January 20, 2013

Romanian traditional art - a milenar tradition

http://youtu.be/NvSDR6oYXAQ  The women's dress patterns for the autochthonous population in Romania can be traced back to statuettes made by the people of ancient civilizations in the area...

January 18, 2013

Byron & Alexandru Andrieș - Cea mai frumoasă zi (Acoustic Drama)


The Luzin Affair - one year after the end

In 1936, Nikolai Luzin“was tried at a special hearing of the Commission of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, which endorsed all accusations of Luzin as an enemy under the mask of a Soviet citizen”. One year ago, the (long overdue, though) Resolution No.8 of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (January 17, 2012, see here) overturned the 1936 decision.
On topic: 
http://youtu.be/s6XxE8EDtNk - Maria Yudina plays Musorgsky Meditation (1949)

January 7, 2013

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (1949 – 2011), soul and jazz poet, bluesologist

http://youtu.be/Nhc55qjHHXs - Gil Scott-Heron - Three Miles Down
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." (wikipedia)

January 4, 2013

Nested dreams...

“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.” (Jorge Luis Borges)

Bob Seeley - Boogie Woogie Dream - http://youtu.be/218GKlwSN1k