T P O

T   P   O
The Patient Ox (aka Hénock Gugsa)

G r e e t i n g s !

** TPO **
an irreligious blog
with egalitarian and individualist tendencies!


On the menu ... politics, music, poetry, and other good stuff.
There is humor, but there is blunt seriousness here as well!


Parfois, on parle français ici aussi. Tous sont les bienvenus!

Intelligent comments are always welcome!
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tornami a vageheggiar - F. Handel / A. Forsythe


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Tornami a vagheggiar
by George F Handel
sung by 
Amanda Forsythe *
video

* Amanda Forsythe & Apollo's Fire



Friday, July 29, 2016

"I'll make it up as I go" - by Diana Krall



"I'll make it up as I go" 
- by Diana Krall -

A smokey, bluesy, jazzy song -- appropriate for this political season ....

video





Sunday, May 15, 2016

Apaisant l'esprit - selon Eric Satie


Eric Satie (1866-1925)
 Apaisant l'esprit 
- selon Eric Satie -

+++ Something to listen to when you feel devastated! +++
+++ Pendant des situations éprouvantes! +++
Eric Satie:===> Gymnopedie 1 *

  video


* Performed by Kevin MacLeod


Friday, March 4, 2016

"Down by the Salley Gardens" - by William Butler Yeats


W B Yeats  (1865-1939)
 
Down By the Salley Gardens
   by William Butler Yeats
~~~~~~~~~ // ~~~~~~~~~
 
Down by the salley gardens
   my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens
   with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy,
   as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish,
   with her would not agree.

In a field by the river
   my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder
   she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy,
   as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish,
   and now am full of tears.  
 
video
"Down by the Salley Gardens"
sung by Maura O'Connell
     and Karen Matheson


Saturday, January 16, 2016

"I Met a Girl" - W M Morgan / S Hunt



Julie Christie - Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

== **  I Met a Girl  ** ==
"I met a girl, 
she made me smile,
 she made me wait,
 she crossed the street,
 she crossed my heart,
 she fixed her dress,
 she bit her lip,
 she lit me up ...."
/////// ~~~~ ///////   
sung by:
 William Michael Morgan
(Lyrics by:  Sam Hunt)

video



Sunday, November 15, 2015

"J'aime Paris ... j'aime la France! " - Hénock Gugsa


Hénock Gugsa
J'aime Paris ... j'aime la France!

V I V E    L A    F R A N C E   !!!!!

"La Marseillaise" -- chanteuse: Mireille Mathieu



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Plaisir d'amour - de Jean-Pierre Claris De Florian


Jean-Pierre Claris De Florian (1755-1794)

Plaisir d'amour
 Poème de Jean-Pierre Claris De Florian
~~~~~~~ **** ~~~~~~~
Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment,
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

J'ai tout quitté pour l'ingrate Sylvie,
Elle me quitte et prend un autre amant.
Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment,
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

Tant que cette eau coulera doucement
Vers ce ruisseau qui borde la prairie,
Je t'aimerai, me répétait Sylvie ;
L'eau coule encore, elle a changé pourtant !

Plaisir d'amour ne dure qu'un moment,
Chagrin d'amour dure toute la vie.

video


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

For the First Days of Spring - by Leonidas Kavakos


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

For the First Days of Spring
- Ludwig van Beethoven -

==> Leonidas Kavakos -
 Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano No. 5 "Spring" (Rondo)






Monday, March 9, 2015

That's All - by Phil Collins and Genesis


"That's All" 
- Phil Collins and GENESIS -
video

Just as I thought it was going alright
I find out I'm wrong, when I thought I was right
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

I could say day, and you'd say night
tell me it's black when I know that it's white
always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

I could leave but I won't go
though my heart might tell me so
I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes

So why does it always seem to be
me looking at you, you looking at me
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

