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    • 20 apr 2011, 20:19

    ♥ ♪♫ ♥ “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” ♥ ♪♫ ♥

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    • 20 apr 2011, 22:15
    Thanks for posting that - I meant to Shazam it every time it came on the goggle box.

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    Quote of the moment - "They tried to get me to eat haggis but I couldn't stomach it."
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    Adventurous.......................Slept with everyone.

    Athletic...............................No breasts.

    Average looking....................Moooo.

    Beautiful............................Pathological liar.

    Emotionally Secure................On Medication.

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    Someone sent me this, thought it was humorous. Stayed tuned for the men's . ; )

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    • 20 apr 2011, 22:40
    Red Square Military Tattoo

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    • 20 apr 2011, 22:43
    lawynd said:
    DaddyPobbin said:
    Sensualeyes said:

    lawynd?
    Cheeky fucker.


    Haha it was cheeky but I can see the resemblance =P


  • Wait a minute, I moved out of the desert years ago!
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    • 21 apr 2011, 00:32
    Literature & Arts: Richard E Grant unravels origins of The Arabian Nights

    Def. worth a watch [esp. if you like Sinbad, Aladdin or the book]

    BBC



    The Arabian Nights introduced readers the world over to a bewitching world of magic, genies, evil spirits and iconic heroes. Actor Richard E Grant investigates their origins and examines their enduring appeal.

    The Arabian Nights story that most transfixed me as a boy was Ali Baba and The 40 Thieves.

    It appealed because there were caves near the house where I grew up in Swaziland, so a story that featured a cave full of hidden treasure, that could be "opened and closed" with the magic words "Open Sesame" seemed more immediate than other fairy stories I had read.

    Word of mouth


    - The tales have their roots in oral storytelling thousands of years ago including folk tales from India and mystical stories from Persia

    - They were carried and spread by traders travelling on the great trade routes of the East where they began to take shape

    - The oral stories were collected and written down in the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo

    - In the 10th Century, an Arab historian recorded the tales and called them A Thousand Nights

    - The earliest manuscript of the tales is in Arabic and was written in Syria in the 14th Century

    - French traveller and scholar Antoine Galland translated it from Arabic in to French in the 1600s

    - He began with Sinbad the Sailor, which was an immediate sensation in Parisian high society

    - After fans stood outside his house and demanded more, he is believed to have written more stories and embellished others, such as Ali Baba and Aladdin

    - In 1706 an anonymous translation of Galland's book called The Arabian Nights arrived in Britain.

    - Records show the first theatrical performance of Aladdin was held in 1788 in London's Covent Garden.

    Its horror content, specifically Aladdin's brother Cassim who forgot the magic words to get out of the cave - resulting in him being murdered by the returning thieves and his body being cut up into pieces - was monstrously pleasing and terrifying to me at that age.

    It was also a good bogey-man image to conjure up when my father warned me about what would happen if I stole anything.

    The story of the old tailor Baba Mustafa secretly sewing Cassim's body back together again for his funeral has haunted me ever since.

    As has the servant girl Morgiana outwitting the villains by pouring hot oil over their heads while hidden in oil jars.

    It was surprising to discover during the making of a documentary for the BBC, that the veracity of Ali Baba has been questioned.

    When Antoine Galland, the much-feted French Orientalist translator of the Arabian Nights, charmed Parisian society in the 18th Century with his translation, Ali Baba was one of the most popular tales.

    Antoine Galland claimed that he had heard the tale from a Middle Eastern storyteller from Aleppo, Syria.

    Other academics have claimed that Galland invented the story, although the celebrated explorer and Orientalist Sir Richard Burton also confirmed that the story was part of the original Arabic manuscript (see box).

    Galland's original manuscript is a small black book, kept under lock and key at the National Library in Paris.

    Watch: Richard Grant explores how the Arabian Nights burst onto the scene

    The proprietorial curator wore surgical gloves to handle the book.

    Unlike 18th Century English, it was easily readable in French, which does not seem to have changed much in the past three centuries.

    She explained that there was academic controversy about the provenance of Ali Baba, but that whether it was an invention of Galland or not, it fitted within the canon of the tales.

    Trying to pin down the origin of stories that have passed down orally is akin to juggling with water.

    The tradition of oral storytelling and embellishment down the centuries makes perfect sense when you consider that tribes of nomadic people travelled across North Africa to the Middle East and beyond to India, putting storytelling centre stage around camp fires in the evenings.


    Conservatives in Egypt tried to have the tales banned for being anti-Islamic

    Anyone who has ever played that game where one person whispers the beginning of a story into someone else's ear and they then have to repeat and add to it, will know how a story evolves and expands very quickly.

    Likewise, the oral tradition of repeating the stories that make up The Arabian Nights, told by different people over a period of 10 centuries, will be hugely variable.

    Many stories involve poor people defying tyrants, genies, evil spirits and adverse physical conditions to win the hearts of their true love or monetary riches.

    Spending any time in the Sahara desert makes it clear how the elements can conjure up sand or wind storms in an instant, and it does not take rocket science to work out how these acts of nature could be re-configured or interpreted as the actions of Djinns (genies).

    "The elements can conjure up sand or wind storms in an instant... these acts of nature could be... interpreted as the actions of Djinns (genies)”

    - Richard E Grant

    Two years ago, religious conservatives in Egypt attempted to ban The Arabian Nights on the grounds that they were too sexually permissive and anti-Islamic.

    Prompting public outcry and fierce opposition, especially from academics, the ban was overruled.

    The Egyptian Attorney General ruled it was one of humanity's greatest treasures.

