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    For UK members only unfortunately (and now by sign-in, but it's free), and only for the next month:
    I tuned into a Prom concert on Friday night billed as 'BBC Proms 2017: Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar' not at all sure I was going to like it, and was rivetted by one of the finest musical performances in any genre that I've ever watched/listened to.
    I'm not sure what I'd call it - the BBC blurb says
    'Two goliaths of 20th-century music, Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, recorded the studio album Passages together in 1989. The result was a unique fusion of Hindustani sitar music with American minimalism. Tonight the album is performed live and in full for the first time, with Shankar's daughter Anoushka playing the sitar alongside a dazzling array of Indian soloists and the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Karen Kamensek'
    I'd go for a fusion of Indian and Classical, but there again the Western element is maybe closer to rock than classical at times - towards the end the conductor (female - not something we see as often as we should) is swinging along with the beat. But who cares about categories - this is just stunningly good music, full stop!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...-ravi-shankar#
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    Following on from Arrow's powerful thread on the current political dangers:
    http://cutedeadguys.net/threads/5660...mp-Kim-Jong-Un
    ending with a fine performance of Mozart's Requiem


    A very different but fine lament on the horrors of war:



    Written in Scots, a lament for the Scottish casualties at the disastrous battle of Flodden in 1513.

    I've heard them liltin' at the ewe milking
    Lassies are liltin' before dawn o' day
    Now there's a moanin' on ilka green loanin'
    The Flow'rs o' the Forest are a' wede awa'.

    At baughts in the morning, nae blythe lads are scornin'
    Lassies are lanely and dowie and wae;
    Nae daffin', nae gabbin', but sighin' and sabbin'
    Ilk ane lifts her leglin, and hies her awa'.

    At e'en in the gloamin', nae swankies are roamin'
    'Bout stacks wi' the lasses at bogle to play;
    But ilk maid sits drearie, lamentin' her dearie,
    The Flow'rs o' the Forest are a' wede awa'.

    In har'st at the shearin', nae youths now are jeerin',
    Bandsters are runkled, an' lyart, or grey;
    At fair or at preachin', nae wooin', nae fleechin',
    The Flow'rs o' the Forest are a' wede awa'.

    Dool for the order sent our lads to the Border,
    The English, for ance, by guile, won the day;
    The Flow'rs o' the Forest that fought aye the foremost,
    The prime o' our land lie cauld i' the clay.

    We'll hae nae mair liltin' at the ewe-milkin',
    Women an' bairns are heartless an' wae;
    Sighin' an' moanin' on ilka green loanin',
    The Flow'rs o' the Forest are a' wede awa'.



    Glossary
    ance: once
    ane: one
    awa': away
    bairns: children
    bandsters: harvest workers
    blythe: carefree
    bogle (about the hay stacks): a hide and seek game
    bughts: sheepfold or milking pen
    cauld: cold
    daffin': being playful
    dool: mourn
    dowie: sad
    e'en: evening
    fleechin': cajole, flatter
    gabbin': gossiping
    gloamin': twilight
    guile: cunning
    hae: have
    har'st: harvest
    hies: hasten
    ilk: each
    jeerin': taunt
    lanely: lonely
    leglin: milk pail
    liltin': singing
    loanin': pasture
    lyart: white streaked hair
    mair: more
    nae: no
    runkled: wrinkled
    sabbin': sobbing
    scornin': teasing
    shearing: reaping
    swankies: young men
    wae: sorrowful
    wede awa': carried off by death
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    I like everything about Scotland...the bagpipes, the kilts and this lament. It's funny though that your glossary includes nearly every word in the piece! Well, at least now I know how to place a proper order at the kip house in Glasgow: I'LL HAE MAIR SWANKIES.
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    A real blast from the past.



    And hey, there's a Newcastle connection - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ho...the_Rising_Sun
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    And another, in a Vietnam movie soundtrack

    If you're kissing Death make sure you've got a blue protruding tongue.
    I didnt know about the role of urine in the preparation of cloth...Oh fuck, Ive spent three days reading about lichens!

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    [QUOTE=deaddirty;385727]Following on from Arrow's powerful thread on the current political dangers:
    http://cutedeadguys.net/threads/5660...mp-Kim-Jong-Un
    ending with a fine performance of Mozart's Requiem


    And continuing the theme - things don't change do they?

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    And for a change of tone:


    "Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
    Lifted from "Pink Floyd The Wall" film, this video is actually comprised of two songs: "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" and "Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2" This video became the official video of "Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2" after the release of the film in 1982.
    This single is by far Pink Floyd's greatest ever mainstream success, instantly attaining classic status, and is perhaps their most famous piece of work.
    1ABINTW Pt. 2 even became the protest song of a group of South African students during the apartheid regime, the song was subsequently banned in South Africa.
    The song itself is a protest against the rigidity of British schools, and in particular, the boarding school system Waters would have been part of as a young boy.
    The poem read out by the schoolteacher is a direct reference to "Money"
    1The schoolteacher in this video was portrayed by the late, great, Scottish actor Alex McAvoy who passed away in June 2005.
    If you haven't seen "The Wall" I would Highly recommend you to do so."
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    I didnt know about the role of urine in the preparation of cloth...Oh fuck, Ive spent three days reading about lichens!

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