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FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 9 Feb 2013
Our Troops Rock!!!! | The Canteen DJ's

Posted on 03/08/2013 5:56:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie


 

 

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~ Tunes For Our Troops ~

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~ Support The Artists ~
 

Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen!
Click on the links below! Keep the music going!

ArtistDirect Internet Radio AOL Music Sonique (Lycos) Real Radio

Live365 971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast

AFRTS VH1 l XM Radio BET audiophile Virgin Radio Soma (Alternative)

Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 Yahoo! Launch Music Radio Disney Live-Radio Net

ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard l ClubFM


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Warning: Not all the music you hear below will be appropriate for children! Please click with caution! Thank you!

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The New Release Wall

Just some new stuff for you all to sample this week....enjoy!

This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families!

Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen Deejays have provided throughout the thread. Please ping one of the DJ's with your requests for the Troops.

All music is removed on Monday.
Thanks to all the DeeJay's for their time & effort providing entertainment for the Troops!

*Canteen Mission Statement*

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
 

 







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****Liberty Call****

1 posted on 03/08/2013 5:56:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
2 posted on 03/08/2013 5:56:51 PM PST by Publius
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To: AZamericonnie
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


3 posted on 03/08/2013 5:58:10 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


4 posted on 03/08/2013 5:59:11 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Publius
Good evening Prof & loverly to see you! *Hugs*

A Vun...

5 posted on 03/08/2013 6:01:36 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Aloha Connie! ((HUGS))
6 posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:22 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: AZamericonnie

(HUGS) right back. Got something unusual for tonight, but it’s small so I can turn in early.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:34 PM PST by Publius
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; All
Connie: Paulo FG - Celosa
 
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!

http://www.computerwhizguru.com/El_Gran_Salseron/Music/03-08-2013FridayNight/03-08-2013FridayNight.html

Here is a list of the songs in the Jukebox:

Artist/s - Song Names:

Anthony G - Dejame Beber

Bobby Sanabria - Autumn Leaves

Bobby Sanabria - Bohemia ( Birdland ) After Dark

Buddy Rich - Take The A Train

Buddy Rich And Gene Krupa - Night Train

Buddy Rich, Art Tatum And Lionel Hampton - Makin' Whoopee

Cachao - El Son No Ha Muerto ( The Son Has Not Died )

Cachao - Lindo Yambú ( Beautiful Yambú )

Cal Tjader - Manuel's Mambo

Charlie Cajares - Quisiera Ser Demente

Cinrton Featuring The Soul Survivors - Anita

Cinrton Featuring The Soul Survivors - Another Night In San Juan

Combinacion De La Habana - El Mareito

Cubismo - Ay Mi Cuba

Cubismo - Bailando Cha-Cha-Cha

Dorance Lorza Y Sexteto Cafe - Arriving At 9#

Dorance Lorza Y Sexteto Cafe - El Chontaduro Y Borojo

Dorance Lorza Y Sexteto Cafe - Salsa Pa Ti - El Barquillero

Dorance Lorza Y Sexteto Cafe - Salsa Pa Ti - El Negro Bembon

La Tropa - Borracho

La Tropa - Hector Lavoe Medley

Pachapo Y Su Comparsa Canta Ray Albino - Alma Libre

Pachapo Y Su Comparsa Canta Ray Albino - Los Estaderos

Paulo FG - Etiqueta

Paulo FG - Celosa

Ray Rodriguez Y Swing Sabroso - Amar Y Vivir

Ray Rodriguez Y Swing Sabroso - Baila Con Swing Sabroso

Sonora Palma Soriano - Burbujas

Sonora Palma Soriano - Cardo Y Ceniza

Stan Getz, Carlos, Jobim & Charlie Byrd - Samba De Una Nota Antonio


8 posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:44 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Good evening Hope...hand over heart & prayers up! *Hugs*

A two...

9 posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:51 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Praying Friends

March 9, 2013

I met my friend Angie for lunch after having not seen her for several months. At the end of our time together, she pulled out a piece of paper with notes from our previous get-together. It was a list of my prayer requests she had been praying for since then. She went through each one and asked if God had answered yet or if there were any updates. And then we talked about her prayer requests. How encouraging to have a praying friend!

