Posts made in December, 2014


Joe Cocker died last night…

Joe Cocker died last night…


Posted By on Dec 23, 2014

Probably, I’m just stunned but on the first attached video (it’s a record from Cocker’s live performance about one year ago) I can see the person placed in the heart of raging celebration of life (both on the stage and in the auditorium) and staying at the limit of his forces. The person who was so professionally that he couldn’t spoil people’s joy of meeting with him. Even if the cause in his ailment. But may be he should?.. This unique musician who had unrepeatable vocal like abrasive voice coming out from the very deep of the heart. This person who lived a hard life with weaknesses condemned by a lot of people, but from the other hand with victories couldn’t win by mentioned ones. The singer sung such a plenty of really great songs inspired and saved a huge number of sincere music lovers… May be he should to care about himself? They said he lived solitarily on his rancho just with his wife. May be he should to save himself for her, for their days together?.. Hard to say. Not for me to judge. But let us remember him by a good word. Let us remember him as he was on the second video, concert too but recorded in 1988. He was energetic, talented, strong and lived like stretched nerve. And we should remember him just like this. R.I.P., Joe… Photo: commons. wikimedia. org...

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Everyone of us has favorite movies, books, music. I don’t know about everybody, but I have the best of my favorite books I’ve ever read. The book I called universal. The book about everything. Of course this book not about everything in the world, but about every primary thing for any person. It concerns the most important questions, eternal human issues. Moreover, this book can’t be attributed to any single literature genre. It masterfully brings together many elements of different genres. And finally one of the most important qualities of that book – the narrative on important and complex topics with easy, clever tongue without a shadow of mentoring or snobbery. I read this book for the first time when I was 16. Since that time I’ve reread it for… it’s difficult to say how many times exactly, but it has no need – it’s not important. The really important thing is that every time I open it again I find its new facets, new questions and answers. Knowing everything I mentioned above I still think it is the best book I’ve ever read, universal book. About a month ago I have been lucky to watch the film of the same kind. “Interstellar” by Christopher Nolan. No, the film has nothing to do with the book I’ve talked about. But when I was in the cinema I had forgotten about everything in the world for two and a half hours. And I had been completely immersed in the story and reflections. All those issues that occupying my mind, exciting my imagination for the last couple of decades – it all raised in the film. And just twenty minutes passed since the beginning of the movie I realized that I have waited not in vain its release for one and a half year. I do sincerely believe that night I watched the best film I’ve ever seen. A universal movie. A movie about everything. Of course this film not about everything in the world, but about every primary thing for any thinking and feeling person. The film concerning almost any eternal issue and masterfully bringing together different genres. The soundtrack is great too, of course. I guess any picturegoer knows the name of Hans Zimmer. And if you listen to this music and think it’s not good it would mean you still haven’t seen the film. To my opinion this music as so organically fits in the video and the events on the screen as it possible. Probably one of the reason is that Zimmer had composing even without watching the film. He just sounded the main themes he has...

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Inception


Posted By on Dec 11, 2014

Well, let’s get started! First of all I would like to beg your pardon about my English. It’s not my native language and despite I have studied it for a long time (and I’m still studying) I’m sure I make some mistakes. So, excuse me. I’ll do my best. On this page with very ingenious name “blog” I suppose to write different notes. The case is what I’m not interested in writing about myself or my life. And I think you will hardly interested in reading it because I’m not a some kind of celebrity! Therefore, the texts I’m going to lay out here can be contingently sorted in several groups: 1) articles about music and/or musicians with attached audio or video to hear or to watch; 2) notes about various appearances of life… I guess better to say my thoughts about these appearances (for example about love, about patriotism, about belief etc.); 3) articles about different interesting things (for example what could mean words “Et in Arcadia ego”); 4) may be a couple of articles about my favorite photographers; 5) and probably I’ll write some news about my life or activity if I think it’ll be important or interesting for visitors There will be no sorting of the articles in fact. I will just write subheadings for each one. Hope I interested you in See you! Photo by Denis Churin...

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Posted By on Dec 10, 2014

Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered. And now that he knew he was alive, and moved turning through the world to touch and see it all, it was only right and proper that some of his new knowledge, some of this special vintage day would be sealed away for...

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Posted By on Dec 10, 2014

…on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks or months and perhaps some of the miracle by then forgotten and in need of renewal… Peer through it at the wintry day — the snow melted to grass, the trees were reinhabitated with bird, leaf, and blossoms like a continent of butterflies breathing on the wind. And peering through, color sky from iron to...

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Posted By on Dec 10, 2014

Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in… The medicines of another time, the balm of sun and idle August...

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Posted By on Dec 10, 2014

A cool soft fount. He imagined it tickling his legs, spraying his warm face, filling his nostrils with the timeless scent of a new season begun, with the promise that, yes, we’ll all live another twelve...

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Posted By on Dec 10, 2014

… the little savors and little things that count more than big ones. A walk on a spring morning is better than an eighty-mile ride in a hopped-up car, you know why? Because it’s full of flavors, full of a lot of things growing. You’ve time to seek and...

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Posted By on Dec 10, 2014

Lilacs on a bush are better than orchids. And dandelions and devil grass are better! Why? Because they bend you over and turn you away from all the people and the town for a little while and sweat you and get you down where you remember you got a nose again. And when you’re all to yourself that way, you’re really yourself for a little while; you get to thinking things through, alone. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you...

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