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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 18 July 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/17/2013 5:59:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


ARMFUL OF FAMILY

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon reunites with his wife and children during a homecoming celebration in Virginia Beach, Va., Dec. 18, 2012. Lyon, a member of Strike Fighter Squadron 83, returned to Naval Air Station Oceana after a six-month deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos




Canteen Mission Statement


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




DESERT PATROL

A coalition force member drives a light tactical, all-terrain vehicle during a patrol of Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 15, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau


ENGINE HOIST

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Evangelista hoists a F404-GE-404 engine aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning to Norfolk after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jermaine M. Ralliford


CAKE DECORATOR

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Job David Santiago frosts a cake aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham on Thanksgiving in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 22, 2012. The Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Deven B. King



BASIC MAINTENANCE

Navy Airman Jodie Ingenito cleans a drag brace on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Norfolk after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime and theater security. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Fine


FARAH PATROL

Coalition force members maintain security from a light tactical, all-terrain vehicle during a patrol of Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 15, 2012 Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau

CREW CHIEFS

Air Force crew chiefs conduct pre-flight checks during a mission employment phase exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 7, 2012. The crew chiefs are assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The phase is the capstone, graduation exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman




TOY DROP

Paratroopers walk from the Alzey drop zone after jumping from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during the U.S. Army 5th Quartermaster Detachment's fourth annual Operation Toy Drop in Alzey, Germany, Dec. 13, 2012. During the event, U.S. soldiers, airmen and paratroopers from Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland jumped from the aircraft to earn foreign jump wings after donating toys to the effort. U.S. Army photo by Elisabeth Paque


SHIP TO SHORE

Marines watch the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Onslow Beach in Camp Lejeune, N.C., as Marines and sailors conduct ship-to-shore operations, Dec. 18, 2012. About 2,300 Marines and sailors returned home after being deployed for nine months as an expeditionary crisis response force with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim


NOSE JOB

Air Force Sr. Airman Brion Humenay works on the nose of an F-15 Eagle during a mission employment phase exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 7, 2012. Mays, an avionics specialist, is assigned to the 926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by



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1 posted on 07/17/2013 5:59:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
2 posted on 07/17/2013 6:00:13 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius; The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


3 posted on 07/17/2013 6:06:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska








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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," 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!!!!!!!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

4 posted on 07/17/2013 6:07:04 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
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5 posted on 07/17/2013 6:07:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Woof!


6 posted on 07/17/2013 6:11:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius, and thank you for Rachmaninov’s “The Star Spangled Banner”. ((HUGS))


7 posted on 07/17/2013 6:14:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi!Kathy,Thanks for the Pic of the Military working Dog.He’s a good looking dog..


8 posted on 07/17/2013 6:19:18 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
Cpl Don USMC 1963-1967 (Diver Dave’s twin)
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
E2 Mike USA (Colonel_Flagg)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old China Hand USA
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



9 posted on 07/17/2013 6:24:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


10 posted on 07/17/2013 6:25:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Striding up the gangplank as we speak,
rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

Thank you very much for tonight's "Remembering Our Troops" thread!








"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

11 posted on 07/17/2013 6:26:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; All

PARIS PATROL

Paris, a coalition force military working dog, stands by her handler during a patrol of Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 15, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau

Good evening, HiTech. Hope you had a great day.

12 posted on 07/17/2013 6:29:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks to all the Canteen heroes....and ALL our heroes!

Thanks to you, Kathy for honoring them!


13 posted on 07/17/2013 6:30:46 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: Publius
In first....Publius grabs the gold!!


14 posted on 07/17/2013 6:34:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi - Nice pictures. Have to add one.

 photo there_is_so_much_more_going_on_here_zpsc93d835c.jpg

15 posted on 07/17/2013 6:35:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hate to do this, but I didn't sleep well last night - can't hold my eyes open tonight - must retire!

I'll see you in the a.m.!





"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

16 posted on 07/17/2013 6:35:18 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
It’s time for the Seattle Chamber Music Festival! We have a concert scheduled for Friday, July 19. Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, you can hear the concerts live at the website of KING-FM. I’ll be providing programs and links to the concerts throughout the summer festival. On concert nights, I’ll introduce the musicians.

As I build up to the chamber masterpiece by Saint-Saens that forms the cornerstone of Friday’s night’s performance, I’d like to give Canteen members a view of that composer and his works.

How would you like to have a name like Camille Saint-Saens (pronounced “SAN-Saaaan”)? “Some girl’d giggle and I’d get red, and some guy’d laugh and I’d bust his head, life sure weren’t easy for a guy named – Camille?”

He was born in 1835 and died in 1921. He started out a young firebrand in music and ended up a member of the French establishment futilely defending French music against modern “barbarians” like Debussy and Stravinsky. He lived long enough to write soundtracks for silent movies, and in his final days he wrote sonatas for wind instruments and piano that remain the best in their forms.

He was a child prodigy, a great pianist, and he got a buildup that he was never able to live up to. In 1871, with France humiliated in its dustup with Otto von Bismarck and Prussia, and feeling inferior to everything German from its military prowess to its culture, Camille was touted as the French Beethoven. This did a grave disservice to Beethoven. Saint-Saens was in fact the French Mendelssohn, which was a very different animal. Like Mendelssohn he was a lightweight capable of climbing on his tiptoes, reaching for the stars and grabbing a few of them.

Of his dozen operas, only one survives, “Samson and Delilah” from 1895, and it’s a masterpiece. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote a fragment of a fake Saint-Saens opera titled “Hannibal” for “The Phantom of the Opera”, which is not easy to do, but he managed to capture the banality of a really bad Saint-Saens opera. In “Samson”, Camille came to terms with Wagner brilliantly, and he created one of opera’s greatest love duets. This is the 1998 Met performance which is one of my desert island DVD’s. Have a box of tissues handy for this.

Saint-Saens: “My Heart is a Voice” from “Samson and Delilah”

The ballet from “Samson”, which is an orgy scene, has infiltrated its way into American pop culture thanks to Warner Brothers cartoons of the Forties. This is the Met’s 1983 centennial production, and it’s much racier than would have been permitted on the Paris stage in 1895. Mom and the kiddies beware! At 3:35 there is a magic moment where the winds take the pulse, and the strings float a beautiful melody in C Major above them.

Saint-Saens: “”Bacchanale” from “Samson and Delilah”

In the final scene of “Samson”, the Philistines pray to their god Dagon, and Camille writes it up as a parody of a Bach chorale and fugue, which constitutes both religious and musical blasphemy. (This is from the 1998 Met production.) “Samson” is the only opera in the repertory that ends in screams. You’ll see why at the end.

Saint-Saens: Final Scene from “Samson and Delilah”

17 posted on 07/17/2013 6:36:10 PM PDT by Publius
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in second....Mac snags the silver!!


18 posted on 07/17/2013 6:36:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


19 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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20 posted on 07/17/2013 6:52:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
Camille Saint-Saens could write concertos like nobody’s business. His piano concertos still remain in the repertory, and his Second Piano Concerto is a perennial. The scherzo from that concerto was a favorite of George Gershwin, who labeled it “a Parisian in Paris”. The finale is a marvelous, wild tarantella. This is Arthur Rubinstein’s video performance with Andre Previn at the podium taped in the Seventies. Rubinstein was 88 and almost blind, but he hadn’t lost it.

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto #2 in G minor, second and third movements

21 posted on 07/17/2013 6:54:03 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi everybody!

((((HUGS))))


22 posted on 07/17/2013 7:34:07 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
Camille Saint-Saens could write blockbusters when he wanted. This piece for violin and orchestra was once something that every virtuoso had to learn, but it’s almost passed out of the repertory today. Some have criticized it as barely being music, but it’s something a good concert violinist needs to put his imprint upon. This is Itzhak Perlman, whose interpretation makes the piece work better than anyone else.

Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capiccioso for Violin & Orchestra

23 posted on 07/17/2013 7:37:48 PM PDT by Publius
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Hello, M-L.

((HUGS))

How are you holding up?

24 posted on 07/17/2013 7:38:13 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

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


Creating Your Life

July 18, 2013

The advice that I read in a self-help book sounded good: Do only what you’re great at because that’s when you’ll feel most fulfilled. The author was trying to help readers create the kind of life they wanted. I don’t know about you, but if I did only what I was great at, I wouldn’t accomplish much!

In Mark 10, we read about two disciples, James and John, who had some plans for the kind of life they wanted for themselves someday. They asked to be at Jesus’ right and left hand in His kingdom (v.37). The other 10 disciples were “greatly displeased” with them for asking (v.41). (Possibly because that was the kind of position they wanted for themselves!)

But Jesus used the opportunity to teach His followers about another kind of life—one of serving others. He said, “Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all” (vv.43-44). It appears that service for others is God’s design for us.

Even Jesus, the Son of God, “did not come to be served, but to serve” (v.45). As we look at Christ’s example and depend on the Holy Spirit’s help, we too can be servants and will create a fulfilling life.

I admit, Lord, that my eyes do get focused on
myself. But I really do want to live from a
heart of love for You. Teach me to be a servant
and to look for my fulfillment in You.
Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily.

Read: Mark 10:35-45

Whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. —Mark 10:44
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 20-22; Acts 21:1-17


25 posted on 07/17/2013 7:43:05 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Publius

I arranged the main theme from the Bacchanal for easy piano with a thumpy repeating bass figure and the theme floating over it in the right hand. The Kids LOVE it.

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LOL.

One of my all-time favorites.

Went to the link...somebody STOLE all the costumes!


26 posted on 07/17/2013 7:43:31 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
Camille Saint-Saens had a short piece for orchestra become an instant classic. This may be his best known piece, a perennial favorite for Halloween. He even writes a fugue in the middle!

Saint-Saens: La danse macabre

27 posted on 07/17/2013 7:44:55 PM PDT by Publius
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...is Linda home? Glad to see you? A comfort I’ll bet.


28 posted on 07/17/2013 7:45:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

That link leads to a rather racy Bacchanale. I think some people weren’t even wearing costumes. We were one step above birthday suits.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 7:46:40 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Oh yes.

She is curled up at my feet as we speak.


30 posted on 07/17/2013 7:51:32 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


31 posted on 07/17/2013 7:52:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

I think we ought to pass the hat and buy those poor dancers some clothing.

Some of those ladies looked like they could use a hot meal as well.

LOL


32 posted on 07/17/2013 7:53:12 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

I am imagining her turning herself inside out when mommy picked her up.


33 posted on 07/17/2013 7:55:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

One of my all-time favorites.

This was my Halloween music growing up, along with “Night on Bald Mountain”, “Symphonie Fantastique”, “Ride of the Valkyries”, “Totentantz”, and of course, the perennial favorite, Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in Dm”.


34 posted on 07/17/2013 7:57:30 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well...she weighs over 60 Pounds...so SOMETHING is going to turn inside-out.


35 posted on 07/17/2013 7:58:14 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site
The Bacchanale from the 1998 production was even naughtier. There was a lot of simulated sex, both hetero- and homo-. The production designer had done some research on the sexual practices of the Philistine culture.

Mercifully, we were spared the famous statue of Dagon with the retractable phallus.

This 1983 production was relatively prim compared to 1998.

36 posted on 07/17/2013 7:59:24 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Hanging in there.

People have been really supportive, and i know Lil went the way we all would have liked...quickly, in the arms of a dear friend.

I should be so lucky someday.


37 posted on 07/17/2013 8:00:27 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Publius

Well....wasn’t 1998 the year we all were singing “Devil With the Blue dress”?


38 posted on 07/17/2013 8:01:47 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
Camille Saint-Saens even wrote his share of symphonies. The only one that survives today is his third, known as the “Organ Symphony” because of its use of organ in the orchestration. He also uses two pianos, not as solo instruments, but in an obbligato role. His orchestration for this piece is quite different from his usual sound; it’s almost Wagnerian. The first three movements show how good a composer he could be when he wanted to, but the finale shows him at his least competent. For this reason, critic Jim Svedje (pronounced “SHVAY-da”) classifies it as musical trash, and Andre Previn refuses to conduct it.

The theme of the finale is useful only as a chorus for animals to sing in a movie about a pig that wants to be a sheepdog. Here is how Australian director George Miller handled it.

”Gloria” from “Babe”

About the only thing you can do with a short theme like this is state it over and over again in different forms. Beethoven could get away with this mono-thematic approach in the finale of his “Pastoral Symphony”, but Camille doesn’t have the gift to make it work. At 1:53 he tries to work it up as a fugue, but it falls apart almost immediately because the theme is the wrong shape for development as counterpoint. In fact you can barely develop it at all. At 4:00 it almost comes together, but he ends up simply restating his theme in another key and instrumental combination with the cymbals as a kind of punctuation. This is what happens when composers don’t quite know what to do with their musical material. At the end he caps it off with a slow, banal run down the C Major scale for organ. It sounds better in the movie.

Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 in C minor, Op. 78, finale

For those who want to hear three really good movements capped with one really bad finale, here is the complete piece. This is a great piece for wallerin’.

Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 in C minor, Op. 78

39 posted on 07/17/2013 8:04:06 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evenin Kathy, had a late 2nd Amendment group meeting tonight. Ran real late but we are fighting for our Rights as always in NY.


40 posted on 07/17/2013 8:42:27 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: puppypusher

Good evening, puppypusher...((HUGS)). Paris is quite the nice looking partner.

Be safe, both Paris and handler.


41 posted on 07/17/2013 8:46:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

Lovely! Thank you for the music you bring to us.


42 posted on 07/17/2013 8:54:33 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv....how’s the weather? Is your grass green?

God Bless and watch over ALL our heroes!


43 posted on 07/17/2013 9:04:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, Kathy for the great thread and all you do to honor our troops.
(((HUGS)))


44 posted on 07/17/2013 9:04:20 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy! It’s still raining off and on and our grass is so green! It’s very happy grass right now! :)


45 posted on 07/17/2013 9:05:22 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: MEG33

Good evening, Meg....I just was looking at where you all had breakfast this morning....can we dine there again? ((HUGS))

We can never honor and praise our troops enough...especially during these trying times.


46 posted on 07/17/2013 9:12:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

I am so happy for all you Texans...RAIN.


47 posted on 07/17/2013 9:19:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks, Kathy! we are all pretty happy about it, too!

I’ll nearly bet, though, if it rains a couple of more days,
some of us will start griping about it! LOL! (not me! ;) )


48 posted on 07/17/2013 9:30:30 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: SkyDancer

G’day, Janey...((HUGS))...God Bless them in their sorrow.

What a picture. Thanks!


49 posted on 07/17/2013 9:38:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

LOL! You just KNOW that someone will complain. There is always one.


50 posted on 07/17/2013 9:58:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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