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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1050 on: January 26, 2012, 08:16:54 AM »
Venetian carnival masks 8). Probably the most curious is il Medico della Peste (the plague doctor):

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The Medico Della Peste with its long beak is one of the most bizarre and recognisable of the Venetian masks. The striking design has a macabre history originating from 17th century French physician Charles de Lorme who adopted the mask together with other sanitary precautions while treating plague victims. The mask is white consisting of a hollow beak and round eye holes covered with crystal discs creating a bespectacled effect.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venetian_mask

The hollow beak was stuffed with medicinal herbs supposed to provide a barrier against the noxious effluvia from the visited patients :-\, in town and on the quarantine island of Lazzaretto Vecchio.


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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1051 on: January 26, 2012, 11:29:42 AM »
All roads lead to Rome???   :-\          Tutte le strade portano a Venezia!!!  :D


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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1052 on: January 26, 2012, 05:50:12 PM »
Tutte le strade portano a Venezia!!! :D
Ma le strade di Venezia non si chiamano strade ;) - but Venice's streets are not called that, since they are mostly waterways (http://www.russianwomendiscussion.com/index.php?topic=6383.msg168334#msg168334).

Incidentally, street, strasse, etc. all derive from the Latin designation of a paved road (via strata), so called because it consisted of layers of different materials:


On important Roman ways, the summum dorsus (top back) usually consisted of juxtaposed basalt slabs, called basolatum:


Finer materials (gravel, sand, etc.) were used for the lower layers of radus and pavimentum, to ensure good drainage into the underlying base ground (fossa, i.e. excavation trench, pit).
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1052 on: January 26, 2012, 05:50:12 PM »

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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1053 on: January 27, 2012, 06:42:04 AM »
Ma le strade di Venezia non si chiamano strade ;) - but Venice's streets are not called that, since they are mostly waterways

So the Venetian version of this song might be called "Hit the waterway, Giacomo" ;D ?


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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1054 on: January 27, 2012, 07:38:44 AM »
So the Venetian version of this song might be called "Hit the waterway, Giacomo" ;D ?
Good try, but "Ciapa el canal, Zącomo" is more likely ;), and would have sounded a bit like this (Eat and drink):


The group in the photo is standing in front of a squero, the boatyard where gondolas are still built nowadays, a process requiring about a year.
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1055 on: January 31, 2012, 04:49:55 AM »
Music World Records  
The world's fastest pianist

Acquiring the skill to play at 19 notes per  second  :o  speed requires you to master your body in the way of a kung fu master, says  one of the  world's fastest pianists.

Lubomyr Melnyk playing what he calls "continuous music"


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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1056 on: January 31, 2012, 07:50:26 AM »
Sandro, the Venetian Carnival masks in your above post reminded me of this show, in specific this beautiful song. One of my all time favorites.
 
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1057 on: February 02, 2012, 07:40:59 AM »

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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1058 on: February 02, 2012, 12:47:24 PM »
Incidentally, street, strasse, etc. all derive from the Latin designation of a paved road (via strata), so called because it consisted of layers of different materials:



Just caught this Sandro43.   :offtopic:


My, that takes me back to junior school, through which, in the old days, it was not possible to pass without drawing this cross-section in your work-book.  I know it's a European thing (beneath the 55th parallel), but these roads around England lie directly beneath most of our A-class roads (main roads before motorways/interstates/autostrada etc.).
 
We didn't have basalt though, mostly limestone and millstone grit I suspect.  I guess the photo is Pompeii.  Looks as though they never got the chance to use them.
 
Incidentally, whats a 'fossa'?  My local Roman road was the magnificent 'Fosse Way' (A37).

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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1059 on: February 02, 2012, 06:06:22 PM »
these roads around England lie directly beneath most of our A-class roads (main roads before motorways/interstates/autostrada etc.).
Not a coincidence, the same happens almost everywhere Roman Ways were laid out, why waste time designing a different route when the old one served well for centuries ;)?

Furthermore, main roads always attract urbanisation, so what was built initially for Roman military convenience to move soldiers, soon would become a civilian asset to move common people and merchandise. 
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I guess the photo is Pompeii.  Looks as though they never got the chance to use them.
Yes it is from Pompeii, and they did use it for some time though, since the town was finally annexed by the Romans in 80BC and Vesuvio's eruption was a century later, in 79AD.

