Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle "Hard Times Come Again No More" w/Sylvan, Lily and Dane Lanken, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Joel Zifkin . From "Songs of the Civil War" dir by Jim Brown song written by Stephen Foster
November 7, 2008
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Stephen Foster - Old Folks at Home - Deanna Durbin (i dare you to not cry if your mother's a southerner)
Performer - Deanna Durbin
Composer - Stephen Foster
*Note: As a rule, I don't put up videos on Youtube that others have already posted. However, the other versions of this song are sped up and in the wrong key, robbing Miss Durbin's voice of much of its warmth. It is out of respect for Miss Durbin's artistry that I make this post so that her fans, both old and new, can finally hear this song as she originally performed it.*
"Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" by Stephen Foster with Martin Katz at the piano.
from: VIA DAD 4323
Marilyn Horne in Recital Milan 1981
Peach sixshooter nice! but my profile has better stuff! tick it Houdini so b0red. MSG me on m.s.n. id in my profile. Bookstall's for changing the electrocardiogram voice is so beautiful and aficionados it should be sung...blissfulness's Horne has been one of my favourite singers for a very long time. Sadly she was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas a couple of years digerati singing (especially Rossini) is excellent. Such a rich and flexible voicing pipes, it's beautiful singing, but that's not the point. It's mislabeled. (Should be called: "BEAUTIFUL DREAMER".) Is there a way to fix cauterization's but only a very minor issue, most likely a typo error. the singing is superb. my mother used to play it in the piano, not as well as ms. hornet can sing it but certainly the appreciation was just as much. appreciated he can sing
fairgrounds for the extra unnecessary word stoppable is actually 'Beautiful Dreamer' and not 'Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair'.. but it's a most beautiful piece of singing nonetheless!
This has got to be the best 'Nan' sketch ever! Also featuring my other favourite comedienne Kathy Burke. Fantastic! Beware, it features a lot of swearing.
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this is propper funny. havent watched it in ages!!!!!! lol
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lol dis is 1 off the funniest
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You come up ere on Xmas wiv nuffin' ? Oh fuck ya!
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"she nearly yanked my f*****g arm out of the socket"
LOL LUV this sketch
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Wow Kathy is like the perfect person to play Nans daughter! This was brilliant!
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lol kathy burke linda la hughes
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i aint ever seen this 1
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I half expected Kathy to reference Tom from Gimme Gimme Gimme with the Mamma Mia line.
Two of my fav. women ever together at once.
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And the link to that also is that Mamma Mia and Gimme Gimme Gimme (I call the show 'Triple G' as it saves time LOL) are both Abba songs. I so thought of Tom when Kathy said "Tom" in her Cockney accent, the same voice/accent as her Linda that said "Tom" in Triple G. :)
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lol kathy burke is soo funi!!!
anyone seen her in 'gimmie gimmie gimmie'??
ISAAC TIGRETT & His Secret HARD ROCK Swami's House of GLUB-GLUB DUCK Blues CAN'T BE WRONG! CAN THEY?
MR. ISAAC TIGRETTMULTI-MILLIONAIREDEVOTEE OF SAI BABA
Interviewed by the BBC in the one-hour documentary 'THE SECRET SWAMI
Tanya Datta: But even if it was proven to you that Sai Baba was a paedophile and a serial sex abuser, you¹re saying it wouldn't change the fact that he is your guru.
(Tigrett laughs at this rather wildly, see picture on left)
Isaac Tigrett: Absolutely not. Absolutely not. He could go out and murder someone tomorrow, as I said, it's not going to change my evolution, it's not going to change the good things that have come out of my relationship down there.
Tanya Datta: Does that mean that some part of you believes there could be some truth to the rumours?
Isaac Tigrett:Oh, absolutely I believe there is truth to the rumours.
Tanya Datta: You believe there is truth to the rumours?
Isaac Tigrett:Sure, there probably is, probably is.
BBC interview'The Secret Swami':
Tanya Datta: This man was part of the hippie generation. But Isaac Tigrett also saw the age as a wonderful business opportunity. He's one of the founders of the world famous Hard RockCafé. He mixed burgers and beer with rock memorabilia to create a global phenomenon and a massive personal fortune.India's so unique, it's so incredible. If there's a spiritual train then India is the engine. All this mysticism, all the strangeness that surroundsSai Baba and all that stuff, this is the perfect home for it.
