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When we are weary we must remember to relax and enjoy some of the good things in life like love and romance or stimulating venues with those special persons. Many Cafes play music and serve aperitifs. We shall devote this channel to those pursuits so that you can find diversions to the news of the world and celebrate the arts and scenes of far off places.

A taste of the temporal while pondering the eternal

On the town or...

On the terrace

Life is a spin.

Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon (1953)
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    by George Freund on June 23, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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    James Roy Horner (August 14, 1953 - June 22, 2015) was an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for frequent use of Celtic musical elements.

    Horner was an accomplished concert hall composer before he moved into writing film scores. His first major film score was for the 1979 film The Lady in Red, but did not establish himself as a mainstream composer until he worked on the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Horner's score for Titanic is the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time while Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron, are the two highest-grossing films of all time.

    Horner collaborated multiple times with directors Jean-Jacques Annaud, Mel Gibson, Walter Hill, Ron Howard, and Joe Johnston. Horner composed music for over 100 films, and won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Satellite Awards, three Saturn Awards, and was nominated for three British Academy Film Awards.

    The messages he left will last forever as a testament. However, his craft was hijacked to implant messages in the movies. I remember putting a lot of time into the pulsations of 3D Avatar. It was timely to look at the Hollywood video yesterday. We cannot surrender to the dark side for fame or fortune. God does not pay well. He rewards well. There was no money in Eden only on the other tree. On his tree we had the life. From that tree the fruit is sweet. If we hold on together, we can taste it. That's why I clasp the tree of life and shake the tree of knowledge. If we hold on together....forever in Eden.

    I feel strongly this was a solstice sacrifice happening on 6/22. However, his legacy was dynamic.

    On June 22, 2015, unconfirmed reports emerged that Horner was killed when his Embraer EMB 312 Tucano turboprop aircraft crashed into the Los Padres National Forest in southern California. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft. Though the pilot was not immediately identified, Horner's attorney said, "We know it's his plane, and we know we haven't heard from him." Variety later confirmed Horner's death. His assistant wrote on her Facebook page, "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent [who] died doing what he loved." The FAA indicated the official identity of the deceased pilot will be confirmed by the local authorities.

    The Mask of Zorro - Zorro's Theme

    Josh Groban - Remember Me (Troy)

  • BARE NAKED LADIES: Lovers in a Dangerous...
    by George Freund on June 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM
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    Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Jim Creeggan and his brother Andrew "Andy" Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on a brief hiatus from the group. Andy left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left the group in 2009.

    Upon forming, the band quickly developed a cult following in their native Canada culminating in its self-titled 1990 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada, and the band receiving a major record deal with Reprise Records. Its label debut, Gordon was released in 1992. Andy Creeggan left the band after its second album in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left in 2009 leaving the group as a quartet.

    "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" is a song by Bruce Cockburn, originally released on his 1984 album Stealing Fire. The song was a Top 40 hit for Cockburn, peaking at No. 25 on the Canadian charts the week of August 18, 1984.

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ...
    by George Freund on June 7, 2015 at 9:59 PM
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    Creedence Clearwater Revival (often shortened to "Creedence" or "CCR") was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford. Their musical style encompassed the roots rock and swamp rock genres. Despite their San Francisco Bay Area origins, they portrayed a Southern rock style, with lyrics about bayous, catfish, the Mississippi River, and other popular elements of Southern American iconography, as well as political and socially-conscious lyrics about topics including the Vietnam War.

    "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" is a song written by John Fogerty and released as a single in 1971 from the album Pendulum (1970) by roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song charted highest in Canada, reaching number one on the RPM 100 national album chart in March 1971. In the US, it peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the same year. On Cash Box pop chart, it peaked at number three. Billboard co-listed the b-side "Hey Tonight". In the UK, it reached number 36. It was the group's eighth gold-selling single.[1]

    Some have speculated that the song's lyrics are referencing the Vietnam War, with the "rain" being a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky.[2] In his review of the song for Allmusic website, Mark Deming suggests that the song is about the idealism of the 1960s and about it fading in the wake of events such as the Altamont Free Concert and the Kent State shootings and that Fogerty is saying that the same issues of the '60s still existed in the 1970s but that people were no longer fighting for them.[3] However, Fogerty himself has said in interviews and prior to playing the song in concert that the song is about rising tension within CCR and the imminent departure of his brother Tom from the band.[4] In an interview, Fogerty stated that the song was written about the fact that they were on the top of the charts, and had surpassed all of their wildest expectations of fame and fortune. They were rich and famous, but somehow all members of the band at the time were depressed and unhappy. Thus the line "Have you ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day." The band split in October the following year after the release of the album Mardi Gras.

