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Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2013-- aeolian

Posted on 01/30/2013 4:48:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, January 30, 2013-- aeolian

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In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

aeolian [ee-oh-lee-uh n]

hear it pronounced

adjective

1. pertaining to Aeolus, (the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology), or to the winds in general.
2. ( usually lowercase ) of or caused by the wind; wind-blown.
3. poetic/literary: characterized by a sighing or moaning sound as if produced by the wind.

Origin:
1595–1605; Aeoli ( us ) pertaining to Aeolus + -an

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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

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After an Obama speech, there is an aeolian quality to be found in the utterances of the mainstream anchors, a hushed rendering, as if they were reporting the word of God Himself. Sometimes these sounds are accompanied by a tingle down the leg.
1 posted on 01/30/2013 4:48:15 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Here you go, early birds!


2 posted on 01/30/2013 4:50:23 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We get a lot of aeolian action in the Midwest. But, today ‘ll see snow.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 4:55:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
We'll see snow, hopefully with NO aeolian activity.
4 posted on 01/30/2013 4:57:57 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A++

gold

I hope it doesn't get too windy. I'm flying from Newark to Las Vegas and it's not for a happy occasion. A very dear friend passed away, and I'm going to pay my respects to him.

5 posted on 01/30/2013 5:05:35 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I am Aeolio!

6 posted on 01/30/2013 5:22:14 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Hear they have good food. but odd to name a restaurant after a nipple. i mentioned that to xshub when we saw this place in Vegas.
7 posted on 01/30/2013 5:25:50 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
A++

silver

Heh, heh.

8 posted on 01/30/2013 5:27:22 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy
A+++

bronze

How appropriate!

9 posted on 01/30/2013 5:28:51 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

oh i’m sorry to hear about your friend. i really enjoyed my time in LV in Sept. One of my colleagues is going this weekend with one of his law school friends, sans wives, i said please don’t end up on the news. Since you are going for a funeral i won’t worry about you being on the news ; )


10 posted on 01/30/2013 5:37:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ll be spending my time in beautifu downtown Henderson. Not much chance of my making the evening news.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 5:49:25 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy
oh i’m sorry to hear about your friend.

Thanks. He was my racquetball opponent for years, a good deal older than me. Cancer took him a few days after his 81st birthday.

12 posted on 01/30/2013 5:51:36 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The aeolian sighs and moans of those hurt by the obama economy are becoming louder and louder!


13 posted on 01/30/2013 5:59:51 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The Aeolian Mode is the Natural Minor. It is a musical Term
You can hear the Aeolian Mode by playing 8 consecutive white keys on the piano, starting and ending on A.

The Piano was DESIGNED upon the Aeolian Mode, with the other 6 modes fitted in like this: (White Keys only)

Aeolian: Start on A (Natural Minor)
Locrian: Start on B (A Very Weird diminished mode)
Ionian: Start on C (Our Do-Re-Mi Major Scale)
Dorian: Start on D (A minor mode popular in the Middle Ages and Favored by Composer John Williams)
Phrygian: Start on E. A minor Mode with a flat second used by Beethoven in “Turkish March)
Lydian: Start on F (A major Mode with a Raised 4th,)
Mixolyidian: Start on G (A Major Mode with a Dominant 7th)

Brother Guido of Arezzi (12th Cent) was the first person to assign lyrics to the Ionian Mode, giving us the Do-Re-Mi sequence. There is a statue of him in that town in italy and he is credited as being the father of modern musical notation.

He did this because he couldn’t get his choir to sing the right notes.

And THAT my FRiends is where “Aeolian” comes from.

Since it only involves the WHITE Keys, we can assume that the Aeolian Mode is Raciss.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 6:01:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Honorary Serb

A++
Don’t blame me. I didn’t vote for him. :)


15 posted on 01/30/2013 6:13:48 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: left that other site

A+++
That was a terrific music lesson!


16 posted on 01/30/2013 6:15:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: left that other site

well aren’t you enlightening us on this in the most fascinating way today@!! thanks!


17 posted on 01/30/2013 6:17:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

It is MY Pleasure!

I am not a big expert on most things, but when it comes to music...it is my JOB, My Hobby, AND my Passion!
:-)


18 posted on 01/30/2013 6:27:21 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

We had some aeolian damage in the area, with trees down and some flooding. My youngest just sent me a text saying there is water in some classrooms and hallways but they are not sending anyone home.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 6:31:32 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

From my college days long ago, I remember that an aeolian response would come from a respiratory patient whose alveoli were compromised.