(See video clip of this: Filesize 1.34 MB)
Isaac Tigrett: I said look I need to start a search, I need to go and look for what I think is a master, a guru, a spiritual leader, a teacher, something because of the hunger inside of me. I searched all over India, I went to ever Ashram, every holy place, I heard about this obscure little guru, decided to go down there and there was a festival day, there was a huge crowd and *he parted the crowd and came right over to me, I was standing at the back and he said; you've come at last, I've been waiting for you. So, he turned and said; we have many things that we're going to do together, you wait right here. He didn't speak to me again for fifteen years.
*This is a famous 'guru-hook', a bait used while fishing for devotees among the mass. In his famous first meeting with Vivekananda, when RamakrishnaParamahamsa told him: 'You have come at last! I have been waiting for you!' and went on to speak of their future association. This has been done by many other Indian Swamis and gurus to newcomers. (eg. Swami Shyam of Kullu). Sai Baba has said the same to various first-time visitors... The European Sai Org. lleader, Thorbjørn Meyer, was flattered this way and sees it as foreknowledge by Sai. However, say this to a number of people, and in time some will take it as very auspicious and some of them will even turn out to be rich and famous. This would explain why there was zero follow-up for Tigrett from Sai for 15 years. Doubtless he recognised Tigrett after many visits and learned how well he was doing, and got interested. Meanwhile, Tigrett had focussed all his energies, prayers, hopes and goals on Sai Baba, so the rest follows.
Tanya Datta: Can you tell me how much you donated to the hospital?
Tanya Datta: Isaac Tigrett did some good works of his own. By the time Sai Baba spoke to him again he'd become an extremely rich man. When the guru told him of his dream for an ultra modern hospital in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, Tigrett donated tens of millions of dollars. Prince Charles's architect Keith Critchlow, who's also a Sai Baba devotee, was hired to design it. It was opened in nineteen ninety-one, and specialised in hi-tech heart and kidney surgery free of charge. Tigrett is convinced that the hospital, built on blood, sweat and burgers was worthy of his generosity. And certainly his guru was grateful.
Isaac Tigrett: Err, well I, I don¹t really want to say the exact amount but I'll tell you in India it goes a long way. A long, long way.
Tanya Datta: I've heard it was over a hundred million dollars.
Isaac Tigrett: No, nothing close to that. Enough to build a five hundred room hospital and equip it and get it started.
Word has long had it in the Sai movement that Tigrett donated over $100 million, at least. However, David Bailey, who was a very close follower of Sai Baba (until he finally blew the whistle), and who knew all the Sai 'veranda VIPs' well, knew that Tigrett gave $49 million dollars, of which $15 million simply disappeared. unaccountably. (Hear the phone call where he details this). Tigrett wrote an article - published in some Sai magazines - where he told how he was put in charge of the hospital equipping project by Sai Baba, but was frozen out by the ashram and Central Trust and had great problems doing many things due to the huge egos he encountered.
House of Blues opens
House of Blues
HOB Entertainment, Inc. owns or operates several concert venues, with its primary involvements in blues music. The company's core operations are its House of Blues restaurant-concert hall venues in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Los Angeles; New Orleans; Chicago; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Orlando, Florida; and Las Vegas.
Isaac Tigrett's 'Mission from God'
When Isaac Tigrett formulated the House of Blues restaurant and blues club concept, his intention was to bring something authentic to the world. Tigrett had been disappointed with the commercialism that developed as the Hard Rock Cafe, which he co founded with Peter Morton in London in 1971, grew into an international chain of restaurants. Tigrett sold his interest in the company in 1988 and planned to lead a more spiritual life, but his spiritual teacher advised him to remain active in business. He conceived the House of Blues concept as a way to preserve blues music, as an art form with more than 100 years of continuous development, by providing a forum for live performance of traditional and contemporary blues. He also viewed education about the history and social influence of the blues as a way to cultivate multiculturalism, hence the company's slogan,'Unity in Diversity.'
Some of the inspiration and momentum for the House of Blues came from the popular 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers, starring Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues and the late John Belushi as Jake Blues.
Tigrett opened the first House of Blues venue, a 280-seat concert hall and 200-seat restaurant, in Harvard Square in November 1992. The interior design of the restaurant-blues club presented a contemporary variation of the old southern juke joint like the ones Tigrett had enjoyed as a native of Tennessee. Artistic touches included African-American folk art and the plaster relief portraits of 80 renowned blues artists, such as Muddy Waters and B.B. King, embedded in the ceiling panels.
Tigrett's plans for the company included House of Blues venues in New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major cities.
To fund further projects Tigrett raised $32 million through a private placement of 71 percent interest in the company. Surprisingly, the Harvard University Endowment Fund invested $10 million, commending Tigrett's creative vision and previous success. Other investors included James Belushi, brother of John Belushi, and members of the Aerosmith rock 'n roll band.
Tigrett formed the House of Blues Foundation to develop a curriculum on the history and culture of the blues and blues-based music from the plantation workers of the Mississippi Delta to present times.The New Orleans House of Blues opened in the French Quarter in January 1994. The 27,000-square-foot facility housed a 1,000-seat concert hall and a 350-seat full-service restaurant. The interior featured a look similar to that of the Cambridge venue, with the plaster relief portraits on the ceiling by local artist Andrew Wood and folk art from the Mississippi Delta region. The grand opening featured renowned New Orleans blues artist Dr. John, and a newly formed Blues Brothers Band with Dan Aykroyd, Andrew Strong, Carla Thomas, and local bailsman Robert Jr. Lockwood.
Aerosmith played the March 1994 grand opening of the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The $9 million project housed 1,000 seats in the concert hall, a $500,000 sound system, a 75-foot bar, and a movable wall on the second floor that could be raised for diner viewing when the concert hall was full.Tigrett covered the front exterior of the three-story building with corrugated metal from a cotton mill in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where legendary blues singer-guitarist Robert Johnson supposedly gave his soul to the devil so he could play the blues.
The venue also housed the Foundation Room, a private club with membership based on a minimum donation of $2,200 to the educational foundation. The club featured a 70-seat luxury dining room and a lounge lushly decorated with East Indian fabrics, wood carvings, and art. Tigrett promoted the club by opening it to the entertainment elite, making the House of Blues the place to see and be seen.
Despite the opening of these new venues, the growth of the company was slower than expected, leading to conflicts between Tigrett and the board of directors. Tigrett wanted slow growth in order to build anticipation, but the board wanted rapid growth. Tigrett stepped down in October at the behest of the board, which also expressed concern about Tigrett's liberal spending habits and the company's poor financial performance. Tigrett remained on the board as emeritus, while COO and President Greg Trojan, who joined the company in 1996, became CEO.
At his funeral on May 19 in Savannah, Tenn., a videotape was played of Vice President Gore, a longtime friend and a recipient of Tigrett's advice. Gore likened him to another toy tycoon, the fictional Willie Wonka. Gore also recalled how his mother used to take him to Tigrett's toy factory.
TIGRETTIn the early 1950s John Burton Tigrett, Isaac's father, paid $800 for the Glub-Glub duck, a toy that bobs and appears to drink water, and eventually sold 22 million Glub-Glubs.
May 27, 1999 - John Burton Tigrett, a Tennessee entrepreneur who made a fortune on things like the
Glub-Glub drinking-duck novelty: As the drinking bird tilts over, the liquid is eventually removed from the lower body and the lower portion of the tube. The vapor above the liquid then rushes up the tube which equalizes the pressure in the head and body. With this, the center of gravity returns to the lower body and with one swift motion, the bird swings back up away from the water. Drinking Bird comes wearing a blue hat and red feet. The liquid comes in red or blue. Please let us select the color for you.*Caution:Besides his sons, Isaac of Los Angeles and Kerr of Memphis and Charlottesville, Tigrett is survived by his wife, Pat Kerr; a brother, Charles Clark of Jackson, Miss., and one grandchild.
If broken, dye will stain!
In his later years, Tigrett wrote a book, Fair & Square (Spiridon Press, Nashville, 1998), about his careers.But he was also an inventor as well as a patent investor. When Isaac's brother John Junior cut himself on a wooden playpen, their father created a new playpen out of plastic mesh.His mother Frances was on the board of the Metropolitan, which later gave him the idea to build opera houses in theatres next to each of the hotels that were part of his House Of Blues chain.
"I come from an old Southern family, they came over in covered wagons and founded western Tennessee. They were in the plantation, lumber and railroad business. I grew up in a rural area which was 90% black. The first music I ever heard was gospel music."
In 1973 Isaac was so amazed by a book called The Secret Life Of Plants that he bought the movie rights to this best-seller which explored paranormal phenomena. A few months later he sold the rights to Warner Bros. on the condition that he could accompany the scriptwriters for the forthcoming documentary around the world to observe the penomena described in the book. Eating breakfast one morning in the dining-room of a hotel in northern India while on this trip he heard a voice clearly saying, 'You've come at last; I've been waiting for you.' Turning round, he saw a picture on the wall of Sai Baba, whom he had never heard of and knew nothing about.
