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Endgame Battle

 

The Avengers movie us about 3 hours long.

But I am sure that you are only interested

in the battle.

So here goes

 

Endgame Battle.mpg

Denis Matsuev (by very popular requests)

 

Rachmaninoff Piano Concert0 No. 2

Playing Rachmaninoff in St Petersburg is Dennis Matsuev.

The first amazing item I noticed in him was his fingers.

It is traditional for concert pianists to have noticeably long fingers

to enable them to span the distance between

two ivory keys with ease.

Matsuev  have  short and stubby fingers

which may have been responsible for his inability

to sustain notes a trifle longer.

As a result, some passages which require romantic expressions

turn out to be a bit hurried

as if whispering sweet nothings to the object of romance

become hurried and spiritless enterprise.

This catastrophe is well displayed in the second movement.

In composition, the second movement

is where the conversation between the audience and the pianist is initiated.

When started, the pianist must hold the audience in rapture towards

the third movement, or the recapitulation.

Denis missed this cue but preferred instead

to wow his audience with technical prowess.

And this he did with his flying fingers.

It sometimes appeared

that his fingers move faster than the eye could follow.

Still, I miss the romantic rapture

that this concerto is supposedly endowed with.

Incidentally, from the Third Movement

is where the theme for the song

“Full Moon and Empty Arms” is derived.

Probably Denis would perform his best

if he plays the compositions of Franz Liszt

such as the Hungarian Rhapsodies or the Etudes,

but not, of course,

the “Un Suspiro” nor the “Consolation No. 3”

These pieces are for the desperately romantics.

 

 

Photosynthesis Applied

When I wrote that duplicating nature’s photosynthesis

is the solution to climate change

I had no idea that this idea was already being

in the works.

Well, good for you.

No need for further research.

An artificial leaf, called a bionic leaf,

proves that this idea works.

Carbon Dioxide is converted into wood and food

and good ol’ oxygen.

 

Photosynthesis.mpg

Now watch this video closely.

After which it should minimize arguments

conclusively.

 

(invest the Pipeline revenues into this!)

First Time NBA Champs

The Toronto Raptors captured the NBA

Basketball Championship in six games.

What results is a a bedlam

that only Toronto can make.

Raptors 6 4thQ.mpg

Raptors 6 1st half.mpg

Raptors Game 4

 

Raptors 4 1st-Half.mpg

Raptors 4 2nd-Half

Raptor fans NORTH of the border

storm the Oracle Stadium in California

to cheer the Canadian team to victory.

For The Effort

This one does not have any future

in singing.

 

She does deserve an A-Plus, however,

for the effort.

Only for the effort.

Sembrano1.mpg

Raptors Game 3

 

Raptors Game 3 2nd Half.mpg

Raptors Vs Warriors Game 1

Raptors Vs Warriors Game 1

 

First Half.mpg.

Second Half,mpg.

The Classic Hunchback

 

Lon Chaney,

the first to portray Quasimodo,

the Hunchback of Notre Dame,

in silent movies, of course,

but the role does not need him

to say anything, anyway.

So There.

The classic Hunchback,

Lon Chaney was—–

IS.

Hunchback.mpg

Easter Mass

Easter Mass.mpg

Rolando

 

Rolando.mpg

Osang R.

Osang.mpg

First Time

Celine Dion’s First Time

First Time.mpg

THE Susan Boyle

 

Susan Boyle.mpg

Native Dance

A Chinese New Year Celebration

on stage.

Native Dance.mpg

Chino Y Nacho

Venezuelan guys Chino Y Nacho

sing “Sin Ti”

Chino Y Nacho.mpg

Russian Tunnel

Russian Tunnel.mpg

The Lonely Sheperd

ZAMFIR himself plays “Lonely Sheperd” in concert.

The Lonely Sheperd.mpg

Argentina

The band Conquistador

plays “Argentina.”

Argentina.mpg

Llorando (Crying)

Crying.mpg

ASF Latina Dancers

 

 

ASF Latina.mpg

Dragon Dance

 

Dragon Dance

Van Cliburn At Moscow

 

Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

Rachmaninoff Concerto No.2 .mpg

The Battle of Chosin

The American intrusion across the Yalu River

brought upon their heads

a swarm of Chinese troops about 8 division strong.

And thus started the tragic and most terrible retreat

of the UN police force in North Korea.

The Battle of Chosin.mp4

 

BC Climate Plan

BC should have this climate plan

not due to the carbon emissions,

though,

Johanna could raise the temperature 2 degrees anywhere.

I could not understand what she was saying on this video.

I was focused on the map.

Only the map.

BC Climate Plan.mp4