Archive for April, 2014

Thought for TODAY………..

Mission Galactic Freedom

ship

“An entire water of the Sea can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” – Goi Nasu

ownself

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley

light and darkness

No matter how hard you try, you cannot get rid of darkness, because it does not exist. it is nothing but the absence of light. In order to effect darkness, you must do something with light, because the light is the only thing that actually exists.  TEAL

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There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in. — Leonard Cohen

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It is the funct…

It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize and teach the American people to hate, so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms.

John Stockwell, former CIA official and author

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Piece of the Week – 4/25/2014

Piece of the Week – 4/25/2014

I’m a little late again, but here’s the next piece of the week.  You’re welcome, percussionists.

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Piece of the Week – 4/18/2014

Malcolm Arnold’s “Fantasy for Brass Band”

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The United States of America: Oligarchy or Democracy/Republic? Stand-up comedian Lee Camp weighs in.

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Piece of the Week – 4/4/2014

Happy late 4/4/14!  Continuing with the music of Hovhaness (someone who, no doubt, would delight in this numerical lineup), here’s one of his lesser-known works, the Symphony no. 46, “To the Green Mountains.”

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Pieces of the Week – 3/21&28/2014; 4/4/2014

It’s okay, I’m alive!

I have fallen behind on pieces of the week because a) the nincompoops at AT&T inexplicably disconnected my Internet despite all my bills being on time, and then b) I got married a week ago.  So here are the three delightful pieces that would have been:

The first is the chamber orchestra version of Frank Zappa’s “Dog Breath Variations.”  If you watch closely you’ll see the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Stefan Dohr on horn.

The second is Alan Hovhaness’ Guitar Concerto, Op. 325.  There’s no video, but it is available on Spotify.  You will not be disappointed.

The third is a piece for solo trumpet and wind band, also by Hovhaness – “Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places.”

http://grooveshark.com/#!/search?q=return+and+rebuild+the+desolate+places

You’re welcome, odd-meter buffs.

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