• Ah. I missed that

    second link..."Eargasms"! How'd I miss THAT? Thank you!

    As things are going since the begining of last century, I might even have to bump up the 4Bs to the 5Bs :( Berg, anyone? His 'Lulu' opera was definitely a lulu! Not unlike Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" in shock value...lol

    What do you teach, MG1234?

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Now it's 1962. Look how far we've come!

    For just one can? Not even the whole darn series!!?

    http://observer.com/2011/05/71-million-cant-be-wrong-andy-wa...

    If this is art, I'll keep my pence. Merci.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • It's difficult to not be

    discouraged by our ancestors, particularly the offspring of our founders! - 250 years ago.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Very cool song...

    But I have to disagree - it is entirely possible to block these waves from entering your home... - if you have the money. That's the catch! But if you're talking outside your home, you are righto!

    Debra Medina, among others are trying to change the law that just lets utility companies walk on to your property and install their 'smart' meter.

    But me? About all I can afford is a scoot along real grass everyday, bare foot. It works. It's instant gratification, thru-out the day - grounding - that is...

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Well that explains it!

    I just hope you realize......
    You're IT! Every year! From here on out!

    lol. Thank you so much, jrd-

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Obviously, I'm going to have to broaden my

    horizons when it comes to music. I've always known music appreciation was subjective. By it's very nature, it is deeply personal. But it should be inspired and inspiring, whether in thought or action. With some, it's a need, a mode of expression. With others, it's a supplement, a relationship, a part of their existence...

    But what I'm wondering is if that's even possible today...?

    A case can be made that 'music' has been around since before humans. Humans came along and tried to harness it - to reproduce it. Then with every technological step along the way, they "re-'invented'" the old.

    I'm still laughing at myself for complaining about having to take a 'Music Appreciation' course in college because what sense does that make if you're already a Music Major??? Little did I know.

    But I digress.

    I live a block away from power lines. A couple of miles away from an international airport. There's a 'smart' meter on my house, right outside my computer room full of wired and wireless stuff. I'm inundated by micro and radio 'white' noises/waves - mine and everybody elses'. (Last I checked, there's 100s' of cell-phone towers near my house. There's a monotonousness continuous sound between my ears, 24/7. I can tune it out, but that won't make it go away.

    Is that what the last several generations have tried to harness? That's what it seems like to my ears. It sure ain't what the four Bs were trying to harness. (Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Bartok)

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Indispensable!

    How'd you do dat!?

    I'm totally gobsmacked!

    Definitely gonna have to bookmark!

    Awesome.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • That sounds about right.

    At the turn of the last century (Rockafella's hayday) really strange things started happening in all the arts. Composers 'writing' 'music' that only required a mouthpiece, or a piano played with an orange, or bowing on something/anything but the strings - sounds that only a three yr. old could appreciate. Lots and lots of noise became the norm and seemingly has gone down hill since. :(

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • ha-

    I've often felt that way. It was always easy getting a friend to go to the symphony with me. But they always wanted to leave at half-time!!! What's up with that? Oh. Got it. lol

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • I'm so easily inspired by

    music of many sorts. But I've always gravitated towards orchestral. It's like a smorgasbord of nutrient dense food - feeding my mind, body, spirit, soul, etc. - all at once. Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet was the first orchestral work I'd heard, at around 6 yrs. old. It literally changed my world, inside and out. It even inspired me to consider ballet dancing - for about one hour - I just never could get that split down. And man, did it hurt trying!! lol.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • .

    I'm deleting my own remark 'cause it made no sense at all. Sorry.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • It's over.

    So disappointed. Maybe next Christmas. LOL

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • We're beginng to think

    Happy's too happy with his new fluffy bed....is he losing his natural instincts, already? Only time will tell...

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Now it's 1:40:00, the tip of his tail

    is flicking. Not as vigorously as at the start...but sure sign he's still scheming ...suspense is building! Almost half way thru!

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Ok,

    I'm 7 1/2 min. into this and actually enjoying it...but if all those gorgeous Christmas decorations haven't been torn down by 'Happy' by the end of the 3 hrs, me and my Black Mouth Cur foster puppy are going to feel a bit let down! LOL!

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Whew! Bump!

    That kinda reverence always gives me a thorough dose of goose-bumps - too rare.

    I, too, have noticed a shift on DP, lately.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Let's hear it for 'Honey Bear'!

    Thank God for him 'cuz now we all get to enjoy you here at DP, fishy!

    I believe therapy dogs are really special - as in born to do human therapy. It can't be bred into them altho some breeds do seem to have an advantage. The handlers are equally special.

    I adopted a 4 mo. old Greyhound/Husky mix from the SPCA. Called him, Honey Boy. (Almost like Honey Bear. ha!) In no time I saw his trust in people, his complete love and gentleness around perfect strangers of all ages, color and creed. He'd literally just sit and lean against their leg while gazing up, for as long as they wanted. And I'm pretty sure he knew he had this gift for making people relax, stop, talk to a stranger, and smile. He did wonders for me in public that way. I'm talking about people I probably would not have even looked at, much less stop and talk to...he was my (and theirs?) barrier breaker.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • "Life will rise right out of the cracks

    in the sidewalk if you let it."

    I love that thought. I'm going to ponder on it for quite a while.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • The benefits of having a rescue

    around are endless. I've only rescued 2 from a shelter because it's become apparent that I'm some kind of magnet for escapees and abandoned pups. So I just accepted this, uh...gift(?) Ha.

    First I try to find their owner. If not, I foster them thru a local shelter - they pay for all vet bills, screening of potential adopters and advertising. All I have to do is show up for four hours at Petco on Saturdays and Sundays. I'm also somewhat responsible for obedience training. That's not easy when you, yourself, are an obedience school dropout!

    Anyway, it's the best of all worlds for me. I cried my eyes out when my first fostered pup was adopted. But it's so worth it to see someone else fall in love with 'your' pup like you did.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • No problem!

    Now I've got egg on my face, ha. Thanks for the clue on your humour. I shan't forget. (And it looks as if I must be the only one here who doesn't know that darn Walmart happy face!)

    So, Happy Holidays and thanks for the carol, Joseph. It was very beautiful.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina