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September 18, 2017
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lunazure said
OH ok... I found that Ravel piece. Listen to this. Only Ravel could get away with being this abstract, and still writing really really REALLY beautiful music.

That IS amazing, isn't it? Very beautiful!

September 18, 2017
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Here's a favorite clip from a TV series I loved alot--Walker Texas Ranger--(in this one a young boy Tommy Brighthawk lead a rebellion against grave robbers stealing artifacts from Indian burial grounds)--then Walker steps in--and you know 'the rest of the story' I gotta admit my first trip to Colorado in the early 90s was eye-opening when I got my first introduction to some really fiercely good looking tall dark natives in business suits--with their long hair neatly pulled into braided pony tails-made my hairdo feel really inadequate, you know?...Lawd have mercy--I'll never forget that...there's just almost NO memory of other instances that really leave me shaking at the knees like that...me dying to leave the building before I made a fool out of myself but sure as hell not wanting to! (So I DEFINITELY understand the meaning: between a rock and hard place LOL. glad I survived it in spite of myself)
There's a calm before the storm
In the deep blue water rise
So many danger signs
I've come to recognise
I should go but I hold on
I swallow back my pride
Leaving should be natural
But how can I decide
Between a rock, and a heartache
There is just no place left to turn
Way down deep, I know I can't win
With the choice I've got to make
Between a rock, and a heartache..........

September 18, 2017
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That was some mighty fine fancy dancing and honky tonk indeed. One of those foxy young native men was the actor who played in Windtalkers.... geeze I love that movie. There is still so much education to do with preserving Native heritage. Alas it's always a source of contention in tribes... we're all too busy fighting ourselves to move forward.

I just got my DNA results back, and after comparing notes with a cousin back through the Native American branch of the family.... I'm solidly 6% Native. My mom looked like a fullblood but was only 1/8 (12%) Long story, but we have a tradition of cowboys and Indians making love and parties, not war in MY family. You'll find often too, that Native America tends to side with Redneck America, despite what politicians would have you think.

And oddly..... I was just researching RANGERS. The term seemed to come about from the Royal Military during the French Indian wars, prior to the American revolution. Whilst untangling genealogy, I seem to have stumbled into a company of Queen's rangers who, when the cause was plainly lost (ie Patriots were winning) melted into the forest, and went back to their homes with the Indians in the Interior. It's very exciting. Francis Marion was the American counterpart (Swamp Fox) but it was a British concept, they mostly did intelligence gathering, and liaison with the Natives.

Yes men out west are very handsome, the western and Midwest of America (cows and horses) was settled by the Irish, then the Germans took over in the middle part of the country as farmers. The Irish are still here... and yes long hair is acceptable professionally so long as it's groomed, and so is a nice clean cowboy hat.

OK a song. This was bouncing around my head today, Tom Rush did it of course.... but look what I found. Joni Mitchell, on the verge of being a superstar.

November 3, 2017
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Windtalkers is a great movie-I also saw Windwalker many years back-it was good too
more fairy dust...
My Heart Will Go On featured in a soft harmonic blend of instrumentals

November 3, 2017
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Goddamnit. That last posting just triggered something in me

November 3, 2017
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now, see===I had done good "moving forward" up til now...

.........Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you, go on
Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart and my heart will go on and on
Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone..........

it keeps playing in my head like an endless loopie--see--
so, lets just play some piano, too, shall we, M?
{{and I'll just take time to dream a while again to fill in the gap}}

November 5, 2017
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HI MBT... nice to see you around and about.

It's snowing here right now so my music will follow the theme. I loved Titanic, thought I wouldn't but they did a wonderful job with the costumes and casting, acting.... and yes the music was just wonderful. I guess a lot of us have loves that have done the Big Dive to the bottom of the ocean, in a metaphorical sense. Alas.

I'll have to listen to that Beethoven later on... trying to get out the door to go grocery shopping!

OK here's my share. All of Tchaikovsky's Ballets have a "big number" toward the end of the ballet, in Sleeping Beauty it's the Garland Dance (I got to help put that one together once and I probably could again.... I probably missed my calling not being a choreographer or director of some kind... very enjoyable) in the Nutcracker there are two, this one, and at the end, the Waltz of the Flowers (the corps de ballet runs off stage and does a costume change! LOL) Anyway I think this is my favorite. Ballanchine thankfully preserved his choreography in this movie, I should probably track it down and buy the DVD.

November 5, 2017
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... My arms will close around your brain ...
And squeeze it!

November 5, 2017
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Like the Black and White photography challenge. I post this no explanations.

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November 7, 2017
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This, with no explanation except our local symphony conductor of many years will be going out with this one, and I love music with passion - which makes me classless. The YouTube here slides into Mozart's Requiem after all the standing ovations. I sure wish I could find that rendition I heard in Oxford. (No, it wasn't Bettye LaVette.)

