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Freeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 23 Feb 2013
Our Troops Rock!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's

Posted on 02/22/2013 6:01:29 PM PST by AZamericonnie




Tunes For Our Troops


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Tunes For The Troops


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Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark

Cannibal Corpse - Demented Aggression
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Death Cab For Cutie - Underneath The Sycamore
Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir

Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
Elimination - Claustrophobia

Feed the Rhino - Knives

Firebrand Super Rock - Wheel of Pain

Foxy Shazam - I Like It
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Halestorm - Love Bites (So Do I)
Hammerfall - One More Time

Jack White - Love Interruption
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

Lacuna Coil - Within Me
Lamb of God - Ghost Walking

M83 - Midnight City
Mastodon - Dry Bone Valley

Mat Kearney - Ships In The Night
Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks

Monstro - Anchors Up!
Nevermore - Born

Nickelback - This Means War
Nightwish - Storytime

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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; Publius; BIGLOOK; Drumbo; SandRat; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

It's Tunes For Our Troops Time!

21 posted on 02/22/2013 6:16:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted Conor & presence requested. *Hugs*

A Two...

22 posted on 02/22/2013 6:17:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site

Before Louis Armstrong, before Elvis Presley, there was Scott Joplin.

Joplin was born on the Texas side of Texarkana in 1868 to a free mother and an ex-slave father. The father and mother played, respectively, fiddle and banjo in a dance band. His siblings sang and played guitar. It was a typical American musical family, except that it was black.

Scott learned to play guitar and bugle, but it was at age seven that he discovered a piano in a neighbor’s house and proved himself a prodigy. Pretty soon everyone in Texarkana, no matter what race, heard about the black boy and his piano technique. Every city in those days had a German immigrant who was a music teacher. Just as Stephen Foster learned from a local German music teacher, so did little Scott. The Germans weren’t so picky about the color line in the South.

One piece that had an influence on young Scott was the finale of Beethoven’s last piano sonata. There is a variation with a five-notes-to-one-beat pulse that uses a 12/32 time signature and syncopates the melodic line. Here Beethoven invents jazz. Skip ahead to 6:31 in this video to see what I mean. Catch that boogie-woogie left hand at 7:44.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 (Part 1 of Finale)

In 1882, at age 14, Joplin left home and plunged into the world of entertainment, a universe of honky-tonks, saloons, pool halls and – ahem! – “sporting houses” where gifted pianists were in demand. This world was one of the few places where white and black could meet as equals.

Joplin roamed all over the Mississippi Valley, picking up a lot of new musical styles, but the one that united this new world of music was ragtime, known in its early days as “jig piano” or “whorehouse music”. Its rule was simple: Keep the left hand playing in a straight 2/4 with a one-and-two-and beat, and let the right hand syncopate the melody raggedly and work around the prison of the bar lines, which is how the music got its name.

In the musical era of post-Civil War sentimental songs, ragtime was a refreshing change, but it was a change that polite society tried to ignore at first. There is a wonderful scene in John Wayne’s last film, “The Shootist”, set in 1901, where Ron Howard whistles a few bars of Joplin, and his mother, played by Lauren Bacall, shushes him for whistling such a naughty thing on Sunday!

Joplin arrived in St. Louis in 1885 at age 17 and took up his base of operations at Turpin’s Silver Dollar Saloon, a hotbed of vice in the black community and home of the new ragtime sound. Every so often, a madam at one of the sporting houses would ask for a piano player, and Scott or someone else would be hired on the spot. He might be paid in cash – or in trade, which was to have a devastating effect on Joplin in his Forties. He ranged over much of Missouri and went to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Fair where he formed a dance band. Following Chicago, he settled in Sedalia (MO) where he became a part of the black middle class. He formed a barbershop octet in Sedalia, wrote songs for them and toured the Midwest and even the Northeast in 1895, at age 27.

In 1896, the little town of Temple (TX) saw a freight train collision on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway. Joplin memorialized the event in a piece that shows the roots of ragtime. He places written descriptions along the stave in the score, and the piece just begs to be syncopated.

Joplin: ”The Great Crush Collision March”

Another piece from this early period also received publication. There is a bit of syncopation here.

”Combination March”

Waltzes were as much a part of American parlor piano music as marches.

”Harmony Club Waltz”

Joplin did succeed in getting one ragtime piece published. There is a strong hint here of what was to come.

“Original Rags”

23 posted on 02/22/2013 6:17:44 PM PST by Publius
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To: AZamericonnie; All
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~ Take 6 ~

24 posted on 02/22/2013 6:18:32 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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You got mud on your face, big disc brakes...
25 posted on 02/22/2013 6:18:59 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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Good evening Bigs & hope your week went well. *Hugs*

A Tree...

26 posted on 02/22/2013 6:20:27 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Ma!!!

It sure is good to see everything is back to (sort of) normal.

(From my Kindle)

27 posted on 02/22/2013 6:21:07 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: AZamericonnie

Thank you very much, Connie!


And thank you very much for opening the doors to

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 02/22/2013 6:21:20 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Medieval woman...
29 posted on 02/22/2013 6:21:20 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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30 posted on 02/22/2013 6:23:28 PM PST by Cindy
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This Jukebox is not Salsa. This Jukebox is piano music by Richard Clayderman.
The music page will open in a new window. There is the option of clicking on individual songs or clicking the Jukebox link. If you choose the Jukebox link then the page can be minimized while you continue surfing:

Friday Night Salsa for the TROOPS and their supporters everywhere!

