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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Ballad of #MikeBrown

a young Dylan would've written a song: THE BALLAD OF MICHAEL BROWN. #Ferguson— Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) August 15, 2014

If you go to Quik Trip You’d better take your gun, Cause the boys in blue will get you, That’s how things are done, In #Ferguson.

@DomoTheTruth dude was running and the cops just shot.him. i saw him die bruh— Bruh. (@TheePharoah) August 09, 2014

If you finish highschool in this two-bit town, A quick trip may last forever if they gun you down, The fate of poor #MikeBrown.

#Ferguson Police Chief says #MikeBrown was stopped because he (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Kashmir

A great cover of Kashmir, one of my most favourite modern pieces.

Filed under: Music Tagged: Heart, Kashmir, Led Zepplin, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

bastard.logic: “You got me so that my nerves are breaking”

Late night Hump Day rawk out continues unabated:

(h/t)

Filed under: music, Uncategorized Tagged: music, Nervebreakers, power pop, punk, rock, Texas, The Troggs, video

bastard.logic: Finnish Rock N Roll Represent

Bedtime rawkout in 3, 2, 1…

(h/t)

Filed under: music Tagged: bandcamp, Daggerplay, Finland, punk, punk n roll, rock, rock ‘n’ roll

bastard.logic: Afro-Punk (AKA The Story of My Life)

Pretty much sums up my adolescence/early adulthood/current state of existence (I’m so old I remember when being black and playing rock/punk/metal was a radical, disruptive act, etc):

Bonus: Interview w/ James Spooner, director of Afro-Punk: The Movie:

Also, too: Live performances (because AGGRO):

 

Filed under: music, Uncategorized Tagged: Afro-Punk, music, punk, race, racial issues, racism, US, video

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Dave Clark Five

We’re sitting on the front deck listening to British Sixties Radio, an internet radio station we like and listen to a lot, and they just played the Dave Clark Five doing Glad All Over. That song came out on the UK charts in January, 1964, reaching North America a bit later. Fifty years ago this […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Simon and Garfunkle

It’s true. I love them. I wish I could have had the means to go see them perform live while they were still together. But, we can make do with the magic of youtube.

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Simon and Garfunkel, Sound of Silence, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Everything is Carbon

Everything is carbon. Everyone's fooled when you're part of Shell's team, everything is dying, when you're living big oil's dream. #Lego— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) July 09, 2014

A little spill happens now and then, destroying life.

Eerie, but awesome ad targeting LEGO's partnership with Shell: Everything is NOT awesome – YouTube m.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbliU… #climate— Andrea Loken (@AndreaLoken) July 09, 2014

Accidents don’t happen.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Music Trivia Interlude – Album Covers

Never noticed those before.

Filed under: Music Tagged: Album Covers, CBC Music, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Queen City Ex 2014

Buffalo Days is on in Regina, and I went on the opening day in large part because Lonestar was the headline band in the evening.

The iFlip acrobats at #QCX2014 youtube.com/watch?v=yAbJ2D… You should check them out, there are very cool tricks. #Humanjuggling— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) July 31, 2014

Lonestar last night in #YQR youtube.com/watch?v=FOOLwu… as the thunderstorm moved south of the city. #QCX2014— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) July 31, 2014

Last Saturday, Jeri and I went to the Riders game where they creamed the Argos.

A trip to Moose Jaw earlier on had us go (Read more…)

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Sonata No. 7 in D Major Op. 10

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, was dedicated to the Countess Anne Margarete von Browne, and written in 1798. This makes it contemporary with his three string trios of opus 9, the violin sonatas of opus 12 and the violin romance that became his opus 50 when later published. (The year also saw the premiere of a revised version of his second piano concerto, whose original form had been written and heard in 1795.[1])

It is divided into four movements:

Presto – cut time Largo e mesto – 6/8 (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – “Word Crimes”

 

Wow, talk about turning something bad into something good. I love this song. Thank you Weird AL.

Filed under: Music Tagged: Parody better than Original, Weird Al, Word Crimes

wmtc: tommy ramone, and how can it be the ramones are gone from this world?

Back-to-back obituaries again. Obits are taking up a large percentage of wmtc real estate these days, yet another indication of how little I’m writing.

The passing of Thomas Erdelyi this week, better known as Tommy Ramone, brings an uncomfortable reminder of mortality for people my age and younger: the last surviving original Ramone.

