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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiriuslyLong View Post
    I did like it. It reminded me of something.

    One of the most interesting things I've ever encountered professionally was a visit to Cirque de Soleil in Quebec. One can only imagine the need for custom fabrication required for their sets.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/cirquedusoleil
    Cirque is composed of some incredible gymnasts. Their shows are amazing.

    Like classical much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atypical View Post
    Cirque is composed of some incredible gymnasts. Their shows are amazing.

    Like classical much?
    No not really. You couldn't imagine the incredible-ness of those gymnasts. I had the privledge of having an expresso with some of them, but most were "quarentined".

    Funny one, Julie and The Hooters. Sounds like an act to be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atypical View Post
    I repeat myself about music perhaps. But classical, especially if you know why it was written, can be very stirring. Beautiful, sad. exciting, and evocative. The Pines Of Rome, The Symphony From The New World and countless others can move you to experience - yourself.

    Nothing like it - if you are introspective and can handle it.
    Carthartic, sometimes.

    One more. The Moldau. It's a river in Europe. Flows through many countries and is slow, fast and turbulent in places.

    This piece, like others mentioned, evokes the movement, the feeling, the essence of the subject. Beautiful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fsYPz4aWnc
    Does the conductor really do anything? I would think that the musicians know their marks, but I'm not a musician.

  4. #104
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiriuslyLong View Post
    Julie - I had that one pegged. Not to bust your bubble, but I'm a transplant from PA in 1992.

    You're getting pretty good at this. Resist the temptation to join in on politics lol.

    That's okay, won't hold that against you.
    Good song, never heard it before. Lovin' the hairdos.

    Ya know I'm just wanting to get into those political discussions.
    About as much as I want a root canal.

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    That's okay, won't hold that against you.
    Good song, never heard it before. Lovin' the hairdos.

    Ya know I'm just wanting to get into those political discussions.
    About as much as I want a root canal.[/QUOTE]

    You are clearly a smart gal - choosing to elect to forgo the root canal.

    Yes, you have to love the 80's hair!! The Hooters are most definitely a "regional band". They still perform even though it was done and over with by the 90's.

    Thanks for not holding it against me, many do, especially here in Ann Arbor. I went to a "rival" university, and I'm not a democrate - 2 strikes already and I haven't been up to bat. My claim is that everyone comes from somewhere.................. Seems to bewilder most for some time.

    You two are a bad influence. Bed time is 10 for me and here I am............. No wonder why my daughter asked, "daddy, are you sleeping?" at 4 this afternoon. I was; emphasize, "was" at the time.

    Good night!
    Last edited by SiriMonkey; 01-31-2012 at 03:37 PM.

  6. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiriuslyLong View Post
    Does the conductor really do anything? I would think that the musicians know their marks, but I'm not a musician.
    I once made the mistake of asking a professional violinist that exact question. I used Dvorak's New World Symphony as an example. I had 'conducted' it many, many times in various places I had lived. (surreptitiously)

    She told me my movements were wrong, (I demonstrated) and that the musicians would not know what I was asking of them. I have ruminated over this for years, studied conducters and watched this particular piece being conducted by various individuals.

    The conductor trains musicians as to his/her expectations. And obviously knows the rules, what ever they are. And knows the score intimately.

    I would know nothing of this, so I am corrected - somewhat. But it would be fun to try.

  7. #107
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    Okay gang. This will be our last opportunity to post great music to this thread - and to listen to it. Why, you ask?

    Because, because... well, the world is over tomorrow. Kaput! Finis! Ende!

    So, let's detach the jetway and push this baby away from the terminal. And then go somewhere. May as well die somewhere nice, right? Make some suggestions. We leave in around 4 hours. The captain and crew are ready.

    Here's another under-rated group, The Guess Who. Lead singer, Burton Cummings. I always liked that name. Kind of elegant. Compared to Slash.

    'Undun' is a great, jazzy tune with interesting lyrics. Love it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLMF5GM0Kt8

    And, 'These Eyes'. Nice all round song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSMW4Gwi0y0

    Okay. One more. Another great.

    No Time

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=FXDlwkuInBY

    Let's enjoy these and the earlier sounds on this thread. But do it quickly. You know what's coming.
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-25-2013 at 10:07 PM.

  8. #108
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afHQd-lP4yU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5pUO...eature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqMjQ...eature=related

    This thread is addicting. Searching for songs leads me to another, and another....Can't end this now Atyp. Not gonna let a little thing like the end of the world stop us!

    I'll board the plane if we're heading some place sunny, warm sand, gentle breeze, with palm trees swaying, and nonstop Margaritas That leaves Michigan out.
    One good thing we won't have to pack much. Not a lot of time to wear different outfits
    Any suggestions where we might find this paradise?

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    Julie, nice work dude-ette.

    I'm feeling a little, well......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBhDq...eature=related

    and while I'm here...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2Iq...eature=related

    And if you like that one, here it is really live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mvD9...eature=related

  10. #110
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    Perhaps Hawaii. Never been there but have never heard anyone say they didn't like it.

    You're right. Pack light.

    I think a nude beach sounds about right. And Margaritas. Moonlight, warmth and drinks.

    And 'Waltzing Matilda' for those with a macabre sense of humor. A distant reference, but appropriate.

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