The apostle Paul had a praying relationship with the churches he served, including the one at Thessalonica. He thanked God for the faith, love, and hope of the people (1 Thess. 1:2-3). He longed to see them, and asked God “night and day” that he might be able to visit them again (3:10-11). He requested that the Lord would help them “increase and abound in love to one another and to all” (v.12). He also prayed that their hearts would be blameless before God (v.13). They must have been encouraged as they read about Paul’s concern and prayers for them. Paul knew too his own need for God’s presence and power and pleaded, “Brethren, pray for us” (5:25).

Loving Father, thank You for wanting us to talk with You. Teach us all to be praying friends.

I need the prayers of those I love
While traveling on life’s rugged way,
That I may true and faithful be,
And live for Jesus every day. —Vaughn
The best kind of friend is a praying friend.

Read: 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Brethren, pray for us. —1 Thessalonians 5:25
Bible in a Year:
Deuteronomy 8-10; Mark 11:19-33


10 posted on 03/08/2013 6:05:48 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha Bigs & wishing you a great weekend! You & the family are well? *Hugs*

A tree...

11 posted on 03/08/2013 6:06:02 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Publius

Unusual sounds fun!


12 posted on 03/08/2013 6:07:10 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Canteen ping....."Tunes For Our Troops".


13 posted on 03/08/2013 6:07:22 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie

It’s a side of Elvis Costello that few know about.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 6:07:44 PM PST by Publius
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Good evening Gram & listening to the Celosa right now....yummy! You always now what I need! :) *Hugs*

All is well your way? Bosses keeping you busy? LOL


15 posted on 03/08/2013 6:13:42 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for this evening’s ping Kathy & a big *HUGS* to you!


16 posted on 03/08/2013 6:15:41 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

“All is well your way? Bosses keeping you busy? LOL”

Yes, and they are always confusing me on purpose. One says that I have to do such-and-such then the other says no, don’t do that do this other thing. Then they look at each other and snicker. ;-)


17 posted on 03/08/2013 6:16:13 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

Did you know Elvis Costello is married to Diana Krall? At least they were last I heard. :)


18 posted on 03/08/2013 6:17:27 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

This disk was produced back in 1992 when he was married to Cait. I’ll bring up Part 1 in about 15 minutes.


19 posted on 03/08/2013 6:18:44 PM PST by Publius
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Then they look at each other and snicker. ;-)

It's a conspiracy I tell you! Boss #2 is just hoping to find egg on your chin! :)

20 posted on 03/08/2013 6:20:21 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!








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)

21 posted on 03/08/2013 6:21:00 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: The Mayor
Good evening Mayor & wishing you & yours a restfull weekend.

Thank you for our Daily Bread! *Hugs*

22 posted on 03/08/2013 6:21:22 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; GodBlessUSA; mylife; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; EsmeraldaA; ConorMacNessa; ...
LOVE YOU CANTEEN DJ'S!!!
Thanks for your hard work!
GodBlessUSA; mylife; AZAmericonnie; Kathy In Alaska; Ms.Behavin;EsmeraldaA; ConorMacNessa;acad1228; LibertyValance; Cindy; Starwise; 50mm; iron munro; publius;
spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Drumbo (and me)

YOU ROCK OUT LOUD!!
God bless our troops!!!


Thanks for a great thread
and all your hard work, Connie!
Let's take this new server for a test drive! :)
Vaaaa-roooooom!

23 posted on 03/08/2013 6:21:29 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: All; AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; MEG33

FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS
and Special Web Sites

Theme: Another Time; Another Place

Note: Parental Discretion Advised.

