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|May-09-13|| ||Boomie: <achieve>
OK. That's two posts in a row with the word "geniuses". That's the limit here at The Cirque.
Wait a minute...I just said it again. DOH!
Never mind then.
|May-09-13|| ||achieve: <Boomiastus> If I write it as Genii, then we're Ok, right?|
I thought I'd pile up on the genius-ness by preceding it with the adjective 'utter'...
To distinguish between mediocre and utter geni... oops... here we go again #)
|May-09-13|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Tim>
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BLETCHLEY PARK is very strong.
It's suberb, in fact, a tightly woven three part miniseries with an excellent female lead.
The main character shows that a certain kind of obsession and "inability to relate to other people" is part of what made her a great code breaker, and also a great amateur detective.
The screenplay and acting are very realistic which is what I want most in this kind of drama. Nothing is extraneous, everything is on point.
This is a real televisual feast, I recommend it highly to you.
Even though you first recommended it to me.
If you have a legal problem with me taking credit for the recommendation, please contact <hms123> with a well-written brief.
He's been complaining that the last pair of briefs you mailed him were a bit worn and soiled.
|May-09-13|| ||DcGentle: <Boomie>: Cool Book, one of my American friends living here has it at home and read of course. :-)|
You know what, it was written at the time of the Bush presidency, and now Dubya even got his library, in spite of starting a war for nothing, among other nice things.
And nothing happened and everything was swept under the carpet.
*hmmm* This would be a task for an investigative journalist, to detect the true reasons why the GOP got away with all the Bush scandals. I have my suspicions, but I don't want to spread any more conspiracy theories, there are enough around.
|May-09-13|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Niels> Jinx!
Just a minute ago I called John Lennon a genius around 200 times in my forum.
Do you think I should worry about legal action from <BOOMIE>?
I do have a lawyer, but I'm afraid nowadays he seems more at home at backyard clam bakes than in a Nashville court room.
<hms123> hasn't actually appeared before the bar since he was banned last year for passing out on one after a few dozen glasses of tasty "Matted Elk" wine.
|May-09-13|| ||Boomie: <Jessiroo>
Thanks for the recommendation of The Belchy Cackle. I was a bit disappointed by the third installment as the ending seemed a bit cliched. Also I was hoping there would be more character development. But overall a fine effort.
I've decided to hire Lucy to keep track of all this reading I've been doing lately. I'm wading through Russell's History of Philately. Sure seems like Plato's ideal democracy is what Sparta had for hunerts of years before him. Probably just a coinkidink.
Not to worry about legal action. My people are mingling with your people to work out a fair settlement. A healthy percentage of JFQ Enterprises plus points should settle the issue.
|May-09-13|| ||chancho: |
|May-10-13|| ||achieve: <jessicafischerqueen: <Niels> Jinx! > That seems to be the buzzword, these days, as well as my middle name! I actually already have <three> first names, but there may be room for one more... Lemme see, NTAJ Rohoooooooooh NOOOO! A-Jaaaayyyyyyyy there at the end! This little experiment has blown up right quick in me face, milady. |
I'll be forced to take up counsel with my Legal Council, as you will understand. All TOP SECRET, of course. This is gonna cost us all a LOT of money, I'm afraid.
But not to worry! I'll post a link to a Nashville Blues in a minute.
|May-10-13|| ||achieve: Well, a few miles to the west of Nashville down route 64, we find the St. Louis Blues -|
- and I wondered If you (host/guests) find this 'rendition' as bland as I did; very little articulation, almost no swing whatsoever... But the pianist is quite accomplished, and his Clementi Sonatinas are growing on me.
This may possibly be a "teaching version" of the Blues, including how to play a Blues as neutral as possible, but really, this is just too flat, not alive enough.
|May-10-13|| ||achieve: Cory Hall playing Clementi, very fluent, relaxing. It even has a hygienic and cleansing quality to it:|
|May-10-13|| ||Boomie: <Jess Sayin'>
<achieve> has threatened "Legal Council". Tread lightly. He has The Hague in his back pocket like so many nickles and dimes.
|May-10-13|| ||Boomie: <achieve>
St. Louis Blues by the composer WC Handy and his orchestra. A bluesier sound mainly because you can slur notes with horns but not with piano. The pace is a little snappier than Cory Hall but that's not such a big deal in my opinion.
