Here There and Everywhere by The Alan Copeland Conspiracy
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Another Diva bites the dust, Xmas day 2008.
The water nymph Rusalka has fallen in love with a mortal prince. To be part of his world, she sacrifices her immortality and her voice.
Dvořák’s dreamy and romantic music, which includes the stunning “Song to the Moon,” brings to aching life this adult fairy tale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid.
Jan. 31, Feb. 5, 11, 17, 20 and 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m (all in 2009) at the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto.
More about the piece here.
I got some sad news this morning on the Quiet Villiage podcast on the passing of Yma Sumac (obit, site, other site, wiki, allmusic, youtube), the amazing Peruvian singer. She had an amazing vocal range (four octaves) and personal style. Raise your Pisco Sour high tonight to this amazing artist and cultural icon.
Bing Crosby’s 1956 release Blue Hawaii, in a limited-edition Japanese reissue.
Wine Country ‘Ukulele Festival
St. Helena, California October 10 – 11, 2008
A celebration of the ‘ukulele and the rich cultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands, open to the public with proceeds to benefit Nimbus Arts, a not-for-profit corporation supporting art and music in the Napa Valley
Way too many activities, music, dancing, and food to detail here — check it out! Thanks to coruscate at Tiki Central for the find.
The song “Single Handed Sailor” by Dire Straits is an ode to Sir Francis Chichester. Sir Francis Chichester (September 17, 1901 — August 26, 1972), aviator and sailor, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall.
A ballad of a sailor doomed to forever go to sea in the worst job in the world for a sailor. Whaling was hard dirty and smelly. You only became a sailer on board a whaling ship if you were scraping the bottom of the barrel.
This song is from the album “steady as she goes” by Louis Killen, Jeff Warner,
Gerret Warner & Fud Benson
Not nautical, I just like it. Parental Advisory, NSFW