Turning me on, turning me off,
making me feel like I want too much
living with you's just putting me through it all of the time

running around, staying out all night
taking it all instead of taking one bite
living with you's just putting me through it all of the time

I could leave but I won't go
it'd be easier I know
I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes

but why does it always seem to be
me looking at you, you looking at me
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

Truth is I love you
more than I wanted to
there's no point in trying to pretend

there's been no-one who
makes me feel like you do
say we'll be together till the end

[ Instrumental! ]

I could leave but I won't go
it'd be easier I know
I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes

so why does it always seem to be
me looking at you, you looking at me
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

But I love you
More than I wanted to
There's no point in
trying to pretend

there's been no-one who
makes me feel like you do
say we'll be together till the end

just as I thought it was going alright
I find out I'm wrong when I thought I was right
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

I could say day, you'd say night
tell me it's black when I know that it's white
s'always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

That's all !!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Everybody Plays the Fool - by TMI


Everybody Plays the Fool (EPTF)
by
The Main Ingredient (TMI)

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Friday, January 9, 2015

The Vilja Song - by Renée Fleming


Renée Fleming
 The Vilja Song 
(from "The Merry Widow")
by
 Renée Fleming
/////// ==== ///////

"The Merry Widow " by Franz Lehar

At her own party, Hanna (the merry widow) tells the story of a mountain sprite or a "Vilja" that roams the highlands of her homeland of Pontevedria and innocently tempts hunters with her beauty. 

video

Lyrics ... [English translation by Lea Frey (blfrey@earthlink.net)] .... The Vilja song.
There lived a Vilja, a woods-maiden,
A hunter spied her in a rocky cliff!
The fellow, became
So strangely affected,
He looked and looked
At the little woods-maiden.
And a never known shudder
Seized the young hunter,
Longingly he began quietly to sigh!
Vilja, O Vilja, you little woods-maiden,
Take me and let me   
Be your dearest true love!
Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

The woods-maiden stretched
Out her hand to him
And pulled him into her cliff-dwelling.
The lad almost lost his senses, ( for)
Thus loved and kissed no earthly child.
As soon as she was sated with kissing
She disappeared at that moment!
Just once did the poor lad wave to her:
Vilja, O Vilja, you little woods-maiden,
Take me and let me   
Be our dearest true love!
Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

Vilja, O Vilja, what are you doing to me?
Fearfully begs  a lovesick man!

Vilja
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Black and Blue" - by TPO

 
video



Autopsy: Ferguson youth shot six times *
by Frances Robles and Julie Bosman
New York Times
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FERGUSON, Mo. -- Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager whose death at the hands of police sparked protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed Sunday found.

One of the bullets entered the top of Brown's skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for New York City, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family's request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of the bullets to hit him, he said.

Brown was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired from the front.

"People have been asking: how many times was he shot? This information could have been released on Day One," Baden said in an interview Sunday after performing the autopsy.

"They don't do that, even as feelings built up among the citizenry that there was a cover-up. We are hoping to alleviate that." [Baden elaborated.]

Professor Shawn Parcells, a pathologist assistant based in Kansas, assisted Baden.

"You do this for the families," Parcells said.

The two medical experts conducted the four-hour examination Sunday at the Austin A. Layne Mortuary in St. Louis. Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for Brown's family who paid their travel expenses, hired them.

"The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community," Crump said. "We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight."

Baden stressed that his examination was not to determine whether the shooting was justified.

"In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, 'You're not supposed to shoot so many times,' " said Baden, who retired from the state police in 2011. "Right now there is too little information to forensically reconstruct the shooting."

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TPO's Note: - In spite of all the anger and other confused and irrational mindsets going on all sides, some matters have been accepted as incontrovertible facts.

1 - Michael Brown was unarmed.

2 - He was violently killed by an armed police officer.

At this point, post-fact  justifications for the killing do not appear to hold water from whatever angle you look at them.
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* Source - http://www.twincities.com/nation/ci_26355623 (08/17/2014)