Bessie Smith and chorus in an early music video. Included because I think it's wonderful in spite of the recording problems.
Brubeck's version is terrific
|May-10-13|| ||achieve: <Boomie> Thanks for the Brubeck gem. No other words for it; extremely moving and heartfelt, absolutely top drawer. Brubeck as a senior performer went all the way back to his roots, the singing tone and transmitted to the next generation where it all comes from... Brubeck, together with Peterson, were two of the very last ones to go.|
Here's an IMO landmark rendition of St Louis Blues, Willie The Lion Smith, here in this vid, a medley, which starts with Ain't Misbehavin, then at 3:20 The Lion shows how it's done. The lyrical tone, the icredible beauty of his left hand stride patterns... The music says it clearer than any words can.
|May-10-13|| ||Boomie: <achieve>
"The Lion" is 73 years old there. Bwa ha ha ha. Great vid.
|May-10-13|| ||achieve: <Boomie: <achieve> |
St. Louis Blues by the composer WC Handy and his orchestra. A bluesier sound mainly because you can slur notes with horns but not with piano. The pace is a little snappier than Cory Hall but that's not such a big deal in my opinion.> No, it isn't, you are right, and back in those early days, 1900-1920, the marching bands played much more with a ooom-pa-pah feel, not really swinging as in the Swing Era, and Cory transmitted that feel and approach quite well, and it is historically justifyable.
|May-10-13|| ||Boomie: <achieve>
Some more K talks about how to bring about the transformation to awareness. The distinction he makes between hearing and listening connects with me.
|May-13-13|| ||DcGentle: Interesting article relevant to our last topic:
And more fun to read:
|May-14-13|| ||achieve: <Boomie>
Hi there, it's that guy from the Pays Bas country again. Preparations to move are in full flow and that may account for my absence these past few days, but what I think is happening here is in fact more complex and interesting, potentially.
I did watch the first (of two) video you posted, played back passages repeatedly, and was developing and left with a feeling of grave discomfort. On the one side I wanted to scream, partly because K.murti in my view is running around in a most intriguing set of circles, but for some reason it is extremely hard to put your finger on it, "point it out," and as a result you just want to eat a hamburger, listen to or make some music, as for me the topics we have addressed come with quite a deeply felt pain and frustration, and are all deeply connected. This includes the Philosophy, the struggle of Mankind, the road we appear to be traveling, the warnings and deep worries as worded by a number of people I cited here, eg K., John Stockwell, and it interlaces with Mean Brian Greene's PBS series in the sense that I feel there is a lot of noise being produced and being put on the channels and frequencies along which our existences "exist" and move within, and towards... Getting complicated now, but this morning i was mulling over a number of left-overs, questions, issues that have developed in our discussion over the last few weeks (or more!? ;)) -- point is that I am beginning to create a "framework" in - and from - which I can more clearly apply structure and as a consequence explain what 'beef' I have with a number of things we discussed and researched. A bone to find; an axe to grind.... Whatever surfaces.
I am in the process of, each day, or other day, looking for a time during the early mornings, in which I can let my mind and soul flow freely, unconstrained if you will, by any expectation from any direction. Meditate, play music, listen, think, hold and hug my dear Lars etc. - just stay in touch with the now, and let my mind wander freely in any direction, past, present or future. But as the day progresses and all the practical and financial issues have to be tackled/resolved, it becomes harder to do that.
Some of the thoughts and forms that now and then appear give me faith in the fact that if I keep at it, allow for the processes to just take place, I will be able to summarize and put forward some concise and clear thoughts and opinions, convictions, fears and hurt that we have been discussing and sharing, of course also including and mainly featuring our shared love for and fascination with music, musicians, the Anima, the Soul of warm-blooded creatures, the very Fabric and defining features and properties that all together make up the miracle of Life, awareness, connectedness...
And potatoes. The Radjabov pressconference the other day had me in stitches as he lamented the fact that he, as he was asked by a waiter what he wanted to have, noticed he wanted to respond "Knight f6", instead of Steak with French Fries. Cracked me up, for one.
I am more tuned in now than ever since I can remember, and over the next few weeks, during and after my moving to my new home, I will have written down specifically what is going on inside, what I referred to here, the organic process. But as I said, I need to structure, meditate and often simplify.
I hope it is worth the wait, and time, and personally I see this as an important time in my life, possibly refocusing and re-directing.
