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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...


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Life is a spin.


Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in The Band Wagon (1953)
 
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  • Born Again American
    by Conspiracy Cafe on November 30, 2018 at 11:40 AM
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    Artist: Keith Carradine

    Released: 2009

    Genre: Folk

    Born Again American was conceived and midwifed by Norman Lear, who collaborated with Keith Carradine and Mark Johnson of Playing for Change. It's a project of Declare Yourself!, a non-profit dedicated to increasing young voter participation and civic involvement.

    I'd call it an exercise in citizenship, myself. Despite the evangelical overtones, I don't believe there's any intent here to marginalize other religions or lack thereof, merely an effort to use an existing frame that provides instant context and understanding. As President Obama said in his inaugural address, there is a price, as well as a promise, of citizenship.

    The Pledge:

    I am

    a born Again American

    I am my Country's Keeper

    My President and my

    Congress report to me


    And so --

    I will stay informed and involved

    I will make my voice heard

    And not just at election time

    I can make a difference

    I matter

    I am an American, Born Again


    Born Again American original lyrics, by Keith Carradine:


    Just a workin’ man without a job

    It got shipped off to China via Washington, D.C.

    And I know I’m nothin’ special, there are plenty more like me

    Just the same

    I thought I knew the rules of the game


    I stood up for this country that I love

    I came back from the desert to a wife and kids to feed

    I’m not sayin’ Uncle Sam should give me what I need

    My offer stands

    I’ll pull my weight you give me half a chance


    I went up to a congressman and said to him “you know

    Our government is letting people down”

    He said he’d need a lot of help to buck the status-quo

    I said there was a bunch of us around


    I’m a Born Again American, conceived in Liberty

    My Bible and the Bill of Rights, my creed’s equality

    I’m a Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me

    And everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea


    My brother’s welding chassis at the plant

    He’s earning what our granddad did in 1948

    While CEOs count bonuses behind the castle gates

    How can they see

    When all they care about’s the do re mi


    It’s getting where there’s nowhere left to turn

    Not since the crash of twenty-nine have things been so unfair

    So many of our citizens are living in despair

    The time has come

    To reaffirm that hope’s not just for some


    The promise of America’s surrendering to greed

    The rule is just look out for number one

    But brace yourself ‘cause some of us have sown a different seed

    A harvest of the spirit has begun


    I’m a Born Again American conceived in liberty

    My Bible and The Bill Of Rights

    My creed’s equality

    A Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me

    And everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea


    It’s clear my country’s soul is on the line

    She’s hungering for something that she lost along the way

    The principle the framers called upon us to obey

    That in this land

    The people’s will must have the upper hand


    I felt the calling once before and took a sacred vow

    And faithful to that vow I have remained

    I hear the calling once again, my country needs me now

    And to her cause I have been re-ordained


    I’m a Born Again American conceived in liberty

    My Bible and the Bill Of Rights, all people living free

    A Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me

    And everyone who shares the dream

    From sea to shining sea

    And everyone who shares the dream

    From sea to shining sea

    A M E R I C A


  • Hank Williams Sr... I Saw The Light - 19...
    by George Freund on March 3, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    Hiram King "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 - January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one (three posthumously).

    Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams relocated to Georgiana with his family, where he met Rufus Payne, who gave him guitar lessons in exchange for meals or money. Payne had a major influence on Williams' later musical style, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. Williams would later relocate to Montgomery, where he began his music career in 1937, when producers at radio station WSFA hired him to perform and host a 15-minute program. He formed the Drifting Cowboys backup band, which was managed by his mother, and dropped out of school to devote his time to his career.


    When several of his band members were conscripted into military service during World War II, Williams had trouble with their replacements, and WSFA terminated his contract because of his alcohol abuse. Williams eventually married Audrey Sheppard, who was his manager for nearly a decade. After recording "Never Again" and "Honky Tonkin'" with Sterling Records, he signed a contract with MGM Records. In 1947, he released "Move It on Over", which became a hit, and also joined the Louisiana Hayride radio program.

    One year later, he released a cover of "Lovesick Blues" recorded at Herzog Studio in Cincinnati,[6] which carried him into the mainstream of music. After an initial rejection, Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry. He was unable to read or notate music to any significant degree. Among the hits he wrote were "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Hey, Good Lookin'", and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry".


