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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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  • The Last Farewell ~ Roger Whittaker
    by George Freund on October 30, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Roger Whittaker (born 22 March 1936) is a British singer-songwriter and musician, who was born in Nairobi to English parents. His music is an eclectic mix of folk music and popular songs in addition to radio airplay hits. He is best known for his baritone singing voice and trademark whistling ability as well as his guitar skills.

    He is widely known for his version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" (1982), as well as his own compositions "Durham Town (The Leavin')" (1969) and "I Don't Believe in 'If' Anymore" (1970). American audiences are most familiar with his 1970 hit "New World in the Morning" and his 1975 hit "The Last Farewell", the latter of which is his only single to hit the Billboard Hot 100 (it made the Top 20) and also hit No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. His final top-charting hit was "Albany", which scored No. 1 in West Germany in 1982.


    "The Last Farewell" is a song from 1971 by the British folk singer Roger Whittaker. Whittaker hosted a radio programme in The United Kingdom in 1971, backed by a full orchestra with arrangements by Zack Lawrence. Whittaker is quoted as saying that "one of the ideas I had was to invite listeners to send their poems or lyrics to me and I would make songs out of them. We got a million replies, and I did one each week for 26 weeks."

    Ron A. Webster, a silversmith from Birmingham, England, sent Whittaker his poem entitled "The Last Farewell", and this became one of the selections to appear on the radio programme. It was subsequently recorded and featured on Whittaker's 1971 album New World in the Morning (A Special Kind of Man in the US and Canada). Although the song failed to reach the music charts then, it is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide.


  • Arthur Brown Fire Live 1968
    by George Freund on October 18, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    Brenton Tarrant used this song to end his video of the mosque shooting. It is further used by the predictive programming video on Seattle being a terror target Nov. 3, 2019. 

    Jack Mullen asserts the fire will be in our mind as we're assimilated into The Matrix.

    Seattle – November 3, 2019 | Predictive Programming or Coincidence?

    "Fire" is a 1968 song written by Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Mike Finesilver and Peter Ker. Performed by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, it was released as a single and on the band's debut album, also called The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. The single reached No. 1 in the United Kingdom in August 1968 and in Canada. In October, it reached No. 2 in the United States Billboard charts and No. 19 ("Hey Jude" by The Beatles was blocked by #1, only for a week.) in Australia. It also reached No. 3 in Germany, No. 4 in France, No. 6 in the Netherlands, No. 7 in Austria, No. 8 in Ireland and No. 18 in Finland. "Fire" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

    Fire

    I'll take you to burn

    Fire

    I'll take you to learn

    I'll see you burn!

    You fought hard and you saved and learned

    but all of it's going to burn

    And your mind

    Your tiny mind

    You know you've really been so blind

    Now's your time burn your mind

    You're falling far too far behind

    Oh no

    Oh no

    Oh no

    You gonna burn!

    Fire

    To destroy all you've done

    Fire

    To end all you've become

    I'll feel your burn!

    You've been living like a little girl

    In the middle of your little world

    And your mind

    Your tiny mind

    You know you've really been so blind

    Now's your time burn your mind

    You're falling far too far behind

    Fire

    I'll take you to burn

    Fire

    I'll take you to learn

    You gonna burn, burn, burn

    Fire

    I'll take you to burn


  • WAS THERE VOTE RIGGING IN THE CANADIAN E...
    by George Freund on October 24, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    A returning officer source stated there was a new policy for scrutineers this election. The liberals made good use of it. They hovered over the workers all day and were given access to the tabulating sheets. They copied voter ID numbers and left for their lairs all day. These sheets carry the voter ID numbers. They could most likely check them on the voters' list. What could they possibly do with this information? Could they create a vote in a digital format away from the box? There has to be a scam involved in this especially in the Toronto area. The seats don't jive with the percentages of the votes.

    My original comment was how could CTV, CBC and Global say with certainty there was a liberal minority government before the polls were reported? I saw that news at 10:20. The results weren't reported until 11 p.m. So the liberal party had the results of the votes and perhaps even had the means to tweak them in their favor.

    I find it uncanny as well that there is no interest in the process in general and most importantly by the shooting sports fraternity which has its own media. They plan to take your rights and seize your property with a long term room reservation at the crowbar hotel, and we blithely walk to our demise in a state of hopelessness. I've encouraged for years for the shooting sports enthusiasts to embrace alternative media over the years to the echo of silence. This reporter pretty much gave up the sport to be the sentinel. Primarily now my audience is American. I fill in as a host of Power Hour Nation a truly honorific global operation transmitted around the world on WWCR in Tennessee. The key to victory is to change the channel. It is based on the First Nation's credo about which wolf survives the one you feed. If you feed the wolf that's going to eat you, the conclusion is already set.

  • Kate Bush - Experiment IV
    by George Freund on November 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    "Experiment IV" is a song by the English singer Kate Bush. It was released as a single on 27 October 1986, in order to promote Bush's greatest hits album The Whole Story. The single peaked at 23 in the UK Singles Chart, simultaneously with "Don't Give Up", Bush's duet with Peter Gabriel, which reached number 9.

    Overview

    The song tells a story about a secret military plan to create a sound that is horrific enough to kill people. The ending of the story is unclear, but in the music video nearly every person working on the project is killed by the horrific sound, which is personified by Bush herself as she changed from an angelic woman into a banshee (a horrifying screaming apparition of Irish lore).

    The song features Nigel Kennedy on violin, who at one point replicates the screeching violins from Bernard Herrmann's famous scoring of the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho.

    The B-sides of both the 7" and 12" singles included a re-working of "Wuthering Heights", the single which catapulted her to stardom in 1978. On the 12" single, the 1980 song "December Will Be Magic Again" was included as an additional B-side.

    An extended version of "Experiment IV" appeared on the 12" vinyl release of the single. Both versions of the song were included on the second CD, second cassette or second LP of rarities on the box set This Woman's Work, released in 1990.


    We were working secretly for the military

    Our experiment in sound was nearly ready to begin

    We only know in theory what we are doing

    Music made for pleasure, music made to thrill

    It was music we were making here until

    They told us all they wanted

    Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance

    So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red

    It's a mistake in the making

    From the painful cries of mothers to a terrifying scream

    We recorded it and put it into our machine

    They told us all they wanted

    Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance

    So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red

    It's a mistake in the making

    It could feel like falling in love

    It could feel so bad

    It could feel so good

    It could sing you to sleep

    But that dream is your enemy

    We won't be there to be blamed

    We won't be there to snitch

    I just pray that someone there can hit the switch

    They told us all they wanted

    Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance

    So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red

    It's a mistake in the making

    And the public are warned to stay off


  • Thievery Corporation - Full Performance ...
    by George Freund on November 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    http://KEXP.ORG presents Thievery Corporation performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded October 5, 2016.

    Songs:

    Forgotten People

    Le Monde

    All That We Perceive

    Amerimacka

    Culture Of Fear



    Thievery Corporation is an American electronic music duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton. Their musical style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern music, hip hop, electronica, and Brazilian music, including bossa nova.

  • Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on December 10, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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    Blue Öyster Cult (often abbreviated BÖC or BOC) is an American rock band formed in Stony Brook, New York in 1967, perhaps best known for the singles "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Burnin' for You", "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll", and "Godzilla." Blue Öyster Cult has sold more than 24 million records worldwide, including 7 million in the United States alone.[3] The band's music videos, especially "Burnin' for You," received heavy rotation on MTV when the music television network premiered in 1981, cementing the band's contribution to the development and success of the music video in modern popular culture.

    Blue Öyster Cult's longest-lasting and most commercially successful lineup included Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (lead vocals, "stun guitar", keyboards, synthesizers), Allen Lanier (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums, percussion, cowbell, vocals). The band's current lineup includes Roeser and Bloom, as well as Danny Miranda (bass, backing vocals), Jules Radino (drums, percussion) and Richie Castellano (keyboard, rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals).


    "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is a song by American rock band Blue Öyster Cult from the band's 1976 album Agents of Fortune. The song, written and sung by lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, deals with eternal love and the inevitability of death. Dharma wrote the song while picturing an early death for himself.

    Released as an edited single (omitting the slow building interlude in the original), the song was Blue Öyster Cult's highest chart success, reaching #7 in Cash Box and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1976. Critical reception was mainly positive, and in 2004, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" was listed at number 405 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 500 songs of all time.


  • Zappacosta - Don't Ask Me
    by George Freund on December 15, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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    Alfredo Peter "Alfie" Zappacosta (born 1953 in Sora, Italy), also known by just his surname, is an Italian-born Canadian singer/songwriter.

    Zappacosta's first band was Surrender, a five-piece group that recorded three albums in the late 1970s into the early 1980s. In 1984 he recorded his first self-titled solo album which contained the hit singles "Passion" and "We Should Be Lovers". As a result, he won the Juno Award for "Most Promising Male Vocalist".

    The next year he lent his vocals to the Canadian charity production "Tears Are Not Enough", produced by David Foster singing the lines "Maybe we could understand the reasons why" in the fifth stanza with Dalbello.

    His second album A-Z was released in 1986 and featured the hit singles "When I Fall (In Love Again)" and "Nothing Can Stand In Your Way". Following this, a Zappacosta song "Overload" was added to the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, one of the biggest selling soundtracks of the 80s.

    A third album Quick!...Don't Ask Any Questions was released in 1990, before Zappacosta took time off to hone his vocal and guitar skills. He also pursued acting in various stage performances, as well as a role in the 2005 Canadian movie Halo (not to be confused with the movie about the Microsoft videogame of the same name).

    He has subsequently released more personal albums, including 2004's Start Again which contains reworked versions of some of his classic hits from the 80s.


  • Sonny & Cher ~ I Got You Babe (1965)
    by George Freund on December 15, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    Sonny & Cher was an American rock duo of entertainers made up of husband-and-wife Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. The couple started their career in the mid-1960s as R&B backing singers for record producer Phil Spector.

    The pair first achieved fame with two hit songs in 1965, "Baby Don't Go" and "I Got You Babe". Signing with Atco/Atlantic Records, they released three studio albums in the late 1960s, as well as the soundtrack recordings for two unsuccessful movies, Good Times and Chastity, with Cher contributing vocals to one cut, "Chastity's Song (Band of Thieves)". In 1972, after three years of silence, the couple returned to the studio and released two other albums under the MCA/Kapp Records label.

    In the 1970s, they also positioned themselves as media personalities with two top ten TV shows in the US, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Show. The couple's career as a duo ended in 1975 following their divorce. In the decade they spent together, Sonny and Cher sold over 40 million records worldwide.

    Performing under her first name, Cher went on to a highly successful career as a solo singer and actress, while Sonny Bono was eventually elected to Congress as a Republican U.S. Representative from California. The two performers were inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998, following Sonny's death in a skiing accident.

    "I Got You Babe" is a song written by Sonny Bono. It was the first single taken from the debut studio album Look at Us, of the American pop music duo Sonny & Cher. In August 1965, their single spent three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States where it sold more than 1 million copies and was certified Gold. It also reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and Canada.

    Background and composition

    Sonny Bono, a songwriter and record producer for Phil Spector, wrote the lyrics to and composed the music of the song for himself and his then-wife, Cher, late at night in their basement. When Cher was woken up to sing the lyrics, she hated the song and didn't think it would soon be a hit and immediately went back to bed.

    Session drummer Hal Blaine played drums for the song with other members of The Wrecking Crew supplying instrumental support. "I Got You Babe" became the duo's biggest single, their signature song, and a defining recording of the early hippie countercultural movement.

    AllMusic critic William Ruhmann praised the song:

    Recalling Dylan's bitter 1964 song "It Ain't Me Babe" (soon to be a folk-rock hit for the Turtles), Bono wrote his own opposite sentiment: "I Got You Babe." Where Dylan was lyrically complex, Bono was simple: His lyric began with the ominous youth-versus-grownups theme of "they" who set up barriers to romance, but soon gave way to a dialogue of teenage romantic platitudes. Where Dylan was musically simple, however, Bono, without fully rebuilding Spector's Wall of Sound, was more structurally ambitious, following the song's standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-verse-chorus form with an ascending coda that built to a climax, then started building again before the fadeout, all in only a little over three minutes. Set to waltz time, the tune retained a light feel despite the sometimes busy instrumentation, led by a prominent ocarina and the alternating vocals between the two singers. If neither were interesting singers, their plodding, matter-of-fact performances gave the song a common-man appeal.

    African-American musician Harold Battiste provided the instrumental arrangement. Richard Niles quotes Battiste as saying the prominent figure in the song is played on an oboe rather than an ocarina.

    In the United States, the song has sold more than 1 million copies in 1965 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. As of November 2011, Billboard reported the digital sales of "I Got You Babe" to be 372,000 in the US.

    In 2011, the song was named as one of the greatest duets of all times by both Billboard and Rolling Stone magazine. It was also listed at #444 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004. In early 2017 the song has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.


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