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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – VNV Nation – Legion

In honour of VNV nation making their way here to North America, and coming to Alberta, we at DWR present their song “Legion”. For those who like a more classical take on the piece. Enveloped in a sentiment A sound that rushes over me Engage an impulse to pretend I have a faith as pure […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – VNV Nation – Legion

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Buena Vista Social Club

The success of both the album and film sparked a revival of international interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general. Some of the Cuban performers later released well-received solo albums and recorded collaborations with international stars from different musical genres. The “Buena Vista Social Club” name became an umbrella term to […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Buena Vista Social Club

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Cello Suite No.1 J.S. Bach

Well, with a neat visualization of how the bowing on this particular piece works a master work becomes even more interesting. :) Filed under: Music Tagged: 1st Movement, Bach, Cello Suite No. 1, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Cello Suite No.1 J.S. Bach

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Malagueña Salerosa

Malagueña Salerosa — also known as La Malagueña — is a well-known Son Huasteco or Huapango song from Mexico, which has been covered more than 200 times[1] by recording artists. The song is that of a man telling a woman (from Málaga, Spain) how beautiful she is, and how he would love to be her […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Malagueña Salerosa

Things Are Good: A Tribe Singing For The Future

Earth Guardians are a new group which is poised to take the political music scene by storm. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is leading the Earth Guardians around the world to take charge of the planet’s future by changing our attitude and policies. He spreads sick wisdom while dropping hot beats all while spiting hot fire! Xiuhtezcatl Martinez […]

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Dead Wild Roses: Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Classical Musician?

The CBC always comes through for me providing this helpful video on things that one just simply needs to know while on the rigorous path to classical musicianship.   The viola/trombone burn is strong with this one. :)  Filed under: Music Tagged: Classical Music, Funny, How to be a… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Classical Musician?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

This D minor effort is one of Scarlatti’s finest Sonatas and also one of his most unusual: it is really a toccata whose focus on repeated notes is said to be an attempt to imitate the sonorities of a mandolin. In addition, it makes considerable demands on the soloist with hand-crossings and other keyboard acrobatics […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Alessandro Marcello – J.S. Bach – Piano: Anne Queffélec – Auszug BWV 974

I hear beautiful music on the CKUA morning show, and then I have to share it, and furtively download the sheet music so I can reconfirm that is way above my grade level. :)   “It is common practice in the drafting of the oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello, resorting in the second set […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Alessandro Marcello – J.S. Bach – Piano: Anne Queffélec – Auszug BWV 974

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

Greetings folks. A little bit of cross pollination going on today for this interlude. Last Saturday we were looking for female power anthems – songs that inspire and make you want to grab the world by the lapels and give it a good shake. Finding songs by dudes about taking names and kicking ass, was […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

PostArctica: Today’s Walk

Went to the Point today, not a long walk but a good one. Marguerite Bourgeoys Park. Random telephoto shot of sculpture in the park. Further up Wellington. Les Filles du Roi. […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Today’s Walk

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Malher No.1 Second Movement

I love Mahler No.1. The second movement is such an amazingly happy dance suite. I smile when listening to it. The second movement is a modified minuet and trio. Mahler replaces the minuet with a Ländler, a 3/4 dance-form that was a precursor to the Austrian waltz. This is a popular structure in Mahler’s other […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Malher No.1 Second Movement

wmtc: what i’m reading: reckless: my life as a pretender by chrissie hynde

I’m a big fan of The Pretenders, but more than that, I’m a Chrissie Hynde fan. To me, she has always been the epitome of the female rock frontman. She’s the whole package – guitar player, singer, songwriter, commanding stage presence, pure rock image, … . . . → Read More: wmtc: what i’m reading: reckless: my life as a pretender by chrissie hynde

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Natalia by Antonio Lauro

Antonio Lauro (August 3, 1917 – April 18, 1986) was a Venezuelan musician, considered to be one of the foremost South American composers for the guitar in the 20th century.Filed under: Music Tagged: Natalia by Antonio Lauro, The DWR Friday Classical… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Natalia by Antonio Lauro

