April 17th, 2014
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Brief thoughts (e.g. 100 words or less).

TIDBIT: MARCH 31, 1685: A SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

I could not let this day pass by without offering a tidbit of beauty and relief from all the world-goings-on, for today, 329 years ago, was the day that one of the great artistic and musical geniuses of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach, was born. For the endless hours of beauty, solace, inspiration, and yes, even those joyful and tearful moments of hearing the voices and choirs of heaven in his music, this little tribute is an inadequate thank you. The list of composers that this one man has influenced through the centuries is almost incomprehensible, but would number at least the following who were directly influenced, and inspired, by his music in the creation of their own masterworks:

Wilhelm Friedemann bach 1710 1784 140x200 TIDBIT: MARCH 31, 1685: A SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, 1710-1784

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Carl Philip Emanuel Bach, 1714-1788

Johann Christan Bach 1735 1782 163x200 TIDBIT: MARCH 31, 1685: A SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

Johann Christian Bach 1735-1782

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 1791 136x200 TIDBIT: MARCH 31, 1685: A SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791

Felix Mendelssohn 1809 1847 149x200 TIDBIT: MARCH 31, 1685: A SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 1809-1847

Charles Marie Widor 164x200 TIDBIT: MARCH 31, 1685: A SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY

Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937, editor with Dr. Albert Schweitzer of JS Bach’s Organ works, and famous composer of his own organ works

 

And all the way to our own time, last, and not least, these famous musicians, two of whom, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, were inspired by Bach’s E Minor bouree for guitar:

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The Beatles, 1960-1970

Here are some of my favorite pieces, that I’ve shared before, just a small sample of of hundreds of compositions, virtually all of them a masterpiece:

 

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TIDBIT: A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD RECONSTRUCTS A FARNSWORTH FUSION REACTOR

Here’s a fund one shared with me by Mr. S.D., and I thought I should pass it along: 13 Year Old Builds Nuclear Reactor

TIDBIT: NATO WEBSITES CYBER-ATTACKED BY UKRAINIAN HACKERS

I was just sent this little article by Mr. S.D., and I have to share it because… well, as I said: two can play the economic-, cyber-, covert- and psyops-war game, and it appears that a proxy may have been doing just that… Now, if Mr. Putin is behind this, all I can say is, “Are[More...]

TIDBIT: A THOUGHTFUL ARTICLE FROM THE GLOBE AND MAIL ON VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THE WEST’S MISHANDLING OF RUSSIA

Here is a thoughtful article from The Globe and Mail on Vladimir Putin’s mishandling by the West, including helpful historical information: How The West Lost Putin  

TIDBITS: THE UKRAINE AND THE DEEP STATE

Ms. M.L. shared this article, and it’s well worth reading. It concerns a deep state analysis of recent events in the Ukraine: Ukraine Deep State Analysis

TIDBIT: MURDER BY DRONES… OR TOO MUCH BAD PRESS?

This one comes courtesy of my friend and colleague Henrik Palmgran at Red Ice Creations, and you have to read it to believe it. Who says the Nazis didn’t win World War Two? US Gov Mulling Whether Murdering Citizens with Drones is ’Doable’, or Too Much Bad Press

TIDBIT FLASH! CRIMEANS DISSOLVE THEIR PARLIAMENT IN RESPONSE TO EU-US LED COUP

This just in folks from RT: The Crimeans have dissolved their parliament and are calling for a referendum on their future ties with the Ukraine… It will be interesting to see how the Western media attempts to spin this, since it is a popular democratic move… just one the West won’t like… Crimean parliament sacks[More...]

TIDBIT: Y CHROMOSOMAL ADAM PUT AT ca. 208,000 YEARS AGO

Here’s one for those of you following genetics and connecting some (ancient texts) dots: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/genetic-analysis-determines-age-y-chromosome-%E2%80%98adam%E2%80%99

FLASH!!! TIDBIT: FLASH!!! GERMANY/EU CONSIDER IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON THE UKRAINE…

This just in:… apparently the EU and Germany are considering imposing sanctions on the Ukraine… so my analysis of the wider scenario must now stand greatly amended if not overthrown altogether: German Foreign Minister Steinmeier Now Entertaining Sanctions against the Ukraine

TIDBIT ADDENDUM: THAT SEVENTH BANKER… YOU’LL NEVER GUESS HIS SURNAME…

TIDBIT UPDATE: That seventh banker who apparently committed suicide at JP Morgan’s Hong Kong branch is another program trader, surnamed…. wait for it… Li: Man Leaps to His Death at JP Morgan’s Headquarters