Not as a med student — actually, modeling airflow in the long for a term project. Fascinating stuff…


20 posted on 01/30/2013 6:33:54 AM PST by mikrofon (Who is this guy Al Veoli?)
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To: secret garden

A++
Good luck with the wind and water.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 6:37:06 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: mikrofon

A+++
Medicine, music—you guys are just fountains of information today.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 6:39:02 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
They are missing a definition, because Aeolian is also the name for one of the modes of classical music.
23 posted on 01/30/2013 6:42:14 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: left that other site

Really interesting. I love this class. Thanks for the post.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 6:43:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

3 funerals in 3 weeks for me. enough already.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 6:47:12 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

26 posted on 01/30/2013 6:51:01 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

This is my second in two weeks. It’s like Yogi Berra says: If you don’t go to their funerals, they won’t go to yours.


27 posted on 01/30/2013 6:51:54 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: left that other site; xsmommy

I just know that d minor is a “sad” chord. I learned it from Spinal Tap.


28 posted on 01/30/2013 6:51:54 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

Thank You for your kind words! :-)

I really love the Seven Modes, and have been playing them on the piano for years and years. I really shocked my Bass Teacher, when I just opened my mouth and SANG them. Since Western Music focuses mostly on the Ionian and Aeolian Modes (Major and minor), very few people can just sing the other ones off the top of their head. Even though Steve was an Excellent Musician and Bassist (Played with Peter Frampton for ten years!), he still found it amazing and amusing that I could sing the weirder modes without thinking about it first. LOL!


29 posted on 01/30/2013 6:53:55 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Boogieman
A++

Yes, left that other site has enlightened us on the musical definition.

30 posted on 01/30/2013 6:54:38 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga

A+++ because I like the way the wind blows. That is just grate.


31 posted on 01/30/2013 6:56:15 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: left that other site

How timely is this. I’m going to see Frampton perform Friday night.


32 posted on 01/30/2013 6:56:22 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Stay safe!


33 posted on 01/30/2013 7:07:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thank you.


34 posted on 01/30/2013 7:14:00 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SoothingDave

One can learn much from Spinal Tap.

A very important lesson from the film:

It is ALWAYS the Bass Player who gets stuck in the giant seed pod.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 7:16:42 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: secret garden

He is STILL excellent!

Even without the long hair (LOL)!
I think he actually looks better now.

My Friend is in Nashville now, probably doing session work.


36 posted on 01/30/2013 7:19:30 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

But still safer than being a drummer!

Also, “you can’t dust for vomit.”


37 posted on 01/30/2013 7:20:30 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: left that other site

Did you catch my link yesterday to this captivating, ilustrated view of the history of music?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2983096/posts

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If_T1Q9u6FM&feature=youtu.be

Although this appears to be in Spanish, I can understand every word!


38 posted on 01/30/2013 7:23:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: left that other site

BTW, didn’t there used to be a piano manufacturer named Aeolian?


39 posted on 01/30/2013 7:25:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’m sorry for the loss of your friend - cancer is a tough way to go. I hope you have a safe trip and good memories of your times together.


40 posted on 01/30/2013 7:25:19 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: left that other site; secret garden
Oh i think he looks GREAT! that should be a fun concert!
41 posted on 01/30/2013 7:35:48 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Did I ever tell you about seeing him in a parking lot? He was mailing a guitar overseas and my spouse was walking in the same direction and I yelled “Hey!” to him and Frampton turned around and smiled. What are the odds that my HS crush would be walking in a parking lot next to my spouse? I just froze when I saw that face and realized who he was. It was a fun moment.


42 posted on 01/30/2013 7:43:30 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

By any chance, is his last name Carmen?


43 posted on 01/30/2013 7:48:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That is very kind of you. Thanks much. I’m heading for the airport. I will try to respond to further posts via the iPad.


44 posted on 01/30/2013 7:49:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yes. I believe it was a division of the Baldwin Company.

A very NICE piano!


45 posted on 01/30/2013 8:16:46 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: SoothingDave

But you CAN “Break Like the Wind!”

An Aeolian Reference! LOL!


46 posted on 01/30/2013 8:18:56 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Now I’m heading to the airport, too. My weekend job got pushed up.


47 posted on 01/30/2013 8:28:50 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That was wonderful!

But they left out Robert Johnson (Blues)
and the Rolling Stones.

I know they couldn’t put in everything, but IMHO, those two omissions were egregious!

But they DID remember Brother Guido. I am happy about that, because some people think I make this stuff up! LOL!


48 posted on 01/30/2013 8:29:16 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

Sometimes, “Do You Feel Like I do?” was over 20 minutes long when done in concert.

And the Bass part was the SAME all the way through.


49 posted on 01/30/2013 8:33:18 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: secret garden

No, but he sometimes did keyboard so we might be thinking of different people. LOL. (Frampton has had a LONG Career, and a LOT of sidemen.)


50 posted on 01/30/2013 8:35:19 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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