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“Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent (Full Album) 1975” [”Buy ‘Stranglehold’ by Artist Ted Nugent”’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3p9Q5Su3F8

“Takin’ It To The Streets - The Doobie Brothers (1976)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rxWPEdYCnI

“Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing in the Streets”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc

“The Jaguars - Chevy Shut Down [Rare 60s Surf Drag Hot Rod 45 rpm]”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnAhxlLYuRY

“Early 60s Stock Car Racing Arlington Raceway” [Music: “Hardtop Race - George Stogner”]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVPsGx1hdIQ

“Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas (1976)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkXeDv7rUKY

“Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Where Is The Love (1972)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHPNUN-U8E

“Ashford & Simpson - Nobody Knows - Original ‘79 Vinyl (Rare)” [Playlist]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Rn3V5jj1U&playnext=1&list=PL0975B49CEC2CAF6F&feature=results_video

“Because The Night - Patti Smith”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2PzvX2Ipvg

“The Delicates - Your Happiest Years (1960)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbbvr1zeqjw

“Canned Heat - I’m Her Man”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YreaiJ72u7k

“Silver and Gold sung by Perry Como & Fontane Sisters [1952]”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp6gX_LPI9M

“ABBA - Take A Chance On Me (Switzerland ‘79)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5lnFEGu6i0

“Grinnin’ Like A Possum (Bawlin’ Like A Hound) - Idaho Call & Boots Faye”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYrorN7gRKE

“Irene Cara - What A Feeling [Flashdance] 1983”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjwg0dl9hS4

“Dusty Springfield - Little by Little (V.RARE) 60s”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz_RVQwqwzU

“Frank Sinatra (1969) - Yesterday”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WswBkTAy1dI

“Diana Ross - Missing You” [The Netherlands, 1994]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHXIipwlIQ

“Baker Street (Sherlock Holmes)” [Music: “Baker Street (Edit) - Gerry Rafferty”]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cMz8L7B35E

“Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9GePjxfZBQ

“Come Sail Away - Styx (1977)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BemndheWNgA

“What A Wonderful World” -Louis Armstrong [”Modern adaptation of Kenny G.”]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPcgM1MnDnI

“…Relaxing Soft Piano Music…”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCYk9CRx0g8

~

SELF-MASSAGES & STRETCHES (*Especially great after a long day at the office and/or on the computer):

“Rich Poley - Neck Massage”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duSNnBnqFts

“Tense or Sore Neck & Shoulders Stretching Exercises, Jen Hilman”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okVNLROaab0

“Healthy Hand Massage - Heather Wibbels”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbc6mRsfaTw

“Rich Poley - Wrist Massage”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR3uqanXXxg

“Computer Eye Strain Eye Exercises”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W10j2fL0hy0

~

INTERNET RADIO:

“977music” [Pick the internet music channel of your choice.]
http://977music.com

“The Lounge Sound”
http://tunein.com/radio/The-Lounge-Sound-s158751/

“Christian Oldies Online”
http://www.christianoldiesonline.com

“Contemporary Christian Radio”
http://www.klove.com

~

INTERESTING:

“Airborne - Full Movie - 1962”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3310zSvOSA

“The Big Lift - Full Movie - 1950”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cszvRJdy8ac

“Al Jolson - Brother Can You Spare A Dime” [The Great Depression]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4yT0KAMyo

National Geographic: “I Didn’t Know That: Concrete Tent”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb1pdvvoVoQ

“Concrete Canvas Shelters”
http://www.wimp.com/concretetents/

“CSI Domes”
http://www.youtube.com/user/csidomes?feature=watch

~

Are You Looking For A Job? [Resource Links Page]
http://www.truthusa.com/AreYouLookingForAJob.html

Jobs & Careers [NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO READ the forum boards.]
http://truthusa.com/jobs/index.php


24 posted on 03/08/2013 6:22:52 PM PST by Cindy
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To: AZamericonnie

First time I’ve been able to get on FR today...man, is it FAST!


25 posted on 03/08/2013 6:24:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
There you are! I was fixin' to send a search & rescue after you!:)

Permission granted & precense requested Conor! *Hugs*

26 posted on 03/08/2013 6:24:02 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



I Am Happy To Report That None Of Our Valiant Troops Fell In Battle Today!
Praise The Lord!








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)

27 posted on 03/08/2013 6:25:55 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: LUV W

The new server seems to be shhhhhmokin! LOL

Good to see you Luvie...got some new Paul Hardcastle for us this evening? ;-} *Hugs*


28 posted on 03/08/2013 6:26:28 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie




Thank you very much, Connie!

***HUGS***



And thank you very much for opening the doors to
MUSIC MAYHEM!!!!