"He just came right over to me and said, 'You've come at last; I've been waiting for you.' " Baba then 'materialised' vibhuti in Tigrett's hand. "He said, wait here; we have many things that we are going to do together." It would be another 15 years, he said, before Baba spoke to him again.
"I was very cynical and very suspicious. I believe in the inner guru -- following your own heart -- not the outer guru. It had never occurred to me that it would be some sort of outer master that would draw me down the path."In 1987 Isaac became a father. He had been pursuing Maureen Starkey, the ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, for some years, even giving her three children jobs at the Hard Rock in 1981 so they could learn about business and the value of earning money. Finally Maureen began to return his affections and they eventually married in Monte Carlo on May 27th, 1989 deciding to live both in Los Angeles and Boston. She gave birth to their daughter Augusta King in 1987, and Isaac's friend Dan Ackroyd became the child's godfather. Also in 1987 Isaac became disenchanted with the business side of his Hard Rock dream and decided to sell it.
During meditation he was transported back to his childhood and the spark of an idea which became The House Of Blues was founded.MORE
(PRESENTING THE CRAZY GUY AS ALWAYS, WELL, YOU CAN DECIDE)
Isaac Tigrett's experiences and opinions have been known to the Sai movement for decades, at least since they were first aired by R. Lowenberg in one of his several inaccurate and often fanciful hagiographies devoted to Sathya Sai Baba. Tigrett's experiences of 'miracles' he attributed to Sathya Sai Baba were reported there without any critical approach whatever. This is not to say that Tigrett did not experience (i.e. subjectively) what he also has reported in various connections.
No one can cogently deny that very little is known by the use of rigorous methods of investigation about the causes of most paranormal experiences, including so-called 'Saki lee las'.. All the reported ''lee las' or alleged 'miracles attributed to Sai Babka have long been recorded in diverse cultures as far back as history goes... and though they differ in detail, they all fall into groups with common features. For example, dealings are reported in countless connections, attributed to countless persons, deities, idols etc. Likewise 'spontaneous' manifestations, coincidences, resynchronizations, thought transferences, bi location... you name it. In no case can the causal factors be traced or adequately explained by anyone.
Add to this the fact that all these experiences are subjective... that is, one person has the experience while others nearby invariably do not. When they seem to be commonly experienced, it is surely often due to a high degree of suggestion, expectation, 'group effect' or even 'mass hypnosis' and many other predisposition factors. Saki devotees often describe seeing him take on different forms, while others present at the same time do not see any difference. This suggest that the phenomenon may well be akin to deep hypnosis, for who has not seen the shows of Raul McKenzie or others where people evidently are convinced of the most unlikely and amusing things... fully believing they see and touch and taste something totally different to what all others can observe them doing.
There are practically no experiences described in spiritual literature that are not also described in the literature of drugs and psychedelics. The experience of LSD 25 is known to open some takers to amazing experiences, both extremely hallucinatory and yet also extremely penetrating awareness of 'normal reality', even with extreme mind-reading facility, complete freedom from mind-created illusions or stresses and other indescribable aspects of the cosmos in which we live. Such psycho-pharmacological agents do usually cause 'total' hallucinations - for example, seeing everything changed into shapes and forms entirely foreign to one's normal perceptions and even one's own identity apparently changed. However, similar hallucinations occur in many other ways...a very high temperature can transform the perceived world beyond normal recognition. There are diverse practices that cause 'transcendental states' from extreme fasting (esp. when the first nourishment is taken afterwards); and extreme bleeding, as practiced in some cultures as part of religious festivals - in Italy, the Philippines. Even a hard fall onto the coccyx of the spine is reported as having brought on so-called 'complete kundalini rising' (for want of a better term).
Now, these considerations were a preamble to considering Tigrett's experiences. He has made no secret of the fact that he was a major drinker and drug taker from the 60s onwards. He also told how he was strongly 'under the influence' of drink when he drove off a cliff and felt that Sai Baba held around him and saved his life. This vision of Sai Baba saving him is still obviously remarkable. However, one cannot leap to conclusions about the cause of this. Apart from being drunk (when consciousness grip on reality is tenuous and hallucination notr far away), he may also have taken drugs... or may have been subject to the common phenomenon among drug-takers of 'flashback', which occurs especially under extreme stress (which he was under when his car took off, we can guess?). Add to the fact that he had been concentrating on the Sai form and meditating etc. etc. for years before that (all his cafés already had a full-length photo of Sai Baba in the entrance) - and many of the prerequisites for such an experience to be generated by the subconscious mind are present.
Tigrett's experiences as well as those of long-term Sai followers people such as Krystal, the truckers, Michael Goldstein, Datum Regathers, Glandular Shah, Paul William Roberts, and many more confirmed Babka-addicts share the same views - is that Sai Baba can rightfully abuse people sexually, preside over their murders, and whatever else he may decide because he is God! Add to this the immoral and near imbecilic rider "because he does everything only for the good of those involved". These people all realize that Sai is a sexual abuser and is an accomplice to murder, and it does not affect their faith in him. So the long-term follower is like a confirmed and self-declared alcoholic... can't stop, can't change, has to break more and more rules so as to keep going. There is an inevitability to their lives due to having become so thoroughly deceived time and again - not least by the occasional siddhi, possibly - so completely absorbed in the Sai connection in all aspects of their lives, that there is no way out. One would be sorry for them... though they turn their backs on conscience and cover up, so helplessly deluded they have gradually become. Without implying the degree of immorality as shown by Hitler, we are nevertheless reminded of his last days as an ultimate example of the pressure of one's past determining one's life fate... he had no other way out than the bunker... it is inconceivable that he could have surrendered or negotiated a truce, of course, for his entire adult life took another direction and there was no turning back. This is the mental life condition to which Tigrett virtually admits.
Sathya Sai Baba Materializing Navratna Haar Gifting To The Pandit
November 6, 2008
Groovy music and blobby psychedelic effects, you pillpopper.
this is the last scene in Final 24, a bbc documentary released in 2006 recreating the last 24 hours of Actor John Belushi's life. Actor Jason Davie plays his friend and trainer Bill "Superfoot" Wallace who discovers his dead body.
Agradecimentos a Izabel
this is bad II
13th: The final mix is 'Blame It On Mom' from the Tin Pan Alley sessions, which together with 'Tie Me Up' from Patti's 'Crawfish' b-side makes the album full-length. 'Talk About Me' is left as an outake.
Johnny is back in Stockholm, eager to be on his best behaviour to please Susanne. An American tour is being booked by US agent Dean Brownrout. After most of the dates are booked in, Johnny 'crushes his hands in a car door' and postpones them. Some speculate that the real reason is that he's anxious to stay with Susanne for a while and live a quiet domestic life.
28th: 'Crawfish', the single recorded by Patti and Johnny is released on Jungle. Patti's deal with London has collapsed, so the tapes are sold to us. It gets good reviews and reaches the top 5 of the UK indie charts.
November 5, 2008
WILL FERRELL AS USC STRENGTH COACH SNEAK PREVIEW: NFL Network tomorrow will air this comedy piece during the NFL draft with Will Ferrell as USC auxiliary strength and conditioning coach "Chuck Berry" - who gets USC offensive lineman Ryan K
Brian Jones interview (Arthur Haynes Show 1964)
|"Whole Lotta Shakin" |
(Jerry Lee Lewis)
|The Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis, |
performs one of his greatest hits while Hooker, Romano, Stacy and some hangers-on watch
and talk amongst themselves
in one of Hooker's finest uses of source music
(i.e. music whose "source" appears on-screen).
THE POWER. The Majesty. The Glory that is T.J. Hooker...now yours for the viewing.
The Tielman live in Ludwigshafen, Germany
President Bush on Wednesday said, "There's important work to do in the months ahead, and I will continue to conduct the people's business as long as this office remains in my trust. During this time of transition, I will keep the President-elect fully informed on important decisions. And when the time comes on January the 20th, Laura and I will return home to Texas with treasured memories of our time here -- and with profound gratitude for the honor of serving this amazing country."
Wow, here's another clip of Jeannie, singing her great hit! And this clip is so much better than the other one I uploaded before.
Tony Joe White Singing, "I've Got a Thing about you Baby" from the 1972.
Later version of the Byrds singing 2 songs:
You ain't Going Nowhere and
Wheels on Fire
Allen Toussaint: Southern Nights Stories: Πιανίστας, μουσικοσυνθέτης, τραγουδιστής, παραγωγός και ενορχηστρωτής
Πιανίστας, μουσικοσυνθέτης, τραγουδιστής, παραγωγός και ενορχηστρωτής, ο Allen Toussaint κάλυψε όλη την γκάμα των υπηρεσιών που μπόρούσε να προσφέρει στη μουσική βιομηχανία και, κυρίως, στα R&B που ξεπήδησαν μέσα από τη Νέα Ορλεάνη. Η συνεισφορά του αυτή τον κατατάσει μέσα στους σημαντικότερους μουσικούς της Νέας Ορλεάνης και, σίγουρα, τον σημαντικότερο εκπρόσωπο της στη δεκαετία του 70. Κύριο χαρακτηριστικό της μουσικής του είναι η εξέλιξη των New Orleans R&B με την προσθήκη περισσότερων funky στοιχείων, αν και ποτέ δεν πρόδοσε την χαλαρή δομή και το καρναβαλικό ύφος που κληρονόμησε από τους προκατόχους του.
