Get Your Jazz Fix Free From KKFI

I swear this is not a bait and switch stunt. Jazz lovers can indeed grab some great Jazz every Monday through Friday from 1-3 pm streaming online via KKFI http://www.kkfi.org/  . Go ahead and surf the link to a great independent community radio station without any corporate suits and ties. Wherever you are in the world, if you can read this blog then you can catch two full hours of jazz programs hosted by working Jazz artists and lovers like Jeff Harshbarger, KC, the Jazz Geek, the Jazz Insider, and the Jazz Disciple. For direct specs on program guides –>> http://www.kkfi.org/program-categories/music/jazz/ .  This is not your standard radio listening experience. The programs change daily. You might hear Jazz at other hours. There are no paid promotion spots. These programs are labors of love for Jazz in its many forms from the past to the present.  KKFI’s Jazz programs offer interviews with  current working Jazz artists, historical information, a gig calendar of who is playing where and when around the Kansas City area, and incredible music all for free. Though for a donation they’ll even let you be a “Guest DJ” ~ for more info –> http://www.kkfi.org/support/guest-dj/ .

You can even sign up for information about forthcoming live recording performances at The Blue Room at 18th and Vine.

Now, if you’re not in a surfing link frame of mind–here’s some piano beauty from Bill Evans.

Bill Evans Trio ~ Blue in Green —

Thanks to Burningable for this and other great music on YouTube.

Bruningable

Album: Portrait in Jazz (1959) Bill Evans: piano, Scott LaFaro: bass, Paul Motian: drums; Composition: Bill Evans
Recorded on December 28, 1959, NYC

There’s more of Bill Evans posted on the sidebar to the left.

Enjoy.

If your ears are privy to other online streaming radio programs featuring Jazz, please share a link via the comments.

Jazz goes everywhere around the world via KKFI.

Aldrey’s Mirate ~ Look At Yourself

Return to blogging round two:

Hola!

I’m back–again.

If you enjoyed Aldrey’s high energy up-lifting La Lista — which now has over a million views on the tubes of you–yeah, he got his audience of 80,000 and then some since my first posting of that positive spirit booster–I think you’ll appreciate this song-video about a serious image issue for women–Mirate. Posted on August 13, 2015 this video is racking up some serious views–91,620 as of this posting. If it strikes a chord with you then please take a moment to share it with ladies of all ages in your life.

How can you resist? Hmm? 🙂

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Classical? Will Chopin, a little cello, The Pianist from Warsaw Radio, and maybe a train ride do it for you? ~ Oh yes, of course, this is a Music Theme for December 18, 2013.

Perhaps I should say a few words about how and why we’re here in classical music land. Or maybe not. Johnny picked it. Yes, the R.E.M man selected this Classical Music Theme.  Time for a non sequitur: I’m partial to certain music at certain times. While doing this post I indulged in Chopin, animation and a piece about history which found its way into book and film art via The Pianist.  One could truly go wild with this classical theme. Let’s face it, we could be all over the globe with classic this and classical that. At the moment, about all I can muster is a slow waltz. But the once scandalous waltz is better than nothing, is it not?

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Chopin ~ Fantasie Impromtu  A short animated film in black in white in honor of keyboards of all instruments.

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Chopin ~ Waltz Op Posth. in A minor  

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On The Waltz from Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltz

In the 1771 German novel Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim by Sophie von La Roche, a high-minded character complains about the newly introduced waltz among aristocrats thus: “But when he put his arm around her, pressed her to his breast, cavorted with her in the shameless, indecent whirling-dance of the Germans and engaged in a familiarity that broke all the bounds of good breeding—then my silent misery turned into burning rage.”[4]

Vraschta’s Waltz [Improvised] – by Alexy Papazian

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Shocking many when it was first introduced,[10] the waltz became fashionable in Vienna around the 1780s, spreading to many other countries in the years to follow. It became fashionable inBritain during the Regency period, having been made respectable by the endorsement of Dorothea Lieven, wife of the Russian ambassador.[11]Almack’s, the most exclusive club in London, permitted the waltz from about 1812 on, though the entry in the Oxford English Dictionary shows that it was considered “riotous and indecent” as late as 1825.

What would they make of Lady Gaga and Madonna and the rest of the sex song singers? Hmm. There might be a lot of bonfires……..

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Departures ~ Cello solo ~ Ave Maria Gounod and movie theme.  We’re all born and we all die. It’s good to go out in style.  When his music world goes bust, a cellist has to find another way to put rice and fish on the kitchen table.  A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

How many stars do I give Departures as a film? *****  5 out of 5. IMDb  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1069238/

Ala Braulio

Geese? Geese? Yes, Geese again.

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Liszt in (less than) 200 seconds  Yeah, musicians have always been HOT STUFF–even way back then. I just could not resist sharing this creative music history lesson.  It’s fun. It won’t hurt.

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Mandelbrot Fractal Zoom: Bach, Fractals and the Art of Fugue —Fractals, math art, oh yeah, music deals with numbers and a lot of them. Huh, who knew? Maybe that’s why children who receive some form of music instruction while in school get stimulated to do things.  Oh I’m not saying what kind of things. Just things. Like thinking and such.

Harlan Brothers :

There is a poetic connection between the music of Bach and the famous fractal known as the Mandelbrot set. Bach’s compositions represented the height of Baroque sensibilities; intricacy, nested levels of adornment, and the suggestion of infinite space were compelling structural properties in the art and architecture of his day.

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The Lone Ranger & Tonto versus the Iron Horse Makers aka The Corrupt Military Industrial Complex ~~ Does Disney have any clue what a subversive film The Lone Ranger truly is?  I sincerely doubt it.  Neither do a lot of people who post bs on online about Depp’s makeup and the rest of the basically unimportant shyte. The important shyte is what’s going on–and still going– with the military industrial complex’s death grip on the world.  As for the music and the film, well,  hold onto your hat, because these guys are playing with dynamite! Not to mention that gun inside Red’s leg.

halonah paiss   “Guillermo Tell – Obertura – Gioacchino Rossini” 

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I can’t help but return to Chopin and a touch of history portrayed in film with this last piece. Here everything comes together–the actual pianist playing the music of specific historical moment in time. Can you imagine playing anything while under military attack?

The Pianist ~  W. Szpilman  Information on the film and the music ~> The Pianist on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pianist_(2002_film)

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Wladyslaw Szpilman plays F. Chopin: Nocturne C sharp-minor Op.[20] posth. Recorded in Warsaw at home in 1997. Cameraman Jaroslaw Mazur. Copyright 1998 by Andrzej Szpilman
Wladyslaw Szpilman (Wladek) played this music in the last live broadcast for the Polish Radio on 23.9.1939 . An hour later German bombs destroyed its power supply and the Warsaw Radio closed for long 6 years.

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Speaking of Warsaw Radio  — There is a new band which takes its name from the musicians who played on the Warsaw Radio Station in 1939. I stumbled upon the band while searching for another info video regarding the historical radio station. You can discover them online —>> http://www.warsaw-radio.com/ . Oh and they’re currently performing in the side bar videos. Their most recent video release is Light Up The Night and it’s headlining the recent post list aka mixed relish. Their music is  not classical, but the connection to the last musical selection above warrants drawing a line to their dot.  

Thanks Johnny.  I might never have discovered Warsaw Radio if not for your Classical Music Theme choice, and my own adherence to Dirk Gently’s holistic detective paradigm.  True story.  Yeah.

*** More Classic Links

Bear:  CLASSICAL   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/music-themes-classical/
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Johnny: CLASSICAL COMPOSITION    http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/music-theme-december-18-classical-composition/
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Eva: CLASSICAL? WILL CHOPIN, A LITTLE CELLO, THE PIANIST FROM WARSAW RADIO, AND MAYBE A TRAIN RIDE DO IT FOR YOU? OH YES, OF COURSE, THIS IS A MUSIC THEME —                         https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/classical-will-chopin-a-little-cello-the-pianist-from-warsaw-radio-and-maybe-a-train-ride-do-it-for-you-oh-yes-of-course-this-is-a-music-theme-for-december-18-2013/
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Deborah:  home page    http://myriad234.wordpress.com/
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Willow:   home page    http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/
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D.S. Nelson: home    http://hatpaintladdersandwonkypooh.wordpress.com/

 

 

All Things TV– with Music theme– Hey, there’s people in that box! How’d they get there? What’s that sound?

Music selections for “All Things TV” could go in so many directions that I’m dying to find out what Bear, Willow and Johnny have posted. I’m NOT looking until I get this post into my blogcasa.  Television is a medium with a great deal of untapped POSITIVE potential.  There’s been some over the years, depending on your view of reality–scratches head about those shows I don’t know why money and time is wasted upon when there’s some much great stuff PBS could be overflowing with–but for the most part, it’s hardly scratched the surface of what it could do. I think that’s why the internet is so vital a resource–as long as it’s UNcontrolled and Uncensored. Hmm. Yeah. We’ve got some problems on that score, Houston. Yes, this creates problem because you get the good with the bad–ooo sounds just like the choices in certain garden of Earthly delights…hmm. Okay,trying to keep an open mind is often a troublesome venture indeed. From personal experience I do know that the strange box can inform, educate and inspire the imagination by bringing new things into a curious mind without the means to travel at will. What you get depends on what channel you select–just like where you go in cyberspace depends on where your fingertips take you via the symbols on your keyboard.

I’m hoping that between the four of us participating in this theme spree that all our views are expanded.

As I recently shared with Johnny–just go with the flow–I’m sharing what flowed my way. Please feel free to share your take on Musical Selections for “All Things TV”.  Careful –ALL–covers a lot of territory. LOL.

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To start off here’s some warm fuzzies for real via television–on-screen love story goes live. I could have selected a totally musical version, but I thought this works better for people who otherwise would have no clue what’s going here or why I’ve posted it.

“At This Moment” –I think the vocalist is Billy Vera.

Alex and Ellen —  Michael and Tracy

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Yeah, it was odd, and very nice, watching Michael J. Fox fall hard for Tracy Polland on a television show called “Family Ties.” Considering his return to television as a TV personally with Parkinson’s this is a tip of the hat to him –and a media that usually wants everyone on-screen Picture Perfect. Maybe it’s finally growing up? Hmm. Yeah, that might be stretching it way too much for American television.

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How Television Works with Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla Turca – Allegretto” performed by  Mehveş Emeç

Uploaded on Sep 25, 2006

Devon Grey’s trilogy, The Corporate Media Survival Guide introduces viewers to television’s hidden technology and the unspoken corporate agenda that surrounds it.

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35 Years of Television Music from the Land Down Under–  Yes, there is music on television in Australia.  Picked this one because it features someone who was part of the television music scene now talking about that the very same time period–and looking forward.

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Molly Meldrum presents the history of Australian music television from 1956-1991.

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“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron—Or will it? Oh those damn smart phones and all their streamings. Heads Up!

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First there was MASH taking on the Korean War experience and then there was China Beach.   I think my son learned a few things about the world at large a little too soon watching this program.  It might have contributed to his ongoing perspective: “It’s all pointless.”  Not to mention his attitude towards the recruiters who kept calling on the phone via the No Child Left Behind agenda that provides student info to the armed forces.  Everyone was always polite –until he told them he didn’t want to travel around the world killing people and trying not to get his head blown off. Yeah, that sort of put a damper on their ‘get money for your higher education goals’ carrot.
China Beach theme,  “Reflections” by Diana Ross and the Supremes
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One reason Why the Smothers Brothers Show was cancelled by CBS ~~  Or  ~~~ Comedy  gets the axe for finally going too far to be tolerated.  Pete Seeger sang and was recorded and was cut from the show already in deep shit for its political satire. I’ve included the Smothers Brothers’ interview for some contextual background information.
Pete Seeger “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”
highwayman012  upload
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The Smothers Brothers on cancellation of show
TVLEGENDS upload
Tom Smothers and Dick Smothers were interviewed for nearly three hours in Las Vegas, NV in 2000. See the entire interview @ http://www.emmytvlegends.org/intervie… and http://www.emmytvlegends.org/intervie…
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Well the lyrics pretty much say it all. I selected this particular video partly for the incredible energy of the performance, the views, the audience and the discussion after the song.  Also, the lyrics are uncensored.
Green Day “American Idiot”
Don’t want to be an American idiot.
Don’t want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind-fuck America.Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

Well maybe I’m the faggot America.
I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

Don’t want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information Age of hysteria.
It’s calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

“American Idiot” by Green Day from ‘American Idiot,’ available now. From “Bullet In A Bible” DVD. Directed by Samuel Bayer.Watch the official video for “American Idiot” here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_uuj…

Watch the best Green Day official videos here:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

http://www.greenday.com/
http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay
http://twitter.com/greenday
http://www.youtube.com/user/greenday (subscribe)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gre…

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Technology in the Classroom –History of Television  with “The Charleston” and Of Monsters and Little Men “Little Talks”
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Extra video–barely qualifies as a music selection. Can you identify the music in the background track?

