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The Birth of ISIS

From You Tube is lifted this video——

Start of ISIS.mp4

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New ISIS Leader

Azizullah

becomes the new ISIS leader.

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Azizullah.mp4

From Russia With Love

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From Russia With Love.mp4

Star Trek Beyond

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Star Trek Beyond.mp4

(suggest you download this movie on disk or usb then play it on tv)

Sicario

Sicario is Mexican for “hitman”

This movie is the best I have watched so far.

Download it completely first then watch it.

 

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Hipshots

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Hipshots.mp4

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To Drink Blood

 

Insensitivity!

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To Drink Blood.mp4

King of Kings

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King of Kings.mp4

Last Supper.mp4

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders,

not a far-sounding voice

not even charm,

reeks with logic,

and a disarming common sense.

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Bernie Sanders.mp4

Seann Miley Moore

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10 X-Factor Auditions.mp4

Turkey’s Gamble

I never would have guessed

that the Turkish public do not approve

of what their government is doing

as regards Syria and NATO.

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Turkey’s Gamble.mp4

It appears that Erdogan’s regime is the one that needs toppling

and not Assad’s!

Van Cliburn

Along came this tall Texan with the curly hair and the Nordic name

who wowed the judges of the International Piano Competition.

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Van Cliburn.mp4

Here he plays Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2,

Third Movement..

Composer Rachmaninoff traditionally writes the favorite variation

in the last movement, and so here is the

more popular “Full Moon and Empty Arms” variation.

Consolation

Mayhaps my words about Silver medalist George Li possessing

more technique than sensitivity sank in.

And it is my sincere hope that these word of mine

have not been considered as rude and crude.

He now included in his repertoire the piece that I specified :

the Consolation No. 3 by Franz Liszt.

I did this because this composition was virtually played

better by Chopin than by Liszt.

During those times, Chopin was anemic and therefore

plays with less virtuosity but more romanticism.

A good friend of Chopin, Liszt did accept this comparison

as a challenge, and eventually rebounded with his Un Suspiro.

Both compositions, however, require feelings flowing thru the fingertips.

Consolation No.3.mp4

George Li

To either Chopin or Liszt, George Li comes close.

No cigar, of course, and this is not only because he does not smoke cigars.

I admit he has the ability to play with virtuosity,

but this piece requires no controlled temerity,

and much less, a subdued dexterity.

This piece is made to console,

not to caress.

I must say, though, that he has succeeded in

putting even finger pressure on the keyboard.

This is the essential item if one

wants the piano to spin stories to the listeners.

But goodness,what am I saying now—

George Li is one exceptional concert pianist

who probably only need maturity to be romantic.

That is a fact!

These posts are not possible without the excellent video resolution by medici tv.

Dmitry Masleev

And then of course, the First prize Piano

from the XV Tchaikovsky International Competition

comes Dmitry Masleev,

fast, furious, hyperactive,

plays the piano as if he was driving a car

running on jet fuel.

But I did say that speed plus versatility with the keyboard

compromises one’s romantic rendition of the piece being played.

Not unless the pianist is one like Franz Liszt,

who can play the “La Campanella” with  zip,

and the “Consolation No. 3” with fervor.

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With comparable speed and precision to Trinfonov (2011),

he still must show, however, that he can feel the music.

But I must be asking too much  from Dmitry.

Perhaps he has yet to mature with the music.

After all, he won First Place, didn’t he?

Listen to Danse Macabre.mp4

This one was composed for the orchestra by Saint-Saens,

transcribed for the piano by Franz Liszt,

and then arranged by Horowitz.

Walt Disney made a video translation of this.

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George Li

George Li

19 years old

American

wins second prize piano

from the XV Tchaikovsky International Competition.

This video shows he is playing the

Hungarian Rhapsody no.2

by Liszt-Rachmaninov,

and the Etude No. 3

by Paganini-Liszt

These pieces would be extra difficuilt for him.

because of the short span between his thumb and pinky.

But he has his fingering technique and adaptation to solve this.

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George Li.mp4

La Campanella.mp4

He has also succeeded in imposing

the Hungarian accent to the music

of Franz Liszt.

Yu-Chien Tseng

Yu-Chien Tseng

Second Prize

XV Tchaikovsky International Competition

plays Concerto  in D major.

It should be remembered that Peter Tchaikovsky

was a pianist by profession

and he composed this violin concerto to expound

on the technical limits of the violin,

A fast tempo from a virtuoso is required

to give justice to this piece.

Yu-Chien played this with noticeable slowness.

The effect, however, more than enhanced the sentimentality

in the music, giving this piece a notably different

but enraptured version,

just like a Hungarian Rhapsody

played ala Chopin Nocturne.

Yu-Chien played the first two movements passionately,

with less pyrotechnics, of course, but still technically correct.

The demanding Third Movement in this video did not have that

appearance of “beating the violin black and blue”

with technical prowess, but the tonal quality

more than made the violin conversational.

This probably comes from applying

gentle pressures on the strings at the precise moments.

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Violin Concerto in D.mp4

If he can make a violin like this talk

imagine what he can do with a strad!

Last Obama SOTU

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Last Obama SOTU.mp4

Orthodox Christmas

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Orthodox Christmas.mp4

Rigmaroles Of Having Sex

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Young People Effing.mp4

Hovered Out

Father Albert San Jose

of the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna,

was relieved for using a hover board

at mass.

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Hovered out.mp4

I opine that this act was ahead of the times

since hover boards are not in common use yet.

What he has done is actually sell the hover board

and not Christ.

But what I see is an exceptionally clean church,

Nonetheless.

RTNews Dec 26,2015

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RTNewsDc262015.mp4

(the Syrian Air Force is now up and about? Fantastic!)

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs.mp4

Creed

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Creed.mp4

The Hateful eight

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Hateful Eight.mp4

The Revenant

 

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The Revenant.mp4