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)

29 posted on 03/08/2013 6:28:34 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: 2LT Radix jr; acad1228; AirForceMom; Colonel_Flagg; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ariamne; armyavonlady; ...




Gene Simmons Military Salute
YouTube

WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!



Little Girls Welcome Hero Dad Home
Video


30 posted on 03/08/2013 6:29:46 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Cindy

Cindy you are truly the video queen!

Thank you so much for your weekly compositions & all your hard work. You are greatly appreciated! *Hugs*


31 posted on 03/08/2013 6:30:40 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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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.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

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.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER.”

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

Robert Schumann – “Traumerei”
(Click)


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)

32 posted on 03/08/2013 6:31:33 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: Kathy in Alaska; PROCON
First time I’ve been able to get on FR today...man, is it FAST!

I think Procon said something along the same lines.

We LOVE fast!:)

33 posted on 03/08/2013 6:32:15 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

I’m lovin’ how fast it is!

I only have one Hardcastle tonight. I need to check out his
new album for more new ones. I played one last week..”No Stress”
It’s great! :)


34 posted on 03/08/2013 6:33:01 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
None Of Our Valiant Troops Fell In Battle Today

Thank the Lord!

35 posted on 03/08/2013 6:33:30 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; Publius; BIGLOOK; spel_grammer_an_punct_polise; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

It's Tunes For Our Troops!


36 posted on 03/08/2013 6:33:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: LUV W

I need to give it a spin as well. As soon as I saw the new one I knew you would be all over it!

Lot’s of rain & some thunder today heading your way soon most likely.


37 posted on 03/08/2013 6:36:07 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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THE OTHER SIDE OF ELVIS COSTELLO

Declan MacManus, a.k.a. Elvis Costello, has always been something of an iconoclast. His career took an odd turn in 1992 when he teamed up with the Brodsky Quartet to write and perform a song cycle titled “The Juliet Letters”. The idea of a song accompanied by a string quartet is not new: Samuel Barber’s “Dover Beach”, a 1935 setting of the Matthew Arnold poem, is a masterpiece. But the path to “Juliet” was a strange one. What resulted was a disk that made a splash in 1992. The classical music community embraced it with gusto, but not so much the popular music community. The disk is almost forgotten today. I’ll let Declan tell it his own way.

So there was this professor in Verona who answered letters addressed to Juliet...

Well, if that sounds like the start of a tall story, I suppose it is. My wife, Cait, pointed out the tiny newspaper item about a Veronese academic who had taken on the task of replying to letters addressed to “Juliet Capulet”. This apparently continued for a number of years, until some gentlemen of the press exposed this secret correspondence. Quite how he came by these letters in the first place remains unclear. We can only make a guess as to their content. After all, these people were writing to an imaginary woman, and a dead imaginary woman at that. Perhaps they were simply scholarly enquiries, or letters of sympathy from others disappointed in love, or even a plea from somebody forced into an unhappy marriage. Whatever was contained in these letters and their replies, the idea of this correspondence provided our initial inspiration.

I first saw the Brodsky Quartet play at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, in 1989. They were giving a series of concerts in which they were to perform all of the string quartets composed by Dimitri Shostakovich. Having arrived in town to attend the concert in which they played Quartets #7, #8 and #9, we returned on two subsequent evenings to hear them complete the cycle. I recall running out of a BBC television studio where I had anxiously completed a program presenting the album “Spike” in order to get to the last concert on time. Such was the impact of these performances. Not only did I come away with a clearer impression of the music, but also a strong sense of the love and dedication with which the Quartet played it. Over the next two years we went to see the Brodsky play some wonderful music: Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven and Bartok. Little did I suspect, but members of the Quartet had been to my London concerts during the same period. Somehow the connection was made, we exchanged letters and recordings, and finally arranged to meet after their next London appearance. It was after that lunchtime concert in November 1991 that we began our collaboration.

At first we just talked and talked and ... talked. This led to several informal musical sessions. We looked at the characteristics of the music that we loved and admired. The Quartet played pieces, I played songs, sometimes we listened to records. Naturally, some of the music introduced was unfamiliar, but this only added to the number of possibilities. Soon our own ideas began to emerge.