Momentarily though, back in the material world of ridding myself of superfluous stuff, items of all kinds, I am mostly aiming to enter and decorate my new home in a minimalist fashion; sober but warm, some new furniture, and basically creating a stimulating atmosphere promoting music and harmony; frequency reception and transmission. The light is beautiful, and the views from the 7th floor are absolutely stunning.
Couldn't ask for more.
|May-14-13|| ||moronovich: Nice reading <achieve> !|
The time you have in the morning with Lars and all...sounds like your life is heading in the right direction..a good read..
and this flow has to be nursed..with not allways a firm recipe..perhaps K has the finest point about the pathless path..the seeds are there but we (untill some kind of entlightenment happens)but we have to water it..and cannot go on asking the master..must do it ourselves..which is not an absence of god..today water,tomorrow a hammer for the same "problem"/issue..but a lot of freedom and freebreathing in this process..pain is not an enemy,though sometimes tough and difficult to gain from..but an uavoidable teacher as the journey takes place...
And in theese moments when we can feel
the absence of chains,expectations and
the like we will find out that it was/is worth all the struggle..and other
pathless freethinkers will arrive.
Less than absolute experienced freedom will be enough.
And then we all will order a Nf6 at the restaurant and have the best laugh
and the time of our life that day ;)
I wish you all the best with your new
May be Radja will play steak and frites on the 17th move !? I am shure
Magnus didn´t analyse that.
P.S:I talked about my own life and processes too.Spiced with experience
from others as well.
|May-14-13|| ||Boomie: <achieve>
Moving is always an exciting experience. I spent years on the move. You should savor every moment and ignore distractions such as The Cirque with its pesky musings.
There will be plenty of time later to share our confusion about all this stuff. I'm beginning to feel that it's all inherently confusing. I mean "The observer is the observed", what the heck is that all about really?
Anyhoo I can surely wait for you to get nested. Get back to me once you and your boys get settled in
|May-15-13|| ||achieve: <Boomie>: <Moving is always an exciting experience. I spent years on the move. You should savor every moment> This I am doing at the moment, and your encouragement is the icing on top. <and ignore distractions such as The Cirque with its pesky musings.> Not so fast, boomba, pesky is not the word I would associate with the fine interactions that are taking place.|
Speaking of one, I would like to thank <moro> for his kind and wise words, much appreciated, also the advice.
<There will be plenty of time later to share our confusion about all this stuff. I'm beginning to feel that it's all inherently confusing. I mean "The observer is the observed", what the heck is that all about really?> heh - inherently confusing is an interesting find to describe some, or most, of the material we have discussed.
<Anyhoo I can surely wait for you to get nested. Get back to me once you and your boys get settled in> Thank you, and I very likely will follow your advice to the letter, although I cannot be 100% sure. ;)
But I'll be back for sure, that much is certain.
<Getting nested> heh
Oh - just wanted to check this, which is that I remembered you lived in Vancouver? Still do? Ever thought of looking up Branko and play a few games with the old Mr Kat?
I was just curious. ;)
|May-15-13|| ||Boomie: <achieve>
I live a ferry ride from Seattle. Haven't been to Vancouver in a while though I speak fluent Canadian, eh?
|May-15-13|| ||achieve: Hard for me to be the judge of that, heh, but how fluent is votre Chopin?|
Here's a clip of a very attractive pianist, <Yuja Wang>, playing a famous little Waltz by Chopin, and other than that I hope you enjoy, please have a look at her technique, which accounts for not only a beautiful round tone... I'll stop analysing, and was just curious if you notice the same things I noticed upon watching closely.
The slow pace she applies in certain sections is quite remarkable, as well.
|May-16-13|| ||Boomie: <achieve>
Chopin should be savored like a massage. The slower the better. However playing slow is more challenging and most pianists don't try it. Ms. Wang makes some nice choices and the character of the piece is enhanced by her treatment.
|May-16-13|| ||achieve: Yes - Ms Wang almost comes to a halt, teasingly slow, indeed. What I noticed was her delicate fingering, the fore arm and back of her hand very even, still and relaxed, just beautiful to watch, and a matching sound.|
Reminded me of Michelangeli, and Tatum... And would you believe me if I told you that Yuja also performs Tatum's Tea For Two arrangement, even as an encore during some of her concerts?
That girl has got guts to try that, tho technically she has absolutely <NOTHING> to fear.
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