Below is a recent photo of Via Appia a few miles SW of Rome, and you can see that its basalt summun dorsum is still in good condition after 2,000+ years.

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Incidentally, whats a 'fossa'?  My local Roman road was the magnificent 'Fosse Way' (A37).
As I explained earlier, fossa means pit/trench, fosse is a French variant with the same meaning.
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1060 on: February 04, 2012, 02:56:23 PM »
So, Mr. JuanQueridoVerde, where did you learn salsa?
I can understand Moon Goddess because I know UA ladies love it and seen them dance to it at every opportunity.
What say you?
I learned salsa with an Asian gal I met at Shooters in the Flats (Cleveland).  If you know swing and chacha,
then salsa is easy.  We learned 20 moves from a couple of Jose DeCamps and Jami Josephson instructional videos.




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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1061 on: February 06, 2012, 08:02:01 AM »
Exelente!!
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1062 on: February 06, 2012, 11:58:24 AM »
Whenever we have a RWD social gathering, it would be a joy tio have a danceoff between JohnDearGreen and Muzh.  JDG knows 20 moves and Muzh knows untold number of Latin dances.
 
JDG, you salsa dance to country music? You can't salsa without trumpets, timbales and maracas.  ;) I suppose country singers have access to a cowbell.
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1062 on: February 06, 2012, 11:58:24 AM »

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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1063 on: February 06, 2012, 05:54:44 PM »
Whenever we have a RWD social gathering, it would be a joy tio have a danceoff between JohnDearGreen and Muzh.  JDG knows 20 moves and Muzh knows untold number of Latin dances.
JDG, you salsa dance to country music? You can't salsa without trumpets, timbales and maracas.  ;) I suppose country singers have access to a cowbell.
Untold number?  Guess we will have to battle in neutral territory and play some blues music...
But first I will need to lose 10 pounds so I can fit into my tight pants.


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« Reply #1064 on: February 06, 2012, 06:21:20 PM »
Untold number?  Guess we will have to battle in neutral territory and play some blues music...
But first I will need to lose 10 pounds so I can fit into my tight pants.
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1065 on: February 06, 2012, 07:14:10 PM »
I see that Francine also sang this ;):


Ella with a different singing partner:

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« Reply #1066 on: February 07, 2012, 08:34:55 AM »
:ROFL:
 
I am not certain that the Muzh can fit into his either.  You two guys are married to FSUW and have been consuming copious amounts of smetana, salo and blini. :)

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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1067 on: February 08, 2012, 05:11:43 PM »
I just ran across one of the best music videos I have ever seen.  It's well worth watching till the end.

http://video.pbs.org/video/1554730433

More amazing, who the worst performer was.... -although he wasn't bad either.

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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1068 on: February 12, 2012, 01:03:27 PM »
Whitney Houston dies at 48    :(
The singer's death came on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles



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« Reply #1069 on: February 18, 2012, 07:40:54 PM »
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1070 on: February 19, 2012, 09:54:08 AM »
Whitney Houston dies at 48    :(
The singer's death came on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

A tragic loss indeed.  Her voice was one of the best ever. 

I found her song "I Will Always Love You" so haunting.  After hearing it for the first time, it lingered in my mind for weeks.  It is one of my RW's favorite songs.

Music will not stop.  It just gets better and better.  Many giants of music have died much earlier than Whitney, only to have a newcomer take center stage. 

Today we have Adele.  Adele's voice is excellent, and while it does not match Whiney's, it comes close.  Add that to her exceptional lyrics, mostly written by herself, and we have "magic."   In contrast  "I Will Always Love You" was a cover.   
 
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« Reply #1072 on: February 19, 2012, 12:39:51 PM »
Today we have Adele.  Adele's voice is excellent, and while it does not match Whiney's, it comes close.  Add that to her exceptional lyrics, mostly written by herself, and we have "magic."   In contrast  "I Will Always Love You" was a cover.

I suppose being one of the old time classic rock and rollers, I was never a Whitney fan. Obviously, she was talented but just not my genre. I had never even heard of Adele until the Grammys. I was very impressed and want to hear more.
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Re: Music I love
« Reply #1074 on: February 29, 2012, 11:50:34 AM »
Paying homage to an ol' teeny bop idol icon who sang a classic tune I just can't help but sing along everytime I hear it now and then.
May you always rest in peace Davey Jones...
"...Cheer up Sleepy Jean....Oh what can it be? To a...Daydream Believer and a Homecoming Queen!"
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