We wanted to explore the underused combination of voice and string quartet, but were anxious to avoid that junkyard named “crossover”. This is no more my stab at “classical music” than it is the Brodsky Quartet’s first rock and roll album. It does, however, employ the music which we believe touches whichever part of the being you care to mention. It also conforms to, and occasionally upsets, the structures found in our respective disciplines and indiscipline!

With “The Juliet Letters” as our title, we thought of the many types of character that the letter form would allow us. Somewhere there is a list of letters which we considered: love letter, begging letter, chain letter, suicide note, etc. In order to make the work more personal, we decided that each of us would contribute to the text, not forgetting the words written by Michael Thomas’ wife, Marina. [Michael is first violinist with the Quartet.] As the lyricist in the house, I could act as a kind of editor. From these early drafts came a curious advantage. Of course, each of us had different approaches to the common subject, and through some unconscious poetry, and in the absence of much of the crafty language of the songwriter, we were able to assemble strong and varied texts. It seems that only poets and politicians write letters with a view to them being printed in collected form. In my experience, the language of most letters swings wildly from the lyrical to the banal, and from the courteous to the confessional, sometimes inside the same paragraph. I hope we’ve caught something of this in the words of “The Juliet Letters”.

The process of composition and arrangement was varied and is mysterious to contemplate. Some pieces arrived in both words and music complete. Bridges were then built between smaller related items, while at least one song and a crucial passage of music was effectively composed “spontaneously”. While the job of compiling and creating the “draft arrangements” was shared among the members of the Quartet, the process of arranging was one of trial and error involving all five of us. This has continued through the rehearsals, the first two performances and even during the recording. Having previously been unable to read or write down music, my own recent studies have allowed me to progress, since January 1992, from picking out my ideas at the piano (using what is known in certain circles as “the crab method”), through piano scores to full proposed four-part arrangements. I have to give credit to the Quartet for their perseverance in deciphering some of my early intentions from the most wayward of playing. As I have found with other collaborations, the music that you most confidently attribute to one party invariably turns out to be the work of the person you least suspect.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE BRODSKY QUARTET: “THE JULIET LETTERS”, PART 1

”The Juliet Letters” begins with a short composition titled “Deliver Us”. It simply serves to open the story, for although the following letters are not intended to create a dialogue, you may choose to draw your own conclusions from some of the resulting juxtapositions. One of the conventions which we have taken from classical song, or for that matter folk song, is the acceptance of a man singing a woman’s story. In “For Other Eyes”, a woman confesses her jealous suspicions and fears.

Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet: “Deliver Us” & “For Other Eyes”

For the next song, I have taken the liberty of imagining a reply made by a character similar to the Veronese professor who unwittingly provided our title. If he should ever hear this piece, I hope he will not be offended by our presumption – in this version of the mystery the author of the letter is a compassionate and romantic soul. This leads without pause into Paul Cassidy’s “Dead Letter” which darkens the already melancholy mood into one of sadness and loss. [Paul is violist with the Quartet.]

”Expert Rites”

“Dead Letter”

After a short introduction of my invention comes Michael Thomas’ first song, to which I added the tango passages. It is an eccentric aunt’s reply to a begging letter.

“I Almost Had a Weakness”

The text was derived from Ian Belton’s version of a child’s note. I added the final repeated lines and the music. [Ian is second violinist with the Quartet.]

”Why?”

Without dragging the listener through the mechanics of our working method, it should be stated that in naming the “main composer”, we hope to indicate who was responsible for the initial music and defining structure of the collaborative pieces. Even if others have amended the melodic line or added further musical content, when such a credit is stated, it is because we still regard it as “their” song. In this case, this credit very much belongs to Michael Thomas. The song begins with a young man sitting down in a seaside café to write a postcard in which he details all his estranged lover’s faults. The truth of the situation is gradually revealed.

“Who Do You Think You Are?”

In performance, this concludes the first half of the sequence. The music was developed from a piece first outlined by Jacqueline Thomas. [Jacqueline is cellist with the Quartet.] The letter portrays an obsessive and deluded person, writing letters never sent, expecting impossible replies.

“Taking My Life in Your Hands”

38 posted on 03/08/2013 6:37:16 PM PST by Publius
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Thanks, FRiend for the beautiful eagle picture!

Music for our Troops, Veterans, and their families!!

Michael Buble~It's A Beautiful Day

...however this Buble is brand-spankin' new! :)

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39 posted on 03/08/2013 6:44:03 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Publius

This sounds very intriguing! :)

Rock on, Sir!


40 posted on 03/08/2013 6:51:47 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: AZamericonnie; PROCON

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2994787/posts?page=62#62

From JimRob...

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41 posted on 03/08/2013 6:53:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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Thanks, FRiend for the beautiful eagle picture!

Music for our Troops, Veterans, and their families!!

Air Supply~Making Love Out Of Nothing At All

If you would like to support the artists you hear in the Canteen,
please go to the top of the thread.

Please ping or FReepmail any DJ to any song requests
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42 posted on 03/08/2013 6:53:08 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

I need to give it a spin as well. As soon as I saw the new one I knew you would be all over it!

Lot’s of rain & some thunder today heading your way soon most likely.


43 posted on 03/08/2013 6:56:33 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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Thanks, FRiend for the beautiful eagle picture!

Music for our Troops, Veterans, and their families!!

Oleta Adams~Get Here

If you would like to support the artists you hear in the Canteen,
please go to the top of the thread.

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44 posted on 03/08/2013 6:58:45 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Oh, please, let it be!! We need rain in the worst way. Not
as bad as last year...yet....but it’s been since the first of
January. The dust is gonna blow big time if we don’t have rain.


45 posted on 03/08/2013 7:00:24 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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Thanks, FRiend for the beautiful eagle picture!

Music for our Troops, Veterans, and their families!!

Olivia Newton-John~I Honestly Love You

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46 posted on 03/08/2013 7:05:33 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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ELVIS COSTELLO & THE BRODSKY QUARTET: “THE JULIET LETTERS”, PART 2

The second part opens with a rather extreme form of junk mail.

Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet: “This Offer is Unrepeatable”

The text is a suicide note that turns from blase and bored with life to desperate, and is finally lost in a dream.

”Dear Sweet Filthy World”

This is the name of a firm of solicitors which recurs as a motif among images of both childhood and adult disillusionment. The authorship of the two verses is divided between brother and sister, Michael and Jacqueline, while the music is Michael’s.

”Jacksons, Monk and Rowe”

This is the work of Paul Cassidy, although between us, Michael and I proposed the related material in the bridge section. The events described in the letter should be familiar to those who lived in England in the spring of 1992.

”This Sad Burlesque”

A cynical writer quotes the contents of a letter that he has received. This “soldier’s letter” is closely related to one sent to me during the buildup to the Gulf War. From the concluding mayhem, a single note emerges, leading into Michael Thomas’ “Last Post”. Despite its title, this piece does not have any military significance. It seems to me to have a clear sense of peace, though not without strong feeling. It also serves as a preface to the final songs.

”I Thought I’d Write to Juliet” & “The Last Post”

A man who believes in the afterlife leaves a letter for his atheist lover, which, we must assume, she is reading after his demise.

”The First to Leave”

The final letter is also delivered from a place beyond death, although the intention is not at all morbid. So it is a song of condolence and renewal which brings “The Juliet Letters” to, what I believe is, a hopeful conclusion.

”The Birds will Still be Singing”

Next week I’ll be returning to popular music with a project I first tried out in college radio in Philadelphia over 40 years ago, called “Rockumentary”.

47 posted on 03/08/2013 7:07:57 PM PST by Publius
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To: AZamericonnie

Sorry I’m late - but I was dreamin’ I was here, lol.


48 posted on 03/08/2013 7:10:49 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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Thanks, FRiend for the beautiful eagle picture!

Music for our Troops, Veterans, and their families!!

Patti Austin~Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

If you would like to support the artists you hear in the Canteen,
please go to the top of the thread.

Please ping or FReepmail any DJ to any song requests
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49 posted on 03/08/2013 7:11:52 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: AZamericonnie; All
I Don't Have To Sing The Blues
~ Grand Funk Railroad ~







50 posted on 03/08/2013 7:14:13 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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