Monday, April 30, 2012

Google Art Project

A good thing deserves to be known.
Google Art Project is more than just a good thing!
Are you interested in: acrylic, bronze, ceramic, chalk, clay, cloth, copper, etching, glass, gold, ink, ivory, limestone, lithograph, marble, oil painting, pastel, pencil, photographs, plaster, porcelain, pottery, silk...?
I was amazed! Have a look, no matter how you prefer to do it:
- by collection,
- by artist,
- by artwork,
- by museum (world map)...
You can also have a virtual tour (Google street view alike) of the museums around the world!

Google Art Project

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pain, Effort, Struggling...

Listening lately to Chet Baker, some of his words spoken as an intro to "I'm a Fool to Want You" have drawn my attention:
I don't think life is really worth all the pain, and effort, and struggling if you don't have somebody that you love very much...
To the above quote, I have to add the words of a friend:
... and who loves you back!
I hope you'll enjoy his song!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Dubliners - 50 Years

One of the most influential Ireland's traditional folk band is calles The Dubliners.

Initially called "The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group", and formed back in 1962 by

  • Ronnie Drew (vocals and guitar),
  • Luke Kelly (vocals and five-string banjo),
  • Ciarán Bourke (vocals, guitar, tin whistle, and harmonica)and
  • Barney McKenna (tenor banjo, mandolin, melodeon, and vocals),
in 2012 they are celebrating 50 years of career!

Happy Anniversary!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Jazz Trumpet

Homeland TV series was recommended to me by a dear friend, so here I am watching it!
The title of this blog is not apparently related to movies, but to music. Two or three times during the first episode my ear captured a few trumpet notes. Jazz trumpet notes to be more precise. Some like in Englishman in New York, a great song performed by Sting.

A simple search using "jazz trumpet" as keywords on Google have lead me to Jon Faddis. He is a great trumpeter, but it wasn't the kind of jazz I was looking for. So I was added one more simple word: smooth. The keywords for the new search are now "smooth jazz trumpet".

Well, if you simply want to lay down, to close your eyes and then fly over the world... over the great cities around the world, during the night, with no plans, with no worries, without any target, with no direction at all... well then... this is what you might like to hear: EDolutionary!

Edmund Sobczak - trumpeter, composer originally from Poland where he studied trumpet performance at the University of Music in Poznan - one of the best Universities in the country. For the last 6 years he's lived in Oxford (UK). After 18 years of playing the trumpet and being involved in countless music projects, in 2008 he decided to start his own solo career.
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