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  • Debussy's Clair de lune

    Claude Debussy music is celebrated for its afferent element and frequent avoidance of musical notation. the style of this period was known as symbolism, a movement that directly inspired him as a composer and as an active cultural contributor.

    Claude Debussy "Clair de lune" by Angela Hewitt

    Angela Hewitt performs a live concert for the Royal Conservatory of Music at Toronto's Koerner Hall

    Published on Feb 11, 2012
    http://youtu.be/-ip64cG7gK4

  • Message through a fife

    "If you ask people what they've always wanted to do, most people haven't done it. That breaks my heart."

    woman poem fife

    Another version: Message through a fife

    RE: Let me poetically rhyme this phrase for you:

    As often as I look back into my life,
    I have seen trails of tasks deprived,
    it could almost break my heart in rife
    I won't feel satisfied unless survived
    may the message spreads through a fife

    Pete

    another pix
    www.flickr.com/photos/panamerican09/

  • After the rain

    The perfect mood to end my day since it's also raining outside but it doesn't look as good as in this amazing video, calmness after the rain! :)

    after-rain-nature

    The calm after rain

    Josep says: "Finally, after a cold and dry winter, the rain has come and spring begins to explode. I hope this year will not have to regret the fire, which had begun already with extreme hardness, throughout our country. I made this film with a Canon EOS 7D and 18-135 IS lens."

    by Josep Monter Martinez
    Sun, Mar 25, 2012 1:19pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)
    http://vimeo.com/39148692

  • I am the Ocean

    Interesting view on the Ocean for National Geographic a commercial made by Dan Blank!

    Ocean

    "PSA produced for National Geographic. I was lead artist under creative directors Will Campbell & Will Johnson at Gentleman Scholar. The other artists and I had to work fast, and completed the spot in under two weeks."

    http://vimeo.com/14983455

  • Misses Satchmo

    This is the best 11 minutes spent on youtube... the entertainment is smooth and relaxing!

    Marton seems that he has been drumming forever and holds the band's beat perfectly nice.. . Frederic is really into a trance as a bassist! Maude as well seems to enjoy the party; her fingers run on the keyboard with such agility, and last and not least Lysandre strongly holds the entire tune with the trumpet and her unique voice, nothing else can be more enjoyable and right out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!

    More Videos:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWurBXXAxYg

    Missessatchmo | October 13, 2010
    Voici un bon 10 minutes d'extraits du spectacle de Misses Satchmo capté au Quai des Brumes en septembre 2010 par Alexandre Lampron. Lysandre Champagne trompette et voix, Maude Alain-Gendreau au piano, Frédéric Pauze ā la contrebasse et Marton Maderspach ā la caisse-claire.

    :)

  • The Mule an ultimate weapon

    An amazing invention for the military, the Mule is an ultimate weapon!

    army

    Ultimate Weapons- The MULE

    This vehicle is designed to handle any battlefield and carry over a ton of gear.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnapbzZDDRI

    Enjoy the demonstration!

    Pete

  • FlashMob entertainment

    The most amusing and dense Flashmob I have seen was in Vancouver during the Olympic Games!!

    Here's a short view of it, but I have saved up many gathering on my youtube site!!

    Flash mobs began as a form of performance art, it is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.

    The term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts.

    [Official] imagine1day's Dancing in the Streets Flashmob | Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010

    The first flash mob was created in Manhattan in May 2003, by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Harper's Magazine.

    The origins of the flash mobs were unknown until Wasik published an article about his creation in the March 2006 edition of Harper's. The first attempt was unsuccessful after the targeted retail store was tipped off about the plan for people to gather. Wasik avoided such problems during the second flash mob, which occurred on June 3, 2003 at Macy's department store, by sending participants to preliminary staging areas – in four prearranged Manhattan bars – where they received further instructions about the ultimate event and location just before the event began.

    More than 100 people converged upon the ninth floor rug department of the store, gathering around an expensive rug. Anyone approached by a sales assistant was advised to say that the gatherers lived together in a warehouse on the outskirts of New York, that they were shopping for a "love rug", and that they made all their purchase decisions as a group.

    Subsequently, 200 people flooded the lobby and mezzanine of the Hyatt hotel in synchronized applause for about 15 seconds, and a shoe boutique in SoHo was invaded by participants pretending to be tourists on a bus trip.

    Wasik claimed that he created flash mobs as a social experiment designed to poke fun at hipsters and to highlight the cultural atmosphere of conformity and of wanting to be an insider or part of "the next big thing". The Vancouver Sun wrote, "It may have backfired on him... [Wasik] may instead have ended up giving conformity a vehicle that allowed it to appear nonconforming."


    Köln, 29.08.2009
    - Zu Ehren von Michael Jackson haben wir am Tag seines Geburtstags mit rund 100 Leuten nach dem Vorbild Stockholms einen Thriller Dance Flashmob an drei Orten (Hauptbahnhof, Schildergasse, Domplatte) in Köln gestartet... mit anschließendem Fangesang .. und gemeinsamer Feier.. es war super, vielen Dank an alle die dabei waren! ||| A hundred people performed Thriller as a Flashmob honoring Michael Jackson on his birthday - encouraged by Stockholm's shining example. It was a lot of fun, thanks to everyone dancing and cheering!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Ustn0-UqY

    FlashMob entertainment

    On Wednesday 14th March around 50 people attempted a mass freeze frame in a Manchester supermarket lasting four minutes. Five cameras captured the event.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4GMXavfKPY

  • Giant 'Sea Serpent'

    A huge oarfish was caught on camera in the Gulf of Mexico, giving scientists a rare glimpse of the bizarre fish in its native deep sea habitat. Researcher Mark Benfield describes the fish, a likely inspiration for the sea serpent myth.

    Giant 'Sea Serpent' Caught on Camera
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvRqqwBoyx8

    For more weird videos, go to www.discoverynews.com

  • Laura Fygi & Michael Franks

    Laura Fygi is a Dutch singer, born August 27, 1955 in Amsterdam, for the first eight years of her life, she lived with her parents in South America. She is the daughter of a Dutch father (a manager at Philips) and an Egyptian mother.

    ___ Laura-Fygi

    Tell Me All About It - Laura Fygi & Michael Franks

    The elegant Dutch beauty Laura Fygi is a star in Europe, where she occupies the same space that Diana Krall inhabits in North America. This is a sparkling mix of jazz-flecked standard and bossa nova. Michael Franks duets with Fygi on his own "Tell Me All About It."


    Tell Me All About It - Laura Fygi and Michael Franks (1994)

    VIDEO with the song:
    http://youtu.be/n7t7GIjpyaE
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    Between 1987 and 1991, Laura Fygi was a member of one of the most popular Dutch girl-bands, Centerfold. During performances, the ladies dressed themselves in sexy lingerie. They had hits in the Netherlands and all over Europe. In Japan, they were considered famous.

    In 1991, the ladies of Centerfold stopped performing and Laura (together with Rowan Moore) started a band called The Backlot. After one performance in Dutch theatre Paradiso, an album was expected, but Mercury Records had already asked Laura to make a solo album. This first album of hers was called Introducing (album), produced by Ruud Jacobs. On this album, she was accompanied by famous Belgian musician Jean 'Toots' Thielemans. Most of the songs on the album are jazz.

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton are back!!

    Trying to win over her party's liberal activists, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on accused President Bush of disregarding the Constitution and promised to bring a new progressive vision to the White House.

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    Former President Bill Clinton joins his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, at her 59th birthday party at Tavern on the Green in New York in this Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 file photo. The Clintons will join Mariah Carey and others as honorees at the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's 10th-anniversary gala in September. The Clintons have been active in past Save The Music campaigns. In 1998, then-President Clinton donated his saxophone to the foundation; the instrument went to a student musician.

    Bush's government has "a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok," she said in one of the more partisan speeches of her campaign. "It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent."

    Anyone remember the days when our nation wasn’t concerned with the ever growing National Debt and the dying of our kids in a useless war don't you? The days when you losers were so fired up about a stain on the dress!! Wonder how many REAL American's wouldn't love to have those times back!!

    Anyone envision it's the pot calling the kettle black. I especially like her word "progressive” that doesn't mean violations to the constitution. It's a prelude to informing you that big government is coming back to take care of your cronyism!

    The ever evolving Democrats with the secular society, open mind to diplomacy, socialized medicine - anything progressive is just an extension to free enterprise and capitalism. You can kiss your warmongers goodbye.

    ENJOY the read!

    Slick Hillary? Former President Clinton earned the nickname "Slick Willy" for his mastery in the political arts of ducking and dodging. He had a knack for convincing people on both sides of an issue that he agreed with them.

    His wife may not be as smooth, but Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is doing a passable impression of the ever-parsing former president.

    Would she pardon Scooter Libby?

    No comment.

    Would she nominate a union leader to be secretary of labour?

    Maybe.

    Would she repeal the North American Free Trade Agreement?

    Can't say.

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