Here is a list of the songs in the Jukebox:

Artist/s - Song Names:

Richard Clayderman - Chariots Of Fire

Richard Clayderman - Mix

Richard Clayderman - Root Beer Rag

Richard Clayderman - ( Medley )

Richard Clayderman - 10 Yıl Marsı

Richard Clayderman - A Comme Amour ( L For Love )

Richard Clayderman - A Comme Amour

Richard Clayderman - A Tale Of Two Cities

Richard Clayderman - Aline

Richard Clayderman - All By Myself ( Urs Bühler, The Beginning Of A New Life )

Richard Clayderman - America Latina Mon Amour 1992

Richard Clayderman - Angels

Richard Clayderman - Aquarela ( Toquinho )

Richard Clayderman - Arrivederci Roma

Richard Clayderman - As Time Goes By

Richard Clayderman - Au Bord De La Riviere ( Album 1_3 Original LP 1983 )

Richard Clayderman - Autumn Leaves Piano

Richard Clayderman - Ave Maria - The Phantom Of The Opera - What a Wonderful World

Richard Clayderman - Ballade Pour Adeline1

Richard Clayderman - Ballade Pour Adeline

Richard Clayderman - Bangkok City

Richard Clayderman - Belle1

Richard Clayderman - Belle

Richard Clayderman - Bossa Nove Medley

Richard Clayderman - Can't Get You Out Of My Head

Richard Clayderman - Candle In The Wind

Richard Clayderman - Chess ( I Know Him So Well )

Richard Clayderman - Children Of The Wind

Richard Clayderman - Christmas Tree.

Richard Clayderman - Classic Medley

Richard Clayderman - Coeur Fragile

Richard Clayderman - Collection Of Sheet Music Piano

Richard Clayderman - Delinsi To Love

Richard Clayderman - Do You Know Where You Are Going To ( Live in China, 1992 )

Richard Clayderman - Do You Know

Richard Clayderman - Do You know1

Richard Clayderman - Dolanmea Melody And Souvenirs D'Enfence

Richard Clayderman - Dolannes Melodie

Richard Clayderman - Dream Of Love

31 posted on 02/22/2013 6:24:43 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Publius

Simple and dignified....thanks, Publius, for our Star Spangled Banner. ((HUGS))

32 posted on 02/22/2013 6:25:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...

Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!

Missing Man Setting

“The Empty Chair”

By Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), on December 21st, 2004

“In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture.The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.


The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.


Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Robert Schumann – “Traumerei”

Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 02/22/2013 6:25:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Hardly well as you know.....and on top of that the weather has been miserable. But I’m still looking for a bright side....

34 posted on 02/22/2013 6:26:30 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

Gotta go visit someone...BBL!

Rock on for the troops everyone!:) *Hugs*

35 posted on 02/22/2013 6:26:55 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; All
Beautiful World
~ Take 6 ~

36 posted on 02/22/2013 6:26:55 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Great...There isn’t anything by/from Richard Clayderman I don’t like.


37 posted on 02/22/2013 6:27:28 PM PST by Cindy
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To: HiJinx

Well, hello to you at your Kindle, HJ. ((HUGS))

It is SO good to be back amongst our FRiends.

38 posted on 02/22/2013 6:27:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Drumbo

Good to see ya!

39 posted on 02/22/2013 6:30:12 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
Scott Joplin enrolled at a black Methodist college to learn music theory. He moved easily between Sedalia, where he led an upstanding life and ran the music scene on the black side of the railroad tracks, and St. Louis, where he improved his music and connections in the city’s red light district.

Ragtime was not yet on the nations’ radar, but all that changed in 1896. Ragtime arrived in New York and took the city by storm, and the new sound quickly went nationwide. Joplin sat down and wrote another rag, but composing it and getting it published properly were two different things. He needed a white advocate, one he could trust not to rip him off.

His name was John Stark. An abolitionist in his youth, he was the leader of the Sedalia music scene on the white side of the tracks and owner of the local sheet music store. One hot day in 1899, the 58 year old Stark dropped in at the Maple Leaf Club for a cold beer and heard Joplin playing piano. The two men knew each other by sight, and when Joplin was done, Stark greeted him.

“Hello, Joplin. That’s a good number. Is it yours?”

The next day Joplin dropped in at Stark’s store and sold “Maple Leaf Rag” for $50 plus royalties.

First it sold out in Sedalia. Stark set up sales contracts through Missouri, then regionally, then nationally. Sales snowballed, first hitting 75,000 and then plowing forward rapidly to the million mark. (That’s the 1899 equivalent of a Gold Record, folks!) This was the piece that made Joplin the King of Ragtime and sent him on his way as the great exponent of the new music. Soon Joplin’s ragtime was being played in every parlor in America, white and black – except perhaps on Sundays.

This is the famous 1971 recording by Joshua Rifkin, who was responsible for the Great Ragtime Revival of the Seventies. I saw Rifkin do a benefit concert of Joplin’s music at UCLA’s Royce Hall in 1980. Martin Bernheimer, dean of music criticism at the Los Angeles Times was scathing, writing that it was a waste of time for a fine classical pianist, teacher and Baroque Era scholar to fiddle at the piano with ragtime. But the hall was sold out, and the audience loved it.

Note that Rifkin doesn’t play it all that fast. “Notice! Don’t play this piece fast. It is never right to play ragtime fast,” Joplin wrote famously, and this recording honors that. Note the format of a piano rag: AA-BB-A-CC-DD. The C section is usually in the subdominant key, rather than the tonic key. (Subdominant D-flat, rather than tonic A-flat in this piece.)

Joplin: ”Maple Leaf Rag”

40 posted on 02/22/2013 6:31:38 PM PST by Publius
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