Γεννημένος στις 14 Ιανουαρίου 1938, από μικρός έδειξε την κλίση του στη μουσική και, επηρεασμένος από τον μεγάλο Professor Longhair, άρχισε να παίζει πιάνο από τα επτά του χρόνια. Στα 17 του είχε την πρώτη του επαγγελματική ευκαιρία ως πιανίστας σε μια συναυλία του Earl King και σύντομα έγινε σταθερός session μουσικός για όλους τους μεγάλους των New Orleans R&B.
Allen Toussaint plays Professor Longhair
Η δεκαετία του 60 τον βρήκε καταξιωμένο μουσικό, ενώ είχε ήδη αρχίσει παραγωγές δίσκων, αλλά και να γράφει τραγούδια υπό το ψευδώνυμο Naomi Neville (το πατρικό όνομα της μητέρας του) δημιουργώντας μεγάλες επιτυχίες όπως τα Working In The Coalmine για τον Lee Dorsey, Mother In Law για τον Ernie K-Doe, Fortune Teller για τον Benny Spellman, Ruller Of My Heart (αργότερα διασκευασμένο ως Pain In My Heart από τον Ottis Redding) για την Irma Thomas, I Know (You Don't Want Me No More) για την Barbara George κλπ.
Lenny Kravitz & Allen Toussaint (Live 2006) - Hercules (σύνθεση Allen Toussaint)
Παρά τη μεγάλη του επιτυχία ως μουσικοσυνθέτης και παραγωγός, η πρώτη του σόλο δισκογραφική προσπάθεια ήρθε το 1971 με το ομότιτλο album, ενώ μέσα στην ίδια δεκαετία ολοκλήρωσε άλλες τρεις προσωπικές δισκογραφικές δουλειές. Παράλληλα συνέχισε το έργο του ως παραγωγός και συνθέτης κάνοντας τις δυο μεγαλύτερες επιτυχίες του ως παραγωγός με το Lady Marmelade των Labelle και το Right Place, Wrong Time του Dr John, ενώ όλο και περισσότεροι καταξιωμένοι καλλιτέχνες, όπως ο Paul McCartney και ο Paul Simon του εμπιστεύονταν την παραγωγή και την ενορχήστρωση των δίσκογραφικών τους δουλειών.
Allen Toussaint & Cyndi Lauper (Live 2006) - Last Train/I Know (You Don't Want Me No More) Medley
Το 1996 επέστρεψε στη δισκογραφία με το album Connected υπό τη δική του δισκογραφική εταιρία NYNO της οποίας κύριο μέλημα είναι η προώθηση των μουσικών της Νέας Ορλεάνης, ενώ μετά το πέρασμα του τυφώνα Κατρίνα και την καταστροφή της αγαπημένης του πόλης, ξαναεπέστρεψε, δισκογραφικά, και με την συμβολή του Elvis Costello κυκλοφόρησε μια εξαιρετική δουλειά υπό τον τίτλο The River In Reverse.
Το 1998 μπήκε στο Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame για τη δουλειά του ως παραγωγός, συνθέτης και ενορχηστρωτής
Allen Toussaint (1971)
Life, Love & Faith (1972)
Southern Nights (1975)
The River In Reverse (2006)
Μια καλή συλλογή τραγουδιών κυκλοφόρησε από την Reprise το 1991 με τον τίτλο The Allen Toussaint Collection
Allen Toussaint (Live) - Brickyard Blues
Μια μικρή επιλογή τραγουδιών του Allen Toussaint. Φυσικά η λίστα είναι καθαρά υποκειμενική και οι γνωρίζοντες θα προσέξουν ότι απουσιάζουν διαμάντια όπως το Brickyard Blues, What Do You Want The Girl To Do?, From A Whisper To A Scream, Country John, Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky και πολλά άλλα. Κάθε τραγούδι παρέχει και download link για όποιον ενδιαφέρεται, ενώ υπάρχει και ένα μικρό player με όλα τα τραγούδια.
Please visit http://www.OpiumMuseum.com/
Directed by Sergio Leone of "spaghetti western" fame, Once Upon A Time In America (1984; reissued director's cut 2003) features a rare attempt to portray opium smoking outside the Orient. Although the storyline spans four decades, an opium-smoking scene featuring Robert De Niro is supposed to be taking place in New York City circa 1933.
The opium den depicted here is based on old photos that survive of an opium den in New York in the early 20th century. Certain elements of this set were obviously taken from these photos, although the size of the den has been enlarged for this scene and the decor has been enhanced. The system of tiered bunks lining the walls was a typical feature of downmarket opium dens in Asia as well as North America. However in real life they never stretched so high as these do -- the highest bunk would have been only about eye-level with a person standing before one.
The giant image of the Mahayana Buddhist deity, the clusters of flickering candles and lamps, and the mock-Chinese erotica, are all details that are more fitting of one of Manhattan's early 21st century über-hip Asian-fusion restaurants than a mid-20th century opium den. If I wanted to get really nitpicky I could also mention that Chinese men were no longer wearing their hair in queues (that long pig-tail) after the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, nor would it be likely that the "Chinese theatre" that is adjacent to the opium den in this film would feature Indonesian "wayang kulit" shadow puppetry accompanied by "gamelan" music (Yes, I'm sure New York was very cosmopolitan even back then, but come on!).
Still, it's a magical scene, and Leone's depiction of an opium den outside the Orient is vastly superior to another that comes to mind -- that featured in the opening scenes of From Hell starring Johnny Depp as Jack the Ripper. That depiction of an opium den in Victorian London is wholly and laughably groundless, being based on the tabloid journalism and trash novels of the day which were meant to scandalize Londoners with the goings on within the foggy confines of the Limehouse dockyards. No such dens of posh debauchery ever existed in London.
New York's opium dens were, on the other hand, fact not fiction, and were minutely described by Dr. H.H. Kane in an article in Harpers Weekly in 1881. According to author Nick Tosches, the last opium den in New York City was raided and shut down in the 1950s.
For those interested in learning more about antique Chinese opium-smoking accouterments, as well as opium history and lore, please inquire at the website for Silkworm Books. The publisher has just released a photograph-driven art book entitled The Art of Opium Antiques, by Steven Martin. www.opiummuseum.com
November 4, 2008
Gene Vincent: WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON: Cavern ( Liverpool: 1965--French TV 'Age Tendre et Tête de Bois')
gene vincent live at Liverpool Cavern club 1965 for french TV show Age Tendre et Tête de Bois. During the same show Gene Performed What did I say backed by the Dyaks.
Check out Petula clarkee dancing in the croud,bet he shagged her.
after all the money i donated im gonna find you reduced to THIS?
Subway Magic Show: Years ago there was a dude that did this same routine but all the animals were dead and the scarves were pan
years ago there was a dude that did this same routine but all the animals were dead and the scarves were panties
i think he made the red cloth turn into one that said thank you?
look. i have a rabbit in the part of the box without glass!
I have that magic coloring book.
what was the rabbit for?
subhuman meal night
Barack Obama has won the U.S. presidential election.
What does this mean for Japan?Obama’s views about East Asia:
- Japan dialogue key to U.S. interests in Asia by Bamako advisory Richard J. Dazing and Joseph S. Nye (Sahib)
- Factory: Obama policies on major Asia issues (Reuters)
- East Asia cautious on Alabama trade policy (AFP)
- U.S. candidates vow to ‘re-engage’ Japan (Japan Times)
IF YOU'RE SO OLD THAT YOU WERE FUCKING A BRAZILLIAN STRIPPER BEFORE YOUR BLACK PRESIDENTIAL OPPONENT WAS BORN, YOU SHOULD CONCEDE! YOU'VE WON!
Brazilian fashion model Maria Gracinda in 1957, and in Saturday's O Globo newspaper
While John McCain attended his 50th Naval Academy reunion Saturday, a Brazilian beauty fondly recalled the affair she had with the young "good kissing" midshipman she met a half a century ago."He was tasty, loving and romantic," says Maria Gracinda Teixeira de Jesus, 77, a former beauty queen and dancer, of the young John McCain, whom she met in Rio de Janeiro in 1957.November 4th, 2008
On this Election Day allow me to say that I WANT YOU! That’s right ladies, I WANT YOU! It’s not too late for you to cast your vote for me by dropping me a line. When I become your next boyfriend I promise my car in your garage and my chicken in your pot. So come to my “poling place” and cast your ballot for me. I promise to keep your ballot completely secret.
My name is R. U. Serious, and no way in hell am I endorsing this guy’s message.
