I have had interesting discussions lately with friends on the subject of love and of our paradigms and world views of what that is. My journey has been both wonderful and painful. In the process a friend from the Great White North sent me this song which is new to me. I hope you love the lyrics as much as I do.
I will tell you two things that came up in discussions on the subject of love that interested me:
- We use words to describe what things are. But in different cultures those words carry different connotations. The thing itself has not changed, but the word we use to describe it can cause miscommunication. And as most of us know it’s our perception that is king. A thing does not necessarily have an inherent quality; it’s what we project on it. So two people might see something the same, but use different words to describe the same thing.
- Are there many loves or just one? I had always had the understanding there were different types of love like Agape and Eros. But one person I talked to said “No! There is only ONE love”. This is a new way of thinking for me.
And this ties back into the Nickelback song posted here. Would your actions on love be different if it was your last day?
Composed by John Bartlet, “Of all the birds that I do know”, from “The King’s Singers, Madrigal History Tour, The England”
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Stephen Sondheim talks about the writting of Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music – with excerpts of the rehearsal with Sally Ann Howes. Insight into Sondheim’s composing process – he says he does not let lyrics or melody get too far ahead of each other during the writing process.
Sondheim says he likes to know how a song will end when he starts it.
The song ‘Evening bells’ in russian (Ð’ÐµÑ‡ÐµÑ€Ð½Ð¸Ð¹ Ð·Ð²Ð¾Ð½ – Vecherny svon – Abendglocken – Les cloches du soir) by Ivan Rebroff.
This song brings back memories. My father used to endlessly play a record of Ivan Rebroff singing “Evening Bells”. One of my favorite Russian songs.
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“DRINK! DRINK” from THE STUDENT PRINCE with Mario Lanza.
Book & Lyrics by DOROTHY DONNELLY Music by SIGMUND ROMBERG
Originally Staged by J.C. HUFFMAN
First produced at the Jolson Theatre on December 2, 1924, with Ilse Marvenga as “Kathie” and Howard Marsh as “Prince Karl Franz”.
German drinking songs follow:
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