Sunday, July 19, 2009

Timeless


This version of "Mas Que Nada" is a product of Will.i.am's (of the Black Eyed Peas) idea to collaborate with Sergio Mendes on Sergio’s classic 1966 track from the legendary album, “Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66.” "Mas Que Nada" is the second music video from the 2006 Sergio Mendes album, "Timeless."

Friday, July 3, 2009

Parno Graszt

Another great gypsy band from Hungaria Parno Graszt was formed in 1987 in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, the most authentic but under-developed area from Hungary. The Band exist of 7 musicians, and sometimes the group play with dancers from wich the age can vary from 10 to 72! Parno Graszt means ‘White Horse’. White as a symbol for purity and Horse as a symbol for Freedom.

http://www.parnograszt.hu/
http://www.myspace.com/parnograszt
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45261875941#





Thursday, July 2, 2009

LAMENT OF THE IRISH EMIGRANT

By Lady Dufferin

I'm sittin' on the stile, Mary,
Where we sat side by side
On a bright May mornin' long ago,
When first you were my bride;
The corn was springin' fresh and green.
And the lark sang loud and high—
And the red was on your lip, Mary,
And the love-light in your eye.

The place is little changed, Mary;
The day is bright as then;
The lark's loud song is in my ear,
And the corn is green again;
But I miss the soft clasp of your hand,
And your breath, warm on my cheek;
And I still keep list'nin' for the words
You nevermore will speak.

'Tis but a step down yonder lane,
And the little church stands near—
The church where we were wed, Mary;
I see the spire from here.
But the graveyard lies between, Mary,
And my step might break your rest—
For I've laid you, darling! down to sleep,
With your baby on your breast.

I'm very lonely now, Mary.
For the poor make no new friends:
But, oh, they love the better still
The few our Father sends!
And you were all I had, Mary—
My blessin' and my pride!
There's nothing left to care for now,
Since my poor Mary died.

Yours was the good, brave heart, Mary,
That still kept hoping on.
When the trust in God had left my soul,
And my arm's young strength was gone;
There was comfort ever on your lip,
And the kind look on your brow,—
I bless you, Mary, for that same,
Though you cannot hear me now.

I thank you for the patient smile
When your heart was fit to break,—
When the hunger-pain was gnawin' there,
And you hid it for my sake;
I bless you for the pleasant word,
When your heart was sad and sore,—
O, I'm thankful you are gone, Mary,
Where grief can't reach you more!

I'm biddin' you a long farewell,
My Mary—kind and true!
But I'll not forget you, darling,
In the land I'm goin' to;
They say there 's bread and work for all,
And the sun shines always there—
But I'll not forget old Ireland,
Were it fifty times as fair!

And often in those grand old woods
I'll sit, and shut my eyes,
And my heart will travel back again
To the place where Mary lies;
And I'll think I see the little stile
Where we sat side by side,
And the springin' corn, and the bright May morn,
When first you were my bride.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CARDBOX LADY

Maggie Delaney-Potthoff is one of the best jazz singers in Madison, WI area. She is known for using vodka box as a percussion instrument. She designed the song "I Like To Feel My Bones".