Celebrate your departed loved ones.
Great article link.
To mark 151st anniversary of French composer’s birth, an animation is set to Clair de lune, one of his best-known pieces
Google is celebrating the 151st anniversary of the birth of French composer Achille-Claude Debussy with an animated doodle set to one of his best-known pieces, Clair de lune (Moonlight).
The doodle features a moonlit riverside scene which progresses to the sound of the piece, the third movement of his most famous piano suites, Suite bergamasque (1890–1905). Lights in the streets and houses flicker on and off in time to the music as the silhouettes of cars, boats and cyclists pass by, smoke rises from chimneys and rain begins to fall.
The animation ends with two people in different boats crossing paths on the river and sharing a red umbrella.
Debussy’s compositions are considered a seminal force in the music of the 20th century. He developed a system of harmony and musical structure that has been compared to the work of Impressionist and Symbolist painters. His style was reflected in his best known quote: “Music is the space between the notes.”
His other major works include Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, 1894), the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and La Mer (The Sea, 1905).
Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on 22 August 1862. In 1884, aged just 22, he won the Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata L’Enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Child).
He died of colon cancer at his home in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris on 25 March 1918 when he was only 55.
I have Two Archangels on my council, on my right Archangel Michael and on my left Archangel Gabriel.
The next two council members are living role models to me. Deepak sits on the right next to AAM and Oprah on the left next to AAG.
The next pair are artist, Leonardo da Vinci on the right and Pablo Picasso on the left.
The next pair is Nicola Tesla on the right and Socrates on the left.
Then the last pair. Gautama Buddha, and Krishna
And at the end of the table The Christed Jeshuah of Nazareth
At this mornings gathering, they ask me to add Einstein and someone else…I will have to check back in and ask.
It is feeling more fluid now. I have done the technique of Napoleon Hill’s about 5 times, and this morning when I was more awake it was better, the members were interacting. Krishna seem to be discussing electricity with Tesla. Oprah being the only female and well being Oprah is a bit giddy. Deepak doesn’t seem to affected. Pablo a little pouty. Leonardo also loves talking to Tesla who sits to his right. The room is like a Greek or Roman patio with columns very lovely, with array of lovely fruits, dates, figs, pomegranates, and cheeses. I remember who else they requested, and its an odd one, as he is a Word Press Blogger, Johnny, from Feed the Piglet. I think they want him to bring food, and they liked his quirky style. This is where it takes on a life of its on, I mean I like Johnny but they picked him. They want your bread buddy, what can I say?
So they will sit Albert between Deepak, and Leonardo. Johnny will sit between Oprah, and Pablo, when he is not catering. lol
Have Fun! Namaste~
Welcome to Year of the Water Snake! Snake is the Yin to last year’s Dragon Yang. That said, Snake does not settle for mediocrity, either. We’re likely to see significant developments in the area of science and technology this year. Research and development are apt to flourish. This is a Water year as well, the element most closely associated with education and research, making 2013 a very special year for scientists and scholars. Snake is a great sign, a positive one, with energy that can help us face all of the challenges ahead of us. Let’s take advantage of this vibrant influence to improve our lives — and our world!
Evolution♥ Shedding of skin♥ Rebirth♥
New Beginning♥ Purification♥ Transformation♥
Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,
dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,
what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?
What primal night does Man touch with his senses?
Ay, Love is a journey through waters and stars,
through suffocating air, sharp tempests of grain:
Love is a war of lightning,
and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness.
Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity,
your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages,
and a genital fire, transformed by delight,
slips through the narrow channels of blood
to precipitate a nocturnal carnation,
to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.
Can I watch Dr. Who and write a paper on Richard Wagner simultaneously? This is the question. I was just commenting that I had lost touch since the new doctor came on board, and I moved from Los Angeles to Louisiana. Then low and behold BBCA is airing the last two seasons 2010 and 2011. I now have over 20 Dr. Who’s to watch. 🙂 Want to anyway.
I have spent the day researching Wagner for a paper I have to write for my Theater Directing class. Ik new a little about Wagner and The Ring Cycle but not much. Since I am a visual person, instead of writing the paper, I made a Power Point presentation. very cool, I like to keep those skills in tact. We are to give an oral presentation of the paper so the pictures and video clips aught enhance the paper.