Space ~ what’s between your ears?

Hey folks, this post is the result of a brainstorm shared with bearspawprint. We’re both posting music connected to Space–as in “the final frontier”–actually I think the final frontier entails an exploration of interior space, but that’s not on the docket today. Except a little, yeah, it’s here too. Bearspawprint will also post her choices for Space today  –>> http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/   & here –>>  http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/music-themes-space/   .

You are cordially invited to explore all this SPACE to your ears’ content–or dispute. Please share your own favorite music connected to Space at will..

Namaste

Who? Why? Because it’s all the outer and inner journey through space and time! The ending is very important so don’t skip the best part. What will who come up with next?

Doctor Who ~ Music of the Spheres

upload by nanceoir

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To go where no human has gone before–into dark, cold space and yet where do we always end up again and again? Dealing with the incomprehensible hearts of matters.

Star Trek Into Darkness music by Michael Giacchino

Upload by New Tulkas

Star Trek: Into Darkness
by Michael Giacchino

Tracklist:

00:00:00 Pranking the Natives
00:03:48 Spock Drops, Kirk Jumps
00:04:51 Sub Prime Directive
00:07:19 London Calling
00:09:32 Meld-Merized
00:12:16 The Kronos Wartet
00:17:45 Brigadoom
00:21:30 Ship to Ship
00:24:24 Earthbound and Down
00:27:05 Warp Core Values
00:30:05 Buying the Space Farm
00:33:25 The San Fran Hustle
00:38:29 Kirk Enterprises
00:41:33 Star Trek Main Theme
00:45:01 The Growl (Bonus Track)

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In a clear night sky the Milky Way teases and tempts all travellers.

Time lapse captures the galactic core of the Milky Way

Luc 2255 upload

Time lapse space/nature compilation – Music is Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi, this was made by Terje Sorgjerd.

Watch the HD version with a description from the photographer here; http://vimeo.com/22439234

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All beautiful space joy photography brings!

Hubble Space images with piano music by Richard Clayderman

Earthstudy upload

A COMME AMOUR (1978)
BALLADE POUR ADELINE
LADY DI (1984)
LETTRE A MA MERE (1984)
RHAPSODY IN BLUE (1978)
ELISE (POUR ELISE)

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Okay, it’s comic–and yet–it’s so appropriate–dolphins + space = The HItchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What else?

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

upload by Fihshsticks

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Yeah, I think the why of this choice is self-evident

A Space Journey

Uploaded by Impermanence

A small tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope (http://www.spacetelescope.org). Music by David Schombert: – Earth: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/2239/… – Nebulae: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/2242/…
Main characters:
The Solar System Earth NGC3603 Orion Nebula Veil Nebula Large Magellanic Cloud Antennae Galaxies NGC1275 “Mystic Mountain” in the Carina Nebula Crab Nebula

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Star Trek travels in one direction while Babylon 5, well, it was/is Babylon 5.  Over the years any science fiction fan has seen and heard any number of battles in space. What would any of these be like without powerful music? So take this for what its worth–dramatic images of a battle in space with solid strong music that brings the action to life–of all things. Imagine that.

Babylon 5 Epic Battle Montage

created and uploaded by RubberDuck3h
0:003:00  – “Black Blade” by Two Steps From Hell, from the album “Invincible”.
3:004:04 – “Dawn of Destiny” by Troels Foelmann, from the Fired Earth Music album “Vulcano”.
4:045:07 – “Akkadian Empire” by Audiomachine, from the album “Chronicles”
5:076:16 – “Master of Shadows” by Two Steps From Hell, from the album “Invincible”
6:166:52 – “Rising Force Remix” by Sonic Symphony, from the album “Epica”
6:5210:00 – “Starvation” by Thomas J Bergersen, from the album “Illusions”

Earth Sensual Saturday a la Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) Aloha Ke Akua

Lyrics and download link posted here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsgP8LkEopM

*Original footage was used for a series of commercials called Estrellas del Bicentenario, which was part of the Bicentennial celebration intended to reflect the natural beauty of Mexico to the world. Created by Pedro Torres, Diego Pernía and the Mates Group. It aired in 2010 on Televisa.

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