November 7, 2017
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I don't care who knows it.... I really can't stand Mozart. Once in a great while, something will catch my ear by him... but in the morning almost always I catch "Mozart at Eight" on my classical station... and there goes the tinky tinky tinky tinky .... Handel does it too. I turn it off and drive in silence.

Happy birthday to Joni Mitchell. Oh wisest lady songwriter ever.

November 8, 2017
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I agree on Mozart, but that 12-part monk choir recorded on Harmonia Mundi was, as the DJ warned, enough to shoot one out of one's chair, as good as it gets without becoming supernatural.

November 8, 2017
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Oh, so I woke up in the middle of the morning with a song on my mind. It was playing and playing and playing in my dream. I have often looked forward to the day somebody invents something where one can look up the song based on a few notes. But then, I realized this wasn't a song, so I jotted it down. I need to give it a listen now that I've forgotten it. I used to dream in symphonies. Now, I dream in boring, "German" melodies.

November 9, 2017
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I heard Debussy's *Nocturnes* today on the radio. Wow that was good... it starts out burbling, bringing up bits and bobs of themes from his other works, then takes off in this totally different direction. Quite good, I think the Paris Philharmoic had done it, something like that.

Debussy's music is nectar of the gods...

headed to the showers, too late to be messing around on this stupid computer.... tapatalk is now belly up, hope it comes back someday. I can't get some programs (like ancestry) to work on this old computer. Quite annoying.

November 9, 2017
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My Fundamentals of Music teacher was a big fan of WC.

I have given up being frustrated spending all my time learning how to communicate instead of coming up with messages worth sharing.

November 12, 2017
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Last night, I sang "We Need a Little Christmas" as I was walking The EVO! I was making up words. Then, today, whilst I passed the same spot where I'd been singing it, it came on the radio. Oooooh. 'Twilight Zone.'

Before that, a song came on the radio, and I remember being really aggravated by it in years gone by. Everybody has to be so PC, the lyrics of it and other Christimas songs, instead of being spiritual and insightful, are now only "It's Christmas time," kind of stuff. Really? How about we sing, "It's 6:00, it's 6:00, it's 6:00"? Look! I'm just as bad.

A beautiful bluejay just roosted on the tree out the window, turned his head to me, and said, "MYOW!" He wins. Actually, I think he might be pregnant.

November 12, 2017
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Too early to sing about Christmas... as I recall, Auntie Mame was trying to cheer up her adopted son, and started running around the set, throwing evergreen everywhere. We always do Christmas in July here. Now *I* have an earworm Confused ... "We need a little Christmas right this very minute, candles in the window carols at the spinet"

I have nothing to contribute. I had on Mom's old radio in the kitchen, scrubbing dishes (I cooked a 25 pound turkey yesterday.... too long and it dissolved, what a mess to clean up!) on came *Bolero* by Ravel. I'd stripped my clothes (having just crawled off the roof.... cleaning gutters, I was filthy) and started doing Iberian kootch dances to the music. Cats liked it I think.

Must go finish the laundry. Got m,y RRHOF voting done. Maybe I can get the bills paid too.... sigh back to work tomorrow after a lovely three day holiday. Raining pretty hard here right now. Hope it's nice where you are.

November 12, 2017
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I'm only happy when "it" is at least 70oF. I did see a lot of pink trees today. It's their fall color, and it was pretty cool. Lots were pale carnation, one was more saturated, and some were peachy. Then, we have lots of confused flowers - azaleas, roses, and various other varieties coming out rather scruffily.

November 13, 2017
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Still raining. I hate to gloat, but my brother just called from Arizona and he said the weather was nice and dry and warm there. We could barely go outdoors today, the wind was like a knife, cold wet rainy... you try being cooped up with 21 3rd graders who all want to go out.

November 15, 2017
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Still lovin' Arizona, but in my old age I am finding I am crazier about places with year-round biodiversity in bloom. Maybe I need to go back and get another blast of that beloved heat.

I have the windows open here. I struggle to breathe without fresh air circulating, regardless of how cold. Soon, though, I shall have to hibernate.

Not now, but last night, I was listening to a lot of hate speech from peeps trying to stir stuff up at city council. I was wondering how much longer I would continue to attend these meetings, because I'm askeered of fights and such. The mayor and I made eye-contact whilst these two peeps were being rude and discourteous, having their own meeting to drown out the business at-hand. I was squirming in my seat, and, well, one does not gavel people in a protected class anymore, but she was courageous and asked them to hush.

One of the ladies lost a bid for city council. She always runs and loses. She says what she wants, regardless of the law. She can speak as militantly on one side of the aisle as the other. She's very charismatic, and people will follow her regardless of the facts. Now that she lost, she's going to show everybody who's boss, anyway.

I'll take the third-graders.

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