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Who'll stop the rain

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door

    CCR - Midnight Special

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Down on the Corner

  • Rammstein - Amerika (english)
    by George Freund on May 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM
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    "Amerika" is a song performed by German band Rammstein. It was released in September 2004 as the second single from their album Reise, Reise.


    The song deals with the worldwide influence of the culture of the United States of America. The two verses are sung in German with a chorus in Denglisch: We're all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar, We're all living in Amerika, Amerika, Amerika and We're all living in Amerika, coca cola, sometimes war. The band views it as a satirical commentary on Americanization, and the lyrics refer to such things considered American as Coca-Cola, Santa Claus, Wonderbra and Mickey Mouse.


    The video shows the band in Apollo-era space suits on the Moon, with shots of other cultures acting like stereotypical Americans and some using American-owned products such as cigarettes, with the assertion that American culture is everywhere. The high-tech Apollo scenes are intercut with African, and Australian Aborigine tribal footage as a stark cultural contrast. The end of the video shows that the band have actually been in a fake Moon set in a studio,[1] complete with film crew, an allusion to Apollo moon landing hoax accusations. Till Lindemann, Rammstein's lead singer, wears a space suit with the name "Armstrong" on it, a reference to Neil Armstrong.

  • Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About M...
    by George Freund on May 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM
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    Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the early 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour.

    The band scored a string of hit singles, and are best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (UK #7, US #1, CAN #1), from the soundtrack of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include "Alive and Kicking" (UK #7, US #3, CAN #3) and "Belfast Child" (UK #1, IRE #1, NLD #1). In 1986, the band was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.[1]

    The core of the band is the two remaining founding members – Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting). The other current band members are Andy Gillespie (keyboards), drummer Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982) and Ged Grimes (bass guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes, drummer Brian McGee, and keyboardist Mick MacNeil.

    "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a 1985 song performed by the band Simple Minds. The song is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. It was written by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff (guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band).

  • KINGSTON TRIO: Where Have All the Flower...
    by George Freund on May 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM
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    "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" is a contemporary folk song. The first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in 1955, and published in Sing Out! magazine. Additional verses were added by Joe Hickerson in May 1960, who turned it into a circular song. Its rhetorical "where?" and meditation on death place the song in the ubi sunt tradition. In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the "Top 20 Political Songs".

    Seeger found inspiration for the song in October 1955, while on a plane bound for a concert in Ohio. Leafing through his notebook he saw the passage, "Where are the flowers, the girls have plucked them. Where are the girls, they've all taken husbands. Where are the men, they're all in the army." These lines were taken from the traditional Cossacks folk song "Koloda-Duda", referenced in the Mikhail Sholokhov novel And Quiet Flows the Don (1934), which Seeger had read "at least a year or two before"


    The Kingston Trio recorded the song in 1961. Believing it to be a traditional song, they claimed authorship, although upon notice from Seeger they had their name removed and credited Seeger and Hickerson. Seeger acknowledged their success with this song. Their single, with "O Ken Karanga" as the A-side and the hit "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" the B-side, reached #21 in the 1962 Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the Easy Listening chart.

    Peter, Paul and Mary included the song on their eponymous debut album (which spent five weeks as the #1 album in the country) in 1962.


  • Albinoni's Adagio in G minor
    by George Freund on May 15, 2015 at 10:40 PM
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    Composer Tomaso Albinoni. Adagio in G minor for strings and organ

    Performer: Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker


  • Vladimir Cosma - Le Jaguar
    by George Freund on April 28, 2015 at 1:05 PM
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    Vladimir Cosma is a Romanian-born French composer, conductor and violinist, born 13 April 1940 in Bucharest, Romania, into a family of musicians. His father, Teodor Cosma, was a pianist and conductor, his mother a writer-composer, his uncle, Edgar Cosma, composer and conductor, and one of his grandmothers, pianist, a student of the renowned Ferruccio Busoni.