So after this I have to write the paper, can I watch Dr. Who and write about Wagner???
Here is an awesome clip from the documentary Wagner’s Dream.
Wagner and The Doctor?
If your younger, you may not be familiar with this episode from 1953 of the Twilight Zone, It’s a Good Life. Lately it has come to my mind a lot thinking how little Anthony could sure wish some Bad Men into the cornfield.
Six-year-old Anthony Fremont looks like any other little boy, but looks can be deceiving: he is a monster, a mutant with godlike mental powers. Early on, he isolated the small town of Peaksville, Ohio. In fact, the handful of inhabitants do not even know if he destroyed the rest of the world or if he whisked them away to some uncharted territory. Anthony has also eliminated electricity, automobiles, and television signals. He controls the weather and what supplies can be found in the grocery store. Anthony creates and destroys as he pleases (such as when he made & killed a “three-headed gopher”), and controls when and what the residents can watch on the TV.
The adults, including his own parents, tiptoe nervously around him, constantly telling him how everything he does is “good”, since displeasing him can get them wished away into a mystical “cornfield”, from which there is no return. At one point, a dog is heard barking angrily. Anthony thinks the dog is “bad” and “doesn’t like [him] at all”, and wishes it into the cornfield. His father and mother are horrified, but they dare not show it.
Finally, at Dan Hollis’ birthday party, Dan gets two presents from his wife: a brandy and a Perry Como record. As he is eager to listen to the record, he is reminded by everyone that Anthony doesn’t like singing. Getting slightly drunk from the brandy and complaining about not listening to Perry Como and no one singing “Happy Birthday” to him, Dan cannot take the strain anymore and confronts Anthony, calling him a monster and a murderer. While Anthony’s anger grows, Dan yells for someone to kill Anthony from behind, and end his reign of terror. Aunt Amy (who isn’t able to sing anymore because of Anthony) tentatively reaches for a poker, but no one has the courage to act. Anthony cries out to Dan, “You’re a bad man! You’re a very bad man! And you keep thinking bad thoughts about me!” and points at him. Dan is killed, shown indirectly by his shadow, transformed into a jack-in-the-box with his human head, causing his wife (now widow) to break down. The adults are horrified at what Anthony had done to Dan and beg him to wish it to the cornfield, which he does.
Turn Off My Music to Watch ————————————————————————————->>>>>
Fabulous photography by Martin Schoeller for Time
I just fell in love with Gabby Douglas. A radiate smile, a good attitude and awesome athletic skills. I am very happy she won the Gold. The little Russian gymnast, Victoria Komova cried because she lost the gold, I bet that Gabby would have been so happy if she won a silver. Look at the shot above, that is gold. Congratulations Gabby!
I look up at the television and see Prince in black and white. “What is this?” I ask myself. I grab the remote to check. “Under the Cherry Moon,” I guess I missed this from 1986. lol No loss, I mean I love me some Prince, 1999, Little Red Corvet, Controversy and Purple Rain, but this is …….. laughable.
It looks like a rich film students self indulgent fantasy. Something I might do if I were rich in 1986.
Even Kristen Scott Thomas can’t pull this one off.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery was a nice place to visit though you don’t want to live there. (lol) Bad joke.
I always enjoyed going there, except for my best friends funeral, but it couldn’t have been a nicer or more beautiful and appropriate setting. He loved film, the Business and Hollywood, like me, we shared that. We shared that, our wacky out there ideas regarding existence, and vampires. Anyway this post isn’t about that relationship, that is for another time. Had I gotten to work here, like I wanted to do, I might still be in Los Angeles but…it was not meant to be.
This is one of the mausoleums. I don’t know why but I think they are beautiful. I am a energy sensitive person and I never felt creeped out her but peaceful.
Douglas Fairbanks Memorial
The Johnny Ramone Memorial Statue
Hollywood Forever has lots of fun and interesting events. In the summer they show films. In the movie Valentines Day they Shirley MacLain and Hector Elizondo attended a screening.
They have a celebration on the Latino holiday Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.
Photo by Christopher Victorio
If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area you most likely know about it. If you are visiting go.
Here are some links: