Requiem — Mozart — Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela


Requiem — Mozart — Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Requiem – Mozart KV
Gregory Carreño
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir of Venezuela
Samia Ibrahim, Soprano
Katiuska Rodriguez, Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Giron, Tenor
Alvaro Carrillo, Bass-Baritone
Gregory Carreño, Conductor
Sala Simón Bolívar, Centro de Acción Social por la Música

Down Home Truth Punctures Mountain Top Bump Onna Log Deities

It took a lifetime
But Bear carried
Her burden basket,
As asked,
To the top of the
Slick glass mountain
Only to be told by the
Smirking Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities,
“You’ve got the wrong
Stuff in there.”
“Us Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities told
You to collect
The second scavenger list
Of goodies to bring to us first.”
“Take all this
Valuable heavy
Stuff back down,
Dig a deep hole,
And throw everything
In the hole and bury it.”
“Then bring back this
Other buncha equally heavy
Doodads of no value,
That is really the first list.
Hahaha, hohoho, hehehe”
“Then go back down
Dig up this second list
Of valuable heavy stuff
And bring that stuff
Up here again,
So that we can reject it
In the right order.
Hahaha, hohoho, hehehe.”
Did the weary Bear drop
Her burden basket?
Oh no.
Bear threw it down!!
Jumped all over the
Burden basket
And its valuable and
Heavy contents.
Then Bear threw
As heavy and sharp
As spear heads,
Some honest
Down home truths,
And a few heart-felt
Curses, as well.
The Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities
Laughed so hard they
Forgot to dodge
The harsh truth
And their hot air souls
Were punctured so that
They blurbbblububububed
Off the other
Side of the mountain
Like giant farting balloons.
The Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities
Were never missed.
Except the local mayor
Did notice their absence
On voting day.
Sadly, however,
Bear’s burden basket
Was smashed to nothing.
It had been a fine
And useful basket.
The End
Bear … 09.15.2015


Maddie chose DEATH AND REBIRTH as the Music Theme for this week.
Johnny has chosen for the next music  theme: “All Guitar”, music centered around guitars.
SHE’S ALIVE … BEAUTIFUL … FINITE … HURTING … WORTH DYING FOR —  music by Armand Amar —  film footage from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s  HOME , also  Greenpeace and  compiled by  Bittu Sahgal at
4min. 58sec.
Bittu Sahgal

Can light be born from darkness? Is it possible that we not will not be reborn in our present form?  Will life always be born again? Can spirit live without the familiar home?  Will death and rebirth always follow, one after the other?  Are there beings  who consider what the universe would be like without themselves in it? Would Earth be peaceful without human beings? Would the cycles of birth, death, rebirth continue, both violent and peaceful, without humans? Are predators innocent in their hunger?  Are there other being who feel guilt for living? Is there rebirth in being food? Are bodies and spirits returned to their component parts, reverberating with creation, to be reformed in infinite oscillating cycles?
LIGHT — Thin Red Line — Hans Zimmer — additional music by Klaus Badelt & John Powell, conducted and compiled by Gavin Greenaway and orchestrated by Bruce Fowler & Yvonne S. Moriarty.
7min. 17sec.
MAGICAL MADDIE♪Death & Rebirth – Music Theme
LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Death and Rebirth
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERSMusic Theme – Death and Rebirth
Does love, in all it’s myriad aspects, change our perceptions of death and rebirth?
“Is it a mystery to live, or is it a mystery to die?”
SPANISH MARY –The New Basement Tapes — Rhiannon Giddens Live At Ricardo Montalban Theater — Lyrics by Bob Dylan
6min. 21sec.
Is it necessary to die in order to be reborn? Is it possible to be reborn within one lifetime? Is it possible to avoid death? Can death be postponed?  What reasons are there to postpone death?
DUEL WITH DEATH — Caótica Ana — Jocelyn Pook
2min. 34sec.
Can death be a comfort? Can death, itself, be an escape from intolerable circumstances? Can the thought of total annihilation be  soothing?  Is it more desirable to think of nothing, no after life, no rebirth, no enlightenment, no responsiblity, no existence, to be the void, without awareness forever? Is death complete and absolute, with nothing more?  Do sentient beings have a choice?
3min. 47sec.
What does it mean to be reborn? Do death and rebirth have the same meaning for everyone? Is there an endless cycle of death and life? Or does to be reborn mean to be spiritually cleansed? Is rebirth the same experience for everyone? Does rebirth happen in the same context for everyone?  Is spiritual purification possible for everyone? Does spiritual growth take place in one lifetime or many?  Have there been beings who have achieved perfect enlightenment, already? Have these Beings been reborn, over and over, by choice? Will they continue to be reborn yet again? Is it not possible for people to travel different life paths with different beliefs, and arrive at the same destination, merely having different descriptive words and rituals? Can anyone decide for another what is the best path to follow?
HALLELUJAH CHORUS — Georg Friedrich Händel, Messia —  Extra-Chor des Staatstheaters Wiesbaden –Projekt-Chor Johann-Strauss–Orchester — Johann-Strauss-Orchester Wiesbaden — Leitung: Herbert Siebert  http://www.johann-strauss-orchester-w…  — Weihnachtskonzert 19. Dezember 2010 — Wiesbaden, Kurhaus
4min. 05sec.
Have there been countless times of darkness with no life? Have these empty formless expanses already continued into the vastness beyond our awareness that ever will be and already existing before the conception of emptiness?
The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis
The Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
DAY ONE, DARK— Intersteller OST — Hans Zimmer
4min. 24sec.
Has there been already, in the time before our knowing, an infinity of rebirth through light and life from out of the void?
The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis
3 ¶ And God said, Let there be light: 2 Cor. 4.6 and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
CHASE THE LIGHT – Amaria (Industry album) — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 24 sec.
Two Steps From Hell
Is it the Human Condition to never know anything for sure within the time of life on Earth? Must there always be an aspect of faith that we are even here together at all?

THE HUMAN CONDITION — Ամեն Հայր Սուրբ  — AMEN HAYR SOURP — Canticle of the Trinity – Songs From a World Apart –Lévon Minassian & Armand Amar — The Human Condition images created by Steve McCurry, video clip by Dijo Saochian
7min. 36sec.
Dijo Saochian

Is death always a tragedy? Can transcendent beauty be created from the death and suffering, to be enjoyed by others in this life? Are the arts an aspect of rebirth, every time work is created and enjoyed, over an over? Lies Renewed
REQUIEM — Mozart KV 626– Gregory Carreño — Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela
1hr. 17min. 12sec.
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir of Venezuela
Samia Ibrahim, Soprano
Katiuska Rodriguez, Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Giron, Tenor
Alvaro Carrillo, Bass-Baritone
Gregory Carreño, Conductor
Sala Simón Bolívar, Centro de Acción Social por la Música

THE SHADOW — Music Themes


LISA OF THE LIGHT chose THE SHADOW as the Music Theme for this week.


The Music Theme for next week is BALANCE.

There can be safety, as well as danger, in THE SHADOWS.
T.T.L. DEEP SHADOW — The Hunger Games –Through The Lense –Lorenzo Montanà  &  Tying Tiffany
4min. 09 sec.
Tying Tiffany
The interaction and contrast of light and SHADOWS, figurative and real, is a part of all of the arts ..
GULAN DU — Mari Boine
4min. 35sec.
Murat Yaman
Some times the deepest of SHADOWS and a cool drink water, and someone share with, are what are longed for the most …
A HUNDRED AND TEN IN THE SHADE —John Foggerty and the Fairfield  Four
4min. 25sec..
 Karen King
What a beautiful name is Shady Grove, a  cool, fragrant world of shadows and light…
SHADY GROVE — Doc Watson
3 min. 03sec.
Perhaps there can be too much of SHADOW, so that one longs to escape the darkness for  sunlight …
3MIN.  33SEC.
Nick Page
SHADOWS can be strange and mysterious and often and beautiful in their contrasts. Mountains are always filled with shadows, and the Carpathians are known for  mysteries, their beauty, and their shadows.
NORILOR — Negură Bunget
3min. 46sec.
This music puts me in mind of THE SHADOWS of new leaves dancing together in March winds, as the last unfallen leaves are shaken free to dance their dance a duet with their own SHADOW (the illustration doesn’t say this at all, just the music) …
LISA OF THE LIGHT: Music Theme – The Shadow | Underground Energy
JOHNNY: Music Theme – The Shadow | johnny ojanpera
WILLOW:  Musical Theme: Shadows
EVA: Shadows — with strings, violin of course.
Misguided ideologies can spread as an evil SHADOW, much akin to the spreading, engulfing SHADOW of an erupting  volcano, in that the effects can never be entirely erased.
MORDOR — The Lord Of the Rings — “Intro” by Kalapács
9min. 06sec.
THE SHADOW — Soundtrack Music Suite — Jerry Goldsmith
8min. 28sec.
3min. 54 sec.


