Monday, April 28, 2014

WE’LL BE SEEING YOU
dedicated to
The Surveillance State

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5enGnipsnk


We'll be seeing you
In all your very private spaces
Where your secret heart
Embraces solitude.
In each small cafe
And everywhere you stray
The crowd around the Liberty Bell,
Each movie house,
And padded cell

We'll be watching you,
And every golden drop you pee.
You can't escape our scrutiny
It’s all for your security.
Well find you in the morning sun
And follow all day through.
When you're looking at the moon,
We will be watching you!

A parody by FreeThinke (2/27/14)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Windpower:



Fuel of the Future? 




Beans, beans 
The musical fruit 
The more you eat 
The more you toot. 

Beans make wind, 
So, direct the flow, 
And you'll move faster
Wherever you go. 

Beans help foster solitude 
You'll soon be alone 
After eating this food. 

I knew a girl,
A terrible flirt, 
The beans she ate
Tore a hole in her skirt. 

Night time beans 
Filled him with dread, 
Because often the sheets 
Blew right off his bed. 

Beans beans! 
Good for your heart 
Eat more not less 
For a roaring good start. 

Back from Progress 
You'll not be held. 
Instead, your life will be 
JET-PROPELLED!

~ Fartin A. Jarre (ne Edgar Allen Phew)



Edgar Allen Phew



Wind Power stinks to high heaven!

Thursday, April 24, 2014




Which of These Four Items Strikes You as Obscene by the Definitions Given Below?

There are no right or wrong answers. It could be any one, any two, any three. all four, or none. This is about your character and disposition as revealed through your personal tastes and predilections. Please discuss each item, and tell us why 
you think as you do.







OBSCENE

Offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty
Inciting lustful feelings; lewd. Repulsive; disgusting
So large in size or amount as to be objectionable 
Offensive or outrageous to accepted standards of decency
Having a tendency to deprave or corrupt
Relating to sex in an indecent or offensive way
Very offensive usually in a shocking way
So large an amount or size as to be very shocking or unfair
Disgusting to the senses - repulsive
Abhorrent to morality or virtue; 
Designed to incite to lust or depravity
Containing language regarded as taboo in polite usage 
Repulsive by reason of crass disregard of moral or ethical principles An obscene misuse of power so excessive as to be offensive 


Monday, April 21, 2014

WHO SERVES JESUS BEST?

On Listening to Leopold Stokowski Conduct the Good Friday Spell from Wagner's Parsifal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwsYlv8M4CE
Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977)

Wagner was so capable of building and sustaining the highest degree of serious musical contemplation imaginable it challenges credibility. I still have never experienced Parsifal in its entirety, and after all the time already elapsed realize it may never happen, but I place Wagner among the greatest of the greats and revere him for his passion, devotion to the fullest possible realization of his genius, and for his unquestionable sincerity. Only God, Himself in the person of Christ Jesus gave the world more than the finest and noblest creative artists have given humanity.

And, even as dwindling numbers bother to pay lip service to His Sacrifice for our sake, so does the great bulk of the world's population fail to take proper notice and express appropriate gratitude for the glorious achievements of the small handful of men like the anonymous artists who painted the inside of caves in France aeons ago, those who designed and built the temple at Karnak, those who designed and built the Acropolis, Pericles, Plato, Aristotle, Phidias, Praxiteles, Socrates, Sophocles, those who conceived and built the great cathedrals, Giotto, Gutenberg, Palladio, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Michelangelo, Bernini, Christopher Wren, Shakespeare, and on and on.

Christ sacrificed Himself so that men of that high a quality could continue to develop and flourish, despite all the proud ignorance, arrant stupidity, and brutal hostility militating against them in every era, and thus bring light and joy to all with eyes to see, ears to hear, and minds filled with curiosity.

Rarely is this point of view articulated, but the true artists are always in the avant garde –– far ahead of the crowd –– and it is THEY who function as the greatest missionaries –– the greatest bearers of Holy Writ, –– because it is they who best shed light on the true nature of God-Christ who IS Life, Truth Love, Principle, Light, Beauty, Spirit, Joy, Understanding, Compassion, Creativity and Intelligence.

"Be not conformed to the uses of this world, but be ye transformed through the renewing of your mind ..." (
Romans 2:12)

Great Music, Art, Literature and Architecture speak directly to our souls, and reveal more of God's Essence than all the fear based teaching, preaching, admonition and pretensions to piety we've ever inflicted on each other, and somehow managed to endure
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)




Sunday, April 20, 2014

REJOICE!
Christ is Risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Outburst of Joy
Olivier Messiaen 
Jean Claude Raynaud, organist 
Organ by Cavaill√©-Coll (1888) 
Basilica of Saint Serin, Toulouse, France
Et Resurrexit 
Johann Sebastian Bach 
30th Festival Resurrexit, 2012, April 9, 2012 , The Cathedral of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Siauliai, Lithuania 
Siauliai State Chamber Orchestra
 Sauliai Sondeckis Conductor, 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Passion According to Saint John
by Johann Sebastian Bach


English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Mark Padmore, tenor, Evangelist; Peter Harvey, bass, Christus; Katherine Fuge, soprano; Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Nicholas Mulroy, tenor; Jeremy Budd, tenor; 
Matthew Brook bass


Friday, April 18, 2014

GOOD FRIDAY 2014
I like a look of Agony,
Because I know it's true—
Men do not sham Convulsion,
Nor simulate, a Throe—

The Eyes glaze once—and that is Death—
Impossible to feign
The Beads upon the Forehead
By homely Anguish strung. 
~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

From ENGLAND’S GREEN and PLEASANT LAND


A healthy dose of bucolic serenity. Listening to these selections at leisure may give balm to your soul. They make superb 
background music.

FREDERICK DELIUS

Walk to the Paradise Garden


A Song of Summer


RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Fantasy on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 


The Lark Ascending 


SIR EDWARD ELGAR

The Enigma Variations





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
THE PLANETS
Gustav Holst
Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Mars, the Bringer of War, 00:26
- Venus, the Bringer of Peace, 
07:20
- Mercury, the Winged Messenger, 
15:23
- Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, 
19:36
- Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age, 
27:57
- Uranus, the Magician, 
36:27
- Neptune, the Mystic, 
41:55

Whenever I think of the wonder of celestial spheres revolving independently-yet interdependently in the apparent blackness of Space, the one piece of music I want most to hear is The Planets by Gustav Holst . Try it. Our minuscule-but-essential place in the Cosmos will soon become more apparent. A splendid evocation of Awe and Wonder if ever there was one. It never fails to give me goose bumps, make my hair stand on end, while it bolsters my faith in almighty  God, maker of all things great and small





Monday, April 14, 2014

An Historic Event
FEDS FORCED to SURRENDER 
to AMERICAN CITIZENS!
Resistance for beleaguered Cliven Bundy pays off––for now.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


TAKING SEVERAL DAYS OFF


April 11 is my 

SEVENTY-THIRD

Birthday



Having Visitors for the Weekend

See You Monday

Meanwhile, please continue to enjoy

The Unicorn, 
the Gorgon, 
and the 
Manticore
A splendid, highly original, fascinating work 
well worth whatever time it may take you 
to make its acquaintance.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Unicorn, the Gorgon 
and the 
Manticore
by
Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
Madrigal-Ballet per coro, 
10 danzatori e 9 strumenti (1956) 
Coro e gruppo strumentale 
diretti da Thomas Schippers
Thomas Schippers (1930-1977)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Yet Another Unholy Trinity


"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye upon [public offices] a rottenness begins 
in his conduct."

~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)


That applies to women now too.

A Mourning Meditation

When next you must excrete, please take the time
To gaze upon the contents of the bowl.
You will see there the Naked Face of Crime ––
The Devil’s version of The Trinity ––
A monstrous, odious, tri-partite Whole
Whose stench persists into Infinity.
For Evil stalked and plagued us in The Garden
Tempting us to sacrifice our Soul
For the pleasure of the Nether Region’s Warden.
You will, of course, be eager quick to flush
Away the proof that Hell, indeed, exists,
And yet, like an inebriated lush
A self-destructive passion persists:
The false belief Utopia exists.

~ FreeThinke (4/5/14)


Saturday, April 5, 2014


The Unholy Trinity






A Mourning Meditation

When next you must excrete, please take the time
To gaze upon the contents of the bowl.
You will see there the Naked Face of Crime ––
The Devil’s version of The Trinity ––
A monstrous, odious, tri-partite Whole
Whose stench persists into Infinity.
For Evil stalked and plagued us in The Garden
Tempting us to sacrifice our Soul
For the pleasure of the Nether Region’s Warden.
You will, of course, be eager quick to flush
Away the proof that Hell, indeed, exists,
And yet, like an inebriated lush
A self-destructive passion persists:
The false belief Utopia exists.

~ FreeThinke (4/5/14)



Friday, April 4, 2014

Moving Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle


Try it. You'll either love it or hate it. 
I thought it was fun.

It took me three full minutes to put it together. 
See if you can beat my time.

Reports must be made using the Honor System. 

When you put one of the pieces in the correct place, you will hear a sound.

After you've completed the picture it moves.





A fanciful clue

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


A brief
History of
The Female Form as it once was
In bold relief
writ to amuse
Not to cause
 Grief
But
Just
Relief
Once upon a time a woman’s figure
Voluptuous, yet narrow-waisted
Showed discipline and
Deference to men
Whose tastes
And needs
Required
Sacrifice
From ladies who
Expected that their lives
Would be lived to serve the desires
Of males who at that time happily ruled
The world with unquestioned authority,
But then the suffragettes appeared
To challenge and defy the sex 
Sporting mustache and beard
Phenomena no longer feared
And life became a game
A battle of the sexes
A competition ruled
By petulance and 
So up to this day 
Discord, Divorce
Discontent and
Dismay hold sway.
Which should come 
As no surprise
To tired eyes
Grown      too wise


The Feminine Mystaque


Fully liberated females today