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Postby jadis » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:48 pm

Once in a while this song gets some airplay, and it reminds me of the saying: 'they don't write these kind of songs these days anymore'. :) Beautiful lyrics and music by Rupert Holmes.

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Postby jadis » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:49 am

December is coming, and one of the most beautiful solo piano piece I've ever heard, fits the month to a T - warm, vibrant, and full of joy - George Winston's rendition of Pachelbel's Canon in D, from the album 'December'.

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Postby jadis » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:34 pm

A song I have learned from my grade school teacher, such a beautifully worded song, which I have not heard anymore anywhere. Thanks to the marvel of youtube, an 'analog' video performance by John Denver, probably transferred from a Betamax or VHS tape. :)

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Postby jadis » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:38 pm

One of the best duets I've heard in modern times. Seen this many many times and still marvel at the beautiful performance of Josh Groban and Andrea Corr, and what a pretty face she's got. :inlove:

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Postby jadis » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:59 pm

Another wonderfully serene cut from George Winston's 'December' album, this one is called 'Thanksgiving'. The video and sonics are excellent on my pc. :)

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Postby jadis » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:39 am

Top Movie Quotes:



My favorite in the list: Jack Nicholson's "You Can't Handle the Truth!" - I'm imagining him saying that after an LA loss to Boston when Paul 'The Truth' Pierce scores 50 points on them. :D

I would have added Arnie Schwatz' "Hasta La Vista Baby" in the Terminator 2, Jesse Ventura's "I ain't got time to bleed" in Predator, and Robert de Niro's "You're talking to me?" in Taxi Driver, and of course, Clint Eastwood's immortal "Go ahead, make my day." I don't know how that line from the movie '300' got to the top. :lol:
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Postby jadis » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:54 pm

A couple of British 'living-legends' - Elton John and Rod Stewart. If only there's a live video of this from their Las Vegas concert. The 'sound' is beautiful enough. Still, am not used to Rod 'whispering' parts of the song.

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Postby jadis » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:05 pm

Mariah really being a 'diva', from the 1999 musical production of Divas Live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. If this was on LP, I would have been on my second copy.

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The ET 2 Tonearm - Tracking in Air

Postby jadis » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:43 am

The ET2 Tonearm - Tracking in Air

One of the most endearing sight that I cherished throughout these years is the 'bonus' of being able to SEE and not just hear my tonearm of 23 years in action. The horizontal gliding motion (freely floating in a cushion of air) of the tonearm shaft and wand, moving left to right, guiding the Koetsu Rosewood Signature, can be seen gracefully tracing the delicate grooves of the vinyl, without any friction, and simply "groovin'" with just the natural traction of the vinyl as it was cut. What a sight to behold. (The music courtesy of Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis on the Concord Direct to Disc album - Great Guitars/Straight Tracks).



The arm wand may now look longer than I thought, which looks like a 12 incher to me, :lol: but upon re-measuring, it is just 6 inches. Sigh. Shorter than the standard 9" but at least it is NOT 3". :D (Di na niya maabot...)



Closer look. Pardon the unstable hands on a P&S cam, but one does get nervous after finding out that his 12" is actually a 6. :$ :lol: Thanks for watching.

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Postby jadis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:42 pm

This is one of the more 'thrilling' performances of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with Herbie Hancock (here close to age 70), and Lang Lang from China. East meets West. :)



Lang Lang a few years back performing in Bocelli's Live in Tuscany concert. Apparently, with over a billion people, it's not surprising such a prodigious talent will sprout out of China. :lol:

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Postby jadis » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:03 am

Playing for Boston takes another meaning, now he plays with the Boston Pops Orchestra via his, ehem, 'conducting'. :lol:

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Postby audiostar » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:49 pm

jadis wrote:Playing for Boston takes another meaning, now he plays with the Boston Pops Orchestra via his, ehem, 'conducting'. :lol:



He seems to be enjoying his act as much as the countless audience do :) Nice one :)
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Postby jadis » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:26 pm

audiostar wrote:
jadis wrote:Playing for Boston takes another meaning, now he plays with the Boston Pops Orchestra via his, ehem, 'conducting'. :lol:



He seems to be enjoying his act as much as the countless audience do :) Nice one :)


Yup. Shaq, always the entertainer. :)
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Postby jadis » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:22 pm

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Magaling ang mga bata na ito. I couldn't do anything like that in my life, it safe to say. :lol:

Nice post, Val. Thanks. :)
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Postby audiostar » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:29 pm

Kaya natin yan pare, many moons ago :lol: :lol:
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Postby jadis » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:36 am

audiostar wrote:Kaya natin yan pare, many moons ago :lol: :lol:


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Postby jadis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:18 am

A very 'game' Manilow proclaiming to the fans, you got a real bargain, because you got 2 studs for the price of one. :lol: Could it be Magic.

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Postby jadis » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:08 am

Seeing 'Pink' again... This time, a very 'strong' yet feminine kind of rock/pop/punk star. I love this ad.

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Postby jadis » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:14 am

Not even Jordan, Kobe or James could have done this. :D

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