This Song From the 1500’s Blows Me Away

Rick Beato
Feb 17, 2022

In this episode I discuss the Music of Renaissance Songwriter and Lute virtuoso John Dowland (1563-1624).
Damien Kelly
Julian Bream

Here are the two lovely pieces in the video above:

Earl of Essex, His Galliard (John Downland) | Trinity College London Classical Guitar Grade 8

Damien Kelly
Aug 9, 2020

Damien Kelly performs Earl of Essex, His Galliard by John Downland arr. Powlesland taken from the Trinity College London Grade 8 syllabus (2020-2023) for Classical Guitar.

Camera: iPhone 11 Pro with FilmicPro
Microphones: Neumann KM184 Stereo Pair
Lighting: Falcon Eyes SO-28TD
Strings: D’Addario Dynacore Hard Tension
Guitar: Michael O’Leary

Julian Bream / The Earl of Essex’s Galliard by John Dowland

Oct 16, 2011

You can hear the voice of a famous English lutenist (JB). He is also a famous guitarist.



I came across the above batch of pure lustful beauty on tumblr. And then found this nice Autsport article on it:

Jaguar Egal set for racing return after half a century

By: Paul Lawrencelinkage
Jun 23, 2021, 6:11 AM

The famous Galaxy-engined Jaguar E-type, known as the Egal, will be back on a UK race track in the near future after an absence of around half a century.

In the mid and late 1960s, the fearsome 7-litre one-off raced by Chris Summers and Barrie Williams was a regular winner in club racing but was later sold to America and only returned to the UK a couple of years ago.

Since then, Chris Keith-Lucas at CKL Developments has been restoring it to period specification and says there are plans to race it once more.

The car was originally built by Geoff Richardson for owner Rob Beck and Williams recalled it being fitted with a Holman and Moody Galaxy marine engine. The E-type chassis came from a semi-lightweight car, shunted by Beck at Castle Combe.

The result was a ferociously powerful car that ‘Whizzo’ Williams tamed with considerable success in club racing. However, as a one-off it never raced internationally and by the end of the 1960s was being beaten by Chevron B8s and Ginetta G12s.

After a couple of other UK owners, the project was sold to the US where it was used on the road before later starting a long restoration. Sadly, the owner passed away before the work was complete, and Keith-Lucas saw it advertised for sale.

“I went over to New York, saw it over there and verified it and then we brought it back,” said Keith-Lucas, who has secured its original registration of ‘590 DXR’ on behalf of the current owner.

“In America it grew even wider than it really ought to have, but apart from that it is very much the car and close inspection of it reveals all the old dings and dents.”

It was taken to the recent E-type 60th birthday celebrations at Shelsley Walsh and did some demonstration runs, with due regard for the Jaguar transmission which was always a weak link in period.

“I wasn’t doing tyre-burning starts, that would twist the propshaft like a toffee wrapper,” said Keith-Lucas.

“I’ve got the dyno figures where it has over 600 foot pounds of torque, so it’s really an absolute monster.

“We do have plans to run it. It is a complication because a car like this was never homologated.

“It did a huge amount of British club racing, but it didn’t do international events, so that limits what you can do. But there are a number of race organisers in this country who’d love to see it in their events.”



Classical flutist reacts to Jethro Tull (Tampa Stadium 1976) // I AM SPEECHLESS!

Apr 22, 2020<

I’m a classically trained flutist and I’m watching Jethro Tull for the very first time and reacting! I heard about Jethro Tull for the first time on my Twitch stream back in 2017. Never really got into checking them out. Now I’m watching them perform live in Tampa Stadium in 1976.


✨🎧 LISTEN TO MY MUSIC: Spotify: Deezer:… Apple Music:… Amazon Music:… Bandcamp:

— Hi! My name is Heline and I am a Finnish flute player. I make flute covers, improvise and play classical music. I also create informational videos about flute playing and some other instruments I play (Akai Pro EWI5000, ocarina, dizi).

I never watched one of these reaction videos before. Thought this one would be cool. And damn! It is! Ha!


Ripple (Grateful Dead) feat. Bill Kreutzmann | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Playing For Change
Jul 5, 2015

This song is featured on our new album, “Listen to the Music,” available now:

This song is featured on our new album, “Listen to the Music,” available now:​

We are proud to share with you this Song Around The World in honor of the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary. Our friends at JamBase asked us to turn the Grateful Dead’s 1970 classic, “Ripple” into a PFC Song Around the world as part of their “Songs Of Their Own” series (​) and after many miles on planes, trains and automobiles we can finally share it with all of you!!

“Ripple” is in support of the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide and we need your help. Watch the video and then let’s turn that inspiration we all share into something bigger. Join the “Ripple Effect” campaign so we can all leave the world better than we found it, one heart and one song at a time. As Jerry Garcia said, “Let there be songs to fill the air…”

Special Thanks to our Supporters: The Jerry Garcia Foundation (​), The Ripple Foundation, SeaChange (​), Michael Klein and Judi Hunt.

Playing For Change (PFC) is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. The primary focus of PFC is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos called Songs Around The World. Creating these videos motivated PFC to form the Playing For Change Band—a tangible, traveling representation of its mission, featuring musicians met along their journey; and establish the Playing For Change Foundation—a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world. Through these efforts, Playing For Change aims to create hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.

To learn more about the work of the PFC Foundation, visit

Very sweet.


The intricately carved violin of Domenico Galli, made in 1687


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The intricately carved violin of Domenico Galli, made in 1687. Now on display at the Galleria Estense in Modena, Italy [1121×2747]

That’s one fine fiddle!


Ganesh, the Remover of Obstacles

Ganesh, the Remover of Obstacles Calendar image. Age unknown 30 plus years. (via Etsy: Easternimage)


Dancing Ganesha

Dancing Ganesha (via Etsy: Easternimage)


Both pieces courtesy hinducosmos


mozartt story


Posted by u/regian249 hours ago

Mozart was a genius.


bullzeye19839 hours ago edited 2 hours ago

Slight correction: he listened once and started transcibing. He went back a second time in order to make corrections and adjustments.

Another interesting side note: the version we listen to today is not Mozart’s. Another transcriber put it a fourth higher and then a printer like 50 years later accidentally inserted the higher section in the version he printed…which became the version commonly accepted now.

Edit to add I am so amazed and impressed with all the information and learning. There are things I didn’t know about the subject and I just love all the knowledge and discussion that’s coming from it.

changopdx4 hours ago edited 1 hour ago

He also didn’t get in (too much) trouble for it. Every time I see this story they make it sound like he was wanted dead or alive by the Inquisition for doing it. In fact, the Pope called Mozart and his dad back to the Vatican so he could praise his genius.

They let him check his work against the actual music. He had made a couple of minor errors because he doubted himself.

Edit to add more Mozart facts because he’s so damned interesting. The play/movie were great and even the way they took liberties was pretty cool. I’ll do the scene where the Emperor commissions an opera from Mozart. The meeting did happen, except Count Orsini-Rosenberg was not a douche bag toward Mozart… he was a huge fan and helped arrange the meeting. Salieri’s March of Welcome was entirely made up but it’s hilarious that Mozart improvised the piece into the overture for his opera The Marriage of Figaro. The part about him falling down and Marie Antoinette picking him up and then him proposing to her was true.

Oh! And one more thing… remember the scene where his mother in law starts screaming at him for being selfish and she starts screeching and it cuts to the Queen of the Night’s aria on stage? The first woman to sing that role was his wife’s sister, who was a very talented soprano (so was his wife, in fact). So the scene cuts from a screeching old woman to the woman’s own daughter singing.

Second edit: thank you for the gold! One more Mozart movie fact (I’m going from memory, so this might be slightly off)… Salieri didn’t kill Mozart, but in his old age he went senile and unfortunately did self-harm claiming to have killed him. The reason we know it happened? Salieri was known as one of the best teachers of composition in Europe. One of his students was a guy you may have heard of: Ludwig von Beethoven. After Beethoven died, a letter was found in his things from a friend and fellow student of Salieri informing him that their old teacher was not in a good place mentally and that he’d tried to kill himself. :/

Jaxlee20183 hours ago

Here is the popular version – altered after Mozart

Waldron19436 hours ago

Young Composer: “Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing a symphony. How should I get started?”

Mozart: “A symphony is a very complex musical form and you are still young. Perhaps you should start with something simpler, like a concerto.”

Young Composer: “But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old.”

Mozart: “Yes, but I never asked anyone how.”

LOL, that’s just so great!



Dali’s Hand Drawing Back the Golden Fleece in the Form of a Cloud to Show Gala, Completely Nude, the Dawn, Very, Very Far Away Behind the Sun, 1977, Salvador Dali

Medium: oil,canvas

Good old Sal!



When You Wish Upon A Star – sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards)

Jun 25, 2010

This review is from: Pinocchio (Disney Gold Classic Collection) (DVD)

The one-two whammy of audience and critical indifference to “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia” killed Walt Disney’s desire to experiment with the limits of animation in the 1940s. From then on, play it safe was his motto. This may be one of the greatest tragedies to beset popular American culture in the 20th century; despite the depths of pretension and kitch in “Fantasia,” it was at least evidence of a spirited mind in pursuit of the unattained — but “Pinocchio” must have broken old Walt’s heart. There are visual effects in this movie that remained unchallenged until the digital age, and it’s worth recalling that every single one of them was drawn by hand. It has one of the most beautiful and exciting musical scores in the history of the movies (I can’t hear Cliff Edwards’ high, pure falsetto holding that final note of “When You Wish Upon a Star” without chills), a deeply plangent sense of emotion that never tips over into bathos, and a wealth of detail that is still staggering after 65 years. But it may be too dark a movie to attain the popularity of more cheerful Disney cartoons like “Snow White” — although even that one can frighten the tots.

“When You Wish upon a Star” is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney’s 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version of the song was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket and is heard over the opening credits and again in the final scene of the film. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year and has since become an icon of The Walt Disney Company. The American Film Institute ranked “When You Wish Upon A Star” seventh in their 100 Greatest Songs in Film History, the highest ranked Disney animated film song, and also one of only four Disney animated film songs to appear on the list, the others being “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs peaked at nineteenth, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast peaked at #62, and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King, which peaked at #99. The song reached the top five in Billboard’s Record Buying Guide, a predecessor of the retail sales chart. Popular versions included Glenn Miller, Guy Lombardo, Horace Heidt and of course, Cliff Edwards. In Japan, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, the song has become a Christmas song, often referring to the Star of Bethlehem. The Swedish language version is called Ser du stjärnan i det blå, roughly translated: “do you see the star in the blue(sky)”, and the Danish title is “Når du ser et stjerneskud”, which roughly translates as “When you see a shooting star”. In Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway the song is played on television every Christmas Eve’s day in the traditional Disney one-hour christmas cabaret, and the gathering of the entire family for the watching of this, is considered major Scandinavian tradition. In 2005, Julie Andrews selected the original Cliff Edwards recording for the album Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs. The song has — along with Mickey Mouse — become an icon of The Walt Disney Company. In the 1950s and 60s, Walt Disney used the song in the opening sequences of Walt Disney anthology television series. It has also been used in multiple versions of Walt Disney Pictures’ opening logos — including the present-day logo — since the 1980s. The ships of the Disney Cruise Line use the first seven notes of the song’s melody as their horn signals. Additionally, many productions at Disney theme parks — particularly fireworks shows and parades — employ the song.

La Estrella Azul
Pablo Palos
Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Walt Disney Records); PEDL, EMI Music Publishing, and 8 Music Rights Societies

Yes, I remember.

There’ll never be days like those agan, Innocent, childhood days.



Frank Zappa – Pygmy Twylyte/The Idiot Bastard Son/Dickie’s Such An Asshole (Live at The Roxy 1973)

Pierre Borduas
Jan 20, 2019

Released as part of the 1974 live LP Roxy & Elsewhere, “Pygmy Twylyte” was a regular feature during Frank Zappa’s 1973-1974 tour but never reappeared afterwards. The “original” version is a short (two minutes), fast-paced song with a twisted melody exploiting all of singer Napoleon Murphy Brock’s wide range. Lyrics make absolutely no sense: “Green hocker croakin’/In the Pygmy Twylyte/Crankin’ an’ a-coke’n/In the Winchell’s do-nut Midnite.” It roughly looks like a leftover leaf from Zappa’s “life on the road” songbook or maybe a drug-addict spoof similar to “It Just Might Be a One-Shot Deal.” In any case, the lyrics are mostly irrelevant to the song — their role was to make Brock’s life as difficult as possible.

The Roxy version was recorded early in the tour and extensively overdubbed in the studio later. The performance included on You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2, from a late-1974 show, is all the more significant. Lasting almost nine minutes, it is taken at a considerably slower tempo, in an altogether different key with more mutated vocals. More importantly, it features a whole new chunk of music as it indulges in a strange progressive disco vamp — and a guitar solo of course. The two available recordings could almost be seen as entirely different pieces if it were not for their shared set of lyrics. The fact that Zappa never performed the piece after 1974 turned “Pygmy Twylyte” into an obscure title.

I love this. You’ll never know how much I love this and the whole album and concert. Even though I didn’t get to go. This was a MAJOR influence on the teenage Ig.



Guido Kämmerling to Frank Zappa

April 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

This is a private foto we shot on Zappa’s concert on the “Loreley” in germany, autumn 1984.

A beautiful photograph of our hero.



Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa -Lost in a Whirlpool

Saint Alfonzo
Oct 6, 2013

Recorded in 1958 with Frank Zappa on lead guitar, Bobby Zappa on rhythm guitar and of course The Captain on vocals.

A rare treasure for you all to dig.

capn n frank




The Solo Show
May 8

Classical guitarist Soren Madsen performs ‘Nothing Else Matters.’


This is excellent!

Dig it.



Classical Gas [Mason Williams] | Songs | Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel
Published on Aug 29, 2011

Learn this song from Tommy via multi-angle videos, transcriptions (Guitar Pro, Powertab, PDF, notation) Full information here:…
The other songs featured in this video are: Walk Don’t Run by Johnny Smith (made famous by The Ventures) Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting by Elton John & Bernie Taupin

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Not your typical rendition of this classic piece!

Tommy is a true guitar God. One of the best that has ever lived, surely. A Chet Atkins-level finger picker!



Jethro Tull – Bourée (French TV, 1969 ‘La Joconde’)

Hector Oscar
Published on Oct 3, 2012

Song – Bourée (2001 Remaster)
Artist – Jethro Tull
Album – All the Best
Writers – Ian Anderson, Johann Sebastian Bach

Licensed to YouTube by – WMG (on behalf of PLG UK Catalog); BMG Rights Management, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, CMRRA, ARESA, LatinAutor, and 10 Music Rights Societies

An incredibly beautiful classical song and so masterfully rendered by one of the best bands ever and Ian Anderson, the Minstrel Magnificent!