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Posted on 11/04/2010 7:19:12 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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Let’s rebuild the World.
In 1785, Schiller nurtured a vision of brave men giving up their silly complaints of worldly matters and becoming men of substance.
True individuals seeking to change the world around them instead of constantly crying over everything discomforting them are to be honored.
I don’t exactly cry tears over Prince’s (the Symbol’s) failed agreements with record companies.
I’m fagged and going to spatchka. Dobby Nochy!
“Beethoven is the greatest composer ever. Period.”
Yes, but please don’t forget Schiller was some kind of poet.
Beethoven would have bowed down to Schiller.
A fantastic label, orchestra, and conductor - however controversial.
Burt Bacharach is the greatest composer. Period. Chuck Berry is a musical genius. Pedestrianism and conventional wisdom are the enemies of thought!
Droogie bump. Let freedom ring.
Balderdash! Everybody knows that Barry Manilow is the greatest composer! Ray Stevens is a musical genius.
OK, OK, what about the lyricist? Don’t give me no Schiller, I vote for Barry Mann: “Who put the Bomp...”, etc...
Yes. I wish FR had a "like" button as Facebook does so I could click "like" on this wise post of yours.
Best composer: Duke Ellington
“Burt Bacharach is the greatest composer. Period. Chuck Berry is a musical genius. Pedestrianism and conventional wisdom are the enemies of thought!”
Let’s talk “genious”.
Jimmy Hendrix vs Chuck Berry:
- What Hendrix did to rock’n’roll - a revolution in itself - words can’t describe.
Are you at work at this hour in Sweden?
As far as Hendrix, read some of the reviews of his discs on Amazon, written by a younger generation of listeners. They are not as impressed, and manage to articulate their criticisms convincingly. Listen to Bill Frisell.
I invested the nine minutes (frantically conducting in front of the laptop, lol). Not exactly the first time I’ve ever heard that particular recording: my late father, a middle-European whose cultural center was Wien, often played it on LP disks.
Of course, my personal favorite for this was Sir Georg Solti and the CSO.
Two things: 1) Beethoven was the first musician to break out of the "musicians are servants" attitude that the aristocracy held (in the 18th century, Haydn was treated as such: he ate and slept in the servant's quarters; Beethoven ate and slept with some of Europe's most eligible female nobility). 2) He suffered terribly from his deafness, yet his genius channeled the pain into some of the most beautiful and transcendent compositions mankind has known.
Everything else in the movie was just a vessel for these two messages.
Indeed it does. The purpose of war is to kill people and break things until the enemy sues for peace. Killing civilians is a good way to make the populace desire that very peace and turn against their warmongering overlords.
This is a fact of war. Stop whining.
Then I suppose you support the fact that the Nazis killed lots of Jewish civilians who the Nazis considered their sworn enemies.....I guess it was a “good way to make the populace desire peace”....after all the purpose of war is to kill people, including civilians, according to you...whether they are at Auswitch or Dresden.
Yeah, we Americans are idiots. I must have missed the Swedish man on the moon. Or the Swedish iPod. Or the Swedish Personal Computer.
The swedes make nice blondes.
Stick to what you know.
Or we will drop a smart bomb on you.
I preferred John Belushi's portrayal.
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