    The more violent and sexual aspects of the stories were watered down in Galland's translation, and the panto versions we are so familiar with from childhood are testimony to this self-censorship.

    However, the mixture of exotic locations, paupers and tyrants, magic and malarkey has proved to be a potent combination and accounts for the Nights' continuing popularity.



    Secrets of The Arabian Nights is on BBC Four 21 April 2100 BST.


  • Wait a minute, I moved out of the desert years ago!
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    • 21 apr 2011, 00:54

    Culture

    Wim Wender's 3D new project - Pina (2011)


    LATEST April 8 - Pina wins German Film Prize "LOLA" for Best Documentary - http://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/




    i. Trailer


    ii. PINA de Wim Wenders, 3D 2011 - Dailymotion
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgws90_pina-de-wim-wenders-bande-annonce-2011-3d_shortfilms

    iii. Wim Wenders discusses Pina [video] - the Guardian

    Telegraph

    Pina Bausch was one of the world’s most radical and influential dance-makers. So it seems entirely fitting that the film made in tribute to her by director Wim Wenders should be the first to suggest the real artistic possibilities of 3D.

    Pina is both moving and miraculous in all kinds of ways. To begin with, it is an extraordinary record of the work that Bausch made since first setting up her company in Wuppertal in 1973. Pieces such as The Rite of Spring and Café Müller are filmed with a passion and vitality that make them almost as vivid and powerful as they are on stage. By placing his cameras in the middle of the action, Wenders makes them participants as well as recorders.

    Other pieces are filmed outside, in settings in and around the industrial German town that Bausch’s Tanztheater company put on the map. One of the dancers says that Bausch saw them as her paints, so Wenders frames them in a way that makes them look like paintings.

    But, when he makes them perform on traffic islands, or in disused factories, darkened tunnels and modernistic transport systems, he is also asserting Bausch’s belief that dance is part of life, a language that can express emotions beyond words.
    “Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost,” she said – and that is both the film’s subtitle and its driving force.

    But Wenders does something unexpected: he actually uses the 3D as a metaphor, creating an almost sculptural memorial for his friend, who died unexpectedly two years ago. So he sets her photograph in a recess at the back of the action: her inspiration is behind everything. He lets his camera rest on the faces of her dancers as they talk, paying tribute like mourners at a memorial service.

    Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/8407522/Wim-Wenders-Pina-The-film-thats-added-a-new-dimension-to-dance.html

    • sgath92 sa...
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    • 21 apr 2011, 05:40



  • そーなのかー?

    Templates like that are forbidden.

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    • 21 apr 2011, 10:29

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    • 21 apr 2011, 11:21
    DaddyPobbin said:
    Haha it was cheeky but I can see the resemblance =P
    I was far, far blonder than that...and I only turned into a tub thumper in later life!

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    • 21 apr 2011, 12:08
    Sensualeyes said:

    Is that an album cover? If so, what's the name of album?
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  • Wait a minute, I moved out of the desert years ago!
    • Z1955 sa...
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    • 21 apr 2011, 12:57

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  • Wait a minute, I moved out of the desert years ago!
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  • VeIjko said:
    Sensualeyes said:

    Is that an album cover? If so, what's the name of album?

    Is not an album cover, sorry ( but it should be :) ) It's an image about the diversity of the human mind
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    • 21 apr 2011, 17:17
    Total Eclispe of the Heart

    The Mighty Boosh


    "Every now and then I fall apart..."

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    • 21 apr 2011, 17:33
    "Weird Al" Yankovic - Perform This Way


    My mama told me when i was hatched
    act like a superstar
    save your allowance, buy a bubble dress
    and someday you will go far
    now on red carpets, well, i'm hard to miss
    the press follows everywhere i go
    i'll poke your eye out with a dress like this
    back off and enjoy the show!

    i'm sure my critics will say it's a grotesque display
    well, they can bite me, baby -- i perform this way
    i might be wearin' swiss cheese or maybe covered with bees
    it doesn't mean i'm crazy -- i perform this way

    ooo, my little monsters pay... lots 'cause i perform this way
    baby, i perform this way
    ooo, don't worry, i'm okay... hey, i just perform this way
    i'm not crazy, i perform this way

    i'll be a troll or evil queen
    i'll be a human jelly bean
    'cause every day is halloween
    for me...

    i'm so completely original
    my new look is all the rage
    i'll wrap my small intestines 'round my neck
    and set fire to myself on stage
    i'll wear a porcupine on my head
    on a w-h-i-m
    and for no reason now i'll sing in french
    excusez-moi, qui a pété? (who cut the cheese?)


    got my straight jacket today, it's made of gold lamé
    no, not because i'm crazy - i perform this way
    i strap prime rib to my feet, cover myself with raw meat
    i'll bet you've never seen a skirt steak worn this way

    don't be offended when you see
    my latest pop monstrosity
    i'm strange, weird, shocking, odd, bizarre
    i'm frankenstein, i'm avatar
    there's nothing too embarrassing
    i'll honestly do anything
    but wear white after labor day
    'cause baby, i perform this way

    hope you won't think it's cliché if i go nude today
    don't call the cops now, baby, i perform this way
    no reason i should regret all the attention i get
    i'm not completely crazy, i perform this way, yeah

    i perform this way-hey, i perform this way-hey
    i'm always deviating from the norm this way-hey
    i perform this way-hey, i perform this way-hey
    i'm really not insane -- i just perform this way-hey

    Read More: http://monsterlyrics.blogspot.com/2011/04/weird-al-yankovic-perform-this-way.html#ixzz1KBAZlWes

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