MAGICAL MADDIE chose the Music Theme, THEN AND NOW, MUSICAL COVERS  for this week.
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS has chosen VIVA EVA as the Music Theme for next week.
I Shall use only one piece of music:  Edward Greig’s  Dovregubbens Hal  Suite 1 OP46  a piece of orchestral music composed by Edvard Grieg for the sixth scene of act 2 in Henrik Ibsen’s 1876 play Peer Gynt
Dovregubbens Hal fra Edvard Griegs ‘Peer Gynt suite’ 1876 Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret – DR Koncertkoret – Daniel Blendulf © Danmarks Radio
2min. 43sec.

Apocalyptica – Hall oOf The Mountain King – Live in Germany genau den
4min. 15sec.

“Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King (Live in Miskolc)” by Epica
3min. 04sec.

Electric Light Orchestra –ON THE THRID DAY– In
The Hall Of The Mountain King (Vinyl Recorded)
6min. 37sec.

3min. 14 sec.

Hall Of The Mountain King — The Who
4min. 16sec.

MAGICAL MADDIE: ♪Then and Now – Music Themes 🙂
LISA OF THE LIGHT:     photos:
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS: Johnny   a poem: NOW   
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (Dubstep Remix) — DUB GENIE
4min. 49sec.


THE 1980s — Music Themes


Wonderful Willow chose the Music Theme for this week:

THE 1980s

Youngest son wanted me to use the MTV video, but it was (to me) gross.  The words are expressive enough.
T.V. DINNERS –1983 — Eliminator — ZZ Top — Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
3min. 54sec.

Since Buffy Sainte Marie was mostly at home or in Europe during the 1980s, this song seems appropriate.
I’M GOING HOME — Buffy Sainte Marie

Heaven isn’t so far away as people say
I got a home high in my heart
Heaven is right where I come from; I never throw it away
I know the place and I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home

See up there, it’s not the same
They know your name
And I’m not ashamed to need it I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home

You keep on knocking but
I’m not coming out of this state I’m in
I’m travellin’ right, I’m gonna get there soon
I’m standing up praying, I’m singing
Saying Heyo ha ha heyo ha hey ya
I know the way and I’m going home.
I’m going home
I’m going home

That’s where the heart can rest
The best is there
And only a fool would leave it. I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home
I’m going home

I been around, I been to town
Hey, where you think I learned right from wrong
And I’m going home
I’m going home
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? – 1984 Video Music Awards — Tina Turner
4min. 10sec.

GOT TO GIVE IT UP — 1980 — Marvin Gaye live at Montreux
8min. 25sec.

LUNATIC FRINGE — 1981 — As Far Asiam — Red Rider — Tom Cochrane
4min. 23sec.

ORION –1986 — Metallica – – National Geographic –“Journey to the Edge of the Universe
10min. 03sec.

PEACE SELLS — 1986 — Peace Sells, But Who’s Buying? — Megadeath
4min. o6sec.

Herbert von Karajan — Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 – 1. Allegro con brio Herbert by Berliner Philharmoniker — From boxed set of nine Beethoven symphon?ies released by Deutsch Grammophon between 1980 -1985 I don’t remember which year, and couldn’t find the same recordings dated. This is the set of vinyl records I was gifted sometime in the early to mid eighties.
31min. 22sec.


I  have chosen the Music Theme for next week: 
For more of the 1980s:
WONDERFULL WILLOW:  Thurday Music Theme : Music of the Eighties. | willowdot21…

LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Underground Energy
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS:  Music Theme ~ What The 80’s Meant | johnny ojanpera…

MAGICAL MADDIE: ♪The 80’s – Music Theme


Maddie chose the Music Theme: NOSTALGIA (IN VINYL), if it is available, for this week.
Johnny’s turn is next.
2MIN. 44SEC.

LIGHT MY FIRE — The Doors 1966
7min. 07sec.

John Henry — Mississippi Fred McDowell 1969
2min. 57sec.

GALATEA’S GUITAR — Gabor Szabo –Dreams 1969
5min. 41sec.

BANG BANG — Vanilla Fudge 1968
5min. 28sec.

SEASON OF THE WITCH —  Donovan 1967
4min. 55sec.

IN A GADDA DA VIDA — Iron Butterfly  1968  (No strobes)
17min. 07sec.

3min. 30 sec.

GRAVEYARD TRAIN — Credence Clearwater Revival 1969
8min. 38sec.

Magical Maddie:

Jonathan Who Remembers: Music Theme ~ Nostalgia: vinyl version

Lisa of the Light: Lisa

Atanya of the

Wonderful Willow:
ZORBA THE GREEK — Mikis Theodorakis  OST 1964
25min. o7sec.

1 Theme from “Zorba the Greek”
2 The Full Catastrophe
3 Life Goes On
4 The One Unforgivable Sin
5 Questions without Answers
6 Zorba’s Dance
7 The Fire Inside
8 Clever People and Grocers
9 Always Look for Trouble
10 Life Goes On (Reprise)
11 Free
12 That’s me – Zorba!
Babi Yar — Бабий яр
Дмитро Дмитрович Šostakovič Симфонія N ° 13 Бабин Яр сі-бемоль мінор Шостакович Дмитро Дмитрович 1967
In 1941 the largest single massacre of the Holocaust took place at Babi Yar, a ravine in Kiev.
In just 2 days almost 34 thousand Jews were murdered by a team of German SS troops, other German units, and local collaborators.
53min. 09sec.

“Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
Dmitrij Dmitrievič Šostakovič / Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович
Dmitri Shostakovich
Симфония № 13 “Бабий Яр”- си-бемоль минор
Sinfonia N° 13 “Babi Yar” – Si Bemolle Minore
Symphony N° 13 “Babi Yar” – B flat minor
Symphonie N° 13 “Babi Yar” – B Moll
Поэтические тексты : Евгений Евтушенко
Testi poetici – Poetic texts : Evgenij Evtušenko
. 1° Mov. ADAGIO – Бабий Яр – Babi Yar
. 2° Mov. ALLEGRETTO – Юмор – Umorismo – Humour – Humor
. 3° Mov. ADAGIO – Б магазине – Ai magazzini – In the store – Ins Warenhaus
. 4° Mov. LARGO – Страхи – Paure – Fears – Ängste
. 5° Mov. ALLEGRETTO – Карьера – Carriera – Career – Karriere
Бас : Артур Эйзен
Basso/Bass/Baß : Artur Eizen
РСФСР Академический хор России : Александр Юрлов
RSFSR Coro Accademico di Russia – Academic Russian Choir : Alexander Yurlov
Московский филармонический оркестр : Кирилл Петрович Кондрашин
Orchestra Filarmonica di Mosca – Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra : Kirill Petrovič Kondrašin
Babi Yar  poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Bibliophile Message From Los Angeles

Journalist Daina Beth Solomon stumbled across a wonderful, if somewhat strange, message from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation January 8:



Johnny chose RACE AGAINST TIME as our music theme for this first day of the year 2015
Are we in a RACE AGAINST TIME to rush down the Road to Revelation or to escape the Road to Revelation?
ROAD TO REVELATION — Two Steps From Hell
2min. 01sec.

The next Music Theme shall be chosen by Lisa of The Light.
HAPPY NEW YEAR a message of PEACE from NASA
* Rising in the East
The survival clock of humanity says we are in our last hour, unless we learn to live together.
MIDNIGHT  —  Cinderella —  Prokofiev  —  Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra
2min. 05sec.

This is a RACE AGAINST TIME that we must STOP.
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 — Isao Hashimoto
14min. 24sec.

“… time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade …”
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Are we in a RACE AGAINST TIME to pay the Piper, before it is too late for the children?
RATS — – Pied Piper of Hamlin — Walt Disney’s Fables — King Kong Was A Rat
7min. 25sec.

Does being in a RACE AGAINST TIME mean there is No Time For Caution? Is that a sensible way to behave?
NO TIME FOR CAUTION — Interstellar OST –Hans Zimmer
4min. 06sec.

Are we cursed with an inevitable RACE AGAINST TIME with a pre-ordained ending?
The Spindle’s Power – Maleficent  OST – James Newton Howard
.4min. 34sec.

Is the RACE AGAINST TIME a race to stop certain misguided or evil individuals? Is this possible?
THE DARK KNIGHT — Batman OST — Hans Zimmer
8min. 7sec.

Is a RACE AGAINST TIME merely a paranoid illusion? Is our worst enemy ourselves?
MY ENEMY — Paranoia — Electro Suite — The Amazing Spiderman 2 OST — Hans Zimmer — Pharrell Williams — The Magnificent Six — Johnny Marr
8min. 08sec.

The White Rabbit’s RACE AGAINST TIME led Alice into another world.
I’M LATE, I’M LATE and THROUGH THE RABBIT HOLE — Alice In Wonderland OST —  Lewis Caroll — Walt Disney
2min. 14sec.

Here is another way of looking at the White Rabbit and his RACE AGAINST TIME.
WHITE RABBIT — Jefferson Airplane — Grace Slick
2min. 28sec.

All things are influenced by being observed, by awareness, and measurements, including whether it is even a real concept to have a RACE AGAINST TIME.
11min. 54sec

When you have TIME, RACE over to see:
JOHNNY:  Johnny Ojanpera
MADDIE:  ♪Race against time – Music Themes
ANTANYA :  Antanya In The Fog
Willow:  Next 2015