-05-21 19:45:45 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Beck - Loser Poster Comment:A favorite of my kids - and hence a sentimental favorite of mine.

Grateful Dead - St. Stephen
Post Date: 2007-05-21 19:00:22 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Grateful Dead - Casey JonesGrateful Dead - Truckin'

Vong Kim Lang - Phi Nhung
Post Date: 2007-05-20 21:10:09 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:Phi Nhung is Amerasian - Vietnamese Mommy, American Daddy.

Hungarian Folk Medley - Ugros/Csárdás
Post Date: 2007-05-20 17:19:30 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:Recorded at the Budapest Folk Arts Festival.

Glimpse of an Aluminum Overcast -- angels seen circling Eugene
Post Date: 2007-05-20 17:19:15 by Ferret Mike
Hey! Aluminum Overcast showing her lovely self on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DcfyWaD0vQ A B-17G, the model with the chin turret is lumbering the local Skies. The rich, deep, song of Wright R-1820 Cyclone engines from this siren who is a remnant of a fleet of 12,726 rugged legends. A third of which were lost in combat in WW II. As I gaze a the sight of her brilliantly silver aluminum skin slowly passing low under the perpetual overcast Oregon sky the drizzle takes on the reverence of holy water as it emanates from the same place this bird soars. It represents America of another era, a day when most of the wealth of the nation was distributed far more evenly. A day when ...

Post Date: 2007-05-20 16:55:13 by Peetie Wheatstraw

Ludwig van Beethoven - Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Post Date: 2007-05-18 20:57:15 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Alban Berg Quartet - Part IAlban Berg Quartet - Part II Poster Comment:To paraphrase Igor Stravinsky, this is a work far ahead of its time that still sounds "contemporary" even today.

J. S. Bach -Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004
Post Date: 2007-05-18 20:19:18 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Violinist Nathan Milstein - Part IViolinist Nathan Milstein - Part IIViolinist Jascha Heifetz - Part IViolinist Jascha Heifetz - Part II Poster Comment:Just one of the movements of the Partita for Solo Violin in D Minor, BWV 1004, this is a titanic work, lasting nearly fifteen minutes in full - hence the performances given here are divided in two parts.This chaconne (or ciaccona) is considered a summit of the solo violin repertoire, covering practically every aspect of violin-playing known during Bach's time. It is among the most difficult pieces to play for that instrument and is commonly included as a required repertoire piece in violin competitions all over the world. Johannes ...

Oh Damn. You GOTTA SEE THIS (Ron Paul)
Post Date: 2007-05-18 17:27:30 by bluedogtxn
Run time: 03:57 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvrrPCkHKLw Posted on YouTube: May 17, 2007

Johannes Brahms - Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Post Date: 2007-05-11 13:43:39 by Peetie Wheatstraw
Poster Comment:The aria and a few variations out of many from Brahms' Opus 24, a perennial favorite of mine, played competently (for the most part :P) by an amateur (only example of this work I could find on YouTube...)

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