Like a lot of people, I discovered the Ramones in a kind of backwards fashion, through the Clash and other great British punk and new wave bands. No matter how many times I’ve read and heard that these guys from Queens were a heavy influence on British (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Ombra Mai Fu – Handel

Next on the list of pieces that I’m learning. Super extra challenging aria because of the recitative in the beginning. But, as they say, nothing worth doing is ever easy.

 

 

“Ombra mai fu” is the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel.

In the opera, the aria is preceded by a short recitativo accompagnato of nine bars, setting the scene (“Frondi tenere e belle”). The aria itself is also short; it consists of 52 bars and typically lasts 3 to 4 minutes.

The instrumentation is for a string section: first (Read more…)

cartoon life: There is always one gem at Sunfest

http://youtu.be/OPFmMlzD7t0

Filed under: video Tagged: music

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Disservice – Rachmaninoff Op.3 Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, No.2

Prelude in C-sharp minor (Russian: Прелюдия), Op. 3, No. 2, is one of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most famous compositions. It is a ternary (ABA) prelude for piano in C-sharp minor, 62 bars long, and part of a set of five pieces entitled Morceaux de fantaisie.[1]

Its first performance was by the composer on September 20, 1892,[2] at a festival called the Moscow Electrical Exhibition,[3] which Rachmaninoff considered his debut as a pianist.[2] After this première, a review of the concert singled out the Prelude, noting that it had “aroused enthusiasm”.[4] From this point on, its popularity grew.

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Fifty Years Ago

In mid-August, 1964, a modest-budget, British black-and-white comedy movie hit the theatres. And instantly exploded to being the most popular film of the year. It was the Richard Lester flick, A Hard Day’s Night, starring the young Beatles in their debut on the silver screen. It was a paradigm changer in so many ways. It […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Dies Irae – CBC Music

Popular music? Feh! Call yourself popular when you have remained in rotation for forty human generations.

 

Yes, this is the same CBC that our government wants to eliminate. I suggest you take action and let Harper know that CBC is a valuable Canadian institution and needs more support, not less.

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: CBC Music, Dies Irae, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, The Exit Song, Tom Allen

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Dies Irae – CBC Music

Popular music? Feh! Call yourself popular when you have remained in rotation for forty human generations.

 

Yes, this is the same CBC that our government wants to eliminate. I suggest you take action and let Harper know that CBC is a valuable Canadian institution and needs more support, not less.

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: CBC Music, Dies Irae, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, The Exit Song, Tom Allen

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: All By Myself – In An Airport

Here’s a very clever music video made by a Dion fan, in Vegas airport. There is some smart use of the moving sidewalk, and escalator, along with some nice video editing.

Take a pair of Canadians, mix with @Vegas and @LASairport and magic ensues. Keep 'em coming south, @WestJet. vimeo.com/97634383— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) June 11, 2014

Looks like the most fun you can have in an airport, without drawing unwanted attention from overzealous security.

WATCH: globalnews.ca/news/1387300/w… > @celinedion responds to Moncton man's airport lip-synch of 'All By Myself' http://t.co/zpCNXr4Fkn— Amanda Kelly (@AKellyGlobal) June 12, 2014

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach Invention No.2 in C minor

 

again with Harmonic and Imitative Analysis.

Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach Invention No.2 in C minor, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Things Are Good: Band of the Month: O’Hara

Here it is, just in time….

May’s Band of the Month!

O’Hara is a Montreal band that is gentle yet poignant with delicately sparse melodies, and memorable vocal hooks delivered with a wistful strength. Placed over slowly blooming, hypnotic progressions of effected guitar and violin, their songs aren’t short but draw attention with a soft and catchy authority.

O’Hara has released their first three song EP, called ‘Hallways’ earlier this month. Check them out below!

HALLWAYS by OHARA

Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Bach’s Invention No.1 in C Major

Listening to music is awesome. Listening to music and understanding what makes it amazing is ‘double-plus’ awesome.

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, Invention No.1 in C Major, Music Analysis, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: WWHWWWH

WWHWWWH is one of two formulae I need to keep in mind when working through my scales on the ukulele and guitar. The other is 2122122. I see the musicians among you already recognize what these mean. I still need to have these written on a sticky note so I will remember when I practice. […]

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Les Miserables

Some productions should not leave the stage.

Hollywood…just…stop…please…

 

Filed under: Music Tagged: Cinema Sins, Les Miserables, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude