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  • THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - The Gates Of Time

    05/21/2023 10:11:30 AM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 14MAR2023 | Napalm Records
    THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - The Gates Of Time (Official Video) | Napalm RecordsMelissa Bonny (vocals) @MelissaBonny Hans Platz (guitars) @HansPlatz Jenny Diehl (harp) Morten Løwe Sørensen (drums)
  • One of the greatest folk singer/songwriters of our time , Gordon Lightfoot has passed away at age 84

    05/02/2023 5:57:38 AM PDT · by ping jockey · 39 replies
    Fan website ^ | May 1, 2023 | website: Gordon Lightfoot. com
    Gordon Lightfoot passed away at 7:30pm today, May 1, 2023 Official Statement It is with profound sadness that we confirm that Gordon Meredith Lightfoot has passed away. Gordon died peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 730 p.m. at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He died of natural causes. He was 84 years old. He is survived by his wife Kim Hasse, six children — Fred, Ingrid, Eric, Galen, Miles and Meredith — as well as several grandchildren. Welcome to my Gordon Lightfoot fan site. Although this isn't an official artist's site, I try to accomplish the same thing, and therefore...
  • The Femme Fatale in Ancient Greek Myth (7 Examples)

    04/07/2023 10:00:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Collector ^ | Apr 7, 2023 | Catherine Dent, MA 20th and 21st Century Literary Studies, BA English Literature
    The femme fatale has roots stretching back to Greek mythology. Here are just a few of the most notorious examples – and a few that have been severely misrepresented… Apr 7, 2023 • By Catherine Dent, MA 20th and 21st Century Literary Studies, BA English Literature femme fatale ancient greek myth The femme fatale is a character archetype found across many different cultures and mythologies – and Ancient Greek mythology is no exception. A dangerous, seductive, and beautiful woman, examples of the femme fatale abound in Greek myths. From the theodical foundation myth of Pandora, the first human woman to...
  • Chesterton's "The Donkey" - A Palm Sunday Reflection

    04/02/2023 7:17:18 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 7 replies
    The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton ^ | 1927 | GK Chesterton / Self
    The Donkey~ G.K. CHESTERTONWhen fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born.With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings, The devil’s walking parody On all four-footed things.The tattered outlaw of the earth, Of ancient crooked will; Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb, I keep my secret still.Fools! For I also had my hour; One far fierce hour and sweet: There was a shout about my ears, And palms before my feet.
  • Walt Whitman’s expensive tomb is right here in N.J. — under your boot soles

    03/28/2023 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 03.25.23 | Richard Cowen
    Walt Whitman spent half his life writing and revising “Leaves of Grass,” his epic poem of a young man’s journey of self-discovery in a young country, America as it grows into a democracy. Whitman was 35 years old when he self-published the first edition of “Leaves of Grass” in 1855, and he was still adding to it when he died in Camden, New Jersey on March 26, 1892, at the age of 72.
  • Mind Blown - Introducing the artist "Ren"

    02/09/2023 6:13:36 PM PST · by fuzzylogic · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec-15-2022 | Ren
    This is art, not a music video. You won't hear it on the radio. I've never really seen anything like this, especially from a single artist. It is music, acting, singing, directing, and live performance all wrapped into a video - like a one man live musical. I can't speak to this kind of talent, what did I just watch? LANGUAGE WARNING!
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January - December, 2023

    01/02/2023 6:16:23 PM PST · by JustAmy · 1,051 replies
    The Mayor; Luvie; JustAmy
  • Justin Turdeau's Twas the Night Before Christmas

    12/27/2022 7:57:16 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Iron Will Report via YouTube ^ | December 25, 2022 | The Iron Will Report
    Justin takes a Christmas Eve walk and meets Santa, who has a gift for him.
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

    12/18/2022 2:33:56 AM PST · by House Atreides · 14 replies ^ | 1845 | Hans Christian Andersen
    Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening-- the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the good of that? They were very large slippers, which her mother had hitherto worn; so large were they; and the poor little thing lost them as she scuffled away across the street, because of two carriages that rolled by dreadfully fast. One slipper was nowhere to...
  • Veteran's Day 2022

    11/11/2022 12:15:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    2011 | Jack Cook
    Original poem by myself inspired by a photo taken by Frank Glick
  • "To an Athlete Dying Young"

    10/19/2022 5:23:37 PM PDT · by Qiviut · 15 replies
    The Sudden Deaths of Humanity's FittestWhy are so many young athletes suddenly dying? Scarcely a week goes by that we don’t see a report of the “sudden death” of a sportsman. Today (October 19, 2022) the Mississippi State football player, Sam Westmoreland, died at the age of 19. On September 30, world class Pakastani cricketer, Shehzad Azam Rana, died of cardiac arrest at 36. On September 18, the much loved (and extremely fit) Celina, Texas youth coach, Trey Boddie, died of a heart attack at 39. On September 4, Clark Yarbrough, a 21-year-old senior defensive lineman at Ouachita Baptist University,...
  • Drag Story Hour returns to Ithaca for fall season

    10/16/2022 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    All content © copyright WENY. ^ | Sunday, October 16th 2022, 6:29 PM EDT | By Sam Shapiro
    October Drag Story Hour has returned to Ithaca for the 2022 Fall season. Parents could bring their kids to Buffalo Street Books Sunday morning for a glamorous storytime experience. Miss Coraline Chardonnay and Miss Tilia Cordata have been doing Drag Story Hour for the last four years. Starting in the Fall of 2018, they read children's books to parents and kids throughout the Ithaca community and even held story time virtually during COVID. People were invited to come dressed in the costume of their choice. On Sunday, many did just that, kicking off the 2022 fall season's story hours. “We...
  • French Nobel Prize winner Ernaux endorses inflation, climate protest against Macron

    10/09/2022 6:44:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | October 9, 2022
    French author Annie Ernaux, who was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize this week, signed an open letter Sunday supporting a mass protest against President Emmanuel Macron called by the country's left-wing opposition. Organisers of the demonstration on October 16 accuse Macron of failing to tackle soaring prices for energy and other essentials, and insufficient action against climate change. "Emmanuel Macron is seizing this inflation to widen the wealth gaps, and boost the profits of capital, at everyone else's expense," said the letter in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper. "And this shock is allowing this government of the rich to open...
  • The Night of the Murdered Poets: Remembering One of Stalin’s Forgotten Killing Sprees

    08/12/2022 10:22:36 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 26 replies
    FEE ^ | August 12, 2022 | Lawrence W. Reed
    The ghastly event happened 70 years ago today, and teaches an important and timeless lesson. Power kills. Absolute power kills too many to count. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin spoke with personal authority on the subject when he famously said, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” To write about any one or more massacres for which Stalin was responsible, one must first answer the question, “Which ones?” There are many. The slaughter of the kulaks during his collectivization campaigns of the 1930s. The Ukrainian Holodomor of 1932-33. The Great Purge of 1937. The killing of...
  • A Few Thoughts

    08/12/2022 8:29:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from a friend | 8/12/2022 | multiple
    “The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” – Al McGuire “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” – Ambrose Bierce “It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.” – Andy Borowitz “At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers “My...
  • A poem for this difficult day

    08/09/2022 1:02:05 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 7 replies
    Don't know | ?? | Anonymous
    When God wants to drill a man, And thrill a man, And skill a man, When God wants to mould a man To play the noblest part; When He yearns with all His heart To create so great and bold a man That all the world shall be amazed, Watch His methods, watch His ways! How He ruthlessly perfects Whom He royally elects! How He hammers him and hurts him, And with mighty blows converts him Into trial shapes of clay which Only God understands; While his tortured heart is crying And he lifts beseeching hands! How He bends but...
  • Father and son: A.J. Croce performs Jim Croce's music

    06/19/2022 8:09:50 PM PDT · by OneVike · 37 replies
    This is a good interview of Jim Croce's son, A.J. Croce. If your from an older generation you may remember Tham man who died just before his best album hit the charts. He was climbing and not quite there yet, but then he died in a plane crash. I was big fan of his. He only had a few songs that were hit, but nothing big yet. I was 17, stationed in Germany awaiting his next album when I heard he died in a plane crash. Cut down at the very dawn of his career. I still listen to his...
  • Kid Rock, We the People

    06/13/2022 6:39:10 PM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-11-2022 | Kid Rock
    Fantastic Kid Rock Music Video! WARNING!!! F Bombs throughout!!!
  • Just for fun, acronyms for "pride" month, I'll start

    06/13/2022 2:06:41 PM PDT · by standing man · 76 replies
    P pathetic R reprobates I in D drag E everywhere
  • Memorial Day 2022

    05/28/2022 10:29:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    startribune ^ | AUGUST 10, 2011 | JON TEVLIN
    A quick recap: Amateur photographer Frank Glick was on his way to work when he drove through Fort Snelling National Cemetery early one morning. He spotted a bald eagle through the mist, perched on a gravestone, and snapped shots with his aging but ever-present camera. Nice shot, he thought. An acquaintance saw the photo and suggested that he see if the deceased soldier had any living relatives who might want it. Indeed, Maurice Ruch's widow was alive and well and delighted to receive a copy of the eagle watching over her beloved husband. Glick's friend called me. Nice story, I...