Monday, August 30, 2010

Undies Party at Sweetgrass

Sunday we went to the Undies Party at Sweetgrass
To find the party we just had to follow the path.
When we arrived, there where not much people, yet. I started to make snapshots. Last week I went to use Viewer2 after all trouble around the Emerald viewer. Making snapshots in a high resolution without crashing went great and at the end of the party I had 76 snapshots. I made this selection.
Ash came with the idea to rename Sweetgrass to Sweet-ass.
Jenna crashed a few times, so we lost her stream a few times. Gladly the trouble, I had Saturday at our party, was over.
The picture of the winners is as always made by Ganymede
I like this set of pictures, with Tim and me, so much that I could not leave it unpublished.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Art at Second Life: The Exhibition of Echo Douglas's pictures.

Last week we got this invitation.
Today we went to dad's exhibition. Rod already saw it because he was at the opening, for Tim and I it was al new.
We landed first at the main building.
"Welcome to La Quintessenza Art Gallery, please feel free
to visit the exhibits at your leisure."
Rod found the place where dad's pictures are showed. A castle in one of the corners of the sim.
Most picture I know from dad's gallery or those we discussed when he made them, ..........
.....  but there where a few that where new for me to.
It is nice to walk around at a art gallery but when you have no time, you can always have a look at dad's photo site for more profile pictures, costume pictures, seals and crest for Gorean sims.

Asian Party at T.R.A.C.S. part 2

We not had much guests but I think most had a good time with the tunes that Tim played. I had trouble to hear Tim's stream clear and could not solve it. It seems other Dutch guests had the same trouble.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Asian Party at T.R.A.C.S.


Anak - Child

Last Thursday Tim and I went searching for Asian songs and I found back this song. I know it for sometime and it still give me goose skin.

"Anak" (Filipino for child or more accurately my son or my daughter) is a Tagalog song written by Filipino folk-singer Freddie Aguilar. It was a finalist for the inaugural 1977 Metropop Song Festival held in Manila. It has been translated to over a hundred local and international languages. In 2000, a movie of the same name was created. Its plot was inspired by the lyrics of the song, which speak of Filipino family values.
Inspiration and Composition
Freddie Aguilar left family and school unfinished at the age of 18. His father, who had wanted him to be a lawyer, was disappointed. Freddie travelled to far-away places carrying with him, solely, his guitar. With no one to guide and discipline him, he got into gambling. Realizing and regretting his mistakes five years later, Freddie composed Anak, a remorse song expressing apology to his parents. He went back home and asked for forgiveness from his parents who welcomed him with open arms. After his father read the lyrics of Anak, the two became closer to each other. The homecoming proved timely as soon after, his father would pass away. According to Felipe de Leon, Jr., an authority in Philippine Music, the song was composed in a Western style but has aspects of pasyon, a form that many Filipinos can identify with.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

George David Weiss, Writer of Hit Pop Songs, Dies at 89

Songwriter George Davis Weiss (April 9, 1921, New York City, New York – August 23, 2010 Oldwick, New Jersey), who penned such classic tunes as “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” and “What a Wonderful World,” died yesterday at his home in New Jersey. The death was of natural causes, his wife said.

Among his most famous numbers were “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” recorded by Elvis Presley; “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” recorded by the Tokens; and “What a Wonderful World,” recorded by Louis Armstrong.

For “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” (1961) Weiss reworked an old South African Zulu song called “Mbube,” originally penned by South African musician Solomon Linda. “I did some research and found out that the chant was connected to the lion,” Weiss recalled in 1995. “So I began to think and I came up with the notion that the darn lion was sleeping tonight and nobody had to worry. And I incorporated the chant into the song and wrote some melodies and counter melodies.” The track was a hit for the Tokens in 1961 and would subsequently be recorded by Robert John, Brian Eno, and the Nylons, amongst others. It would also feature in both the film and stage versions of The Lion King. “The song leads a magical life,” Weiss said in 1995. “I don’t know what to think about it. I never thought of it as a song, but rather as a series of gimmicks thrown together. It just shows you—you can’t second guess the public.”

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Took a funny video but the singers are the Tokens

“Can’t Help Falling in Love,” introduced in Presley’s 1961 film “Blue Hawaii,” was a million-seller. It has words and music by Mr. Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore.
It is a song based on "Plaisir d'amour" by Jean Paul Egide Martini. It was adapted for inclusion in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley. During the following four decades, it went on to be covered by numerous artists, most notably by the UK group UB40, whose 1993 version also topped the UK singles charts.
Beautiful live version of the song and Elvis!

“What a Wonderful World” (1967), with words and music by Mr. Weiss and Bob Thiele. It was originally offered to Tony Bennett, who turned it down. It was then sent to Louis Armstrong who would make the track his signature song. It was featured on the soundtrack of the 1987 film “Good Morning, Vietnam.” The Armstrong version has since become a contemporary standard.

Mr. Weiss’s other standards include “Lullaby of Birdland” (1952), the vocal version of George Shearing’s jazz standard, and many songs with his frequent collaborator Bennie Benjamin, among them “Surrender” (1946), recorded by Perry Como; “Confess” (1948), recorded by Patti Page; and “Wheel of Fortune” (1952), recorded by Kay Starr.
"Let's Put It All Together" - co-written by Luigi Creatore and Hugo Peretti
"That Sunday, That Summer" (1963) - co-written by Joe Sherman
"Mr. Wonderful" (1955) - co-written by Jerry Bock and Lawrence Holofcener
"Stay With Me" (1966) - co-written by Jerry Ragovoy

Monday, August 23, 2010

Horror Night at Sweet Grass

Seems that Jamy had some rl issues so Bernard was DJ
Some snapshot to give you a impression of the party
Picture of the winners made by Ganymede