    Years of back pain, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health. In 1952, he divorced Sheppard and was dismissed by the Grand Ole Opry because of his unreliability and alcohol abuse. On New Year's Day 1953, he died suddenly while traveling to a concert in Canton, Ohio at the age of 29. Despite his short life, Williams is one of the most celebrated and influential popular musicians of the 20th century, especially in regards to country music.

    Many artists covered songs Williams wrote and recorded. He influenced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, George Jones, The Rolling Stones, and Mason Ramsey, among others. Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1961), the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987).

    Hank Williams A prodigal son

    Hank Williams - Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine

    "Lost Highway"... Hank Williams Sr - 1949

    Hank Williams - Cold Cold Heart

    I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY (1949) by Hank Williams

    Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'

    Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1952)

    Hank Williams Sr. - Lonesome Whistle

    Hank Williams Sr. - Settin' The Woods On Fire

    Hank Williams Sr. - One Way Ticket to the Sky


  • BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on December 8, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    For What It Is Worth


    Buffalo Springfield was a Canadian-American rock band active from 1966 to 1968 whose most prominent members were Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay. The group released three albums and several singles, including "For What It's Worth". The band combined elements of folk and country music with British invasion and psychedelic-rock influences, and, along with the Byrds, were part of the early development of folk-rock.

    There's something happening here

    What it is ain't exactly clear

    There's a man with a gun over there

    Telling me I got to beware

    I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    There's battle lines being drawn

    Nobody's right if everybody's wrong

    Young people speaking their minds

    Getting so much resistance from behind

    It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    What a field-day for the heat

    A thousand people in the street

    Singing songs and carrying signs

    Mostly say, hooray for our side

    It's s time we stop, hey, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    Paranoia strikes deep

    Into your life it will creep

    It starts when you're always afraid

    You…

    'Yellow vest' violence erupts across Europe: Paris riots spread to Brussels and Amsterdam

    Paris is on lockdown as armed police battle to contain 'yellow vest' demonstrators with more than 700 arrests

    8,000 police were deployed in Paris to avoid a repeat of last Saturday's mayhem when rioters wreaked havoc

    Shops were boarded up to avoid looting and street furniture and construction site materials were removed

    Nearly 1,400 people were detained across France, according to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner



  • Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan
    by George Freund on February 6, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    'SHARIA POLICE": MUSLIMS PATROLLING BROOKLYN IN VEHICLES ALMOST IDENTICAL TO NYPD

    Muslims in NYC are carrying out “community patrols” in Brooklyn while driving cars that look almost identical to NYPD vehicles, leading some to describe the situation as “Sharia Police”.




    First We Take Manhattan


    They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom

    For trying to change the system from within

    I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them

    First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin


    I'm guided by a signal in the heavens

    I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin

    I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons

    First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin




  • Pärt​ - Cantus in Memoriam Benjam...
    by George Freund on February 3, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic

    Kristjan Järvi, conductor

    Live from Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 31 March 2015

    Haunting, Inspiring, Mystical liberation of the soul. 

  • Robert Janson ~ Dziecinstwo (Childhood)
    by George Freund on April 17, 2019 at 9:38 AM
    217 Views - 0 Comments


  • Peaceful Relaxing Instrumental Music, Me...
    by George Freund on March 30, 2019 at 7:01 PM
    196 Views - 0 Comments

    Peaceful Relaxing Instrumental Music, Meditation and Study Music "Dreams of Paradise" By Tim Janis. My instrumental music can help you find deep relaxation, relieve anxiety, and find peace. My music incorporates relaxing sounds of nature and features flute music, piano music, harp music, & violin music.

  • Billy Daniels I Owe This Dream To You
    by George Freund on June 8, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    Billy Daniels and Martha Braun Daniels at the Los Angeles airport in 1950.

    ALTERNATE LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB4GBBgpQq4

    William Boone Daniels (September 12, 1915 ? October 7, 1988), better known as Billy Daniels, was an American singer active in the United States and Europe from the mid-1930s to 1988, notable for his hit recording of "That Old Black Magic" and his pioneering performances on early 1950s television. He was one of the first African-American entertainers to cross over into the mainstream and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame lies alongside that of Jerry Lewis.

    Daniels was born in Jacksonville, Florida, where his father was a postmaster and notary. His mother was a schoolteacher and organist. Daniels had a heritage of Portuguese sailor, Native American (Choctaw), African American, and frontiersman Daniel Boone.

    In 1935, Daniels moved from Jacksonville to New York to attend Columbia University. He planned to become a lawyer, but he was sidetracked during the Depression. His grandmother was a seamstress in Harlem for the Ziegfeld Follies, and she encouraged her grandson to sing at Dickie Wells, the club where he first worked as a dishwasher, then a singing waiter. There he was discovered by bandleader Erskine Hawkins, who hired him as a featured vocalist. He toured with the Erskine Hawkins Band in 1935–36 and then returned to Harlem. Throughout 1938, he sang daily on New York radio for 12 different sponsors. "It was me or the horse racing," Daniels remarked.


    Daniels performed frequently at nightclubs on New York's famed 52nd Street, where he was one of the first singers to leave the big-band scene and pursue a solo career. He sometimes made three 52nd Street club performances per night. In 1945, he played intermission with Charlie Parker at the Spotlite Club on 52nd Street.

    Daniels had several accompanists, including Nat Cole, while in New York. In 1948, he teamed with ex-big-band pianist Benny Payne, who had been Cab Calloway's pianist in the Cotton Club. Payne remained as accompanist for the rest of Daniel's career.

    Billy Daniels - That Ole Black Magic

    BILLY DANIELS - ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL

    My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time

    Billy Daniels – The Touch of Your Lips

    Billy Daniels - Perfidia

  • Cyd Charisse & Fred Astaire 1953 The Ban...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on June 17, 2019 at 11:37 PM
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    The Band Wagon is a 1953 American musical-comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. It tells the story of an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career. However, the play's director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of the Faust legend and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the star. Along with Singin' in the Rain (1952), it is regarded as one of the finest of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals, although it was only a modest box-office success on first release.

  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Go...
    by George Freund on July 11, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (sometimes rendered "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On") is a song written by Dave "Curlee" Williams and usually credited to him and James Faye "Roy" Hall. The song was first recorded by Big Maybelle, though the best-known version is the 1957 rock and roll/rockabilly version by Jerry Lee Lewis.

    Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man."

    A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. He followed this with "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential". However, Lewis's rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to Myra Gale Brown, his 13-year-old cousin.

    Angela Merkel shaking: I'm well, she says, despite third incident


    Video footage shows Mrs Merkel trembling, shaking back and forth alongside Finland's prime minister during a ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday.

    After the incident, Mrs Merkel said she was "very well" and there was "no need to worry".

    A government spokesperson said she would continue meetings as planned.

    Mrs Merkel, 64, was last seen trembling two weeks ago ahead of a trip to Japan for the G20 summit. She told journalists at the summit she was fine.

    Artificial lionfish powered by ‘robotic blood’

    A robotic fish fitted with a hydraulic circulatory system which also carries energy has been developed by Cornell University.

    Without a recharging source, batteries would quickly discharge, but this system allows the robot to be powered for about 40 hours.

    What if they're cyborgs?

    Anders Breivik Cyborg?

    Perhaps Germany has a new national anthem for the socialist. 

  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock...
    by George Freund on August 11, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. They are known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young. They are noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on American music and culture. All four members of CSNY have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, though Young's inductions were for work not involving the group.


    Well, I came upon a child of God

    He was walking along the road

    And I asked him, Tell where are you going?

    This he told me


    Said, I'm going down to Yasgur's Farm,

    Gonna join in a rock and roll band.

    Got to get back to the land and set my soul free.


    We are stardust, we are golden,

    We are billion year old carbon,

    And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.


    Well, then can I walk beside you?

    I have come to lose the smog,

    And I feel myself a cog in somethin' turning.

    But then maybe it's the time of man.

    And I don't know who I am,

    But life is for learning.


    We are stardust, we are golden,

    We are billion year old carbon,

    And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.


    We are stardust, we are golden,

    We are billion year old carbon,

    And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.


    By the time we got to Woodstock,

    We were half a million strong

    And everywhere was a song and a celebration.

    And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes

    Riding shotgun in the sky,

    Turning into butterflies

    Above our nation.


    We are stardust, we are golden,

    We are caught in the devils bargain,

    And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.


    These lyrics make very interesting sense in terms of The War of the Multiverse

  • Peter Sarstedt ~ Where Do You Go To My L...
    by George Freund on September 5, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?" is a song by the British singer?songwriter Peter Sarstedt. Its recording was produced by Ray Singer, engineered by John Mackswith at Lansdowne Recording Studios and released in 1969. It was a number-one 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in 1969, and was awarded the 1970 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In the United States, the record reached No. 61 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles. The single also peaked at No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 that May.


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