Thursday, August 4, 2016

The 5 Browns Play Gershwin

The 5 Browns are 5 siblings who've been around for years unnoticed by me until recently. As you'll see they play Steinway grands together with the tops off, giving a rich, lusty feeling to their performances.

With the political and economic news so dismal, I thought some inspiration was in order.

From their website:
THE 5 BROWNS are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound. 
The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School. In fact, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the “Fab Five” at about the same time they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. 
First up is an abbreviated version of Rhapsody in Blue:

As part of Steinway's "Live from the Factory Floor" concert series in Astoria NY, the Browns perform an extended version of Rhapsody in Blue:

Finally, An American in Paris featuring Chris Botti:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Had all you can stands?

With the political class?  Then boycott Election Day.  Deny them the legitimacy they need.  Don't play the state's game.  

Make them return the freedom they've taken from you over the years.

You won't get it back by voting.

If enough people demand freedom from the candidates, they'll listen.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

How politics works

Domestic policy: The Distinguished Gentleman.

Foreign Policy: Wag the Dog

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A one-minute video explaining U.S. JUST-US

You know how it is.  Bill speaks to Loretta, and the FBI suddenly realizes they don't have an indictable case against Hillary after all.   Any peon would get the same treatment.