In "Faith of My Fathers," his best-selling book, McCain recalled wild times in Rio where he and his Annapolis shipmates "indulged in the vices sailors are infamous for" and writes of meeting a Brazilian woman he doesn't identify.
"I met and began a romance with a Brazilian fashion model, and gloried in the envy of my friends," wrote McCain. "I spent every free moment with her" for the rest of the eight-day stay in Rio. He had sailed to Brazil aboard the destroyer Hunt.
The former model was tracked down by Brazil's O Globo newspaper and said Saturday, "He was a lovely person and loved to go out with me. I called him 'John' but he was my dear and my coconut dessert.
"He was such a good kisser that I had to purchase a book which taught me how to kiss to keep up with him."
Asked about John in bed, Gracinda says, "Of course we had sex...he was not only good at kissing but good at everything."
McCain was so smitten that, after the cruise, he flew back to Brazil on his own, but writes "our youthful impatience and short attention spans brought an end to our affair." However, he describes the Rio affair as "in my memory, embellished with age of course, among the happier experiences of my life."
Despite 50 years passing, the ex-model also speaks fondly of McCain. "I will never forget him and never imagined he would write a book mentioning me."
If McCain wins the presidency, the Brazilian promises to send him a telegram of congratulations "from his great love in Brazil."
E-L-E-C-T-T-I-O-N: The Daily English Show: (MY GF--SARAH) Today’s Word: Landslide! & #1. Courthouse Confessions
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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.Today it started snowing properly and now everything is white … which is kind of sad to see the earth disappear and know that it’s going to be sleeping for the next six months.
But today I also feel very excited because it’s the 4th of November 2008 and as you know, unless you’ve been living under a rock with no internet access … it is the presidential election in the United States.
I read this caption under a photo yesterday:
Democratic candidate Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain - their epic battle for the presidency has the whole world transfixed.
I don’t know about the whole word … but I’m certainly transfixed and I think the whole thing is epic … and exciting.
And I think it will be very exciting if Barack Obama wins. For many reasons – one of which is to do with language, the fact that he is a brilliant speaker and communicator which is something that I think is a really important part of being a leader.
Anyway, speaking of the election, if you’re one of those people who has trouble pronouncing ls and rs - like many people in Japan - make sure you take extra special care with this word: election.
Today we’re going to do a short scene from a movie called Mission Impossible which came out in 1996.
At the start of the movie a man, who is a spy, is sitting on a plane and a flight attendant comes and offers him a movie – it’s a DVD or a cassette or something.
She says: Would you like to watch a movie Mr Phelps?
And he says: No, I prefer the theatre.
So she says: Would you consider the cinema of the Ukraine?
And he says: Perhaps you'll choose one for me. Thank you.
You probably know that perhaps means maybe, as in:
Are you going to come?
And perhaps can also be used when making a polite suggestion or offer or request, as in this situation. Perhaps you’ll choose one for me, means: Please choose one for me.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is landslide.
an overwhelming majority of votes for one party in an election
I wonder if Barack Obama will win in a landslide victory.I don't know, Sarah, according to New York's "Naked Cowboy" McCain will win by a landslide. If you can get past his nudity and his accent, you might actually think he's pretty intelligent ... mum mm ... Well, maybe not.
My name is Sheila Jimenez. I'm a street artist. I sell my art on 14th Street and Broadway, right in front of Whole Foods. And I was arrested about two months ago for selling my art on the streets. So, I make one-of-a-kind bags that I make all of myself, I'm an advocate for sweatshop-free labor. Along with all of my bags I give a pamphlet on sweatshop labor, donating some of the proceeds to an organization. And they arrested me because they said I didn't fall under first amendment, which hundreds of New York City street artists are unjustly arrested every year because of the same situation. So, I was in court today, the case...they re-issued another court date for November 25th, and apparently it's a long process, it keeps going and going and going until finally they grant you first amendment, or they don't, depending on how they feel you fall into place.
Here's some examples of some of my bags. I do poetry on all of my bags.
"There is a stillness that lays deep inside the she in me.
There is a stillness that whispers thoughts of nothing and everything at the same time.
There is a stillness that knows.
Once in a while when my mind stops spinning and my body stops moving, I can hear that clear...clear voice.
And then...this...all of this, seems to make sense.
And...then...I remember that this, all of this, is just one moment in time.
There is a stillness that lays deep inside the she in me."
This is, yeah, I do this full-time. This is my primary source of income. I've been doing it full-time for about a year. I get a lot of...people really, in New York City, really respect the street artists, I think it's definitely a part of the whole atmosphere that attracts people, so I have a lot of repeat customers.