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Missa Brevis K49 – W. A. Mozart

Our choir will be singing this in May. My very first Mass. :) The counting in some of the movements are quite tricky, as young Mozart decided that switching between common and cut time was a cool thing to do. The Mass in G major (K. 49/47d) is the first full mass composed by Wolfgang […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Missa Brevis K49 – W. A. Mozart

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Étude Op. 25, No. 11

Étude Op. 25, No. 11 is a study for developing stamina, dexterity, and technique – essential skills for any concert pianist. It begins with a piano introduction of the main melody. The first theme follows, consisting of tumultuous cascades of semiquaver-tuplets (sixteenth-note-tuplets) and a leaping figure for the left hand in the relative major, C […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Étude Op. 25, No. 11

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Skye Boat Song

A great piece and fun to sing. :) The Choir of New College, Oxford, under the direction of Edward Higginbottom, perform the Scottish folk song ‘The Skye Boat Song’, which tells of the escape to safety of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Isle of Skye. Having been defeated in the Battle of Culloden (the final […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Skye Boat Song

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Army of Me – Björk

The “Sucker Punch Remix” of Björk‘s “Army of Me” is based upon a trip hop production and “repeatedly pummels via the psychedelic vocal delivery and careening, crushing guitars”.   Did you need to darkly-dangerously rock out? This, gentle readers, is your tune.  Filed under: Music Tagged: Army of Me, Björk, The DWR Friday Musical […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Army of Me – Björk

Scripturient: 432 vs 440Hz: Science or Codswallop?

Canadian band Walk Off the Earth posted excitedly on Facebook that they had just recorded a new song. Great. I like WOTE and look forward to their new song. What was really different about that notice was that they also said they had changed their inst… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: 432 vs 440Hz: Science or Codswallop?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi – Lute Concerto in D major, RV 93

The concerto is in three movements: Allegro Largo Allegro The first movement is in a fast tempo and begins with a ritornello played by the entire orchestra and then repeated by the solo lute.[1][2] According to AllMusic critic Brian Robins, the ritornello “contrasts a tuneful opening theme with a more lyrical motif in the minor […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi – Lute Concerto in D major, RV 93

PostArctica: NO JAM THIS FRIDAY NO JAM THIS FRIDAY

Anyone who has come to the Jam knows that it is an original community art event that has been fulfilling the needs and desires of Verduners and others. Many have […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: NO JAM THIS FRIDAY NO JAM THIS FRIDAY

PostArctica: Surprises – Jam Report #13

You just never know what you are going to get at the Jam. Friday night at Cafe Kali being no exception to this rule as things started off quietly, perhaps […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Surprises – Jam Report #13

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms.

Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms for left hand piano: The Chaconne is the fifth movement of Bach’s Partita in D Minor for Unaccompanied Violin, written between 1717-1723 (ages 32-38), while Bach was in the service of Prince Leopold in Cöthen. Joshua Bell has said that the Chaconne […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms.

PostArctica: Friends – Jam Report #12

Writing this on February 3 which signifies one month smoke free for me, hard to believe, and all I can say is it can be done, but you have to […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Friends – Jam Report #12

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Mentioned in Latest BadLipReading NFL Video

"We might have to get biscuits in Sask…Sask…Saskatchewan." – @BadLipReading https://t.co/CR3KBRhoFe #NFL#ExploreSK — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) February 3, 2016 There are many other great lines in this, including confirmation that Krypton isn’t a planet. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Mentioned in Latest BadLipReading NFL Video

wmtc: the great weed of 2016: the results are in

Goodbye.A while back, I announced that Allan and I were going to try weeding our books and CD collection. A few months passed until we could find the time, but we’ve done it. Seven boxes of books and three boxes of CDs will be leaving our lives.Last Se… . . . → Read More: wmtc: the great weed of 2016: the results are in