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From YouTube:
Written by Kolbeinn Tumason in 1208, the music was composed in the 1970s by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013), one of Iceland's foremost contemporary composers.

So beautiful!! Enjoy :)
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Rotation of musical note     I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
          John Cage, Composer_5 Sep 1912 to 12 Aug 1992

If you don't know much about him, here's a little bit from KQED's American Masters series. Personally, I think I enjoy Cage's philosophy about music more than the music itself, his new of sixty years ago still being maybe a little too new for me today. Still, his impact, through his own compositions and through his collaborations with all manner of artists, painters, other composers, and choreographers, is a long-lasting and definite game-changer.


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...and like him while I'm not Irish or Scottish either, bigpipe and drum music gets to me, reminding me of something ancient, beyond time, pulling on me in a way that I don't necessairly understand, yet have always felt.
So, I repost.
And what a lovely setting!

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I joined my friends, Cindy and Elizabeth, at a House Concert being held at the home of one of my bookclub friends, Janelle, and her husband, Michael.

The singer/ guitarist, 25 year old San Franciscan, Megan Slankard, writes her own music plus covers the music of others, both of which she sings in a of kind blusey jazz.

The night included food and drink which Janelle served up beautifully, and much delightful entertainment.
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Introductions by Mike and performing
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I'm keeping this one big because I like it!!
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Mike and Janelle's house backs up to a firestation_library complex. Janelle, thoughtfully, let the fire guys know that she and Mike would be doing a house concert, it did get pretty loud since Megan was all electrified, and seven or so of them, happily, decided to join us for a while. After 45 minutes or so, they did get a call and away they went in their, what I am sure was a, gleaming, red, truck. No alcholo was confumed by any of them.
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We had such a terrific time and, if the jar at the front door was any indication, Megan did just fine for herself, also selling several CDs, including one to me :)

A little vid from YouTube, I chose this one because of all of the ones I checked out, this one reminded me the most of how she held herself with us, weirdly shy, a little nervous, intense,

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Lauren found this vid on Tumblr and shared it with me and so now, I share it with you. The song itself is beautiful enough but his playing is amazing!!!


This is what little the artist has to say:
'[Sis puella magica] on the Recorder overdubbing. MIDI is not used. All the percussions are also played by me.'

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Yo-Yo Ma with Lil Buck

French prima ballerina Yvette Chauvire

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Lennon was a hero to me, I remember the day clearly,
30 years ago, when he died
and miss him still.
David and Lauren bought me his
Greatest Hits' for Christmas last year
and it remains in my car to this day, singing to us where ever we go.
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click the banner for the site
click on Get Involved to sign the petition.
Personally, I didn't click either of the two boxes for updates as I am now following them on Twitter and that should be enough.

Musicians range from the drummers of Radiohead and Coldplay to a tiny little kid drummer in Brazil, a totally international coming together.

pass it on
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'I Write Sins Not Tragedies'_Panic At The Disco

The vidder says:
This music video I've been working on, I think it was pretty good! hope you guys enjoy it. I didn't make a video for a while so I rushed the ending a bit, but that wouldn't bother ya much right!? ...

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The song is 'People Ain't No Good' by Nick Cave and
the video on this one is especially nice.
It's a compilation of images from 'Final Fantasy'
which has some of the most beautiful characters I've seen.

the lyrics )

It's been a year, dearest Bob, and you are missed.
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The lyrics are simple:

You can't take it with you
Dancing for your pleasure

You are not to blame for
Bittersweet distracter
Dare not speak its name
Dedicated to all human beings

Because we separate like ripples on a blank shore
In rainbows
Because we separate like ripples on a blank shore

Take me with you
Dedicated to all human beings

One off the album, One cover, and One live )

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: HAPPY BIRTHDAY [profile] ta_wanda. Hope you had a great day.

: This was snagged from [ profile] qaffangyrl who snagged it from wherever it is she snags things. The song is 'Bring Him Home -- which I LOVE -- from Les Miserables, which I have actually seen and enjoyed very much. Only about half of the time is spent with him actually singing, maybe less. The rest of the time is,'ll see.


an observation about books in general and 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in particular )

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I guess there's a kind of music meme going around, so I've decided to post some vids now and then.
I asked Lauren her favorite song, if she could share just one, what would it be? She choose this one.
I went through several vids and this is the best, even if it does cut off the last word.

Simon & Garfunkel's 'I Am A Rock' )

Enjoy!!! It's an oldie but a goodie


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