    Vladimir Cosma - Nadia's Theme

    David's song Vladimir Cosma

    Soleil Vladimir Cosma

    Les fugitifs

    VLADIMIR COSMA Sentimental Walk

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Closer To Believ...
    by George Freund on April 8, 2015 at 12:33 PM
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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, were a sporadically active English progressive rock supergroup power trio. They found success in the 1970s, have sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts. The band consists of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). They are one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands.

    The ELP sound is dominated by the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano of the flamboyant virtuoso Emerson. The band's compositions are heavily influenced by classical music in addition to jazz and – at least in their early years – hard rock. Many of their pieces are arrangements of, or contain quotations from, classical music, and they can be said to fit into the subgenre of symphonic rock. However, Lake ensured that each of their albums contained at least one simple, accessible acoustic ballad, many of which received heavy radio airplay. Lake, in addition to providing vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar and lyrics, also produced the band's first five albums.



    Studio albums

  • Alexandre Desplat - Wong Chia Chi's Them...
    by George Freund on March 21, 2015 at 9:51 AM
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    Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat (born 23 August 1961) is a French film composer. He has won one Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and received seven additional Academy Award nominations, seven BAFTA nominations (winning two), seven Golden Globe Award nominations (winning one), and six Grammy nominations (winning two). Desplat has worked on a variety of Hollywood films, including independent and commercial successes like The Queen, The Golden Compass, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2, The King's Speech, Moonrise Kingdom, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Godzilla, The Imitation Game, and Unbroken.

  • SUPERTRAMP Crime of the Century
    by George Freund on March 10, 2015 at 10:19 AM
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    While poaching is evil the song to me reflects the evils of the secret elites who enslave the world. This was the best rendition of the song I could find. 

    Crime of the Century is the third album by English rock band Supertramp, released in 1974. Crime of the Century was their commercial breakthrough on both sides of the Atlantic, aided by the UK hit "Dreamer" and the U.S. hit "Bloody Well Right". It was a UK Top 10 album and a U.S. Top 40 album, eventually being certified Gold in the U.S. in 1977 after the release of Even in the Quietest Moments.... The album was Supertramp's first to feature drummer Bob Siebenberg (at the time credited as Bob C. Benberg), woodwinds player John Anthony Helliwell, bassist Dougie Thomson, and co-producer Ken Scott.

    The album's dedication reads "To Sam", which is a nickname for Stanley August Miesegaes, the Dutch millionaire who supported the band financially from 1969-72.

    Crime of the century

    Now they're planning the crime of the century

    Well what will it be?

    Read all about their schemes and adventuring

    It's well worth the fee

    So roll up and see

    And they rape the universe

    How they've gone from bad to worse

    Who are these men of lust, greed, and glory?

    Rip off the masks and let's see

    But that's no right - oh no, what's the story?

    There's you and there's me

    That can't be right

  • Buddy Holly plane crash 'review' by US t...
    by George Freund on March 5, 2015 at 8:33 AM
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    5 March 2015 Last updated at 00:27 ET

    Holly's band The Crickets broke up a year before his death

    The plane crash that claimed the lives of three rock 'n' roll stars, including Buddy Holly, could be investigated afresh by US transport safety experts.

    The 22-year-old Holly, Ritchie Valens and Jiles P Richardson - known as the Big Bopper - died in a crash shortly after take-off in Iowa in 1959.

    The pilot of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was also killed.

    On Wednesday, the US National Transportation Safety Board said it was reviewing a request to reopen a probe.

    "We are reviewing the petition to reconsider the Buddy Holly crash, based on criteria in our 'regs'," it said in a statement.

    There were two reasons given for the crash by the Civil Aeronautics Board, which carried out the investigation 56 years ago.

    The first was pilot error by 21-year-old Roger Peterson and the second attributed factor was a poor weather briefing given to him.

    Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas, as Charles Hardin Holley

    Fans still gather at his Texas grave

    According to NTSB rules, petitions must be based on the discovery of new evidence or indications that previous conclusions were inaccurate.

    According to the Mason City Globe Gazette, the NTSB received the request from a pilot from New England called LJ Coon.

    He told the paper he believes the pilot's "heroic" actions could be seen in a new light.

    Holly had only hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tour bus.

    The trio had just completed a concert in Clear Lake, Iowa, and were heading to the next tour date in Moorhead, Minnesota.

    Don McLean later immortalised the tragedy with his 1972 hit American Pie.



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